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A Soundtrack is music that supports a story told in pictures or words. In our music-crazy culture, soundtracks are found in movies, TV shows, commercials, video games, and sometimes book readings. Some people even have a soundtrack for their life.

Whether you’re a regular visitor or just happened to stumble across Sound Sunday today, I hope you’ll find something you like and return to pick up more free music in the future.

Soundtracks That Rock

Genre: alternative, cinematic, rock, post-rock

Not strictly a soundtrack, the 2013 debut album of Lights & Motion is an experiment. Driven by a vision and equipped with mental melodies, Christoffer Franzen spent countless nights teaching himself how to produce music. Bit by bit he learned how to transfer the sounds from inside his head to music everyone can share. Since then, the Swede’s compositions appeared in movie trailers starring icons like Mark Wahlberg or James Franco. His music also featured in TV commercials and in our road trip playlist Rock Your Road Trip With Free Music Downloads [Sound Sunday] Rock Your Road Trip With Free Music Downloads [Sound Sunday] Road trips are not the same without music. You know how radio stations blast the same songs over and over again, spiced up with news and commercials? Rather bring your own mix. Read More .

Genre: alternative, electronic, hard rock, metal rock

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You wonder what kind of movie was playing in his head when UK-based musician David Oakes composed his Imaginary Film Soundtrack. The chosen music genre dictates action. Craving more instrumental music 13 Free Instrumental Music Albums From Hard Rock to Classical [Sound Sunday] 13 Free Instrumental Music Albums From Hard Rock to Classical [Sound Sunday] Read More ? David Oakes also contributed to the respective edition of Sound Sunday.

Modern Classical

Genre: electronic, classical, post-classical

MuNiCa – Cry of Pluto is a Japanese computer game to which the music unit Mili provided the soundtrack.

Genre: classical, pop

Klaus Badelt composed this original score for French movie Supercondriaque, starring Alice Pol, Kad Merad and Danny Boon.

Genre: experimental, orchestral, strings, piano, video game

Chris Christodoulou, a composer from Sparta, Greece, composed The Sea Will Claim Everything for the game of the same name. Currently located in Athens, Chris is writing music for film and video games, as well as concert hall compositions.
Source: Bandcamp

Orchestral Breakbeat & Funky Chiptune

Genre: electronic, dance, breakbeat, chiptune, orchestral, video game music

Norwegian composer Christian Krogsvold, aka Waterflame, produces high-speed orchestral breakbeats for video games, like CastleStorm.

Genre: electro, funk, chiptune, game music

Mighty Switch Force 2 is an action-puzzle game avaialable for Nintendo 3DS. The original soundtrack for this game was produced by Jake Kaufman. You can find more chiptune Free 8-bit Chiptune & Video Game Music Downloads [Sound Sunday] Free 8-bit Chiptune & Video Game Music Downloads [Sound Sunday] When is your next video game party? Invite your friends, get some snacks, set up the consoles, and you're all set. Sound Sunday contributes free chiptune music downloads for your pre-gaming playlist. Read More and video game soundtracks 10 Free Chiptune & Video Game Soundtrack Albums [Sound Sunday] 10 Free Chiptune & Video Game Soundtrack Albums [Sound Sunday] Sound Sunday is often inspired by readers like yourself. The material for this edition was collected over several months, following the request of Luca in January this year. All of the albums demonstrate skill and... Read More in previous editions of Sound Sunday.

Sounds Electronic

Genre: ambient, electronic, atmospheric, video game music

Duet is a minimalist game for iPad and iPhone, which has received much praise for its innovative design. It features an equally elegant and simplistic soundtrack, composed by Australian multi-instrumentalist Tim Shiel.

Genre: 80s, electronic, pop, bass, dubstep

The Neverending Story soundtrack, while iconic, always seemed like something that was virtually begging to be dusted off for the 21st century, with its vintage-yet-timeless electropop elements naturally fitting into the modern EDM aesthetic.
Source: Bandcamp

Genre: electronic, dark

Eric Avery has played bass for Jane’s Addiction, Garbage, and Nine Inch Nails. In 2013 he put forward a very dark sounding film score. We hope it’s not the soundtrack of his life.

