Dark Ambient Music for Writing or Gaming

Inspiration is one of those elusive sensations which we all seek to find. When it hits us, our brains light up like a Christmas tree. Our bodies grin. Our souls feel nourished. I wrote an article about finding inspiration here.  Music remains a critical key to reaching this state of mental acuity. I highly recommend Cryo Chamber and the artists on their page. You can find a sample of all artists on the main page here.

Cryo Chamber

Three of my favorites below


Gnosis Dei by Metatron Omega

Feelings of a dark church deep in the woods of a Gothic countryside evokes a sense of awe and horror. The murmurs of ancient priests intoning some archaic rite blends with rumbling skies. A dark electronic background music brings it all together.



Onyx by Apocryphos, Kammarheit and Atrium Carceri

Think of the final scene in Bladerunner as the android talks to Decker about his life experiences.

“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. [laughs] Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like [coughs] tears in rain. Time to die.”

If you could capture the dark future feel, this album would be it.


Signals 1-3 by Sabled Sun

Soaring across a celestial landscape just got easier. If you brought forth the feeling of sheer wonder in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 a Space Odyssey this is close to it. Highly recommended for Sci-Fi games like Dark Heresy or Traveller.




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