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Stranger Than Life

Stranger Than Life

Quirky, slightly discordant orchestral instruments lead us through this unusual and offbeat album. With detuned mallets, strings, glockenspiels and echoey percussion, it's eerie and sometimes spooky but extremely compelling at the same time. This album is very versatile and will suit a wide range of scenes within the world of documentary, factual programming and beyond

Stranger Than Life

Quirky and surreal orchestral music

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Snow Days
  • RJ McConnell
Upbeat and quirky orchestral track which starts with comedic percussion before being joined by bizarre clarinet, flute and trombone melodies, building further with pianos and bells
Weirder
  • RJ McConnell
Reflective, quirky track which builds from start to finish with hypnotic and rhythmic marimba
Variation on a Theme
  • RJ McConnell
Quirky, upbeat orchestral track which starts with distorted mallets and woodwind melodies before being joined by an assortment of percussion, bells, double bass and piano
Autumn Blues
  • RJ McConnell
Reflective track which starts with an upbeat echo-ey percussion loop before before joined by synth pads, a synth bass and ambient textures
Strange Journey
  • RJ McConnell
Quirky and surreal orchestral track with discordant clarinet, flute and trumpet melodies
Hall of Mirrors
  • RJ McConnell
Tense and surreal orchestral track led by busy tuned percussion and later joined by stark flute melodies
Subject to Change
  • RJ McConnell
Quirky and surreal electronic track starting with detuned percussion and joined by a detuned organ melody, discordant electronic textures and bells
Tree Dwellers
  • RJ McConnell
Quirky orchestral percussion with a tribal feel leads this track, later joined by urgent marimba melodies and shakers
Are You Prepared
  • RJ McConnell
Quirky and tense electronic underscore with detuned mallets, surreal piano melodies, electronic textures and sparse, offbeat percussion
The Path Ahead
  • RJ McConnell
Optimistic and quirky orchestral track, starting with piano and glockenspiel with a progressive chord sequence, later joined by further layers of piano and tuned percussion
Thinking it Through
  • RJ McConnell
Reflective orchestral underscore beginning with melancholic marimbas before building with quirky layers of percussion, mallets and electric piano