This one's for my incipient Chuubo's Marvelous Wish-Granting Engine campaign, a pastoral campaign set in the Fortitude neighborhood of Town. The only concise way I've found to explain Chuubo's pastoral is to compare it to Ghibli movies. ("You've got characters with great cosmic power, but the important things are living well and connecting with people.")
Simple Gift(s), The OK Factor. One of the region properties of Fortitude is “Things must have simplicity”, and coming from Shaker I couldn't resist including some version of Simple Gifts. This one's the coolest one I could find quickly.
Streetcorner Paradise, Hiroshima. This at some point was in the aborted playlist for my old Dresden Files campaign, but it's totally better for Fortitude.
We Deliver, Kris Delmhorst. I dunno, it's weird and abstract and talks about the sun.
The Town on the Hill (丘の町), from the Whisper of the Heart (耳をすませば) Image Album, because obviously I have that. (I know I got Whisper of the Heart impulsively my first time in Japan, but I don't remember if I got the image album then or if I got it at Tokyo Kid or somewhere after actually watching it.) It's pastoral but less Chuubo's-y than other Ghibli movies, but I like the feel and the story within the movie fitsish. The planetoids are converging!
Walking Home, Homunculus. Town canonically has buses, and it fits with the "you have to walk a long time to get places" part of Fortitude. Also, I like it and can't think of what other playlist I'd put it for.
Complimentary Me, Elizabeth & The Catapult. Lots of Chuubo's characters seem to have counterparts, and Kendra's character has a shadow.
A Mysterious Painting (神秘なる絵), from Kiki. I originally had "If Enveloped In Tenderness", but then I remembered this song and how Andrew's character has a painting bound under the Titov shrine, so I had to go with this one, even if it's way too mellow for under the Titov shrine.
No Place Like Home, from Mako's Music Box. Another region property is "You have a home in Fortitude." And I still like these music box tracks, all these years layer.
Two Banks of the River, Jason Webley. I guess this is also related to Sam's character, running a ferry on the Twisting River, but also Jason Webley lyrics are totally evocative in the appropriate way, and I love this song.