Instruments: Synths, Rain
Feel: Bright, Calming, Relaxed
The smell of a garden hose, that muted crack when you start up a glowstick, watching the sunrise with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice... all so calming... This piece of music is like that. Simple, bleeping, and slowly changing. Can you think of something else that is simple, bleeping, and changing? "an old PC speaker?" well, that's simple and bleeping. "EDM?" that's... bleeping and changing. "Hippie fashion?" that's... Hippie fashion? I don't know what that is. Well, it is long hair and paisley bell-bottoms and far too many beads... You just found the outside of the Venn Diagram.
Instruments: Synth, Choir
Feel: Mystical, Somber
Is it a real Gregorian Chant? Nope. For one - there are no real words in it. Honestly, I don't want a religious exaltation mucking up my fantasy world. So if you're building a historically accurate "Monk Simulator: Year of Our Lord 882!", just move on. The other reason this isn't real is I never learned how to read that notation. There are insufficient sticks for the rhythms in the notation... I know, there is a real convention that you can learn. I just grabbed a few pieces of the sheet music from the 1200s, and guessed at how to do it. Sounds reasonable enough to me! (says the guy who knows virtually nothing about the art)
Instruments: Guitar, Percussion, Synths
Feel: Driving, Grooving, Uplifting
From what I can tell, this piece has no genre... it is an odd mix of a few things, but not enough of any one of them to be considered a member of that group. So, when you find a new critter which is certainly a new species... likely a new genus... probably a new family... and seriously might be a order. It has an exoskeleton, gives birth to live young (asexually somehow?), has a beak... We recognize all those parts, but it doesn't fit anything. Might be a new phylum.
Instruments: Drums, Bass, Choir
Feel: Relaxed, Grooving
Cross Hip-hop with Shoegaze and what do you get? That was not a joke. That was the description of this piece. If you have a show that opens with a shoegaze band, and then headlines a hip-hop group you could use this as the clever bridge between them! Also, you should immediately fire the concert manager. That was a terrible idea. You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
|Lewis and Dekalb
"Lewis and Dekalb"
Instruments: Drums, Bass, Synth
Feel: Aggressive, Dark
Southern trap influenced rap pile of musical forklift platypus... okay, I don't know what these words mean. But if you understood them - we're all good. You know what you're getting, and... that's all I can hope for really. Truth in advertising! You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
Instruments: Drums, Bass, Synth
Feel: Bright, Bouncy, Grooving
Bit of swing in your rap? Sure! Why not! I like swing... but NOT TOO MUCH! Just here and there... you know, to alleviate the monotony. Sort of like that one teacher you had in Social Studies that unexpectedly did something cool - like play a game - but only twice a year... and they were both in the first month, so all you ended up with was 8 months of continual disappointment. Screw you, Mr. Meuller! I still don't care about checks and balances! You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Organ
Feel: Driving, Humorous, Suspenseful
This piece started its life as a random challenge on a show I do on Twitch.tv called "The Wheels of Doom!". The 4 randomized elements that came together here were: Drum Machine, Strings, Xylophone, and Comedic. I think it worked out pretty well! You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
Instruments: Bass Flute, Synths, Percussion
Feel: Somber, Relaxed, Mystical, Calming
Wikipedia describes the Thunderbird as "a supernatural bird of power and strength". It will also ask you to disambiguate it from the automobile made by Ford from 1955 to 2005. I'm sure it was a nice car. I've never owned one. But there were a lot of them! The late 70's Thunderbirds are particularly horrifying... They had those headlight covers that flipped up... because that was a good idea at some point. But this piece! Oh! This piece! Atmosphere like you wouldn't believe! The flute is just so earthy! The organic drones are also beautiful. The whole thing is beautiful. Kind of like you went to an alien day spa in another dimension where days last for years, but you still never get all wrinkly when you're in the bubbly warm waters. mmmm... bubbly warm waters... with the slight possibility of a serial killer. You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
Instruments: EP, Piano, Synths, Percussion
Feel: Grooving, Relaxed
Well, this is interesting... Smooth sine bass contrasted with a lovely excited drum machine and then... the magic! Genre bending magic! You're a cool kid right? This is for you. You're welcome. Think 'trap' meets 'R&B' meets 'shoegaze' meets some other genre that is SO COOL there isn't even a name for it yet. Download comes with a not-quite-so-slow version that is not quite so slow. You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
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.
Instruments: Percussion, Synths, Piano, Voice
Feel: Dark, Eerie, Mystical
A little smooth, a little edgy, this has some wicked percussion in it. I forget how many drums there are in this - but it is quite a lot. Doesn't overpower, though. This one could also be considered 140 beats per minute, depending on how you count. It is right in that grey area. And no, I don't know what the words mean... I'm not even certain of the language, or if it is a language. The uncompressed download comes with an extra No Vocals Mix. You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.