Tension / Suspense

Title Track Length Description Composers Controls
Anger Management 1:55

String drone and pounding drums increasing in intensity and energy. Version with strings. Heightening tension in a standoff situation resulting in action having to be taken in the line of duty. 140bpm

Ray Russell
Anger Management underscore 1 1:54

Drone and pounding drums increasing in intensity and energy. More menacing version. Heightening tension in a standoff situation resulting in action having to be taken in the line of duty. 140bpm

Ray Russell
Anger Management underscore 2 1:54

String drone and pulse increasing in intensity and texture. Version without drums. A tense situation is being kept in check but with the imminent threat of the status quo being broken. 140bpm

Ray Russell
A Dangerous Mind 2:06

Fast moving rhythms created by a synth pulse, timpani drums and echoing backwards guitar phrases. Lurking uneasiness with a sense of something unexpected and not altogether pleasant about to happen. 154bpm

Ray Russell
A Dangerous Mind underscore 1 2:05

Fast moving rhythms created by timpani drums and echoing backwards guitar phrases. Version without pulse. An awareness of something unexpected as a sense of danger hangs heavy in the air. 154bpm

Ray Russell
A Dangerous Mind underscore 2 2:05

Fast moving timpani drum rhythm. Solo drum version without pulse and guitar. A tense situation rumbles on with the outcome hanging on a knife edge. Real and present danger. 154bpm

Ray Russell
A Dangerous Mind V2 2:04

Sparse shimmering guitar chords over a fast pulsating bed. Watching and waiting on a stake-out or a pause in conflict. Drone footage showing the desolate aftermath of a town destroyed by war. 154bpm

Ray Russell
Electric Highway V2 3:03

A bleak landscape of oscillating water phone and backwards guitar wails. Alternative version. A wasteland. An apocalyptic tableau of twisted metal and piles of rubble all covered in white sand and dust. 60bpm

Ray Russell
Driving Force 1:20

Fast modulating pulse with dramatic guitar and orchestral swells. A call to action for a rapid response team. An immediate targeted reaction is required to an emergency situation. 135bpm

Ray Russell
Driving Force V2 1:19

Fast modulating pulse with a guitar chord climax. Helicopter like rotary rhythm with a springy feel. A tense situation. Simple backdrop to a scene with mild or impending action. 135bpm

Ray Russell
Tympani Roll 1 0:08

Dramatic solo tympani roll. Introducing tonight’s special guest. And on the show tonight. Tonight’s star prize is. And what you’ve all been waiting for. And now ladies and gentlemen.

David Arch, Simon Chamberlain
Tympani Roll 2 0:11

Dramatic solo tympani roll. Introducing tonight’s special guest. And on the show tonight. Tonight’s star prize is. And what you’ve all been waiting for. And now ladies and gentlemen.

David Arch, Simon Chamberlain
Tympani Roll 3 0:15

Dramatic solo tympani roll. Introducing tonight’s special guest. And on the show tonight. Tonight’s star prize is. And what you’ve all been waiting for. And now ladies and gentlemen.

David Arch, Simon Chamberlain
Tympani Roll 4 0:15

Dramatic solo tympani roll. Introducing tonight’s special guest. And on the show tonight. Tonight’s star prize is. And what you’ve all been waiting for. And now ladies and gentlemen.

David Arch, Simon Chamberlain
Tympani Roll 5 0:11

Dramatic solo tympani roll. Introducing tonight’s special guest. And on the show tonight. Tonight’s star prize is. And what you’ve all been waiting for. And now ladies and gentlemen.

David Arch, Simon Chamberlain
Tympani Fill 1 0:04

Dramatic solo tympani roll. Introducing tonight’s special guest. And on the show tonight. Tonight’s star prize is. And what you’ve all been waiting for. And now ladies and gentlemen.

David Arch, Simon Chamberlain
Tympani Fill 2 0:04

Dramatic solo tympani roll. Introducing tonight’s special guest. And on the show tonight. Tonight’s star prize is. And what you’ve all been waiting for. And now ladies and gentlemen.

David Arch, Simon Chamberlain
Tympani Fill 3 0:04

Dramatic solo tympani roll. Introducing tonight’s special guest. And on the show tonight. Tonight’s star prize is. And what you’ve all been waiting for. And now ladies and gentlemen.

David Arch, Simon Chamberlain
Tympani Fill 4 0:05

Dramatic solo tympani roll. Introducing tonight’s special guest. And on the show tonight. Tonight’s star prize is. And what you’ve all been waiting for. And now ladies and gentlemen.

David Arch, Simon Chamberlain
Vantage Point 2:17

Insistent, hypnotic pulses and understated textures provide a feeling of light tension and anticipation. Dreams and memories collide and swirl as one, to confuse and complicate. 120bpm

James Collins
Imminent Risk 2:13

An atmospheric sense of danger and apprehension before the rhythm enters to drive the tension further. Run for cover and seek sanctuary as malevolent forces circulate and brood. 120bpm

James Collins
Morpheus 2:34

Brooding deep sonics and dark layers move and undulate slowly under light, faint vocal meanderings. Sensory perceptions of an eerie and shadowy underworld. A dreamlike atmosphere. 60bpm

Hutch Demouilpied
Caged 1:27

Cinematic percussion with insistent, recurring string motif sets a tense scene of imminent danger and heightened alert. Restless and anxious energy at odds with a need to remain calm. 90bpm

Ray Russell
Claustrophobia 2:18

Small, concise probes and sine waves create a sense of confined space and restriction. Repetitive drums and pulsating bass adds to the infernal, tortuous monotony. Trapped by thoughts and introspection. 120bpm

