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Shadowlands 2 - Bridge
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Shadowlands 2 - Bridge Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Shadowlands 2 - Bridge"

Instruments: Synths, Prepared Piano

Feel: Eerie, Intense, Unnerving

Part two of seven. Very close clusters of tones bring the tension! And that tension wanes and waxes without notice. If you want your audience to be concerned, this is how you do it.

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ISRC: USUAN1700035
Uploaded: 2017-05-29

0 bpm Horror 3:28
Crypto
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Crypto Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Crypto"

Instruments: Flute, Percussion, Synths

Feel: Dark, Eerie, Unnerving, Suspenseful

Very moody little piece with some melodic interest. Tension could be high grade or low grade depending on your context. Waiting for a drug deal to go through in Belize? This'll work. Concerned about the health of your hyacinth macaw while waiting at the vet office? This'll work. Waiting for the OSHA all-clear at your box factory? This'll work. It is mainly about waiting for things. Probably not good things. You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.

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ISRC: USUAN1600013
Uploaded: 2016-02-23

80 bpm Soundtrack 3:24
Final Battle of the Dark Wizards
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Final Battle of the Dark Wizards Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Final Battle of the Dark Wizards"

Instruments: Synths, Choir, Percussion, French Horns, Trumpets, Violas

Feel: Dark, Intense, Unnerving, Epic, Mystical

Slowly building tension power that really gets going when the super gnarly drums kick in after the violas... sort of in the section with the trumpet.... then there's this part that's all like "AHHHH AHHHHHH AAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!" And then there's some more "AHHHHHHHHH" and then even more and its like a new key or something, and the drums are all distorted and slammin', and then there's this wwwwwwhhhhHHHHHOOOOOOOSHHHH!!!! and some more french horn majesty - and like another keychange or something... but definitely some bass drum. The big bass drum that you stand up and hit with a mallet... not the kind you stick on the floor... and stomp on a pedal that is attached to a mallet that hits the floor drum. You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.

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ISRC: USUAN1500085
Uploaded: 2015-12-27

112 bpm Soundtrack 4:32
Urban Gauntlet
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Urban Gauntlet Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Urban Gauntlet"

Instruments: Percussion, synths, strings

Feel: Epic, Intense

Action-y intense like percussion based piece. Need to defuse a bomb while riding in a pedi-cab? This should work well for that. Or anything where tension needs to be maintained. You can download this in uncompressed format here! Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.

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ISRC: USUAN1500009
Uploaded: 2015-01-20

116 bpm Soundtrack 3:29
Destiny Day
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Destiny Day Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Destiny Day"

Instruments: Synths, Percussion

Feel: Bright, Mystical

My work has been seminal in the development of 'structuredly-non-linear symmetrical-music', a highly intellectual, and rather repetitive genre. My newest piece studies, experiences and isomorphically dominates a variety of structured tension-hemiolas. In short, the method must never present the sound-world. I never examine continuities, despite the fact that any gesture or non-linearity can be, and has been interpreted as a rather orchestrally-monophonic set of 'canon-aerophones'. In my most recent work, vibrations, materials and rhythmic oscillations are all used within chaotically-transdisciplinary gestures, allowing the audience to improvise a variety of symbolic idioms. I am very much influenced by the idea of dismissing popular solos, particularly whilst combined with a highly polyrhythmic approach to spaces. Download comes in one faster and one slower tempo. You can download this in uncompressed format here! Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.

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ISRC: USUAN1500008
Uploaded: 2015-01-09

120 bpm Unclassifiable 3:12
Mirage
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Mirage Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Mirage"

Instruments: Synths

Feel: Calming, Eerie, Mysterious, Relaxed

A sort of drone-based piece with something that sounds like a waterphone, and some other things that I don't know what they could be. Super chill - good amounts of tension with some glorious consonants.

ISRC: USUAN1100877
Uploaded: 2011-11-07

0 bpm Unclassifiable 4:00
The Path of the Goblin King
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The Path of the Goblin King Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"The Path of the Goblin King"

Instruments: Strings, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Celesta, Tympani

Feel: Mysterious, Relaxed

This is sort of "Spooky Light". It is dark yet playful in a sense. Good for fairy tales or light tension building. It has several small arcs in it - but loops back to the begging.

ISRC: USUAN1100873
Uploaded: 2011-10-30

89 bpm Soundtrack 3:26
Enter the Maze
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Enter the Maze Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Enter the Maze"

Instruments: Percussion, Horn, Misc

Feel: Intense, Mysterious, Suspenseful

A thumping bass note intermingles with metallic noises to create a feeling of tension and terror. Screeching synth noises enter occasionally, and after a shrill screaming lead, the percussion is sparse but nerve-racking.

ISRC: USUAN1100782
Uploaded: 2011-01-06

93 bpm Unclassifiable 2:58
Unanswered Questions
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Unanswered Questions Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Unanswered Questions"

Instruments: Kora

Feel: Grooving, Suspenseful

The solid beat and dark melody reverberate, giving the simplicity of this single-instrument piece the feeling of mounting tension and unease. Useful for a documentary showing pain, poverty, or imprisonment.

ISRC: USUAN1200025
Uploaded: 2010-08-31

84 bpm Soundtrack 2:46
Eastminster
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Eastminster Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Eastminster"

Instruments: Plucked Strings, Synths

Feel: Calming, Relaxed

The constant reverberating sound of rain and the perfect-fifth drone of the strings are calming, but have an air of suspense and tension about them, as if a drama is about to unfold. The koto plays a near continuous refrain, at times forcefully. Evoking pre-colonialist East Asia, the piece is beautiful and stoic in tone, especially as the koto asserts its dominance in the sixth minute and at the end.

ISRC: USUAN1100719
Uploaded: 2010-05-29

51 bpm Contemporary 6:45
Finding the Balance
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Finding the Balance Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Finding the Balance"

Instruments: Bass, Percussion, Synths, Voice

Feel: Bright, Grooving, Intense

The beginning is calm with the Middle Eastern dudek playing the melody. As the electronic elements melt into the dudek and the plucked strings, the groove is established. Just into the third minute the melody changes to beautiful and touching, but returns to the feel of the intro, while a woman?s voice sings a haunting melody in a distant language. This is music of wonder, and is best as exposition music for a film about nature or a group of people struggling to survive.

ISRC: USUAN1100708
Uploaded: 2010-05-26

75 bpm Modern 3:28

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