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Ten Things – Summer Jams

on July 28 2010


Music is critical to the process of making games.

We’re not talking about the orchestral scores, ambient loops and sound effects you hear during play (though those are important too), but rather the tunes we groove to as we work.  This is about what we listen to on the way into the office, or crank up after dark while the midnight oil burns.

Here are some of our favorite summer jams — the albums that keep us going during the dog days of July and August.


Amanda Cosmos – Senior Quality Assurance: Deadmau5 – For Lack of a Better Name


Joe Fielder – Producer: Explosions in the Sky – The Earth is not a Dead Cold Place


Grant Chang – Senior Animator: Neko Case – Middle Cyclone


Chris Kline – Technical Director: Stereolab – Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements


Ken Strickland – Combat Designer: The Gaslight Anthem – American Slang


Kristofel Munson – Programmer: Andrew W.K. – I Get Wet


Murray Kraft – Level Builder: Boards of Canada – Music Has the Right to Children


Matt Boehm – Animator: Rogue Wave – Permalight


Clint Bundrick – Combat Designer: Tool – Undertow


Collin Moore – Community Manager: Sleigh Bells – Treats

The Collected Ears of Irrational Games take in a wide variety of music.   Now we want to know:  what summer songs keep your iPod humming?

Posted on July 28 2010 06:56 pm, under Insider
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  • Renegade2k | July 28, 2010 7:11 pm

    Explosions in the Sky and Rogue Wave = WIN.

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  • CurtCSmith | July 28, 2010 8:23 pm

    Great choices! Go Murry! 🙂

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  • nomardll769 | July 28, 2010 8:55 pm

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    Awesome guys. Thanks for sharing!

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  • synesthesiak | July 29, 2010 1:55 am

    WOOOO! Explosion In The Sky!
    Joe Fielder is now my favourite Irrational dev.
    I’m guessing he is the one that Made Signal Hill the intro for one of the Irrational Behaviours.
    For the next one, choose Laura.

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  • nabeel | July 29, 2010 4:33 am

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    Nice to see some post rock and progressive rock there!

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  • Raiden | July 29, 2010 7:04 am

    I have to confess to currently having a lot of AC/DC on the playlist…. and some VnV Nation

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  • rye0077r | July 29, 2010 10:07 am

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    Your staff listens to Rogue Wave, EitS, Stereolab and Neko Case? You Irrationals rock!! Also props for having every single album on vinyl (I hope that’s vinyl and not a clever photoshop job.)

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    • IG.Collin | July 29, 2010 10:15 am

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      There may or may not be a photoshop job in there…
      We do love vinyl.

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    • walkstar | July 29, 2010 2:55 pm

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      Looks to me like a 12×12 inch greenscreen! Clever girl…

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  • IG.ShawnElliott | July 31, 2010 3:33 pm

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    Where’s Camu Tao’s Perfect Plan?

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  • corto | August 2, 2010 7:48 am

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    Edmund Welles and Bob Marley. Taking notes though of your picks to check them out!

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  • August 12, 2010 3:55 pm

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