This week’s Creative Commons song picks. Make something beautiful and meaningful.
I chose the song “Не Уходи” by JO because I was looking for something that I typically wouldn’t listen to on a regular basis. Most of the music I listen to is in the English language but I wanted to branch out and find something a little different. Translated into English from Russian the text means “Don’t go” which can bring some context to what the song could be used for. This is very bluesy and feels a bit like it could be used in an extended montage of a road trip across a desert. The harmonica gives it a very outback feel. This can be found in the blues or Folk section at Free Music Archive.
Не Уходи by JO / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
On a complete opposite side of the spectrum, here is “Dark” by 505. This is very electronic with an 8-bit spin on it. It is something I would picture a scene where reality is being bent in some way to maybe a more two-dimensional plane. I personally enjoy listening to 8-bit soundtracks. Growing up, playing Mario among other classic games, this is the kind of music they would play. It reminds me of childhood in a way. As the title says, it’s a bit “Dark” but probably in the lightest way possible. There’s not much menacing about 8-bit so if you are considering using this for a horror film, it may give it a unique twist. This can be found in the Electronic category under chip music at FMA
I chose “Machine Elves” by Alan Singley because I thought it had an interesting sound to it. It’s a little longer than your average three and a half minute song but being instrumental, time can vary. This composition has quite a few elements in it that are notifiable. The first being the funky base guitar. The second being what sounds like a high school esc band at a lower volume. Thirdly you have the occasional drops of sound effects of ambient noise. This would be a good track to consider to use as a tone. I would consider the reverberation in the recording in your choosing of the location you tie this with. It seems to have a lower quality in recording which gives it almost an aged genre. Maybe this could be used in a film about a high school in the 70’s. This can be found under Coundtrack or Contemporary Classical.
I chose “Gasoline” by PC Noise & Pedicure Records because I thought it was a fun song which had a lot of methodical fluency. Unlike the previous soundtracks, it follows the typical music progression that most songs follow. I like how the track sped up. I wonder what it would sound like if the track were slowed down a bit to its original speed. It might be a song that is just as worth listening to. Every time I hear music like this I think of Alvin and the Chipmunks and instantly think of an animated motion picture. While that may be my immediate thought, I think you could use this for quite a bit. The sound is very bold and forward facing so I personally wouldn’t use this as background music unless maybe there is a dance scene. This song in being so fast paced, is very much in your face and should be a bit soloed. This can be found under Electronic and Pop.
I chose “Endless Story About Sun and Moon” by Kai Engel because I felt like it had a lot of character and dynamic. The entry to the song made me feel like I was starting to watch a movie and the credits were starting to show up with an opening scene. This is very much a soundtrack as per its category. It can be used in various ways in film. It sounds light in melody heavy so it’s very easy on the ears. My mind went immediately to one of the great classic Disney movies where the Hero gets the Princess and all ends well but not before a trial. This can be found under Classical or Soundtrack