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A beautiful 60 second track for piano and strings. This track is very moving and emotional and serves well as an underscore or background for tragic, sad, and heartbreaking scenes.
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Uplifting, groovy and powerful composition. The entire track is based on the powerful sound of drums and bass mixed with stomps and claps. The main electric guitar riff supported by vocals goes thru the intro and outro parts. In the second part the tension goes down, acoustic guitar, vocal effects and a slide appear. Works well as advertising music, to use in urban scenes, actions, sports, presentations.
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It's like sneaking into a dark old house with a flashlight - searching for clues. Featuring lots of fun instruments like castanets, fender Rhodes, flute, oboe, and celesta. Perfect for cartoon or a video game.
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Epic adventure trailer track with cinematic electronic beats and back vocals sounds. You will use it for show scenes or for trailers of films or games.
2:00 , 1:09, 4:07
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Deep, meditative, relaxing music – perfect for a meditative background and projects related to healing, nature, mystery and mindfulness.
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A playful, spooky and fun Halloween upbeat theme with funny scary and magical mood. Great for kids show, nightmare cartoons, dark humor scenes, quirky comedy, etc.
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Back in the 80's.Retro Synthwave feeling. High energy with cool electronic beat. Perfect for action videos, extreme sports, spy stories, high-tech products, and innovations.
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Soft piano melodies with nature sounds and noises in the background. This music will fit well for background usage in sensitive situations.
0:32 , 0:32
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This dubstep track has a heavy hard bass line, syncopated rhythms and a futuristic vibe. Featuring urban and experimental elements of breakbeat, this piece fuses an aggressive synth sound with dark drums and bass. Heavy, electronic and edgy.
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Powerful, badass, energetic Hard Rock music with dirty guitars and heavy drums. Ideal energetic for action movies, extreme sports, dangerous adventures, fighting scenes in your projects!
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Groovy hip hop track with punchy drums, wobbling bass and driving synths. Perfect fit for fashion videos, radio, advertising, viral marketing, web advertisements, vlogs and travel videos.
1:43 , 2:22
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This is an epic powerful track with anxious melody and dark serious mood. Suitable for breaking news reports about a terror attack, wars, human death, high tense moments, crime drama, post-apocalyptic and dark footage stories.
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Ethereal guitar chord drones create a meditative pad. Great for underscoring emotional moments in projects.
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Big heroic and pompous hip-hop with an epic and dangerous mood. Could be useful in shooter game overflow or walkthrough, dramatic and cinematic visuals, sports, or any project requires power and energy.
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Dark, impressive, futuristic track in a dark synthwave genre. With powerfully groovy drum beats, old school bassline, retro-futurism, neon nostalgia feelings. Perfect for every day listening, Robocop, Rambo, aliens styled movies, innovative presentations, cyberpunk games and videos.
1:48 , 0:36U, 1:20
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This is my newest positive, romantic and sentimental pop background music track "Colours of the night" special for Valentine's Day holiday video, photo slideshows, nostalgic wedding video. Great as a musical background for advertisement, commercial websites, and other projects.
1:49 , 0:54, 2:36
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A track which is full of energy. Great for extreme sports, car racing games and workout videos.
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A playful, spooky and fun Halloween upbeat theme with funny scary and magical mood. Great for kids show, nightmare cartoons, dark humor scenes, quirky comedy, etc.
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Mysterious royalty free meditation music with soulful zen ambiance. Suitable as a soundtrack for dreams and a peaceful mind, yoga Nidra practice, deep relaxation, moments of stillness and tranquility.
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A track that was specially designed for Halloween. Spooky yet funny. Great for projects related to creepy and nasty dark magic projects.
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A minimalistic electronic dance track with hypnotic synths beats. Suites for fashion report videos or adult based entertainment.
1:50 , 1:12, 1:56, 1:56U
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Spooky and playful Halloween orchestral music in a waltz tempo. Ideal background tune for a ghost story, gothic castles, black magic, comical cartoon animation, witches and scary pumpkins.
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This is a dark and suspense piano music, full of tension and mystery. It is great for mysterious documentary films, scary and horror background, fear and thriller trailer, drama and cinematic piano intro, criminal and danger scenes and much more.
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Booming taikos, are the main instrument of this highly energetic action drum track. Suitable for any martial arts promotion, holiday promotion, or anything which requires a distinctly robust Asian themed piece of music. Perfect music for action scenes, chasing cues and for an extreme sports project.
