It’s 2012 and we still don’t ride in spaceships or live in dome huts above the clouds……*le sigh.* Skype is about as close to fulfilling the futuristic lifestyle portrayed in The Jetsons, although jet propulsion would really come in handy during LA rush hour traffic! One thing we CAN look forward to in the new year is great new music!
My 2012 started off with a quest for discovering new music through the internet. One thing I can tell you – Indie is still going strong. The funny thing about the term “Indie” is that it appears to be a blanket term for popular music….kind of what the term “Alternative Music” morphed into during the mid to late 1990’s. All it took was for Spin Doctors to be grouped in the Alternative category to kill that term dead. As long as Nickelback stays far away from Indie, we’re all good!
This week’s new releases from the Justement, Focus Songs, JW and Made Up Music libraries illustrate the many faces of Indie Rock. Think of it as a grab bag of the tastiest sounds of 2012! Happy new year!
Electronica has a warm and cozy home within the Indie genre. With technology evolving along with creative uses of keyboards, many artists are wise to the endless potential of synthesizers and samplers. JUST072 Indietronika blends glitchy beats with dreamy melodies resulting in comforting imaginative soundscapes. Float on!
FCSG003 Essential Indie
Stirring vocal anthems never go out of style! The uplifting energy of FCSG003 Essential Indie is just the thing to turn that frown upside down. Think of these tracks as the sun popping its head through a cloudy Winter day. Life is good!
JW2204 Epic Indie 2
We did it! Whether it’s shedding those excess pounds, remodeling that fixer-upper home or a tearful homecoming from serving overseas, perseverance is the key to success. JW2204 Epic Indie 2 is a driven collection of sheer motivation. The taste of victory sure is sweet……
MUM122 Indie Tracks
Remember when you were 17? You were too old to pull youthful shenanigans yet too young to have the freedom to not get punished for them. Oh, the humanity! MUM122 Indie Tracks blends the right amount of moody and fun capturing the edgy yet hopeful attitude of youth. Youth is indeed wasted on the young!
Library Of The Week: Strip Sounds
Have you heard the news? 5 Alarm Music is proud to now represent the Strip Sounds music library! From the masterminds at Boosey & Hawkes, Strip Sounds is a dynamic new addition adding endless creative possibilities to editors and producers alike. Each compelling main theme has contrasting versions down to the most stripped down elements of the track. This compelling catalog is full of lush emotive elements that add instant appeal and sophistication to any production. Here are some examples:
STRP029-030 The Natural World
These inviting orchestral compositions illustrate the depth and beauty of nature.
……The killer lurks unhindered in the dark of night. Add an element of danger and intrigue with these unsettling dramatic underscores!
STRP036 Blood Steel
Welcome to a gamer’s paradise! To say this CD is action-oriented is an understatement.
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