The Soundtrack Playlist

The playlist gives you a quick overview of this Sound Sunday edition with my favorite tracks. Do listen to the full album above and discover your own favorite songs.

What’s The Soundtrack Of Your Life?

When you think back, what’s the music you remember? Which songs or artists have accompanied you throughout your life? If you could create a soundtrack for your life, what would be the dominating genre?

What would you like to see in an upcoming edition of Sound Sunday? Post your thoughts and requests in the comments, add music to the Sound Sunday Suggestions playlist on minilogs, get in touch with me @TinaSieber on Twitter, or email tina at this domain.

  1. David Oakes
    May 16, 2014 at 2:02 am

    Hey - thanks to this site I have had over 400 visits to my site :)

    <3

  2. A41202813GMAIL
    May 13, 2014 at 11:00 am

    I Heard 'COME TOGETHER' In The SPRING Of 1973.

    I Was In A Coffee House Near My School, And It Was Playing In A Slot Machine, On One Of My Brake Periods.

    Whenever I Hear It, I Go Back In Time.

    Today Music Is Sold By The Unit, But, Back When, I Really Hated LP Or CD 'Cases' That Only Had 1 Good Song In The Entire 10 Or So.

    'STATUS QUO' Is My Favorite Band Of All Time - Lots Of Good Songs In A Single 'Case' And A Very Powerful And Distinguishable Beat.

    Cheers.

    • Tina S
      May 13, 2014 at 7:41 pm

      Status Quo is awesome! Thanks for sharing your story!

      By the way, your way of capitalizing every single letter is pretty unique. Is there a particular reason you're doing this?

    • A41202813GMAIL
      May 14, 2014 at 12:08 pm

      GERMANS Capitalize Every Noun.

      This Is Just An Output From A CHROME Extension.

      Cheers.

    • Tina S
      May 14, 2014 at 8:06 pm

      But your writing is in English and not every word is a noun. Ich bin übrigens auch Deutsch.

    • A41202813GMAIL
      May 15, 2014 at 11:55 am

      My Native Language Or Nationality Has No ENGLISH Or GERMAN Connections.

      In Fact, My GERMAN Language Knowledge Is Really Very Basic.

      As I Said, This Is Just An Output From A CHROME Browser Extension.

      Cheers.

    • Tina S
      May 16, 2014 at 9:20 am

      Apologies for the misunderstanding!

      I'm still curious though. What's the name of this Chrome extension and what does it do?

    • A41202813GMAIL
      May 16, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      This Extension Is In The CHROME Web Store.

      It Was Made By A BRASILIAN.

      It Converts Text In Nearly 50 Ways.

      The ID Code Is meflhahoaigohebhlogpoljpcahobgej

      Cheers.

    • Tina S
      May 17, 2014 at 8:13 pm
    • A41202813GMAIL
      May 18, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      Searching For Content Inside CHROME.GOOGLE.COM With The GOOGLE Search Engine, Or Inside The CHROME Web Store Itself, Is Getting Worse By The Day.

      That Is Why I Prefer To Give The Extensions ID Codes Instead Of The Names - Other Related Sites Show Us The Links Inside GOOGLE That GOOGLE Itself Stopped Providing Us.

      Maybe It Is Just Me.

      Cheers.

  3. Nahla D
    May 12, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    I'm digging "Reanimation". There's like this love story in my head when I listen to it. Thanks for sharing it. I hope you could feature free instrumental songs with an emphasis on acoustic guitars next time.

    • Tina S
      May 12, 2014 at 6:12 pm

      Thanks for the feedback, Nahla! Will add acoustic guitar instrumentals to my list, but it might be a while until I return to that genre. If you have a brilliant idea how to make such a post more popular (a hook), do let me know! A tribute to Paco de Lucia maybe?

    • Nahla D
      May 13, 2014 at 2:17 pm

      I don't have a brilliant idea, but your suggestion is great! Paco de Lucia! Si, si, si! That would be lovely! I will look forward to it!

  4. David Oakes
    May 12, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Many thanks once again for the inclusion. Much obliged !

    David Oakes.

    • Tina S
      May 12, 2014 at 10:08 am

      Very welcome, David!

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