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Here's something interesting... what music would you classify as "hot", "warm", "room temperature", "cool", and "cold", and at about what temperature? I'm not kidding. Post your picks! Here are some of mine:

 

https://soundcloud.com/zircon-1/ice-lock (77 K, BP of liquid N2)

Icy textures with the bells, lush reverb

 

http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02176 (115 K, FP of Freon Refrigerant R-12)

Lush reverb, distant, bright textures

 

http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01977 (194.5 K, FP of dry ice)

Cool chiffy lead and ambient pads, breathy ear candy, smooth chords

 

http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01316 (373 K, desert)

Literal desert ReMix.

 

Some possible criteria:

- Textures

- Source tune setting (e.g. MegaMan Zero 3 - Snowy Plains = cold place)

- Mix title

- Lyrics

 

Doesn't have to be an OC ReMix. Any music goes.

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I don't have any examples atm but the way I think of a song being cool or hot is dependant on whats happenin to my body. If I'm getting a chill running through my spine when listening to a song, then its cold. If I'm getting super pumped and hyped when listening to a song, then Its gettin hot!

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yeah temperature is all well and good but you should probably also take in to consideration the humidity, warmth provided by sunlight, and wind speed. 

 

I divide my music into drinks (instead of temperature) so...i'll just shuffle a few of those around and pull examples:

 

Brand New Retro - This Hazy Place

http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01818

this is slightly warm, maybe 75F? but it's humid af, and with no movement in the air. 

no sunlight to warm you in this case

(btw, filed under: elixir)

 

Masuda Toshio - Shinen

slightly cool, maybe around 60F, maybe lower

not really humid, but not dry either. very gentle breeze. 

no sunlight (overcast). 

(filed under: belle thé)

 

Seefeel - Dead Guitars

this is about as hot as songs get, with my perception. :P

115F, possibly more. dry af.

slight breeze but not in a way that alleviates the heat

(filed under: black tea)

 

Willbe - Zephyr

~40F. warm winter weather, so to speak. 

dry but not completely. almost no wind, and the sun warms your body a little. 

(filed under: green tea)

 

Mosaik - Plateau

welcome to below freezing. this is pretty near 0F

dry, slight breeze, overcast

(filed under: iced tea)

 

Groove Armada - Hands of Time

nice summer day, ~80F

slight breeze, very low humidity, sunny. 

(filed under: sweet tea)

 

most of my music forgoes temperature and instead becomes a vista of some sort, I think :S

 

for science, here's my perception of your tunes:

zircon - ice lock

cold but not that cold, jeez

hovering right below freezing, 25F or so. sunny day, fairly dry, almost no breeze. 

it's like a very large castle next to a frozen lake.

 

zircon - Picolescence

well above freezing. 

50F maybe? 

it's a place near water, just before sunset...with a noticeable breeze. 

 

Joshua Morse - Morse's Morsecode

not really apt to place a temperature to imo, but I'd say it's near room temperature. 

 

Darkesword - Stranger in the Desert

~50F but with no humidity, I guess?

dunno this one's not really conjuring a temperature either lol.

more like a vast open field at a high latitude, so the sun is low even though it's noon. 

 

(whoops this is a way too long post and I only added 1 ocr tune oh well)

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Some of the tracks I would substitute for something else, as I was doing the spring playlist I thought some of these tunes would fit better there but it was kinda difficult coming up with 25 songs from 25 different artists.
 
01/25
Erik Satie - Gymnopédie No.1 
 
02/25
Thomas Newman - Arose
 
03/25
DJ Krush - Dig This Vibe
 
04/25
o9 - No Delay For Days 
 
05/25
Daft Punk - Nightvision
 
06/25
Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No.14 'Moonlight' (Movement 1)
 
07/25
Sigur Ros - Untitled #1 (Vaka)
 
08/25
Aphex Twin - Flim
 
09/25
Tim Tetlow - Cyrenic
 
10/25
Them Stars - Turquoise
 
11/25
Cex - I Said It Knowing Full Well I Had No Intention of Doing It
 
12/25
Frédéric François Chopin - Nocturne Op.9 No.2
 
13/25
Dave Wise - Stickerbush Symphony
 
14/25
Oneohtrix Point Never - Cryo
 
15/25
Boards of Canada - Turquoise Hexagon Sun
 
16/25
Le Knight Club- Chérie D'Amoure
 
17/25
Venetian Snares - Hiszekeny
 
18/25
Claude Debussy - Clair de lune
 
19/25
Mum - On The Old Mountain Radio 
 
20/25
Cassius - Interlude
 
21/25
Skrypnyk - Closed Circle
 
22/25
Mr. Scruff - Jazz Potato
 
23/25
DJ Shadow - Midnight in a Perfect World
 
24/25
Clark - Night Knuckles
 
25/25
Wolfgang Amagaus Mozart - Piano Sonata No.11 'Alla Turca'
 
 
 
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For me: the "cold" music are usually music that is made with high to middle pitch tones and loooonger notes, like ambient music, and the "hot" or let's say hotter music for me uses more middle to low pitch tones and more continuous and shorter to medium notes.

 

Also the scales and instrumentation makes a difference. :|

 

Edit : Some examples come to my mind.

 

Example of Hot : RO OST - Desert (duh)

 

Example of Cold : Sonic Adventure OST - Limestone Cave

 

Take a look on the lenght of the notes and the instrumention.

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