Computer game music.
This is a bit weird, but I thought I'd post it anyway. The other day I was looking through some of my ancient Playstation games and came across a Namco game called "Air Combat". Obviously you can tell from the name it's a flight sim. Aviation being my main interest in life (aside from music) I've always loved flight sims... anyways, I thought I'd have a go at it, so I put it in the PS2.
The game was out in 1996 or something, but I'l tell you what... the in-game music is very infectious! It's sort of 80s - early 90s rock, sort of similar in some ways to Satriani etc. but with lots of keyboards thrown in. It's really good music... I was wondering if any of you had heard it? The music from the sequel, Ace Combat 2, is pretty similar. Take a listen to it! It's good...
Anyways, I just thought I'd bring this up, since I've found it to be an unusual yet very helpful influence in writing my own music (I do instrumental stuff).