East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

Playing in the background


I’ve often mentioned I keep music playing in the background when I write.
It keeps the real world away, it gives me a rhythm when writing, and it helps set the mood of some scenes, sometimes.

In the past I have shared some of the records that form my personal soundtrack when writing – often records specifically connected with certain series or stories.

What I’m doing now is a little different – just a gallery with the records that are in rotation as I write in these days.
The specific records are also there to represent the full discographies of these artists and bands, that are my personal writing background music.

Here goes.

See anything you like?
Anything you hate?1
Anything that makes you curious?

  1. my italian blog readers often complain about my uncouth musical tastes. 

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

4 thoughts on “Playing in the background

  1. Well, I’m saying that your musical tastes are splendidly couth, even though WordPress does not have “couth” in its spelling database. Nor does it recognize übercouth 🙂


  2. Without commenting upon the degree of musical couth, I have to say that I can’t listen to music when I write most fiction. I enjoy diving into the story, and remaining submerged in the world about which I’m writing; the music drags me back to the surface, away from the story.


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