|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.
Instruments: Drums, Bass, Synth
Feel: Bright, Bouncy, Grooving
Bit of swing in your rap? Sure! Why not! I like swing... but NOT TOO MUCH! Just here and there... you know, to alleviate the monotony. Sort of like that one teacher you had in Social Studies that unexpectedly did something cool - like play a game - but only twice a year... and they were both in the first month, so all you ended up with was 8 months of continual disappointment. Screw you, Mr. Meuller! I still don't care about checks and balances! You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
|Thief in the Night
"Thief in the Night"
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Organ
Feel: Grooving, Relaxed
Laid-back, grooving, and cool. Did I mention cool? You need a cool piece. That is a statement you NEED a cool piece. Lucky for you, this IS a cool piece. Super clean production will allow this piece to fit into most things. I'd personally use this piece for a super badass character. You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
Instruments: EP, Piano, Synths, Percussion
Feel: Grooving, Relaxed
Well, this is interesting... Smooth sine bass contrasted with a lovely excited drum machine and then... the magic! Genre bending magic! You're a cool kid right? This is for you. You're welcome. Think 'trap' meets 'R&B' meets 'shoegaze' meets some other genre that is SO COOL there isn't even a name for it yet. Download comes with a not-quite-so-slow version that is not quite so slow. You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
Instruments: Bass, Accordion, Drums, EP, Guitar, Horns, Organ, Synth, Sax, Vibes
Feel: Grooving, Relaxed
You know what's cool? A standpipe in the winter. I imagine this one with a hip mustache and a plaid beret. Enough of the imagery, this is a little downtempo chill piece with lush horn punctuation. Suitable for: walks in the rain, time-lapse videos, sad cooking shows. You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
|Kings of Tara
"Kings of Tara"
Instruments: Bass, Drums, Kit, Guitar, Flute, Banjo
Feel: Bouncy, Bright, Grooving
This one is just cool. If you just tried to dance to this and fell over, that's because every measure is missing one beat. Still it grooves quite well, assuming you can groove in 7/4 time. Uncompressed download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
Instruments: Piano, Bass, Drums, Vibes, Saxes, Trumpet, Flute
Feel: Grooving, Mysterious
The year is... I have no idea. Timeless. Could be now, could be in the 1950s. Super cool jazz for your hardcore detectives! Also useful for beat poets! Also useful for ennui or boredom! Well, interesting sorts of boredom. You can download this in high quality with separate instrument files here!
|Ossuary 5 - Rest
"Ossuary 5 - Rest"
Feel: Calming, Dark, Eerie, Relaxed
After some amount of introspection, I can only conclude that this is the afterlife, or some entryway to the afterlife... or a really cool club in the Meatpacking district after-hours. This is the most genuinely relaxing piece of the Ossuary suite... still has a bit of an edge.You can download the high-quality version of this piece here!
|Dreams Become Real
"Dreams Become Real"
Instruments: Piano, Synths
Feel: Calming, Somber
Beautiful dreamy piece that confuses times and spaces. You really just need to take a moment and listen to this one - because it is really cool. How cool? You should probably find out! There are a lot of extra synth things going on in it that are hidden in and amongst the piano, like one of those hidden picture books with 45 paperclips, but you can only ever see 7 of them. You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
Feel: Dark, Intense
Too cool for school! This is a warm and refreshing, yet invigorating piece of 8-bit-like wonderfulness. Lots of modern blipping and bleeping once it gets going. I imagine this piece can be used in a lot of computer games about computer games. There's also a bunch of overdrive on "Level Up". Loops perfectly for all you video game devs out there! You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
|Severe Tire Damage
"Severe Tire Damage"
Instruments: Synths, Percussion
Feel: Aggressive, Driving
Ultra-cool downtempo piece with faster driving percussions. Want to look cool? Make this your theme song. Play it loud enough and you can use it for pro-wrestling entrance music! Uncompressed download comes with a bonus 96bpm set. You can download this in uncompressed format here! Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.