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Powerful rock track with overdrive guitar riffs, synth, hard elements, powerful guitars, cool epic toms. Perfect for extreme, action, military, sport video, game trailers and any other videos and projects.
1:46 , 2:16
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This is a dramatic, mysterious and deep cinematic music with suspenseful and dark atmosphere. Good background music for any deep and thoughtful videos, media slideshow, investigation documentary, detective story, and more.
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This cinematic music combines a mysterious energy with a dramatic sound. The plucky string melodies dance over hypnotic pads, punchy drums and smooth bass to create a track perfect for film, television, drama and more.
0:59 , 2:09
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A modern dance hip-hop with electronic sounds, powerful deep bass and catchy groove. Works well with extreme sports related projects, urban street style footages, club scenes, hip commercials, fashion films, and more.
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Ethnic tribal music with a dark atmosphere and hypnotic rhythms. Great for African safari videos, wild jungles, hunting scenes, and more.Instruments: big drums, shakers, percussion, wooden flute, synth pads, bass.
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Intense cinematic trailer music with digital sound effects, massive risers, strings and powerful percussion. This background music in Hollywood style is perfect for any dynamic games, films, action scenes, dramatic sports videos.
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A cinematic and emotional solo piano track exuding melancholic and contemplative emotions. Perfect underscore for film, trailers, documentaries and more. Similar to Max Richter and Olafur Arnalds.
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Dark cartoon Halloween orchestral background music. Good for your nightmare cartoon animation, The Addams Family like film, spooky game or cartoon.
1:36 , 2:13
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It is hybrid electronics / orchestral horror theme perfectly suited to create tension, suspense and a dark feel.
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Cinematic underscore with mysterious and ominous tones, great for any drama or thriller, as well as other productions that need an eerie and dark background. Features piano, violin, cello, strings and ambient effects.
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Aggressive and epic military cinematic music. Perfect to your military, cinematic, tactic projects, game or videos!
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Tense, ominous and dramatic horror cue. Sinister strings with horns, percussion and deep, dark hybrid tones build to a threatening climax.
1:39 , 1:50
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An laid-back and slow tempo urban hip-hop track. Great for fashion videos, vlogs and much more.
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Energetic upbeat indie rock track with a catchy guitar riff, and strong beat with stomps and claps. Great for extreme sports, action uses, training and fight scenes, and other media needing a positive powerful vibe.
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Mysterious and relaxing track in a dark ambient style recalling Twin Peaks series by Lynch. Perfect music for smoky scenes, psychological drama, intimate moments, reflection, sense of lost and other mysterious movies.
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Suspenseful intense trailer music in Hollywood cinematic style. First part made with Celtic female vocal and hybrid orchestra sound, second part made in electronic breakbeat style. Perfect for action games, dramatic or powerful intros or trailers.
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Dark and scary track orchestrated with many piano effects, low pads, and many other sfx. This horror background music is great for fear and suspense scenes, thriller movies and horrifying trailers. Emotions and moods: psycho, terror, danger, nightmare, tension, evil, madness.
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Urban style Hip-hop/RnB cool and modern track full of big beat and exotic Asian essence. Great for in-store media, fashion shows, action films, commercials and other use.
0:55 , 0:58
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Powerfull, energetic, modern epic drums and percussions (stomps, claps, others). Perfect for action trailer, sport videos, extreme videos, intro, videos, youtube, tv advertisements, movie, teaser, games, etc.
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A dark and obsessive track, with the sense of determination, full of synths and deep percussions. Ideal track for sci-fi, thriller, trailers, cyberpunk, steampunk, drama, etc.
1:20 , 0:30, 1:00U, 2:52
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A synthwave hybrid track, designed in thriller style of 80s cinematic music. The mood is suspenseful, perfect for themes of the prelude of the unknown, games movies and sci-fi documentaries or any visual project that requires a vintage spirit of mystic 80s.
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Cool electro hip hop music, featuring modern aggressive synth bass, stabs and hits blended with solid fat drum beat. The music is great addition to sports video, fashion and commercial, as well as Youtube channel intro opener.
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Epic and powerful orchestral track, building to a huge and dramatic climax. With dark strings, deep horns and tense synthesizer moods that convey a sense of wonder and drama. Great for horror games, war documentaries, space & time, natural disaster.
