The unique indie soundtrack music is becoming a genre that no one can quite put their finger on. What we do know, however, is that there is a lot of quality and diversity in the indie soundtrack music movement.
I remember the first time listening to this genre of music. It was years ago and although I knew I loved the instrumental tunes, it wasn’t until about two years ago that I found out this genre actually had a name.
Indie soundtrack music might be something you’ve never heard of but certainly have heard of artists that make this type of music. The best thing about Indie soundtrack music is that you’re not sure what number hit you’re listening to or when the next tune will begin.
This seems to happen only in those rare times, which means it’s something everyone should experience at least once.
This is where the creative focus comes in. Some artists describe their music as “the soundtrack for independent films that don’t exist” and draw inspiration from film scores and contemporary artists like Sufjan Stevens.
If you’re not familiar with indie soundtracks, they’re types of songs that are written for films that are produced independently from big film companies like Warner Brothers and Paramount Pictures.
While the big companies will hire known artists and composers for their movies, independents take a different approach — financing the project themselves and working with artists who won’t be getting paid a lot of money, but still produce great music.
You can listen to our full playlist below, and know more about each artist by scrolling down the page.
1) • ABISSO • – Son Of Abyss
• ABISSO • is an indie R&B artist based in Sardegna, Italy. He’s released a new single called “Son Of Abyss”, which has been described as dark wave and cinematic.
The song’s soundscape is experimental and instrumental, with ambient sounds and a cinematic vibe. It’s perfect for film production’s soundtrack.
In addition to the music genre, the concept of Son Of Abyss also has elements of studying. People who study arts, as well as actors, create a kind of laboratory around that music genre, as it makes it easier to embrace characters’ features.
While • ABISSO •’s music isn’t easily categorized, it’s worth checking out if you’re into dark wave or experimental electronic music that blends ambient sounds with experimental elements. Take a look, watch their music video and follow the artist on Spotify.
2) ATEMPO TRIO – The Beginning of Everything
Atempo Trio is an indie Jazz band, also producer and composer, based in Israel. Their latest single, “The Beginning of Everything,” is a reflection of their musical influences: jazz, and world music, with classic sounds and cinematic themes.
The song is an easy-listening anthem that combines groovy jazz instrumentation with the aspect of a perfect soundtrack for the film industry and not only that, their live performance is amazing. It’s relaxing, but also has edgy energy that makes it perfect for listening to while driving or working.
If you’re looking for something new to listen to while you work or relax, check this band out and follow them on Spotify!
3) NSEE – Revelation
There’s something about the music of NSEE that can’t quite be put into words.
It’s classical and cinematic, but also instrumental and easy listening. It’s uplifting, but also relaxing and anthemic.
The new single from this Israeli-based artist is called Revelation, and it combines all these elements into one beautiful piece of music that will have you humming along for days after listening to it.
It reminds you of epic scenes from your favourite movies, but it’s not particularly cinematic music either. What it is, though, is a collection of songs that would be perfectly at home on a playlist next to the likes of Sigur Rós and Explosions in the Sky.
Check out the track here, then follow NSEE on Spotify so you don’t miss any of their future releases!
4) BONES:DREAMING – A Day In The Labyrinth Of A Psychedelic Mind
BONES:DREAMING is an indie artist based in Darmstadt, Germany. His new album A Day In The Labyrinth Of A Psychedelic Mind is a collection of chillwave, drone, experimental soundscape, electronic effects, cinematic vibe and instrumental tracks with a Gothic undertone. It’s literally made by machines, communicating to machines.
His music has a cinematic quality that is perfect for creating an atmosphere that inspires creativity and imagination. The album features a range of sounds including piano-based instrumentals, dreamy synths, ethereal melodies and orchestral strings.
The title track ‘The Pain Of Being’ opens with dreamy synths before evolving into a cinematic journey through soundscapes and atmospheres as it progresses through its 16 minutes duration. Other tracks start off slow but gradually build up over with layers of synth sounds that slowly build up into something more powerful and intense.
The songs on this album are all quite different from each other yet they all have that same chilled-out vibe which makes them easy listening even if you’re not into this kind of music usually. Check out and follow the artist on Spotify.
