|Crossing the Chasm
"Crossing the Chasm"
Instruments: Drums, Basses, Cellos, Violas, Violins, Singer
Feel: Action, Dark, Driving
Adventure, Ho! Last time on "Adventure, Ho!", the mage-orc Gnarlnosh was granted 1d4 wishes from a Deck of Many Things and it totally screwed up the game balance. Why? Because the DM sort of sucks, but he thought "Oh, sure - this could be fun... how could giving a mage-orc a fully provisioned army in the middle of a desert possibly sidetrack the quest for finding a cure for a magical disease that is ruining the kingdom AND the healer elf." Deck of Many Things; BAH! More like Deck of This-Campaign-Jumped-the-Shark.
Instruments: Bass, Drums, Strings
Feel: Grooving, Bright, Action
Need an upbeat vaguely urban-sounding piece to run under your video outro? That's why I made this! You're welcome.
Instruments: Taiko Drums, Gamelan
Feel: Action, Driving, Mystical
So many big drums! All the big drums in all one place! Bonus; Extra people banging on gamelan metals! Uncompressed download comes with a version with just the drums... I'm not sure if this of for non-musicologists who may not like the gamelan - or specifically for musicologists who think I've used the gamelan improperly.
|Mega Hyper Ultrastorm
"Mega Hyper Ultrastorm"
Instruments: Synths, Drums
Feel: Action, Bouncy, Grooving
Player One Up! Ready! Go! Health 100%. Weasel Gun Equipped. This is sort of how I imagined 80s electronic music people tried to copy the distorted guitars of the day, but with 8bit sound sources. It doesn't sound like guitars at all, but it does sound like people trying to sound like guitars... and that's a thing now.
Instruments: Synth, Percussion
Feel: Action, Driving, Grooving
You know that sound that was big in 80s dance music with that sort of galloping doo-do-do-DAH-do-do-doo-do-do-DAH thing? This has a thing like that, but in really, really complex drum sound. You need to wait until 16 seconds in to hear what the doo-do-do-DAH-do-do-doo-do-do-DAH sounds like. I know it can be difficult reading KRN (Kevin's Rhythmic Notation). A-do-do-dooo-a-da-da-daaah is all I want to say to you.
|Super Power Cool Dude
"Super Power Cool Dude"
Instruments: Synths, Drums
Feel: Action, Driving, Uplifting
This piece was built almost entirely with arpeggiators. What does that mean for you? Probably nothing. But holy man! Does this sound like it is from 1983! So, pop a tape of "Flashdance" in your VCR... and then spend like 8 minutes rewinding it... because, apparently your cousin couldn't be bothered to do that. Seriously, Sally! You did the same thing when I lent you "Smokey and the Bandit II", and I didn't say anything because you had a hard week, but still managed to make the Jell-o Salad with the grapes for the family reunion... which was nice. Anyway, I'll probably just get you one of those $20 tape rewinders they have at Radio Shack for your birthday. I also enrolled you in the Battery of the Month Club. You're welcome.
Instruments: Guitar, Choir, Percussion, Basses, Cellos, Violas, Violins
Feel: Action, Epic, Intense
This piece starts BIG. Originally, this piece started slowly and built... and then I got bored and chopped out all the slowness. There are still dynamics, but if you need bigness from the get-go - here's what you get! Vroom! BIG BIG BIG! Could be too big. Could be. Probably isn't. You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
Instruments: Violins, Violas, Cellos, Basses, Flutes, French Horns, Trombones, Tuba, Percussion, Piano
Feel: Action, Epic, Intense, Suspenseful
Starts small, gets big... then smaller, then REALLY big... then small again. Kind of like a turtle. Actually, it is entirely possible that I just kept seeing different turtles. I mean, they all sort of look like turtles; I wasn't tagging them or marking them with chalk or anything. Chalk will probably just wash off in the pond anyway. Oh! Kind of like a puffer fish! Like a musical puffer fish! Perfect. You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
|Curse of the Scarab
"Curse of the Scarab"
Instruments: Xylophone, English Horn, Oboe, Bass Clarinet, Flutes, French Horn, Basses, Cellos, Percussion
Feel: Dark, Epic, Action, Driving
Five! Five full minutes of battle fighting action bits with a bit of an Egyptian flair! For some reason I associate English horn with desert nomads. There must have been some cultural reference in my youth to that effect. Super crazy awesome brass is super crazy awesome... wait for it... you'll be glad you did! Uncompressed download comes with fully loopable mix. You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
Feel: Action, Bouncy, Driving
Your girlfriend has be kidnapped by ninja! Stage 1: Desert. Avoid the flaming balls and shoot cyborg ninja in the eye to win round. Retro-gaming circa 1988. I was seriously considering naming this piece "Flaming Balls" as that would also have been appropriate. Cyborg ninjas are just a little more '1988' to me. Need 10 hours of this? Loop it! You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
Sheet Music: Available!
|Ossuary 4 - Animate
"Ossuary 4 - Animate"
Instruments: Synths, Percussion
Feel: Action, Dark, Intense, Mysterious
At the intersection of relaxation and horror lies "The Ossuary". Part 4: Animate It is coming for us!!!! ARGH!!!!! RUN! But where!?? Doesn't matter! Try running at the walls!!! No good! They're solid!! Is it still coming!? ARGH! Yup! There it is!!!! Now where!? The ladder!? NO GOOD COMES FROM CLIMBING A LADDER! You should know that by now! It'll just break halfway up OR something will grab your ankle OR BOTH! Just save yourself! There's no good us both getting eaten by that thing!!! Oh! And when you fill out the survey - this holiday was "VERY DISAPPOINTING!" You can download the high-quality version of this piece with each of the parts here!