Blankey jet city bang rar. 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 playlistRock 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
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 music13 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.
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 chiptuneFree 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 soundtracks10 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.
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.
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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.
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?
GERMANS Capitalize Every Noun.
This Is Just An Output From A CHROME Extension.
But your writing is in English and not every word is a noun. Ich bin übrigens auch Deutsch.
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.
Apologies for the misunderstanding!
I'm still curious though. What's the name of this Chrome extension and what does it do?
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
[Broken Link Removed]
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.
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.
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?
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!
Many thanks once again for the inclusion. Much obliged !
Very welcome, David!
The Fall TV season kicks off this week, but fans of the TV theme song will probably be very disappointed: The era of the long television theme song is almost entirely over. Back in the 1960s, Sherwood Schwartz pioneered the explanatory theme song with Gilligan's Island. If you tuned into the show and wondered who those crazy castaways were and why they were on an island, all you had to do was 'sit right back and hear a tale…' Later in the decade Schwartz created The Brady Bunch, and viewers heard a 'story about a man named Brady.' Most theme songs weren't that direct, but shows from All in the Family to Friends all set the tone for the show with their themes. Click through to see your 10 favorites.
By Andy Greene