Dramatic Design / MUM202

Textural underscores that create moods of dramatic tension, atmospheric suspense, and dark brooding.

Genres : Drama, Sound Design, Underscore, Tension, Mystery, Suspense, Atmosphere, Documentary, Drones, Science Fiction, Horror, Investigation

Composer : Ray Russell

Track NumberAlbumTitleLengthDescriptionComposersControls
1.When I Wake Up01:39

Brooding ambient guitar landscape with distant drum hits and a moody guitar melody. A stranger in strange uncertain surroundings. Looking over your shoulder because of an uneasy feeling that there may be something there. 85bpm

Ray Russell
2.When I Wake Up underscore01:40

Brooding ambient guitar landscape punctuated with distant drum hits. Version without guitar melody. Looking over your shoulder because of an uneasy feeling that there may be something threatening out there. 85bpm

Ray Russell
3.Beyond Us02:01

Strange spacial textures with a mournful theme that gradually builds. Strange shapes emerging from the greyness, casting light and shadows as they approach. Close encounters with the unknown. 70bpm

Ray Russell
4.Beyond Us underscore01:58

Strange spacial textures with a slightly menacing undertone. Strange eerie shapes emerging from the greyness creating a feeling of threat and menace but then maybe hope and enlightenment. Close encounters with the unknown. 70bpm

Ray Russell
5.Anger Management01:55

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
6.Anger Management underscore 101:54

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
7.Anger Management underscore 201:54

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
8.Anger Management underscore 301:15

Strange, ethereal, mesmeric bell like textures. Lights dancing sprite like on flickering water. Unusual solar activity in the plasmasphere and disturbances in the atmosphere. 140bpm

Ray Russell
9.Wonderland01:41

Simple, delicate celeste melody, solo at first and then with atmospheric tones behind. Tiptoeing  gently through a mysterious landscape with a sense of awe and innocence and a little trepidation. 100bpm

Ray Russell
10.Black Mirrors02:16

Dark layers of moody drones, deep chimes, dramatic waterphone and drum. It’s simply not a place to be hanging around in; it’s dank, gloomy, threatening and there may just be dragons! 60bpm

Ray Russell
11.Black Mirrors underscore 102:17

Dark moody drone, deep chimes and heavy echoey drum. Version without waterphone. An underlying feeling of ill-being and malevolence. A sinister, dark and threatening atmosphere. 60bpm

Ray Russell
12.Black Mirrors underscore 202:06

Dark layers of moody drone and dramatic waterphone. Version without chimes and drum. Dark atmospheric tension and spine chilling sound effects conjure up images of a secret dungeon or place of torture. 60bpm

Ray Russell
13.Long Delays01:32

An undulating atmospheric synth texture with a melancholic feel. Looking up to the light above from way below the surface of the sea. Thoughts slowly drifting in a state of peaceful mindfulness. 90bpm

Ray Russell
14.A Dangerous Mind02:06

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
15.A Dangerous Mind underscore 102:05

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
16.A Dangerous Mind underscore 202:05

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
17.A Dangerous Mind underscore 301:53

Backwards guitar with repeat echo. Version without pulse and drum. Windswept and distant dusty horizons shimmer in the heat as a single figure walks towards a barren landscape. 154bpm

Ray Russell
18.A Dangerous Mind V202:04

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
19.A Dangerous Mind V2 underscore02:03

A rapidly pulsating bed with occasional guitar swells. Drone footage showing the desolate aftermath of a town destroyed by war. Watching and waiting on a stake-out or a pause in conflict. 154bpm

Ray Russell
20.Electric Highway02:53

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

Ray Russell
21.Electric Highway underscore02:51

A haunting landscape of oscillating water phones. Version without guitar. Entrancing, hypnotic soundscape with eerie manifestations. Snow blind and helpless in a white out. 60bpm

