GENRE | SUBGENRE

World : Africa : Music Bed (Underscore)

ALBUM COPY

Lying astride the Equator in west-central Africa, the river Congo winds blissfully into he sunset. The animals drink from her, the plants take their nourishment and peaceful vibes abound. Program these African infused ambient tracks when you need a bit of peace for your stories of floating down the African Congo.

STRUCTURAL DIRECTION

All tracks should be approx. 2:30 in length. Please consider each track as 3 mini-cues or variations on a theme, encompassed in one cohesive track. Start small in section 1; introduce your ideas and set the mood for what is to come. Section 2 is the mid level intensity of your track. Expand the orchestration perhaps with a counter-idea and stronger approach. There should be a marked increase in intensity from sections 1-2. Section 3 is your final statement. State your idea one final time in as full a version as is warranted for the style. Again there should be a noticeable increase in orchestration and support from section 2-3. Unlike our other categories, there should be no breaks between sections, The entire track should flow together as one cohesive piece.

MUSICAL DIRECTION

Reference examples are embedded below. Use these for inspiration. Your tracks should be Adventure, Cool, Ethereal, Gentle and Mellow. Please capture the same spirit and feel of the references, even though they clearly do not adhere to the prescribed structural direction. Please, vary the instrumentation throughout yet keep each section at the same tempo. For this album, we recommend utilizing the following instrumental forces:

Synthesizer, Kora (African Harp-Lute), Pan Flute, Choir, Array Mbira (African thumb piano)

The above is suggested instrumentation to help you begin your track, please add additional instrumentation as warranted by the specific style.

TIMELINE

We like to see tracks turned around in a few weeks or less. That said, we are MUCH more interested in quality of both composition and production over quantity of tracks or speed of delivery. If you enjoy the process, we can definitely use your help on other albums as well. The more you write, the better the chances of having your music programmed by our editor partners. 

If you have any questions, please contact us any time. We look forward to licensing your music!

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