Instruments: Steel Drum, Marimba, Bass, Percussion
Feel: Bright, Grooving, Relaxed
Bare bones island vibe without all the excitement and thrills. At about 2 and a half minutes in, it gets even less exciting! The mallet rolls are pretty good though. I used an EM1 Malletstation and real mallets. Makes a difference.
|Trouble with Tribals
"Trouble with Tribals"
Instruments: Percussion, Drone, Voices
Feel: Action, Driving, Grooving
Another exciting guerrilla warfare planning meeting, and Parker didn't bring the coffee. I'm starting to get annoyed with Parker more and more these days. Sure, the new "cape cod style" curtains look great in the mud blinds, but I'm not into the satin obelisk in the middle of our jungle huts.
|Return of the Mummy
"Return of the Mummy"
Instruments: Tar, Qanun, Choir, Percussion, Strings
Feel: Dark, Grooving, Mystical
Did you know that people in the 1800s used to make tea out of mummies they dug up in Egypt? Tea. Like the kind you drink. That is because people in the 1800s were dumb. They were so stupid, they thought seaweed was really quite interesting. Today, you would have to be a marine botanist to think seaweed is that exciting. I don't need to mention how "exciting" marine botanists are... Carl! Finding some Caulerpa 20 kilometers outside its published range is no reason to write a paper! And it is certainly no reason to be LATE for your OWN PARTY, CARL!!!
Feel: Bouncy, Bright, Grooving
This is about as exciting/happy as simple 8-bit exciting/happy music gets. It's Swingin'! It's Singin'! It's using a whole lotta apostrophes! Sometime's incorrectly! Anyhoo, take a listen to this one. Ye shan't be dis'appointed! Bleep, bloop... bloop, bleep.
Instruments: Chimes, Sleigh Bells, Drums, Synths
Feel: Bright, Uplifting
I was commissioned to do some music for the play "Twas The Night Before Christmas" by Ken Ludwig. The mp3 download here is the main holiday-themed rap from near the end of the play. The uncompressed download comes with that as well as the Girl/Mouse rap from earlier in the play - which you can hear on Soundcloud as "La Souris". The full download also has the exciting fanfare intros to the holiday rap.
Instruments: Bass, EP, Drums, Guitar, Synth, Horns
Feel: Bright, Grooving, Uplifting
Get down with the 'get down'! A very clean sort of funk thing. Appropriate for a widevariety of exciting sorts of things, including funky dance parties, car washing (dance parties), barbecuing (dance parties), and colonoscopy (dance parties).
Instruments: Percussion, Basses, Strings
Feel: Dark, Driving, Action, Intense
One really long build. Generally gets faster, fuller and more exciting. Like "Bolero" but for suspense. You can download this in uncompressed format here!
|The Snow Queen
"The Snow Queen"
Instruments: Strings, Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Flute, Celesta, Tympani
Feel: Mysterious, Mystical
Sort of exciting and sort of spooky in that fairy tale sort of way. This is one of my favorite pieces of late. Good interplay of instruments. You can listen to this one over and over. Handy, because it does loop back to the beginning. Major build starting at 1:50 or so.
|There It Is
"There It Is"
Instruments: Guitar, Horns, Bass, Percussion
Feel: Bouncy, Bright, Grooving
Very quick and jovial, this brass heavy piece has a guitar riff that sticks in the brain, but ends suddenly. Useful for a quick theme introduction, transition, or for a fast and exciting commercial.
Instruments: Bass, guitar, electric piano, Kit
Feel: Bouncy, Grooving, Humorous
Funtastic little piece written for a movie trailer's more quirky section.
Instruments: Bass, Brass, Percussion, Choir, Guitar, Strings, Pipe Organ
Feel: Dark, Driving, Epic, Grooving, Intense, Mysterious
Dark piece in 2 roughly equal main parts. Gets progressively more exciting.