With a growing number of great film score enthusiasts and professional filmmakers, this niche scene releases numerous new and fresh music every year. Below is a list of 10 fresh tunes, soundtracks, and experimental music that provide the perfect theme for the film industry by indie artists.
Music is an important part of the film industry, and many filmmakers prefer using obscure or mysterious tracks to complement their work.
Since the internet has created a massive platform for independent musicians and brought those who follow music closer together, many new musicians have been making a name for themselves in this niche too, called Soundtrack and Experimental, based on amazing instrumental music very welcomed in the film and cinema industry.
Ready to be blown away? Into the rabbit hole? On a musical journey? How about all of the above?
You can listen to our full playlist which contains the artists’ music, and know more about their work by scrolling down the page.
1) XPERI-LAB – Connecting Dots
XPERI-LAB‘s new album Connecting Dots is a collection of nine tracks that will make you question everything you know about electronic music.
While the word “experimental” often scares people away from listening to new music, XPERI-LAB’s latest release is perfect for anyone looking to explore the genre. This album is full of lush soundscapes and warm melodies that will relax your mind as they transport you into another world.
It’s the perfect soundtrack for film productions too, for a moment of distraction, for a quiet and introspective night, or just some time alone with your thoughts.
Connecting Dots was released some months ago, it’s fresh music dropped by an independent artist based in Canada. Let’s support him!
While the album does have a few tracks that could be classified as glitch and drone, it also includes some beautiful soundscapes and ambient music that will leave you feeling relaxed and at peace with the world around you.
2) ONEO FAKIND – Medicinal
If you’re looking for a new sound to add to your soundtrack, experimental and special soundscape collection, look no further than ONEO FAKIND.
The Toronto-based duo is well known for its unique blend of avant-garde electronic music and experimental soundscapes. Their songs are uplifting and euphoric, with beats that stick in your head long after you turn off the album.
Their most recent release, Medicinal, is one of his best yet—it’s a banger that will have you tripping in no time! We can say this is a release that will be sure to turn heads and blow minds. This track is an ethereal blend of beats and soundscapes that creates a unique vibe perfect for sitting back and relaxing or dancing until you drop.
If you like experimental electronic artists like Purity Ring or Flume, you’ll love ONEO FAKIND’s music. Check it out on Spotify and visit their BandCamp to learn more about the duo! Follow them on YouTube too.
3) WILLIAM SANFORD – Boomer Vibe “Sessions”
When you think of electronic music, what comes to mind? Maybe you picture a DJ mixing tracks in a smoke-filled club, or maybe you imagine a dance floor filled with people as they bob their heads to the beat.
In today’s world of music, though, things are changing. Electronic acts have started incorporating new sounds and styles into their tracks—and that’s exactly what William Sanford has done with his album Boomer Vibe “Sessions”.
The album is a 10-track journey through the mind of an artist who has been around for years but still manages to keep his music fresh and exciting. From start to finish, this album will take you on a wild ride through ambient soundscapes that feel like they could be part of an actual movie soundtrack.
The songs are all over the place—you’ll hear everything from trip-hop to cinematic beats and beyond! The title “hey Mister, Would You Go Bop” is a good example of Sanford’s work. Don’t forget to give it a try.
If you’re looking for something different for your soundtrack and experimental music collection this year, check out William Sanford’s album Boomer Vibe “Sessions”. It’s available on streaming services, you can also visit his website and follow him on Spotify.
4) SOMBERTRAP – The Distance (between Before And After)
The Distance (between Before And After) by SOBERTRAP is a cinematic, instrumental piece of music that is both relaxing and energizing. It’s easy to listen to, but it can also be played as a soundtrack for your next big project.
The sound is based on Nordic culture and classical music, which makes it nostalgic, yet modern at the same time. The track is also uplifting and optimistic, much like the artist’s home country of Sweden.
The song starts with a soft piano melody that builds into an upbeat rhythm, even without drums and electric guitars, it is infectious. There are also moments where the music slows down again to give you a moment to breathe before diving back into another verse with a lot of energy. Some would say it’s euphoric, others relaxing, but it evokes good emotions anyway.
If you’re looking for something easy listening that has that classic feel without being too stuffy or boring, then this song might be right up your alley! Check it out, visit his YouTube and follow him on Spotify.
5) 1ST BASE RUNNER – Night Stalker
“Night Stalker” by Austin, TX-based indie artist 1ST BASE RUNNER is a 4-track EP that is an incredible combination of dream pop, experimental electronic, electro rock and ambient sounds.
The EP is the perfect balance between powerful vocals and instrumentals, with a unique blend of dreamy sounds and harsh tones. This combination makes for an EP that you’ll want to listen to over and over again and use on your film productions too.