Ray Russell
22.Electric Highway V203:03

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
23.Dystopia02:58

A dramatic cacophony of feedback guitars and echo repeats. A dystopian nightmare. Mayhem in the not too distant future where society is teetering upon the brink of collapse! 60bpm

Ray Russell
24.Lingering Doubt02:03

Ambience and percussion bed with sparse backwards guitar figures. Suspicion and suspense hang in the air. Searching along old arched secret tunnels not knowing what is around the next corner. 154bpm

Ray Russell
25.Lingering Doubt underscore 102:03

Ambience and percussion bed with sparse backwards guitar figures. Emptier version. Suspicion and suspense hang in the air. Searching along old arched secret tunnels not knowing what is around the next corner. 154bpm

Ray Russell
26.Lingering Doubt underscore 201:57

Ambience and percussion bed. Version without guitar. Suspicion and suspense hang in the air. Searching along old arched secret tunnels not knowing what is around the next corner. 154bpm

Ray Russell
27.Lingering Doubt underscore 301:52

Ambience and percussion bed. Emptier version without guitar. Suspicion and suspense hang in the air. Searching along old arched secret tunnels not knowing what is around the next corner. 154bpm

Ray Russell
28.Lingering Doubt underscore 402:02

Ambience bed with sparse backwards guitar figures. Version without percussion. Crossing a desolate landscape with occasional breaks in the monotony flashing past. 154bpm

Ray Russell
29.Lingering Doubt underscore 501:57

Pulsating ambient bed. Version without percussion and guitar. A mid tone pulsing ambient drone. Wind playing a tune as it whistles through the wires in a land devoid of life. 154bpm

Ray Russell
30.Lonely Nights01:43

Mysterious waterphone and cymbal sound design backdrop. A mysterious unknown place. A backdrop for under the ocean, out in space or a black night. Tension waiting for something to happen. 60bpm

Ray Russell
31.Crystallization02:01

Interweaving atmospheric textures creating a beautiful ambient tapestry. Cut off from the outside world as if in a floatation or sensory deprivation tank. Weightlessly floating in space. 70bpm

Ray Russell
32.Crystallization underscore 102:01

Interweaving atmospheric textures creating a beautiful ambient tapestry. Emptier version. Cut off from the outside world as if in a floatation or sensory deprivation tank. Weightlessly floating in space. 70bpm

Ray Russell
33.Crystallization underscore 202:01

Interweaving atmospheric textures creating a beautiful ambient tapestry. Darker version. Cut off from the outside world as if in a floatation or sensory deprivation tank. Weightlessly floating in space. 70bpm

Ray Russell
34.Into The Blue01:44

Waves of sparkling keyboard arpeggios tumbling across each other over dramatic synth swells. Diving deep exploring around a mysterious old shipwreck entranced by all the varied sea creatures. 70bpm

Ray Russell
35.Into The Blue underscore 101:44

Waves of sparkling keyboard arpeggios tumbling across each other. Version without synth swells. Magical dancing lights such as bioluminescence from ocean creatures or fireflies. 70bpm

Ray Russell
36.Into The Blue underscore 201:35

Dramatic eerie synth and string swells. Version without keyboard sparkles. Unknown forces at work in the Universe acting on Dark Matter. Spooky supernatural manifestations. 70bpm

Ray Russell
37.Driving Force01:20

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
38.Driving Force underscore 101:19

Fast modulating pulse with dramatic guitar swells. Version without orchestra effects. A call to action for a rapid response team. An immediate targeted reaction is required to an emergency situation. 135bpm

Ray Russell
39.Driving Force underscore 201:08

Bass pulse with dramatic guitar and orchestral swells. Version without high pulse. A covert operations team is called into action. A developing situation requires swift expert measures. 135bpm

Ray Russell
40.Driving Force V201:19

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
41.Sensory Overload02:28

A discordant panoply of resonating bowed waterphones. Nightmarish visions swirl around in front of a character as he fights the madness and struggles to deal with his demons. 95bpm

Ray Russell