Instruments: Synths, Electric Piano
Feel: Calming, Relaxed
Imagine yourself floating in a beautiful sky, the aggressive badgers of the land do not bother you here at all. Todd from HR doesn't try to make small talk with you in this place, nor does he try to invite you to his kid's wrestling tournament that is being held at a school 90 minutes away. The coyote-lizards of your night terrors do not roam here, and you can clearly read the expiration dates on all your packages. Even the hand soap. Why does the hand soap have an expiration date? It matters not.
|Poppers and Prosecco
"Poppers and Prosecco"
Instruments: Trombone, Piano, Bass, Drums
Feel: Grooving, Bright, Relaxed
What's the difference between a dead frog in the road, and a dead trombone player in the road? The frog was probably going to a gig! Hah! Get it? Well... it took me 8 years to get it, so let me explain. When you go out hunting frogs, that is called "gigging". Gigging is bad for a frog. When you go out playing an instrument in a band for money, that is called "gigging". Gigging is good for a trombone player... but man, you gotta be good. You pretty much need a bass player and a drummer... not many people need a trombone player, so they typically don't get many gigs... Did I explain that right? Wait, let me start over...
|Ascending the Vale
"Ascending the Vale"
Instruments: Harp, Choir, Flute Percussion, Anyafil Horn
Feel: Relaxed, Calming, Mystical
We've all been there... wandering through an impenetrable forest, half dead with 2 arrows sticking out of your leg. And yet we continue - because it is probably good for the narrative. Then hope! Oh thank the old gods and the new!! An unmapped settlement of woodland inhabitants takes you in and brings you back from the brink of certain death. You don't even care that it is a scurry of giant squirrels that came to the rescue, or that the healing soup they give you is largely acorn-based, and vomit-inducing. Pastoral and beautiful. The download comes with a loop for if you never want the feeling to end.
Instruments: Synths, Percussion
Feel: Bright, Uplifting
Fun fact: Working title was "Arpeggiator Rock From the 80s 1". Fun fact: This piece consist entirely of single notes being passed to a stack 5 different synths at the same time. Each synth has a different program running on it that triggers more notes. Fun fact: Scotland isn't a nation. It is technically an empire that claims sovereignty over Paraguay's 400k sheep and also Neptune's "shepherd" moon Despina.
Instruments: Synths, Piano
Feel: Relaxed, Calming, Mystical
This epic 41-minute relaxing juggernaut is a continually changing yet always pleasant piece. How pleasant? Very, very pleasant. You can just put this one on and drift away to the imagined utopian land of your choosing! Suitable for day-spa background music, dental office calming music, very long form landscape or train videos, governmental intake and processing videos. The uncompressed download does not contain separate files, just the one big 650 meg wav file. You can download this in uncompressed format here.
|Lord of the Land
|Not As It Seems
"Not As It Seems"
Instruments: Oboe, Harp, Horns, Tuba, Percussion
Feel: Eerie, Mystical, Suspenseful
A quizzical harp and bell introduction transports you to a mysterious land of magic as bouncing horns and pounding bass drums signify peril. In the last twenty seconds an orchestra takes over and the intensity rises, leaving the scene in danger?s hands.
|Land of the Dead
"Land of the Dead"
Instruments: Choirs, synth
Feel: Dark, Mysterious, Unnerving
A background pad full of human souls. A cacophony of choirs run in counter directions. This is very unpleasant to listen to at volume.
This piece of music is available in an uncompressed format here.
|Land of Phantoms
"Land of Phantoms"
Feel: Unnerving, Eerie, Suspenseful
More a creepy orchestral percussive soundscape than a piece of music with melody and harmony. That thing you can't identify is a gong being played abnormally.
Instruments: Kit, Bass, Electric Guitar
Super nice drum fills and guitar work. Deliberate pace... like someone is on a mission.
|Divertissement - Pizzicato (from the ballet Sylvia)
"Divertissement - Pizzicato (from the ballet Sylvia)"
Instruments: Orchestral - Pizz strings, Clarinet, Horn
Delibes. I am astounded that there are so few recordings of this piece on the net... for a few reasons. 1. Everyone knows this piece (but nearly no one knows what it is called). 2. It is very easy to record (Pizzicato strings have been one of the few samples that have sounded "real" for a long time). 3. The composer is long dead and his stuff is in the Public Domain (Léo Delibes; 1891). And for some background... Sylvia is a 3-Act ballet first produced in 1876. I'm pretty certain this particular piece has nothing to do with the plot - or it wouldn't be called a "divertissement".