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Scary, spooky and funny Halloween orchestral track. Features theremin, harpsichord, pizzicato strings, vibraphone, organ, choir, halloween cartoon sounds, drums and more. Great for any halloween projects and animations with Dracula, skeletons, witch, frankenstein, ghosts, monsters, zombies, vampires, pumpkin, bat, Transylvania castle, gremlins, and more.
1:22 , 0:20, 1:26
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Mysterious background track with an eerie and haunting vibe, but not an over-the-top dark and scary sound. Perfect for a mystery underscore, or halloween productions. Features strings, horns and piano.
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Driving and punchy, featuring rhythmic percussion, dramatic soundscapes that depict an energetic action or chase scene.
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A suspenseful orchestral track. The low pizzicato strings and the clock ticking give this music a semi-dark mysterious feeling, while the rest of the instruments color the tune in more comic colors, turning it suitable for whimsical commercials, ads, youtube videos with a wink and animations. This music is like a realization that something is wrong in toy-land and the investigation is starting. Full of fun instrumentation and melodies.
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Intense, dark, hybrid, epic dubstep trailer music. Perfect for war movies, cinematic trailers, video games intros.
1:32 , 1:00, 1:36
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Inspiring surf rock track with a vintage touch of 50's and 60's era typical guitar sound and catchy drums. Perfect for road trip, casino jackpot, gambling games, biker culture, Tarantino movies, "Pulp Fiction" style soundtrack, gangster black comedy, etc.
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This is an electronic track with atmospheric piano pads. Perfect for cinematic video projects, psychological thrillers, ominous scenes, haunting movies, scary moments, emotional tension, etc.
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This is a symphonic orchestral dramatic suspense music, full of tension and darkness. Great for war military scenes, psychological thrillers, powerful and intense moods, calm before the battle, dramatic trailers, and more.
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Entering the forest the atmosphere is suspended and restless, but there is something majestic in the great oaks. Will you come in too?
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Bold and suspicious. Spacey Fender Rhodes chords accompanied by swinging piano low keys. In this dark comedy, it's spy vs spy. Great for comedies and children movies
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Dark EDM track perfect for commercials, presentations, advertisement projects, high-tech product review, showreel, fashion shows and other events.
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This is a slow and dark piano classical music, full of sad emotions. Suitable for funeral and memorial videos, apocalypse and tragedy, post-war and disaster scenes, lyrical and sentimental films, dramatic trailers, depression and sorrow.
1:05 , 2:05, 2:05U, 2:05U
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This is dark and aggressive track featuring piano, orchestral strings and brasses. It can be used for criminal dramatic movies and videos.
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Dark epic and agressive background music track. Perfect for game, videos and trailers, news theme, action film intrigue, political broadcast, serious case, corruption, drug cartel, CSI investigation, etc.
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An upbeat, cheerful mix of boots, claps, drums, percussions and bass guitar. Works well for business animation and any short video about creative ideas.
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A dark, dense, and atmospheric pulsing track. Perfect for adding tension and intrigue to a trailer, or in a scene in a video. Great for post-apocalyptic plot, death and life, lonely desert, after war ethereal visuals, and more.
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This is a really powerful track with dubstep drums, and distortion bass. Perfect for extreme sport, action movie music, dance parties, club and festival promos or any projects needing strong dark energy.
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This is a scary and suspenseful track, full of horror and fear. Great for horror and tension films, danger and dark moods and much more. Also perfect for strange and furious scenes, thriller and nightmares backgrounds and much more.
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This cinematic music uses a mysterious sound combined with a dark energy. The mysterious pads are complimented with a plucky synth to create a psychological track perfect for drama, mystery, horror, and more.
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This electronic background music combines a powerful feel with creepy energy. The dark synthesizers use a gritty style while the haunting melody breaks loose over the piano and stylized strings.
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A fast-paced techno styled horror musical piece. Featuring heavy drum beats and massive impacts with piano chords and a dark ambient lead synth. Suitable for thrillers, horror movies, post-apocalyptic films and action scenes. Can be used in animations, films and video games.
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Dark, obscure, obsessive, slow drums, velvet cello, low long strings notes, piano with echo, a repeating note with the same rhythm of the drums. In the style of Teardrop by Massive Attack.
