ange on 09/09/2013 at 02:05PM
The colors outside are changing, and this collection of driving rock, electronic and experimental pop instrumentals are here to help tell stories of change and progress.
This is a Music for Video collection for tucking away your swimsuit, taking out a fresh pencil, and getting back to work. Click on the artist names to visit their page on the Free Music Archive. Many of them can be contacted there for more permissions, or to simply share a link to your new creations.
1. krackatoa (website, CC BY-NC-SA) - Starting a journey and looking cool doing it. This song title and album art refers to the story of Noah's ark, and the track appropriately evokes sonic waves and a sense of fulfilling one's destiny.
2. Los Amparito (website, CC BY-NC-SA) - The beginning of this song is an echo of chimes (perfect for a bumper), and then stereo dueling guitars take over. You won't get sick of this song no matter how many times you play it.
3. Fields of Ohio (website, CC BY-SA) - Steady driving drums begin this song and lock you in. Then faint voices emerge repeating something that sounds like, "tomorrow." Turn this on when you have homework to begin and want to fall into a productive trance.
4. Peter Gresser (website, CC0) - A funky jam that makes you want to pick up a joystick or leap on a treadmill. Licensed for the public domain via the Open Game Bundle, you can do whatever you'd like with this track including using it in your video games.
6. Thiaz Itch (website, CC BY-NC-SA) - An intriguing flute kicks off this track and tells a story throughout. Many other instruments emerge, including a delightful güiro. This song is part of an album perfect for using in cartoons or animated shorts.
katya-oddio on 11/23/2010 at 03:00PM
Composer, musician, engineer, and producer Jonah Dempcy has arrived at the Free Music Archive, and his body of work here runs the gamut from jazz, nu-jazz, hip hop, to house. Most of Mr. Dempcy's work is instrumental and very well suited to repurposing as soundtracks in video projects.
He made a splash in the world of copyleft licensing and free online music with his project Revolution Void several years ago. In Revolution Void, Dempcy combined electronic music with live modern jazz improvisation by both Dempcy and noteable jazz performers, such as Seamus Blake (Mingus Big Band), Matthew Garrison (Herbie Hancock), Lucas Pickford (Brian Blade), Dave Hill, Jr. (Jettatura), and James "Roto" Rotondi (The Grassy Knoll, Air). Four releases from that project are now on the FMA.
Other Jonah Dempcy projects have also been added. Dempcy's solo jazz piano album SYNCRETIC BELIEFS features his original modern jazz compositions. ALL'S FAIR IN LOVE OF WAX is a fun, beat packed album by The Insider, a hip hop project led by Dempcy. He is also half of the Seattle house duo UltraCat alongside Yuriko Miyamoto. Two UltraCat EPs can be found on the FMA now, as well.