Music for Video: Tracks to Sync, July 2012
Tracks to Sync is a monthly mix of music curated with the video producer in mind.
1. Tyrannic Toy [Los Emes Del Oso] is a French experimental outfit. This track is notable for a number of reasons, but I really like the transition from the delayed electric guitar intro into the meaty rock groove. The excellent production on this track could give your project the extra aural polish you're looking for. [Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike]
2. Jiony [soundcloud] makes blissed electronica from his home base in Mexico City. This track has a great unobtrusive groove that could work as a bed for a variety of scenes and applications. [Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike]
3. Dexter Britain has released two volumes of Creative Commons music on the FMA. Each one is filled with a diverse array of genres and moods, so dig into his repertoire and find something for your film. If you don't find something here, be sure to check his well-designed website that offers individual licenses for a multitude of uses. It also has a great browsing feature where you can filter his music by instrumentation, mood, and genre. [Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike]
4. Ant Neely [webiste] is a writer, producer, and composer. This track may well be the whistle anthem of the Summer, and you know those only come around once in a blue moon. Upbeat and smiling. Also, check out this interview with Ant. [Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike]
5. Super Flower is one half of infamous New Jersey industrial duo Smersh. I'm getting a real fashion avenue feel from these Vogue beats and runway breaks; this might be just what you need to strut your stuff on film. [Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike]
6. This track is from the third release from Sacramento born visual artist David Mohr, who moonlights as electro-pop band FAVORS in addition to running a small imprint called Future Push. Expect bright electro sounds and a subtle beat. [Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial]
7. Jamie Evans [website] is an Irish musician specializing in composition for Film, TV, and Video Games. This track comes from his sample EP, a kind of trailer for his composition work. These four tracks sound straight out of Hollywood, so give 'em a try if you're shooting for studio sound on a budget. [Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike]
8. Dan Warren [website] is the creator of a somewhat eccentric remix of President Obama's Audio Book, and this track is one of the instrumentals from that album. Turns out he's a gifted composer and sound engineer, in addition to an expert editor. Listen to them all for some innovative instrumentations and post-apocalyptic imagery. [Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike]
10. Give your video an international vibe with this acoustic guitar duet from Costa and Nero played in the style of the Greek Folk music Rebetiko. At least stick around till the rhythm kicks in around 1:20 and be sure to check the rest of the compilation for lots more great music in the Rebetiko style! [Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike]
12. This guitar exploration from Decade in Exile [bandcamp] creates a nice reverb-filled headspace with field recordings of rain and subtle electronics followed by a more straight-ahead electric jam. [Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike]
13. Kid Flicks [facebook] is an Athenian graphic designer and visual artist working with experimental electronic pop sounds. Check out this track for some great sync-ready independent pop music. [Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike]
This series is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.