Instruments: Percussion, Organ, Basses
Feel: Action, Driving, Eerie
This piece shares a bassline with "Eternal Terminal" (found elsewhere on this site). It also has the same waterphone. You can use these 2 pieces together and make it seem like your project had a custom composer! How cool is that!?
Instruments: Percussion, Basses, Bass Clarinet, Tubas, Trombones, Clarinets, Flutes, Oboes, French Horns
Feel: Dark, Driving, Epic
I like the waterphone in this piece. It is a bunch of metal tubes welded together, and played with a bow. It is that creepy high-pitched thing you hear in horror movies all the time.
|Ascending the Vale
"Ascending the Vale"
Instruments: Harp, Choir, Flute Percussion, Anyafil Horn
Feel: Relaxed, Calming, Mystical
We've all been there... wandering through an impenetrable forest, half dead with 2 arrows sticking out of your leg. And yet we continue - because it is probably good for the narrative. Then hope! Oh thank the old gods and the new!! An unmapped settlement of woodland inhabitants takes you in and brings you back from the brink of certain death. You don't even care that it is a scurry of giant squirrels that came to the rescue, or that the healing soup they give you is largely acorn-based, and vomit-inducing. Pastoral and beautiful. The download comes with a loop for if you never want the feeling to end.
|Fireflies and Stardust
"Fireflies and Stardust"
Instruments: Banjo, Violins, Mandolin, Guitars, Bass, Drums
Feel: Bright, Calming, Relaxed
Some beautiful rural americana-type music. I mean, just listen to that! It is an 8 piece ensemble, and everyone is playing a lot of notes, yet it remains so simple. Okay, the violins aren't playing that many notes... had to pick up the 2nd violin off the waiver wires, and there wasn't enough time to get her up to speed on the offense for this piece. So we made an executive decision, and kept things simple. We should still be able to get some good yardage here, and hope to win on defense.
Instruments: Synths, Bass, Drum, Guitar
Feel: Grooving, Relaxed
I was looking for a subject to analogize the depth of my knowledge for the Chill Wave genre of music. Wikipedia was there for me with entire things that I didn't even know were things; Randle Cotgrave! Yeon Namgeon! Digital Mammographic Imaging! Rebelj, Serbia! In brief... I know nothing about Chill Wave. Hope you enjoy the fruits of ignorance!
|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: Lute, Cellos, Basses, Penny Whistle
Feel: Dark, Somber, Mystical
We've all been there. It is a little sad, a little hopeful... like when you finally set your rescue owl back into the world. You're sad to see her go, but you hope for the best. You've done all you can inside... her wings work pretty well now, and she can snatch the mice from your living room floor even when you put in a bunch of fake plants in the way to give the prey cover. Nothing to do now but hope Blossom can rule the night as you hoped she one day would. Also... time to buy a bunch of mousetraps. You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
Instruments: Bass, Guitar, Drums, Horns
Feel: Bouncy, Bright
Ska! Ska! Ska! At least, I hope it gives that impression. Works pretty well for a lively background to most anything! This was written for an improv comedy group... so they would have something reasonable to sing to - if an audience member suggests it. You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
Feel: Somber, Calming
On January 31st, 2015, I recorded this piece. For some reason, I hit the record button and played. This is all of the notes. There are no other takes; No other files from that day. I don't remember what I was doing, but I was apparently dealing with fear and hope and apprehension... at least that is what it sounds like to me today - months later. Every now and again, I'll find these files - they are something of an emotional journal. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Download has the original MIDI file! You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
Feel: Dark, Mysterious, Suspenseful, Unnerving
This is more of a chordal soundscape than a drone. There is a little bit of hope here and there, but it is tempered with a deep sadness. Probably useful after a loss. Beautiful, horrible.
|Rains Will Fall
Download "Rains Will Fall" as mp3
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Rains Will Fall Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Rains Will Fall"
Instruments: Piano, Kit, Strings
Feel: Calming, Somber, Uplifting
Slow Waltz. English Waltz. Foxtrot. Slow Fox. The piano plays a mournful, waltzing melody, while strings enter gently. Halfway into the second minute, the tone is more hopeful, but then returns to the sadness of the introduction. Just before the third minute ends the hope returns, but melts again into sadness with the final high note of the piano. This is music for a rainy day, or when the hero to a story has lost his way.