With a career spanning 20 years, Jasen Shawn Smith is a classically trained composer and pianist, and recently was named runner up in the instrumental category of a UK Songwriting Contest. He has released two CDs under the name Sonic Psyops, and both have charted high in the web licensing business. Tracks from his second album, Virtual Ornaments, are Classical cinematic film scores which fuse melody harmony, counterpoint and rhythm. In addition to Classical music, Jasen’s New Age, Pop/Rock and Electronic tracks can be described as Vangelis plays Twister with Enigma.
Jasen Shawn Smith has two CDs available under the moniker Sonic Psyops: "Culture of Convenience" (New Age, Pop/Rock, Synth Pop. Electronic) and "Virtual Ornaments" (Classical Film Score, Cinematic).
This is a Small ensemble Swing piece perfect for Physical or Silly Comedy, Whether it's Slapstick or other Ridiculousness. A Curious and Humorous Theme is shared between dueling Trumpets, a Clarinet and Trombone. A Jazzy Piano and Swing Drums provide some structure, later joined by a Goofy Sax. Instrumental, Comedy Music, Comedy Jazz
Metal Guitar driven piece with Ethereal Synths. Melodic guitar plays above aggressive bass, Chugging power chords, acid drums and angelic Synths Perfect for action sequences, Biker Gangs, Tattoo Parlors, and Scenes depicting the Urban Jungle. Also, works for advertising products of Rugged Nature. Instrumental, Rock Music, Heavy Metal
Metal Guitar driven piece with Symphonic Strings. A sweet melodic guitar plays above an aggressive bass, Chugging power chords and an acid drum kit. Perfect for fast action sequences, extreme aggression, Graphic Violence, and Fight scenes. Also, works for intense sports replays & hi energy workouts. Instrumental, Rock Music, Symphonic Rock
A Baroque/Classical (Bach/Mozart) styled Chamber ensemble. Sophisticated yet light-hearted. Classy fun & Cute, Nice for Children's shows, Period Pieces, Jane Austen Styled romantic comedy, Happy and laid back moods or pastoral Themes nose in the air fun. Bright Strings with Reverent Solo Woodwinds. Instrumental, Classical Music, Baroque Period
Chamber Orchestration Featuring Lazy Strings and Angelic Woodwinds. Could be used for Pastoral or Nature like subjects; such as a Gently Flowing Stream, Light Snow Falling, Or Animals Gathering in a Pasture. Also, could be used for Romance, Child’s Play, Tea & Crumpets or Stuck up White People. Instrumental, Classical Music, Classical Period
Chamber piece comprised of Aggressive Piano, and Sweet solo Woodwinds evoking feelings of Longing, A Losing Battle, disillusionment, Pride, elegance, Losing somebody near and Dear, Confusion or Pastoral themes. Could also be used for Lost Love, Rejection, Nature scenes or the rat race of life. Instrumental, Classical Music, Romantic Period
Sweet sophisticated piano and full chamber strings orchestra perfect for a Jane Austen film, play or period documentary. Luxurious castles, ballrooms, preppy millionaires, romantic drama. Elegant historical manor drama, Antiques Road Show, PBS special, museum or gallery opening, gala fundraiser. Instrumental, Classical Music, 20th Century
Ambient Chinese piece consisting of a Sad Chinese Strings, Lush pads, Mystical Woodwinds, Plucked strings, and Haunting Synths. Perfect for creating a Gloomy & Dismal atmosphere with an Asian flavor. Also nice for illustrating Drug induced out-of-body experiences, or general mysteriousness. Instrumental, Chinese Music, Chinese Dramatic | Sad
A Baroque/Classical (Bach/Mozart) styled Chamber String ensemble. Sophisticated yet light-hearted. Classy fun & snobbish themes, a Jane Austen film, documentary, Antiques Roadshow, sweet highbrow romantic comedy that's pompous but funny. Tea and crumpets with the Queen, nose in the air fun. Instrumental, Classical Music, Classical Period
This can best be described as a Dark Waltz. Nice for Dark Elegance, Strength, Military Madness and building Drama. Comprised of Aggressive Piano, Tender Violin, Haunting Woodwinds, Sweet Strings, Bold Bass drum with Snare and Timpani. A theme for the Underdog or the Oppressor alike, Rising Tension. Instrumental, Dangerous Music, Apprehensive Music
A cute Asain/Dance/Electronica piece consisting of sweet, soothing Chinese stringed and Woodwind instruments set to a bass line and Ethnic Groove. Perfect for media needing a Contemporary Asian Dance track. Also Cool for creating a Young and Hip Atmosphere with an Oriental Flavor for Documentaries. Instrumental, World Fusion, Asian World Fusion
Indian/Dance/Pop piece comprised of infectious Indian percussion, sweet ethnic woodwinds, Groovy Sarod, Cool Tampura, Lush synths, and a throbbing Beat. Perfect for fun Bollywood, Punjabi Dance Party, Traditional/Modern Hindu culture clash or merge, or any Urban South Central Asian settings. Instrumental, Indian Music, Indian Electronica