Instruments: Erhu, Pipa, Yangqin, Percussion
Feel: Bright, Relaxed
When I do music based on folk traditions, I tend to name them after cities. Like this one: Shenyang. It is a little village of 8 million people that I've somehow never heard of. Oh sure, I've heard the name, but I don't associate it with anything specific. Chicago: Hot Dogs. Amsterdam: Offensively tall Dutch. Moscow: "Stop a Douchebag". Shenyang: No clue. How did I miss this city?? You already know if you need this piece, it has a more satisfying low-end than actual real Chinese music, and it should fit in with your modern productions well.
Length: 2:31Download "Shenyang" as mp3 Get it from iTunes! Listen Now! Watch the Video on YouTube
Shenyang Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
|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.
Length: 4:15Download "Fireflies and Stardust" as mp3 Listen Now! Watch the Video on YouTube
Fireflies and Stardust Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
|On My Way|
"On My Way"
Instruments: Bass, Guitar, Flutes, Clarinets, Vibes, Drums
Feel: Bright, Calming, Grooving
If you're not adding to the narrative; get out of the way! This piece gets out of the way... You can put it under any monolog, dialog, timelapse... actually, with a timelapse, you could probably find something a little more interesting with some pacing, or something. So... this is for those sure nice videos. Guaranteed* to offend as few people as possible! *"Guaranteed" is used in this context for entertainment purposes only.
Length: 4:13Download "On My Way" as mp3 Listen Now! Watch the Video on YouTube
On My Way Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Instruments: Marimba, Ukulele, Cello, Drums, Percussion
Feel: Bright, Calming, Grooving
Light and refreshing as a summer's day! I really just should lift ad copy for laundry detergent and fabric softener for this one. Springtime Fresh Scent! Pure and Simple! Brightens! Gentle on Fabrics! Great Value! Easy-pour Bottle! Marimbas!
Length: 3:39Download "Rainbows" as mp3 Listen Now! Watch the Video on YouTube
Rainbows Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Flute
Feel: Driving, Grooving
Before you complain about the bass, that is the entire point of this mix. It is scary-bass... yet somehow subdued. If this bass was a car, it would be a cement mixer... That's a terrible analogy. Forgetting for the moment that a cement mixer isn't a car... I guess they have the ones that are mounted on big trucks - and those trucks share a lot in common with cars, you know steering wheels, engines, tires, and the soon-to-be-anachronistic internal combustion engine. Anyway, if you don't like the bass you can pretty easily EQ it to a reasonable level, or buy the stems and remix it yourownself. Before you complain about the use of the word "yourownself", I wrote it. You understood it. It is a word. There is also some dreamy flute in here.
Length: 3:16Download "Fearless First" as mp3 Listen Now! Watch the Video on YouTube
Fearless First Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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!
Length: 2:26Download "DarxieLand" as mp3 Listen Now! Watch the Video on YouTube
DarxieLand Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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.
Length: 3:16Download "Thinking Music" as mp3 Listen Now! Watch the Video on YouTube
Thinking Music Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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!
Length: 3:55Download "Vanishing" as mp3 Listen Now! Watch the Video on YouTube
Vanishing Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Instruments: Percussion, Synths
Feel: Driving, Suspenseful
The Year: Future Year. The planet has been ravaged by desertification... that apparently no one saw coming... Not sure how that happened, I mean Jeez! Anyone ever hear of a little disaster called "The Aral Sea"? That seriously screwed up... like... everything. I guess the dam is supposed to help, but I'm seriously not holding my breath. Oh. Industrial-sounding music.
Length: 4:04Download "Industrial Cinematic" as mp3 Listen Now! Watch the Video on YouTube
Industrial Cinematic Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Instruments: Cello, Violin, Synths
Feel: Mystical, Dark, Mysterious
Remember that time you were lost in the woods and you were visited by the clan of centaurs, and they were super suspicious of you, but decided to take you back to their settlement anyway? It never happened! That was a screen memory! There are no centaurs, and they wouldn't live in forest settlements! That was an alien abduction. The aliens planted the memory of the forest centaurs so your brain wouldn't implode with the knowledge of trans-dimensional beings... such as themselves. And... unrelated, but... what comes to mind when you think about the smell of wet cardboard and Sriracha?
Length: 4:20Download "Magic Forest" as mp3 Listen Now! Watch the Video on YouTube
Magic Forest Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Instruments: Guitar, Choir, Percussion, Basses, Cellos, Violas, Violins
Feel: Action, Epic, Intense
This piece starts BIG. Originally, this piece started slowly and built... and then I got bored and chopped out all the slowness. There are still dynamics, but if you need bigness from the get-go - here's what you get! Vroom! BIG BIG BIG! Could be too big. Could be. Probably isn't.
Length: 5:05Download "Killers" as mp3 Get it from iTunes! Listen Now! Watch the Video on YouTube
Killers Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)