|Desert of Lost Souls
"Desert of Lost Souls"
Instruments: Synths, Drums
Feel: Bouncy, Driving, Mysterious
Typical activities in the Desert of Lost Souls include, but are not limited to: Camel jumping, Sand dune surfing, Mummy hunting, Beetle breeding, and Comparative analysis of Bayesian and classical approaches for sheep reliability measurement.
Instruments: Piano, Basses
Feel: Bright, Calming, Mysterious
Remember when you went on summer holiday to your Auntie's house outside Nether Wallop in Hampshire while your parents went to Cyprus to broker a secret deal with the Ottoman Empire? Remember the times in the Magic Garden? This piece of music is more "Magic Garden" than "Inter-Empire Diplomacy".
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Synth
Feel: Grooving, Driving, Mysterious
Let's talk about why so much film music sounds like this. The construction allows any part to be muted and otherwise sculpted around the dialog without the loss of a theme or motive energy. There isn't really a theme to lose. You can't hum this one easily. There is a lot of variation, but it is all in a very well defined range, and doesn't get too crazy.
"Morgana Rides "
Instruments: Zither, Drums, Strings, Synth
Feel: Grooving, Driving, Mysterious
This is dark and concerning - like the lights-out bonus level on your hidden object game. Almost exactly like that. As if it was written for the dark bonus level of a hidden object game. Just as if.
Instruments: Synths, Bass, Santur, Drums
Feel: Grooving, Bouncy, Mysterious
There is nothing in this piece that is even vaguely reminiscent of "La Macarena". I shouldn't have said that. I should not have said that. Don't go listening for it, for such a journey will surely end in tragedy.
Instruments: EP, Drums, Bass, Gemshorn, Ocarina, Synth, Percussion
Feel: Grooving, Mysterious, Calm
This is my favorite piece that perfectly captures a slightly grown-up sound, but still sounds like a 1990s-era action-drama. Old Way: Synthesized Electric Piano New Way: Actual EP Recordings that are built into virtual instruments that are then put through a lot of processors to make them SOUND like Synthesized Electric Pianos. Old Way: Synthesized Ocarina New Way: Assemble recordings of an ocarina player, and then make a virtual instrument that captures beautiful expression and legato lines... turn off all that fancy stuff and play it like a crappy synth.
Instruments: Tenor Sax, Percussion, Synths
Feel: Grooving, Mysterious, Action
Holy smoldering tenor sax, Batman!! You want to set a mood? This is your track! It just keeps building and building! The sheet music for this recording is a post-it that says "noodle in F Minor." Such is the power of a real musician! You can just give them notes like that... and get music like this!
|I Can Feel it Coming
"I Can Feel it Coming"
Instruments: Guitar, Percussion, Synth
Feel: Driving, Suspenseful, Mysterious
Just your average, run-of-the-mill tension filler music... Or IS it!? Yeah, it pretty much is. This does feature a poorly played guitar synth, though... so it is a stand-out in that way. If you were here for tension-building music, you already have this piece... Move along.
Instruments: Bass, Piano, Drums
Feel: Grooving, Mysterious, Relaxed
You're looking for the low-down, huh? That's going to take lettuce. You want the dope? the scoop? the skinny? Ten bucks a day plus expenses. No negotiations. I ain't no fourth-rate gumshoe - but a ducky shincracker like you already knew that... Out of curiosity, what's the word for people who overuse slang?
Instruments: Guitar, Drums, Bass, Organ
Feel: Grooving, Relaxed, Mysterious
This was written for a sneaky-yet-cool scene. The kind where our main character is trailing a subject to find out where they get the amazing cheese they serve at their restaurant. There's a bunch of bits where the paranoid restauranteur turns around unexpectedly and Private Detective Alice Winterbottom has to duck behind dumpsters, or spin around casually pretending to be on a phone call, or hide behind a watermelon at the fruit stand.
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.