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I had made the mistake of ordering a hand pan drum from a sketchy ad I saw on instagram. Coming to my senses shortly after making the purchase, I assumed I had been scammed and tried to move on. $200 and about 3 months later I was surprised to see the thing actually arrive on my doorstep. It's serviceable, but not great. Also, it's in a major key. Who wants a hand pan in a major key?!

Anyway, I wanted to try to use it for something, so I recorded some ostinatos with it. It turns out it's about 1/4 tone flat so I had to tune the recordings in post. (Reputable hand pans typically cost $1500+ so you get what you pay for). I added some additional percussion by stuffing t-shirts into a metal kitchen prep bowl and played it with snare brushes. The guitar and bowed cymbals were also recorded live.

This track was inspired by true crime documentaries. It's not really supposed to go anywhere. It's background tension music to underscore a lab testing a blood sample or something.

Let me know if you want to use this in something or would like to commission new music.

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Very nice. I feel like I am watching a crime show. Keep up the awesome. :)

sleepFacingWest responds:

Exactly what I was going for! Thanks for listening

Oh man, I love this so much! This definitely reminds me of background music for mystery point-and-click games :D

I felt the atmosphere of crime and mystery. Well, I just like it!

sleepFacingWest responds:

Thank you!

Credits & Info

4.74 / 5.00

Oct 19, 2020
4:01 PM EDT
File Info
7.2 MB
3 min 10 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.