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.
|Ascending the Vale
"Ascending the Vale"
Instruments: Harp, Choir, Flute Percussion, Anyafil Horn
Feel: Relaxed, Calming, Mystical
We've all been there... wandering through an impenetrable forest, half dead with 2 arrows sticking out of your leg. And yet we continue - because it is probably good for the narrative. Then hope! Oh thank the old gods and the new!! An unmapped settlement of woodland inhabitants takes you in and brings you back from the brink of certain death. You don't even care that it is a scurry of giant squirrels that came to the rescue, or that the healing soup they give you is largely acorn-based, and vomit-inducing. Pastoral and beautiful. The download comes with a loop for if you never want the feeling to end.
|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.
Instruments: Vibes, Piano, Bass, Drums
Feel: Calming, Grooving, Relaxed
Welcome to the lobby of the FUTURE! Luxurious automatic ashtrays, and modern green vinyl furnishings set off the shag carpeted walls. Enjoy a Rusty Nail from our cheerful bar staff (with a complimentary cheese and fruit plate before 5pm). We feature prime rib dinners every day that ends in a "y"! Remember to tip the bellhops at least 5 cents per bag. Enjoy your stay! This was written 2 years before it was published, because I didn't have a good enough upright bass sample to make it go.
|Lewis and Dekalb
"Lewis and Dekalb"
Instruments: Drums, Bass, Synth
Feel: Aggressive, Dark
Southern trap influenced rap pile of musical forklift platypus... okay, I don't know what these words mean. But if you understood them - we're all good. You know what you're getting, and... that's all I can hope for really. Truth in advertising! You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
Instruments: Guitar, Synths, Percussion
Feel: Bright, Relaxed, Calming, Uplifting
Quite a broad piece. Could be used for corporate films of intricate industrial processes, or a flashback scene to the time at the lake a few summers ago. Maybe good background to your cousin's magic show at the last family reunion. Or a film where you do "industrial processes" at the "lake" with your "cousin". It is really quite versatile! You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
Instruments: Bass Flute, Synths, Percussion
Feel: Somber, Relaxed, Mystical, Calming
Wikipedia describes the Thunderbird as "a supernatural bird of power and strength". It will also ask you to disambiguate it from the automobile made by Ford from 1955 to 2005. I'm sure it was a nice car. I've never owned one. But there were a lot of them! The late 70's Thunderbirds are particularly horrifying... They had those headlight covers that flipped up... because that was a good idea at some point. But this piece! Oh! This piece! Atmosphere like you wouldn't believe! The flute is just so earthy! The organic drones are also beautiful. The whole thing is beautiful. Kind of like you went to an alien day spa in another dimension where days last for years, but you still never get all wrinkly when you're in the bubbly warm waters. mmmm... bubbly warm waters... with the slight possibility of a serial killer. You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
Instruments: Flute, Percussion, Synths
Feel: Dark, Eerie, Unnerving, Suspenseful
Very moody little piece with some melodic interest. Tension could be high grade or low grade depending on your context. Waiting for a drug deal to go through in Belize? This'll work. Concerned about the health of your hyacinth macaw while waiting at the vet office? This'll work. Waiting for the OSHA all-clear at your box factory? This'll work. It is mainly about waiting for things. Probably not good things. You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
|Ossuary 6 - Air
"Ossuary 6 - Air"
Feel: Dark, Eerie, Mysterious, Unnerving
Well, something has taken a turn for the not-quite-as-good-as-I'd-like. Slow-moving drone of impending doom!
|Ossuary 4 - Animate
"Ossuary 4 - Animate"
Instruments: Synths, Percussion
Feel: Action, Dark, Intense, Mysterious
At the intersection of relaxation and horror lies "The Ossuary". Part 4: Animate It is coming for us!!!! ARGH!!!!! RUN! But where!?? Doesn't matter! Try running at the walls!!! No good! They're solid!! Is it still coming!? ARGH! Yup! There it is!!!! Now where!? The ladder!? NO GOOD COMES FROM CLIMBING A LADDER! You should know that by now! It'll just break halfway up OR something will grab your ankle OR BOTH! Just save yourself! There's no good us both getting eaten by that thing!!! Oh! And when you fill out the survey - this holiday was "VERY DISAPPOINTING!" You can download the high-quality version of this piece with each of the parts here!
|Ossuary 2 - Turn
"Ossuary 2 - Turn"
Instruments: Synths, Percussion
Feel: Dark, Relaxed, Calming, Eerie, Mysterious
At the intersection of relaxation and horror lies "The Ossuary". Part 2: Turn More aggressive than part one, something is most certainly going down here. Perfect for; seeing how far down the rabbit hole goes, Loch Ness expeditions, videos about giant capacitors, dinner parties where you want everyone uncomfortable. Gets quite awful around the 3:15 mark. Awful in a good way. You can download the uncompressed version of this here! It comes with separate files for the percussion and synth if you want to mix them on your own.