Slow Spectres

Orchestral thriller. Tense, sustained orchestral strings, with quirky orchestral percussion. Repeated suspenseful violin motif joins on top, followed by mysterious walking piano notes. Determined plucked strings and higher register violin take things up a notch. Rumbling, stomping percussion to a cacophonous, threatening section with more prominent piano and horn blasts. Dark, foreboding and full of anticipation, perfect for a commercial of epic proportions, a faux-epic pastiche, or dramatic TV/Doc scenes showcasing the brutal force of Mother Nature.

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Contagion

Dark electronic slow build. Menacing repeated bass synth line like Darth Vader humming a Kraftwerk tune, added synth line slowly expands outward, grows higher in register, fizzling, fleeting electro noises pulsate. Threatening, tense and foreboding, a nerve-wracking wait as the symptoms develop, perfect for a sombre TV/Documentary moment, a suspenseful film scene or cautionary advert.

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BJ

Pulsating electronic track. Fat bassy synth, flashes of synth and electronic glitches start, joined by a regular, throbbing beat, more beats then layers of extra fat synth build the atmospheric tension. Tense, dark and foreboding, full of dark energy, imagine a tense action scene or a nail-biting TV moment.

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Dark City Drone

Atmospheric electronic soundscape. Creaking, crackling electronics, sustained synth drones, reverb electronics and industrial sound effects. Dark, ambient and foreboding, subtle background music for a tense documentary.

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Anticipating Something Not So Good

Atmospheric piano and orchestral string track. Delicate, sparse piano intro, choppy orchestral strings, feedback-like string drones building in intensity throughout. Threatening, sombre and foreboding, a post-apocalyptic soundscape for a dark TV/Film/Doc moment.

Alt version features additional squelchy electronics.

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Moving Target

Tense, action-packed synth track. Dramatic orchestral strings, pounding drums, foreboding synth chords and frenetic panning beats. Threatening, dark and anxiety-inducing, suitable for a high-tension, high-stakes thrilling action Film/TV sequence, or an advert to that effect.

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Droid

Dark, foreboding electronic track. Synth blasts, sirens sounds, screeching string samples and electronic glitches. Tense, threatening music for a post-apocalyptic world, where technology has surpassed human intelligence and machines are our unforgiving masters. Uh oh! Also suitable for sleek and powerful car adverts or an intense sports competition.

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Ascent

Dark, epic orchestral strings and piano track. Piano intro before a foreboding blast of synth brass and frenetic orchestral strings. A quiet moment of piano and a rumble of drums before an epic return to strings, and a thrilling, threatening repeated motif. Ascending strings heighten the tension before the final foghorn-like blast. Tense and uneasy, but our brazen hero is coming to the rescue. Suitable for a bombastic advert or a high tension, high stakes TV/Film moment.

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Badlands (Suite)

A pulsating percussive thriller of a track, teeming with tension. Throbbing bassy percussion and arpeggiated percussive synth intensify into a terse, tense, thrilling melody. Added synth strings heighten the tension while a symphony of drums pound beneath, ending with a foreboding sustained crash. Anxiety-inducing, exciting and nerve-wracking. Perfect for a high-octane movie chase sequence, pushing characters to the extremes of human emotion; a particularly tense reality TV challenge sequence; or an advert for something to help you through life’s most challenging moments.

The percussion only version omits the anxiety-inducing melody, leaving the cacophony of drums below to pound purposefully to the close of the track.

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The Issue Goes Deeper (Suite)

Lurching synth doppler effect creates an atmosphere of uneasy tension. One note rings out, klaxon-like, joined by threatening synth sounds panning across a bleak sonic plain. Hi-hat underpins the score with added suspense. Dark, desolate and unnerving, with a heavy, mysterious atmosphere that suggests an enemy at your shoulder. Perfect for a prison break, an abduction or an escape.

Light version has a longer, more exposed synth note. Simple version only features the doppler effect synth sounds, no central sustained note.

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