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Villainous Treachery - Distressed
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Villainous Treachery - Distressed Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Villainous Treachery - Distressed"

Instruments: Piano

Feel: Dark, Intense

The melody for this piece is in the bass keys, while the high notes play a headache-splitting constant rhythm. At the one-minute mark the high-pitched notes drop several octaves to play a crunched staccato before returning to the previous theme. The last thirty seconds feature drawn out chords, and the tempo slows dramatically, ending with frustrated trills in both registers, signaling the demise of the villain.

ISRC: USUAN1100730
Uploaded: 2010-06-15

153 bpm Silent Film Score 1:52
Villainous Treachery
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Villainous Treachery Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Villainous Treachery"

Instruments: Piano

Feel: Dark, Intense

The melody for this piece is in the bass keys, while the high notes play a headache-splitting constant rhythm. At the one-minute mark the high-pitched notes drop several octaves to play a crunched staccato before returning to the previous theme. The last thirty seconds feature drawn out chords, and the tempo slows dramatically, ending with frustrated trills in both registers, signaling the demise of the villain.

ISRC: USUAN1100729
Uploaded: 2010-06-15

153 bpm Silent Film Score 1:52
Amazing Plan - Distressed
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Amazing Plan - Distressed Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Amazing Plan - Distressed"

Instruments: Piano

Feel: Bouncy, Dark

With elements of a quick Russian polka playing in the immigrant section of industrial-era New York City, this piece is mainly in a minor key, but at the halfway point changes to a major key, reversing the feel and tone for a few seconds, before reverting to the darkness of the minor key.

ISRC: USUAN1100738
Uploaded: 2010-06-15

129 bpm Silent Film Score 1:27
Amazing Plan
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Amazing Plan Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Amazing Plan"

Instruments: Piano

Feel: Bouncy, Dark

With elements of a quick Russian polka playing in the immigrant section of industrial-era New York City, this piece is mainly in a minor key, but at the halfway point changes to a major key, reversing the feel and tone for a few seconds, before reverting to the darkness of the minor key.

ISRC: USUAN1100737
Uploaded: 2010-06-15

129 bpm Silent Film Score 2:07
Pop Goes the Weasel
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Pop Goes the Weasel Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Pop Goes the Weasel"

Instruments: Strings, Percussion, Toy Piano

Feel: Dark, Eerie, Intense, Unnerving

Heavy bass drums and an string bass set the tone for this dark and menacing tone. The familiar refrain then plays, but is made expressive and almost violent as it is played on several string basses and cellos. The pace is rather quick and forceful, and after the quick ending, a jack-in-the-box plays, normally child-like, but made creepy because of the sinister music that came before.

ISRC: USUAN1100724
Uploaded: 2010-06-09

108 bpm Horror 1:09
Rites
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Rites Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Rites"

Instruments: Voice, Pipe Organ

Feel: Dark, Mysterious, Mystical

Heavy and deep, the chords of this piece resemble Gregorian Chanting with resounding reverb as a harp plucks a few solitary notes. The music evokes an ancient ritual or ceremony, but could also be used for a tragic medieval funeral.

ISRC: USUAN1100722
Uploaded: 2010-06-09

0 bpm Soundtrack 2:07
Eastminster
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Eastminster Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Eastminster"

Instruments: Plucked Strings, Synths

Feel: Calming, Relaxed

The constant reverberating sound of rain and the perfect-fifth drone of the strings are calming, but have an air of suspense and tension about them, as if a drama is about to unfold. The koto plays a near continuous refrain, at times forcefully. Evoking pre-colonialist East Asia, the piece is beautiful and stoic in tone, especially as the koto asserts its dominance in the sixth minute and at the end.

ISRC: USUAN1100719
Uploaded: 2010-05-29

51 bpm Contemporary 6:45
The Hive
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The Hive Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"The Hive"

Instruments: Synths

Feel: Dark, Unnerving

Cymbals and synthesizers evoke swarming insects, as whirring and clicking noises abound with heavy reverb.

ISRC: USUAN1100711
Uploaded: 2010-05-27

0 bpm Horror 4:12
The House of Leaves
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The House of Leaves Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"The House of Leaves"

Instruments: Harp, Violins, Percussion, Synths

Feel: Dark, Eerie, Intense, Suspenseful, Unnerving

A simple harp refrain plays a child?s melody, but is torn apart by discordant screeching noises, thumps, growls, and mechanical noises.

ISRC: USUAN1100710
Uploaded: 2010-05-27

0 bpm Horror 3:26
Redletter
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Redletter Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Redletter"

Instruments: Strings, Synths

Feel: Dark, Eerie, Intense, Suspenseful, Unnerving

High-pitched strings play above a low drone, while fuzzy noises and cymbal rolls flow throughout. The high strings crescendo and quickly cut out as if a knife sliced their throats. A somber melody plays in the final minute, and the noises crescendo and come at you from every angle, symbolic of an attack and a gruesome finale.

ISRC: USUAN1100714
Uploaded: 2010-05-27

0 bpm Horror 4:28
Nerves
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Nerves Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Nerves"

Instruments: Brass, Percussion, Strings, Synths

Feel: Action, Dark, Eerie, Epic, Intense, Suspenseful

The first two minutes contain many changes and shifts in tone - all intense. The final minute is a collection of all that came before, ending in a pulse-quickening finale. This is music for an action film, or a scene that begins with tremulous anxiety and ends in a big way.

ISRC: USUAN1100698
Uploaded: 2010-05-06

135 bpm Soundtrack 2:52




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