Instruments: Synths, Guitar
Feel: Calm, Grooving, Mysterious
There is a mystery that is unfolding, unraveling, being solved, confounding, being thought about, being copied, demanding attention, delighting, comforting, and feeding the dog treats that look like sausages and get your hands all oily. Best for: Feature films where the protagonist thinks about a hard problem while walking at night in the neon-bathed entertainment district in Osaka in the rain in 1994.
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!
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.
|Super Power Cool Dude
"Super Power Cool Dude"
Instruments: Synths, Drums
Feel: Action, Driving, Uplifting
This piece was built almost entirely with arpeggiators. What does that mean for you? Probably nothing. But holy man! Does this sound like it is from 1983! So, pop a tape of "Flashdance" in your VCR... and then spend like 8 minutes rewinding it... because, apparently your cousin couldn't be bothered to do that. Seriously, Sally! You did the same thing when I lent you "Smokey and the Bandit II", and I didn't say anything because you had a hard week, but still managed to make the Jell-o Salad with the grapes for the family reunion... which was nice. Anyway, I'll probably just get you one of those $20 tape rewinders they have at Radio Shack for your birthday. I also enrolled you in the Battery of the Month Club. You're welcome.
|Secret of Tiki Island
"Secret of Tiki Island"
Instruments: Bass, Piano, Percussion, Vibes, Guitar, Vocals, Organ
Feel: Eerie, Grooving, Mysterious, Calming
Co-written with Bryan Teoh while he was on vacation (Thanks Bryan!) this is all the mystery and chill groove you need. So come on you cats and swingers, enjoy yourself a Jet Pilot (served in a pineapple of course) and help unravel the Secret of Tiki Island! Can you save yourself and the island from the Volcano!? No. Of course you can't. It is a freaking VOLCANO. If the pyroclastic flows and lahars don't kill you, the carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide probably will. Uncompressed download comes with 10 different stems so you can mix your own!
Instruments: Drums, Bass, SynthBass, Guitar, Vibes, Percussion
Feel: Dark, Grooving, Relaxed
Jazzy! Gumshoe-y! Mystery-y! I suck at making adjectives. Who needs adjectives anyway! I'm fine without adjectives. How fine without adjectives, you may ask? I can't say - as that would require some sort of descriptor! And I don't need descriptors in my writings... Maybe one... tiny little... NO! What am I thinking!? I refuse! I've completely had it with adjectives! Hah! Adverbs work perfectly fine! Woohoo! Adverbs! And before I get mail... adjectives killed my family, so I can go off on them all I want.
|Phantom from Space
"Phantom from Space"
Instruments: Piano, Percussion, Synth
Feel: Eerie, Mysterious
I need to be careful about naming these things. Could be neo-retro sci-fi - could be straight up paranormal! Whatever it is, there is a major mystery to be had here! Ideal for technology-induced mummy reanimation films. The alternate mixes in the full download both give a slightly different feel - one with no percussion, and one without the theremin-like synth lead. You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes. Phantom from Space - BG Mix.wav Phantom from Space - Drums 1.wav Phantom from Space - Drums 2.wav Phantom from Space - Full Mix.wav Phantom from Space - Light Mix.wav Phantom from Space - Piano.wav Phantom from Space - Synth.wav Creative Commons License.pdf
|Secrets of the Schoolyard
"Secrets of the Schoolyard"
Instruments: Synths, Percussion
Feel: Dark, Mysterious
You can download this in uncompressed format here! Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes. Sort of dark and mysterious, while still being current-sounding and light. Got a mystery in the city? I got your music! Crazy deep bass in lots of parts… careful when mixing this one.
|The Path of the Goblin King v2
Download "The Path of the Goblin King v2" as mp3
Credit this piece by copying the following to your credits section:
The Path of the Goblin King v2 Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
"The Path of the Goblin King v2"
Instruments: Strings, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Celesta, Tympani
Feel: Dark, Intense, Mysterious
Slightly faster version of the other similarly named piece, this one has an extra sense of urgency, but still retains the mystery and wonder bits.
|Supernatural Radio A
"Supernatural Radio A"
Feel: Eerie, Humorous, Suspenseful
If you're looking for that late 40s/early 50s sci-fi or supernatural radio drama - this is your piece. This was rendered on a hammond, using only the drawbars that would make it over the radio (no bass).
|Comfortable Mystery 4
"Comfortable Mystery 4"
Instruments: Electric Piano
Feel: Calming, Eerie, Mysterious, Somber
Gentle Electric Piano featuring light chords and a descending arpeggiated motive.