Edited onOctober 04, 2022

Meet Uncan

Uncan is FMA artist Jon Dare.

Uncan is an electronic musician, pianist, vocalist, and video game composer for hire hailing from Southern New Jersey.

FMA Team

Ocean Hotel - Released 2018

This track was composed before the Uncan project was even a part of Free Music Archive. It was early 2017 and I was staying at a family home on the Jersey Shore with some friends from college. At the time I had just started using the VST Serum and was making a lot of instrumental house music. For this particular track, I decided to take inspiration from the environment and sample the ocean waves for some ambiance. My hope was to capture the chill feeling of being seaside. - Uncan


Lost - Released 2018

One of the things I like most about Free Music Archive is getting to see where my music ends up. As a video game composer, I get excited when my music is picked up by a game! This track was featured in the title screen for Roblox: HEISTS. I remember composing this track shortly after finishing college. I felt lost after graduating, unsure of how to proceed in life after years in a structured environment. Back then I was known as “Uncanny,” but I chopped two letters off to become “Uncan.” - Uncan


Effemeah Weeps - Released 2019

This track was originally a school project for a music production course. My goal for “Showsnow,” as it was originally known, was to compose an electronic track with major orchestral elements. The track is a blend of serene strings and accented electronic arpeggios. - Uncan

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