GL024 Act Now!

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This is a bouncy light orchestral jazz/pop track stereotypically used for 40's and 50's advertisements. It's light, fun, and kitschy, and believe it or not, incredibly challenging to produce. I spent weeks steeping my ears in the work of Les Baxter, Heinz Kiessling, Leroy Anderson, and Laurie Johnson in order to learn the ins and outs of kitsch string arrangement/orchestration. It's pretty dense stuff for what ends up ultimately being a musical joke.

Some of the flourishes in the woodwinds might be a bit distracting depending on the context of your film/game, but they're so idiomatic I couldn't bring myself to render a version without them. If it ends up being a problem, contact me and we can work something out.

This track includes the basics. I've rendered out full versions of the track as well as split intro/loop formats, and included a stinger in case you need to edit an ending into the middle. As always, uncompressed .wav are included along with 320kbps .mp3 files.

As with all the things posted here, this is freely available for use in games and/or animation projects. It also works as a sort of demo of my style and abilities. I’m actively looking for new gigs, so if you enjoy anything here please get in touch to discuss some custom work.

I’ve provided separate intro/loop files for ease of editing. If you would like to use this free loop, please message me for attribution requirements.

GL024 Act Now! Files

GL023 Attention Campers! (Pipsqueak Leads the Charge)

"It's impossible!" Danny the redhead groaned. "There are too many of them, and they're too big. Even *IF* we captured their flag, we'd still need to get back to home base without getting creamed! You guys remember what happened to Walley, doncha?!"

The rest of the members of Rabbit Troop murmured in agreement. The situation was grim. Then from the center of the room squeaked a tiny but confident voice.

"Attention campers! So they outnumber us! They're bigger! They're stronger, and they have a trebuchet. They have more battle experience, and more balloons! D'you know what they don't have? They don't have speed! They don't have cunning! They don't have heart! You sit around and cry like we've already lost, but I say to hell with Wolf Troop! Lenny, you can hit any target from over 20 feet away without some stupid machine. George, you can outmaneuver any of those stupid wolves. Donny, your sneakiness has helped you steal more fruit snacks from Miss Henson than anyone else! If you all want to give up right now that's fine! All the other troops will smile and say "I told you so...Rabbit Troop sucks". Well I'm the smallest, but I'm proud to be a Rabbit, and I want to show them all what Rabbit Troop can do! I'm going to go get Walley back, I'm going to get that flag, and I'm going to win the golden feather. Rabbit Troop rules, wolf troop drools! Who's with me?!"

I felt like writing some summer camp music. I guess it's basically John Philip Sousa with a toy marching band. Not much more to say than that.

I rendered out several loops for this one since the piece changes character a few times. The preview is a self-contained piece of music, but I've tagged a drum chorus onto the end of the full loopable version which leads right back into the beginning in case you need it. Either use it in it's entirety, or edit together something that works for you using the various stems and loops I've included. Stingers are also available for abrupt endings.

As with all the things posted here, this is freely available for use in games and/or animation projects. It also works as a sort of demo of my style and abilities. I’m actively looking for new gigs, so if you enjoy anything here please get in touch to discuss some custom work.

I’ve provided separate intro/loop files for ease of editing. If you would like to use this free loop, please message me for attribution requirements.

GL023 Attention Campers! (Pipsqueak Leads the Charge) Files

GL022 Seldom Spoken

Bells toll while fragments of forgotten memories drift through the air.

This one is melancholic, dark, and has religious overtones. It could be useful for particularly stark, poignant, or introspective scenes.

This track owe's it's bell-like quality to Arvo Pärt's tintinnabulation technique. The fragmented processed piano bits in the background were created with some custom software I put together in max/msp.

While I initially set out to create a loopable track, it ended up not feeling right by the time I was done writing. In an effort to make this track flexible for use in film, animation, games, etc, I did render out separated piano, processed piano, and bass stems, as well as include 2 different stingers to use as an "end" in case you need to stop the track before it comes to a natural conclusion.

As with all the things posted here, this is freely available for use in games and/or animation projects. It also works as a sort of demo of my style and abilities. I’m actively looking for new gigs, so if you enjoy anything here please get in touch to discuss some custom work.

I’ve provided separate intro/loop files for ease of editing. If you would like to use this free loop, please message me for attribution requirements.

GL022 Seldom Spoken Files

GL021 The Goblin King

You can't tell if your eyes are open or closed. The air feels wet all around you and you have a splitting headache. You catch echoes of what sounds like distant cackling, but you're sure it's just the wind. You sit up and hit your head on a rock. Are you in a cave? Slowly your eyes adjust to the darkness and the real horror of your predicament sets in. You are in the presence of The Goblin King.

I felt the need to do something dark and electronic recently. This track is inspired by the music of S U R V I V E (Stranger Things), the witch house groups such as Salem and White Ring, and John Carpenter.

This track includes the typical full track, intro and loop edits, as well as 2 stingers (one for each chord) in case you need to edit in an ending.

As with all the things posted here, this is freely available for use in games and/or animation projects. It also works as a sort of demo of my style and abilities. I’m actively looking for new gigs, so if you enjoy anything here please get in touch to discuss some custom work.

I’ve provided separate intro/loop files for ease of editing. If you would like to use this free loop, please message me for attribution requirements.

GL021 The Goblin King Files

GL020 Lipstick Lies and Batting Lashes

It started out like any other job: follow the suspect, gather intel, and report your findings to HQ. Never once did it cross that thick little skull of yours that the alleged double agent would be a dame. It was an amateur assumption. Your training readied you to deal with all manners of thugs, firearms, and dangerous scenarios, but nothing could have prepared you for the sultry stare of those emerald green eyes. Sometimes the most dangerous weapon is the sweetest whisper.

This track was inspired by classic noir fiction by the likes of Dashiell Hammett, Mickey Spillane, and Raymond Chandler. I wanted to do something sneaky, light, and a little seductive. Musically, some of the inspiration came from Gabor Szabo, Mel Young, Henry Mancini, and John Cacavas.

If you intend to use this track for film, some of the horn stabs may conflict with dialogue or other on screen events. Because of this, I've provided versions of this track with them as well as the solo horn stabs for maximum editing flexibility. I've also included a brief stinger so you can edit an ending to the track should the need arise.

In an odd but welcome coincidence, I was working out the melodies for this piece when I got news that a game I had written a bunch of "spy jazz" for was finally released. If you enjoy this track and would like to hear more in a similar style, please consider checking out Burglars Inc. on the Apple Store. The demo version is free and allows you to play for hours before hitting a paywall.

As with all the things posted here, this is freely available for use in games and/or animation projects. It also works as a sort of demo of my style and abilities. I’m actively looking for new gigs, so if you enjoy anything here please get in touch to discuss some custom work.

I’ve provided separate intro/loop files for ease of editing. If you would like to use this free loop, please message me for attribution requirements.

GL020 Lipstick Lies and Batting Lashes Files