Instruments: Drums, Violins, Violas, Cellos, Basses, Tubas, Trombones, French Horns, Cimbasso, Trumpet, Xylophone.
Feel: Action, Driving, Dark
The whole Orchestral Speed Metal genre has been done to death. But you can't consider yourself a real composer if you haven't checked "Orchestral Speed Metal" off your list. Other essential genres include: Electro Emo-Pop, Motet, Disco Noise, Adult Contemporary, Tone Poem, Haircore, and Zydeco Revival.
|Shadowlands 6 - The Pit
"Shadowlands 6 - The Pit"
Feel: Eerie, Intense, Unnerving
Part alien cacophony, part organic awfulness, part six of seven. If you set this piece as music you wake up to in the morning, you're going to have a bad, bad day. There will be half remembered monsters from the times of not-asleep, not-awake... whose only jobs are to induce unexpected nausea inside government buildings.
Instruments: Piano, Basses, Cellos, Flutes, Clarinets, Oboes, English Horn, Percussion
Feel: Dark, Driving, Intense
This is an awesome theme tune. For ANYthing. You got a dark comedy about an inept biologist? This will work. A gritty fantasy dealing with fairy politics? A sci-fi dystopian future where everyone likes sardines? A reality show about bicycle thieves? A slice-of-life serial about growing up in the Upper Peninsula? Seriously. Anything.
|Send for the Horses
"Send for the Horses"
Instruments: Synths, Singer
Feel: Dark, Mystical, Somber
Floaty! Ethereal! Useful for dream sequences. Or those montages of sad people standing in the rain.
|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: 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: 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: Banjo, Trumpet, Tuba, Drums, Piano
Feel: Bouncy, Humorous, Bright
A rousingly comedic romp on the dark side of Dixieland music, featuring a wonderfully questionable trumpet player!
Instruments: Cello, Viola, Violin, Harp
Feel: Dark, Humorous, Suspenseful
Comedic "hard thinking" music. Chances are you won't need the entire piece if you are making a film. I made it so you can cut it up into different sounding sections of various seriousness. If you're using it for a video game, everything flows together well, or you could loop sections that work best.
Instruments: Prepared Piano, Bass Clarinet, Cello, Clarinet, English Horn, Tuba, Trombones, French Horns, Oboe, Synth, Violin, Flutes
Feel: Dark, Eerie, Mysterious
Several distinct moods are found in this piece. They start at 0:00, 1:23, 2:31, and 3:10. They do all flow into each other, but can be sliced apart pretty easily. Some are quite beautiful, so stick with this piece. Excellent piece for filmmakers!