5) ELEANOR IDLEWOOD – Not Your Fault
ELEANOR IDLEWOOD has released her latest EP, Not Your Fault, and it’s one of the most retro-rocky albums on the playlist. The artist is based in France, Biscarrosse, and her sound is an eclectic mix of genres.
ELEANOR IDLEWOOD straddles the line between avant-garde electronic music and synth-pop, with elements of ambient and dark waves thrown in for good measure.
The album opens with “Not Your Fault,” a track that sounds like it was ripped straight from an 80’s VIBES soundtrack (think Stranger Things). The song features synths that sound like they were made on an old Yamaha CS-80; there’s something about them that seems nostalgic even though the song itself isn’t nostalgic at all.
As the track goes on, it becomes more ambient and less electronic; by the end, you’re transported into a world where everything is foggy and muffled but still clear somehow.
If you check the other tracks, you will notice the mood is still sombre but not quite as dark; there’s more expectancy here than before. If you need new soundtracks for your productions, there we go, you found it.
6) HAVOC OSIRIS – Imbalance
If you’re looking for something new and different to listen to, check out the latest single from indie artist HAVOC OSIRIS.
The song, Imbalance, is an avant-garde electronic track that has been described as “a soundscape of dark wave and cinematic production.” It’s a unique blend of electronic beats and experimental sounds that takes elements from both leftfield and cinematic music.
If you’ve been looking for something to fill the void left by the recent lack of Avant-Garde releases, then this is definitely worth checking out!
HAVOC OSIRIS is based in Plano, TX and has released several singles on Spotify. You can find him there and follow the artist to support his art.
7) ALEX HAST – From The Ashes
ALEX HAST‘s new single, ‘From The Ashes’ is a brilliant example of his unique style. The track is chilled out and dreamy, with a hint of nostalgia to it. It’s a combination of sounds that makes it perfect for a rainy day nostalgic scene.
Hast’s sound is described as chillwave, electronic and experimental, but he also incorporates elements of synth wave, soundtrack style and leftfield effects into his music.
The track is emotional and cinematic—it’s like listening to an 80’s movie soundtrack on repeat.
If you’re looking for some new music to listen to this weekend, check out Alex Hast and follow the artist on Spotify!
8) VICTOR ALEXEEFF – Classics Unleashed
The music industry is a vast, diverse place that can be hard to navigate. That’s why it’s so exciting to hear about new artists and albums that are coming out every day. This one is a true piece of art, on the same level as Bach and Beethoven, but translated to the 21st century.
And one of the most amazing things about this industry is that there are so many different genres—and they’re all worth exploring! Can you believe in classical music made electronic with a rocky vibe?
Well, that’s possible and VICTOR ALEXEEFF just made it on his album Classics Unleashed. If you’re looking for something classic but innovative, new and fresh, check out VICTOR ALEXEEFF’s new album and his previous releases.
It’s an incredible blend of art-rock, synth, electronic, experimental sounds, and avant-garde, with a cinematic atmosphere, which makes it a perfect full album of soundtrack music—in short: all the best parts of the music world mixed with classical music. You’ll definitely want to follow him on Spotify as well!
9) NICKON FAITH – Circumambient
NICKON FAITH has released his debut album called Circumambient which is sure to be a hit with fans of experimental and leftfield music. This album is the perfect soundtrack for the film industry or an evening spent relaxing at home, it’s very versatile.
The artist is based in Manchester, United Kingdom, and this album has been described by reviewers who have heard it as containing ambient effects, breakbeat, deep house, rave, trance, cinematic vibe, euphoric atmosphere but also songs for relaxing moments.
The first track on the album is called “Intro.” It starts off with soft keyboard chords effects that then fade away into the background as the song begins to progress.
As it does so, it builds up into a more intense piece of music that features some great synth sounds and drum loops. That’s when you hear vocal loops that make it mysterious and very pleasant to listen to.
There are many other tracks totalizing 11, which feature some amazing bass lines which get you bobbing your head from start to finish! This album will definitely make you want to dance like in oriental movies! Check it out and follow the artist on Spotify, he is only 25 years old and full of talent.
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