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.
Genre: alternative, electronic, hard rock, metal roc
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? David Oakes also contributed to the respective edition of Sound Sunday.
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.
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 and video game soundtracks in previous editions of Sound Sunday.
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.
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.