James Collins
On The Loose 3:14

Shifting, uneasy low strings pulsate with sustained brass motif to create fearful atmosphere. The music intensifies to a frenzied crescendo. Searching empty rooms and dark corners - closing in on the antagonist. 78bpm

Ray Russell
Catacombs 2:12

Low portentous male voice drone broken with random choir phrases becoming more and more insistent and menacing. Walking slowly through dark cellars and sinister spaces in search of malignant spirits. 60bpm

Ray Russell
Spine Chill 2:16

Taut high string with eerie ambient sounds creates and heightens the sense of tension and suspense to near breaking point. One final turn, one last strained reach, one more careful step and then… 120bpm

Ray Russell
Dark Corners 2:40

Deep drone with occasional low drum punctuation and soaring evocative guitar phrases sets the scene of a dystopian landscape. First glimpse of a devastated war-torn landscape from the spy plane above the clouds. 62bpm

Ray Russell
Abnormal Activity 2:36

Distant bleepage over serious low string drone with far-off screaming guitar riffs and ambient fx. A sense of ominous dark tension. Approaching the scene with fearful apprehension and the utmost caution. 60bpm

Ray Russell
Adrenaline Rush 2:21

Creepy, clandestine beginnings with intensifying bass motif and textures. Percussion and sax riffs pick up the pace to a frantic climax. Running from danger and becoming more frantic and erratic as the threat bears down. 130-240bpm

Ray Russell
Dream Sequence 2:06

Intense high chord cluster with mysterious harp strums and ambient metallic wind chime fx. Dreamy, surreal sense of surroundings nagged by strange visions and hallucinations. 70bpm

Ray Russell
Into The Unknown 3:31

High strings sit tentatively over sparse disconcerting piano and harp motifs providing a sense of increasing tension and apprehension. Looking out into the vast night sky something doesn't seem quite right. An enchanting unease. 120bpm

Ray Russell
Trapped Souls 1:57

Eerie, howling, wailing sounds and atmospheres. A ghoulish, demented nightscape intensifies with shrill stabs and a growing sense of terror. A sense of losing one's mind and grip on reality - all the voices speak at once in confusion. 84bpm

Ray Russell
Minotaur 2:14

Dark earthy threatening textures with pounding drums. The monster in his hilltop lair looms large over the surrounding villages creating an ever present sense of unease. 120bpm

Hector Villaraus
Ghosts 3:36

Metallic piano hits and electronic atmospherics over a cold eerie space. Wild blowing debris across a desolate landscape in the aftermath of some devastating event. 85bpm

Hector Villaraus
Ghosts (without electronics) 3:36

Metallic piano hits over a cold eerie atmospheric space. Wild blowing debris across a desolate landscape in the aftermath of some devastating event. 85bpm

Hector Villaraus
Minotaur 30 0:30

Dark earthy threatening textures with pounding drums. The monster in his hilltop lair looms large over the surrounding villages creating an ever present sense of unease. 120bpm

Hector Villaraus
Ghosts 30 0:30

Metallic piano hits and electronic atmospherics over a cold eerie space. Wild blowing debris across a desolate landscape in the aftermath of some devastating event. 85bpm

Hector Villaraus
Minotaur sting 0:05

Dark earthy threatening textures with pounding drums. The monster in his hilltop lair looms large over the surrounding villages creating an ever present sense of unease. 120bpm

Hector Villaraus
Ghosts sting 0:05

Metallic piano hits and electronic atmospherics over a cold eerie space. Wild blowing debris across a desolate landscape in the aftermath of some devastating event. 85bpm

Hector Villaraus
Land Mines 3:48

An unfolding story of the tension of the ebbs and flows in a conflict. Crossing the old war zone mindful of the land mines and I.E.Ds that remain scattered around. 60bpm

Ray Russell
Homeless 3:02

Sad and beautiful string melody follows repeating piano phrase and ethnic horn. Long straggly trails of displaced refugees walking for days looking for safety. 90bpm

Ray Russell
War Torn 2:48

After a sparse dark start ominous military drums and dramatic horns and strings take over. In the aftermath of the conflict people search the devastation for loved ones. 60bpm

Ray Russell
Convoy 2:58

Constant percussion rhythm with sparse dramatic string figures. Travelling across inhospitable terrain alert to the many dangers that lie all around. 90bpm

Ray Russell
The First Victims 2:46

Atmospheric flute and piano with a dramatic backdrop that gradually builds, In the eerie silent aftermath of an attack the smoke and dust slowly clear showing the devastation. 60bpm

Ray Russell
Insurgent 1:23

Tension strings and dramatic driving drums with a military feel. On high alert after receiving intelligence about the threat of an attack by the enemy. 90bpm

Ray Russell
Dogs Of War 1:47

Ominous drone, horns and drums conjure the essence of evil and war. Under a thunderous sky, forces are gathering ready to carry out a deadly attack. 80bpm

Ray Russell
Reconnaissance 1:11

Dark heavy drone and ticking percussion lead into intensifying drums and strings. Under the cover of darkness the armed forces stealthily move into position. 80bpm

Ray Russell
Reconnaissance without strings 1:11

Heavy drum pulse joins dark drone and ticking percussion bed. Waiting under the cover of darkness the armed forces slowly move in for an attack. 80bpm

Ray Russell
Human Shield 1:07

A low drone and ticking percussion precede ominous swelling string chords. Innocent civilians are rounded up and moved into buildings that may be targets of bombings. 80bpm

Ray Russell

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