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This is a dark and suspense piano music, full of tension and mystery. It is great for mysterious documentary films, sad and depressive background. Suitable for loneliness, broken heart, feeling of loss, deep sadness, death, regret, etc.
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A heavy orchestral tune. It was created for a dark forest/woods ambient scene but sounds good for big, evil places or characters.
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This is a slow ambient drama film music, full of sadness and emotions. It is great for emotional scenes, apocalypse and tragedy documentary, post-war and disaster, lyrical and sentimental films. As dramatic trailers, dark and mysterious background, depression and sorrow emotions and more.
0:57 , 1:00U, 3:50
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Dark Ambient track working perfectly as a background track for any scientific documentaries or research films, space or travel projects and the like.
1:48 , 2:03
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Suspenseful and somewhat airy/scary track. Gives a sense of fire and brimstone with a dark and uneasy feeling.
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Scary, spooky and creepy dark Halloween background music. Features theremin, orchestral strings, harpsichord, choir, brass, tubular bells, church organ and more. For videos and ads about cemetery, skeletons, witches, witchcraft, ghosts, monsters, zombies, vampires, etc.
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"This tech synth-pop-techno track has a steady rhythm and a fast suspenseful bassline. It is a bit dark, serious, ambient and has a modern electronic sound. It features a good beat with fast percussion and airy synth instruments. Perfect for corporate and technological videos, presenting industry processes, new technology, professional displays, futuristic presentations and also urban lifestyle videos or tv shows. The music can stand well on its own supporting the video yet also leaves enough space for sound effects and voice over. Easy to loop and edit.
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This mysterious underscore combines an ominous style with dark and suspenseful energy. The powerful bass is complemented by a tense drum beat and haunting pads. This music works great for a wide variety of projects including drama, countdown, reality tv, horror, suspense, and more.
1:50 , 3:12
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Electronic dubstep music with pumping beat and lFO synths. Possible uses can range from dark electro nightclub scenes, bad character themes, web videos, film trailers, etc.
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Dark ostinato arpeggio creates an atmosphere of tension and suspense. Perfect for any science fiction video, cyberpunk, steampunk project. The track could also be useful for tech-related advertising, and showcase, as an intro for game menu.
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This is a symphonic orchestral dramatic suspense music, full of tension and darkness. Great for cinematic action movies, documentaries and games about WWII theme, military thrillers and psychological scenes, battlefields of war, haunting trailers, evil and danger moments and more.
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A slow, dark and atmospheric piece featuring piano, violins, choir, epic drums and sound design elements. This track will perfectly fit for movie, game or any other media projects looking for cinematic, sad, grievous and suspenseful mood.
0:45 , 1:53, 2:17U, 4:34
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A dark, spacious and cinematic synthwave track, inspired by the 80s dark ballads. This track is perfect for movies, video games or cinematic trailers, especially for the sci-fi genre.
1:32 , 1:54
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Intense, cinematic and dramatic cue, beginning with dark, forbidding atmospheres and building to tension to a huge, epic climax. Conveys fear, uneasiness and terror. Great for trailers, video games, horror and projects that need a sinister, climactic soundtrack.

Dark music is characterized by its scary sound. It is usually comprised of sound effects associated to the underworld. Horror films will never be the same without the sounds and the music attached to it. The fear factor is definitely decreased when the right horror music is not played when they should be.

Dark music must be one of the most powerful compositions considering all music genres. It is a very influential type of music and it can even invoke emotions from its audience. Dark music loops are created in such a way fright and horror is communicated. If these were not achieved, then the composition is a failure. The way the audience interprets the song is also essential in composing horror music.

What's so good about dark music is that it doesn't require formal training. A composer need not be a Mozart or a Beethoven to compose one. This is one type of song where in knowledge of the music meter is virtually unnecessary.

When composing horror music and loops, it is best that the film, TV show, or event that it will be used for is considered. The pace wherein the subject moves could be same the pace as to how the music is played. There is also no need for a trained band or an orchestral to create songs under this genre.

Two of the most noted horror music composers today are John Carpenter and Bernard Herrmann. Carpenter created the sound track and sounds for the films Halloween, Prince of Darkness, and Village of the Damned. Bernard Herrmann, on the other hand, is the genius behind the musical score of the popular horror film, Psycho.

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