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Anybody ever hear any music that reminds them of the 'feel' of A.F.? I was listening to an old cd today by Enigma. While listening to Song 'Beyond the Invisible' and building a fire in the fireplace. It was dark and I was watching the play of the embers on the logs and the blue green flames from the newspapers. It made me think of those romanticly wild chases down Breen streets on some cold rainy winters night in Bregna. I don't have a clue what the words to that song are. That wasn't important, just the feel of the music somehow.

-- Barb e. (, January 24, 2002


I'm going to make a list of these and get them. Wonder if Drew Neumann ever thinks of any other musicians songs as bringing images of A.F. to HIS mind?

-- Barb e. (, January 25, 2002.

I found the words to Beyond the Invisible by Enigma. I was amazed at how much it brought the image of 'Last Time for Everything'to mind. Aeon looking down at her own copy in the pool, laying out her terrible decision to conquer Trevor through love, and the deception she played upon herself:

"I look into the mirror; see myself. I'm over me. I need space for my desires. I have to dive into my fantasies. I know as soon as I'll arrive. Everything is possible, cause no one has to hide beyond the invisible." Aeon's part. Immediately next in the same song a man sings, what appears to be Trevor's part-"Close your eyes. Just feel and realize. It is real and not a dream. I'm in you...and you're in me. It is time to break the chains of life. If you follow you will see...what's beyond reality".

-- Barb e. (, February 11, 2002.

I saw a show called 'I was a teenage robot' the other night. Some of the music sounded exactly like Drew Newman's style. The credits afterward didn't mention his name. I wondered if musicians working with animators admire him tremendously and he has become something of the originator of that sound, or is it possible he is still working doing new stuff?

-- Barb e (, August 15, 2003.

I've mentioned it before, but Depeche Mode always reminds me of Aeon Flux. Not only aesthetically, but thematically.

-- Mat Rebholz (, January 24, 2002.

Or perhaps I should say "emotionally", not necessarily thematically.

-- Mat Rebholz (, January 24, 2002.

Future Sound Of London, definitely; they have that whole surrealism-meets-urban-paranoia thing going on. Music to slink around corners to...

-- Inukko (, January 25, 2002.

Just Newman's other television work; like Wild Thornberries and AHHH! Real Monsters.

-- Logo (, January 25, 2002.

It varies a LOT with me, but the group whose music most reminds me of Ĉon Flux is probably Bola. Their music encompasses almost the entire realm of atmospheric and experimental electronic music (I'm reluctant to use the b.s. term "IDM," although it certainly applies), and to me it most closely resembles the juxtaposition of the bizarre, the mechanical and the emotional that defines the world of Ĉon Flux. There's also more than a slight resemblance between the works of Drew Neumann and Bola IMO, but that's just me. The album Soup (which is one of THE BEST electronic albums in all existence) could practically be the Flux soundtrack, but alas Skam releases very quickly go out of print, and considering that and the fact that it's an import makes it VERY difficult to find. :( (I got it two years ago, and that was only after six months of searching and an exhorbitant $25!) Their new album Fyuti should be much easier to find, but it's taken a slightly glitchier direction a la Aphex Twin or Autechre; it's an absolutely gorgeous and wonderful piece of work, but not quite up to the level of Soup.

Music is my greatest passion at the moment (including creatively - I've been working with electronic music for over half a decade now), and it really defines my existence and the things within it. :)

-- Brian Davis (, June 16, 2002.

Its great when music manages to "encapsulate the feeling" of a masterpeice, through correspondingly being a master piece also. In this respect I relate the Akira soundtrack to the AF soundtrack. (although I strongly feel Otomo's true(shin) masterpiece is the original manga series of 6, the anime is critisised for lacking clarity and closure, well these...)

Check review here

Theres a 'lot' more to hear than the anime lets through. If anyones remotely interested, try out tracks like "Dolls Polyphony", "Tetsuo", "Kaneda" and "Requiem". Crank the volume and see what you think.

-- Sam (, October 19, 2002.

yes well there is this thing about it. What Drew Newmann did. Taking the method of classical music into the extreme. The massivly quick mood changes. I think this is a also a reason why this atmosphere appeals to us. Maybe? Intensity and purity, one feels so comfortbale with it, like its natural. Maybe has something to do with the pace of our thoughts? Intensive(crashing or soothing) ,short things seem to be all that all our experiences are about. There are certainly some classical music pieces out there that have this fury(crashing or soothing). If anyone has any names for similar music with "quick mood changes" please post them!

-- carbondioxide (, August 15, 2003.

Another great story of music encapsulating the mood of the work is the A Clockwork Orange soundtrack. The albun tells that Walter/Wendy Carlos did all the work *independantly from the movie*. If that's true, it's absolutely amazing, because it's one of those soundtracks that grow maybe bigger then the movie. Which is a feeling I have about Drew Newmann with Aeon Flux. When I think of it, the one element that really kicked me in the lower guts and sent me up rocketing to , it was the music. All those nhhhhhhhhhhheeeooooowwwwwns nheeem nheeeem nheeeem...

-- Ricardo Dirani (, August 15, 2003.

The works of Enigma, Karma, and especially Delirium are at times very similar to the sound of Aeon Flux's soundtrack.

-- Erik Burton (, February 04, 2004.

Enigma helps me with insomnia - friends look at me funny when I play it though.

-- Sam (, February 04, 2004.

I doubt this is shared, but a couple more rescent tracks from Tom Waits remind me of an old AF feeling.

-- Sam (, February 04, 2004.

Tom Waits is the heart of noir for music, as Aeon is for Sci-Fi

-- ashley fox (, February 04, 2004.

"...For I am a Rain Dog too."

Hmm, Tom Waits does some amazing collaborations with Primus:

Primus aint exactly AF like, but Les Claypool's other worldly bass playing has, here and there, something in common with Drew Neumann's style.

-- Sam (, February 09, 2004.

my favorite Waits tune w/ Les is 'On the Road by Jack Kerouac'

So cool!

-- ashley fox (, February 09, 2004.

Yeah, thats excellent.

Have you heard "Coattails of a Dead Man"?

-- Sam (, February 10, 2004.

no. gotta get it.

-- ashley fox (, February 10, 2004.

How about "Tommy the Cat"?

I think that was their 1st collaboration.

-- Sam (, February 11, 2004.

Hey Ashley, could you tell me your top 3 Tom Waits ablums and your top 5 Tom Waits songs?

I'm after reccomendations...

-- Sam (, March 07, 2004.

If barring that, any Tom Waits reccomendations?

-- Sam (, March 10, 2004.

Hit me... C'mooon...

-- Sam (, April 04, 2004.

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