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).
An Orchestrated work which begins with cartoon like melodies that Evolve into themes of Pride and Joy Then modulate into minor keys revealing a more Sinister and Dark sound. Perfect for scenes with Sweet Innocent Children and Bullies. Cute & Cuddly Pups & Kittens, Tip Toeing to Safety, White Lies. Instrumental, Classical, Romantic
A light orchestrated piece setting the mood for something silly, playful and/or Frantic. The piece begins playing pizzicato strings repeating a Jolly and Cartoonish motif. Woodwinds join in playing a sweet and innocent melody to counter the strings. Xylophone and percussion provide rhythm. Instrumental, Comedy, Comedy Orchestral
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, Comedy Jazz
An ambitious orchestrated piece setting the mood for Fun, Playful, Childish and/or Frantic situations. Bouncing Spiccato strings Sweet Woodwinds, Soaring Brass and Light percussion set the stage for a Busy but Positive atmosphere perfect for High Energy, Faced Paced, Rat Races and Wild Goose Chases. Instrumental, Comedy, Comedy Orchestral
A Danny Elfmann inspired Orchestrated Spooky treat. Features Creaking Gates, and an Evil Whispering Choir. Although the overall tone is Dark and Morbid, the piece explores some very rich themes and melodies. It's not just a Haunting sound design it's an anthem for Halloween or a Halloween carol. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music
This Metal Guitar driven piece tells the story of, “I’m Mad as Hell and I’m Not Going to Take it Anymore!” It’s comprised of two dueling Distorted Guitars a Growling Bass Guitar and a Rock Drum Kit. Perfect for an evolving scene of extreme violence, Getting Even, with a Sense of Satisfaction at end. Instrumental, Rock, Hard Rock
This is Pop, Jazzy, Electronica Hybrid evoking Fun and Uplifting emotions. Think of Branden Marsalis meets Daft Punk sprinkled with a little Kraftwerk, and new Depeche Mode. Ideal for media needing support for Laid Back Good Times, Friends Hanging Out. Dancing, dance Party, or get the party started, Instrumental, Dance, Dance-Pop
This is an Orchestrated Dramatic piece suggesting Grave Danger, Running out of Time, Fear, the presence of Evil, or general Seriousness. Comprised of Intense Strings, Penetrating Brass, Erie Woodwinds, Creepy Choir, and Deadly Timpani. Haunting Themes Ideal for most Horror and/or Fantasy Settings. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music
This is a Throbbing Goth Rock, Dark Wave piece highlighted by a Mysterious piano playing a Melancholy motif throughout. A nice contrast is offered by screaming distorted guitars playing an independent riff. Perfect for science hi-tech subject matter, Dark wave dance club, futuristic product demos. Instrumental, Electronic, Dark Electro
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, Classical
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