“Night Stalker” by 1ST BASE RUNNER has something for every music lover: it’s dark pop, art pop, art rock, post-rock… it’s even got a bit of alternative EDM in there!
The EP will appeal to those who love cinematic soundtracks as well as those who love instrumental music. It’s edgy yet euphoric; experimental yet accessible.
Fans of the experimental general music genre will love this release because it explores so many different sounds within the same album. And producers will love it as each track is a different journey. Now check it out, visit his website, watch his music video and follow him on Spotify.
6) CARL LIUNGMAN – Shine
CARL LIUNGMAN is a Swedish musician and producer who has just released his new album, Shine. This is a 13-track collection of smooth, chill-out songs with an ethereal sound.
The album is perfect for listening to as you’re working on your computer or relaxing because it’s very easy to get lost in the music and forget about everything else going on around you.
The instrumentals are very relaxing and cinematic, so if you like classical music or movie scores, this would be right up your alley. You can find all of the songs on Spotify if you want to check them out before buying the album! The first track, Shine, is a good starting point.
I highly recommend this album to anyone who likes acoustic music and wants to listen while they do important tasks, it’s incredibly inspiring, especially for stimulating creativity.
7) MOHAMED ASSANI – Transit
If you’re looking for a new sound for your cinematic, soundtrack and experimental playlist, you’ve come to the right place.
I’m talking about the latest single from Vancouver-based artist MOHAMED ASSANI, and it’s called “Transit.” The track is a masterful blend of jazz and electronic sounds that evoke feelings of yearning, wonder, and even an odd sense of nostalgia.
If you’re into music that challenges your expectations—like what you might find in a movie soundtrack or dreamy indie flick—you’ll love this song.
The instrumentation is real and organic, but not too much so: there are some seriously catchy beats here that will have you tapping your toes for days on end.
I can’t stop listening to “Transit,” and I’m betting you won’t be able to either once you give it a spin yourself! Don’t forget to watch his music video, it’s perfect to let you go on your imagination, as you can see his curious instrument and intriguing dances. Check it out, visit his website and follow him on Spotify.
8) THE STREET FLYERS – Urban Funky
If you’re a fan of shoegaze, prog rock, dream pop, or indie rock culture, then you’ll definitely want to check out this album from The Street Flyers.
They have 14 tracks that are full of lush instrumentals and ethereal vocals. A fantastic collection of rocky tunes is ready to be included in your playlist.
The soundscape is built on shoegaze guitars and soft beats that feel like they’re lifted straight from the soundtrack to your favourite summer movie. In our opinion the track Urban Funky is the perfect example of the entire project’s vibe.
The songs are cinematic, with all kinds of different instruments coming together for an epic sound that’s reminiscent of prog rock bands like Yes and Pink Floyd.
If you’re looking for something new that feels familiar at the same time—something mellow enough for background music while you work but exciting enough so that when it comes on during a car ride or party or whatever else life throws at you next week—this album is definitely worth checking out! Check their entire portfolio, visit their website and follow them on Spotify.
9) FANG SU – Drowning Within Darkness
FANG SU is a lo-fi hip-hop beats artist from Bowling Green, Ohio. He has released a new EP called Drowning Within Darkness.
In this 4-track EP, FANG SU experiments with ambient, lo-fi hip-hop beat in an avant-garde manner. The result is an experimental general album that’s both relaxing and cinematic.
The first track, “The Coming” begins with a slow build of synths and deep bass before the beat drops in. The whole song is composed of this buildup—slowly building up to the drop, then dropping into a relaxed groove where you can just zone out and chill out.
This track is followed by two instrumental tracks: “Somber” and “God save Us”. Both songs have more of an electronic sound, with synth pads and glitchy drum beats backing up more traditional hip-hop beats. This makes them both perfect for background music if productions are directed to evoke suspense and mystery.
The final track on this EP is called “To Those Who Have Passed On”. This one has more of an ambient vibe to it—you can really feel yourself relaxing as you listen to it, but it’s extremely dark, so be prepared. Now check it out, visit his Twitter and follow him on Spotify.
10) HAQIBATT – L’Electronique Des Songes
HAQIBATT is a French duo from Strasbourg that has created a 6-track album called L’Electronique Des Songes.
The album has been described as ambient, chillwave, ethereal, and experimental electronic. The duo combines elements from funk, pop, ambient, cinematic, and soundtrack music to create something that can be described as very versatile, and upbeat but also relaxing.
The tracks are filled with groovy beats and sounds that will have you feeling like you’re on a European adventure. The track La Quête des Palmipèdes is a very good example of the duo music style.