Instruments: Fiddle, Flute, Bass, Guitar, Drums
Feel: Bouncy, Bright, Relaxed
Come in and listen to some high-energy Irish-like drinking music in an authentic pub! Not one of those clean American things that say they are "Irish pubs", but a proper Irish pub with tiny windows that are too high to see out of and thick dark carpeting that always smells like old beer.
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.
Instruments: Santur, Strings, Percussion
Feel: Calming, Dark, Mysterious
Well met, traveller! Come warm by my brazier... Is that a Djinn in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me? Hah! I have a joke with you! ...unless it is a djinn - then you must leave immediately! ...unless that would offend the djinn - then you must stay! ...unless the djinn is going to kill me - then you must leave immediately! ...unless it will save me from a fate worse than death - then you must stay! Oh good... it was an erection. Uncompressed download comes with a faster version.
Instruments: Santur, Strings, Tanpura, Percussion
Feel: Grooving, Dark, Mysterious
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Instruments: Shakuhachi, Koto, Bansuri, Percussion, Synths
Feel: Mystical, Eerie, Epic
So, you got an action movie set in India with an awesome badass antihero who just kills people with her mind. Boy, have I got the music for your introductory scene! Serious badassery going down here. This piece is sharp and crisp and just cool.
Instruments: Uilleann Pipes, Bagpipes, Drums, Synth
Feel: Eerie, Mystical, Somber
Pipes, pipes, and more pipes! Irish? Scottish? Celtic? I have no idea. But sure - could be any of those. Let's call it "Ancient British Isles". You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
Instruments: Gamelan, Helicon, Percussion
Feel: Mystical, Eerie, Mysterious, Calming, Dark
Vaguely exotic sounding, yet still comfortably tonal, this piece certainly falls between some cracks. Gamelan is listed as an instrument... but that's sort of like listing an orchestra as an instrument... which I sometimes do. The other thing in here is that helicon. Imagine you take a french horn (which is like 5 meters of tubes) and make it even bigger! I guess it is also the name of a mountain in Greece? I did not use the mountain in this piece. You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
Instruments: Percussion, Marimba, Choir
Feel: Mystical, Bouncy, Grooving
Energetic without being aggressive. This one has a nice flow and interesting changes. You can download this in uncompressed format here! Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
Instruments: Marimba, Percussion
Feel: Bouncy, Bright, Grooving
Loose feeling West African rhythm with continuously phasing marimbas, and a short djembe solo in the middle. You can download this in uncompressed format here! Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
Instruments: Bass, Percussion, Brass, Woodwind
Feel: Driving, Mystical, Grooving
Somewhere between Bollywood and club music. You can download this in uncompressed format here! Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
Feel: Mysterious, Intense
Intimate guitar dance piece, probably too rubato to be an actual Sardana, but it didn't sound enough like a Farruca to call it that. "Vaguely Spanish Guitar Music" also seemed wrong. You can download this in uncompressed format here!
Sheet Music: Available!