Epic orchestral with dark beats. Choppy orchestral string intro, added bass strings provide build to a tight beat drop. Piercing string stabs bring tension over steady string melody and erratic beats. Tensions build to a dizzying level with added layers of competing strings. Frantic, driven and nerve-wracking, glam meets grit, 007 meets the Fast and the Furious, perfect soundtrack to a challenging onscreen quest.
Tag Archives: Tension
Keep Loving Me
Dark electronica with vocal sample refrain. Sparse, bleepy synth intro with watery delay effects. ‘Keep on lovin’ me’ female vocal sample repeated rhythmically over a determined, striding slow breakbeat. Tender yet menacing synths play out a hooky melody on top. Unsettling and tense with a terrifying passion, obsessive yearning to suit a dramatic TV sequence or fashion story.
Sample-heavy electronics with global percussion. Vocal samples over polyrhythmic percussive hits. Bassy synth groove kicks in with Latin rhythms and samba whistle. Melodic grime-influenced break gives a dark edge. Polyrhythmic groove returns underneath. Intricate, frantic and energetic, sounds like Shakira’s World Cup song transported to a creepy alternate universe, perfect for intense sports coverage and edgy content.
Hip hop track with orchestral strings. Melancholy string intro. Minimal beats before a bass drop. Deep bass synth mines the underbelly, trap beats up top and church-like bell sample and choral vocal samples add to the eerie atmosphere. Dark, sombre and quietly epic, like Gangsta’s Paradise without Coolio, perfect for an investigative documentary or epic domestic drama of the streets.
Creepy hip hop. Spooky, stabbing piano sample, janky and robotic, with woozy, deep bass synths and rattlesnake trap beats. Deeper beats introduced with quivering organ chords. strange, mysterious and playful, a carved Halloween pumpkin in hip hop form, suited to edgy, off-kilter fashion adverts or TV/Documentaries/content about flashy cars, streetwear and youth culture.
Angst at the Bay
Epic, atmospheric synth track. A wash of broad synths and wind-like rushes, evoking a cold, post-apocalyptic natural world. Orchestral string-like synths slowly add a hint or warmth and hope. Emotional, bleak and desolate, introspective soundscape to suit a reflective TV scene, an epic nature documentary or romantic film scene.
Triplet Storm Part 1
Arpeggiated synth track. Fast synth arpeggios, vast and expansive, spread out across a fantasy world, changing in texture and volume, morphing yet insistent. Dark, introspective and epic, perfect computer game soundtrack or soundscape for a rigorous podcast or factual documentary.
Woozy, dark electronica. Vertigo-inducing synths wobble and swerve over bleeps, whirrs and the deepest synth bass, sounding like an alien trying to sing in slow motion. Disconcerting, sinister and strange, would suit a menacing movie scene or a dark alley onscreen encounter…in the future.
World fusion with beats. Samples depicting a fight give way to male choral vocal samples over a snaking violin line and global beats. Beats come on stronger, settling into a deep Arabic-style groove with choppy violins adding drama later on. Curious, dark and slightly menacing, danger in a foreign land, perfect for Killing Eve style globe-trotting TV drama, travel documentaries or classy car adverts with an international twist.
Melancholy sample-laden electronica. Pizzicato strings, joined by pastoral flute sample and orchestral sample. Harp effects interspersed with heavy syncopated beats and big D’n’B womps. Orchestral strings some to the fore midway, then settles back to the mid-tempo groove. Bold and brazen with a regal air, if Jason Bourne starred in the Wind in the Willows, perfect mash-up for dance content or tongue-in-cheek adverts.