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RITUAL OF GHOSTS 2 -BANQUET- (JAPANESE HORROR SCORE) - (by Adwise Music)  Year: 2011
Adwise Music Eerie, dark and atmospheric cue combining sounds of Japanese traditional & folk instruments Koto, Taiko Drums & Bell, & electronic elements a la Kwaidan (by Toru Takemitsu). Great for Psychological, Paranormal Sci-fi, Asian or even general films as well as Horror/Suspense/Folklore-tales. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
472312 1:52 Mixed 36   


KYOTO - (by Mark Knox)  Year: 2005
Mark Knox A serene tone poem depicting the peaceful city of Kyoto. A simple, elegant melody played by brass prayer bowls expands into an orchestrated musical landscape of peace and tranquility - Japanese style. Divided into 2 parts, roughly 90 sec. each, it can be edited accordingly. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
470434 3:03 Mixed 62   
60sec - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
606634 1:01 Mixed 62   


KYOTO SKYLINE - (by Andy Schofield)  Year: 2010
Andy Schofield A modern lively and dynamic Japanese Shamisen supported by rumbling Daiko drums, Japanese cymbals, Tong Zi drums and reverberating Gong. Japanese nose flutes cover the melody dipicting everything Japan and Japanese. Think of the Kyoyto skyline and busy villages and towns. Atmospheric and dramatic. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
432596 2:35 Med Slow 86   
30sec A (21 sec edit) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
432600 0:21 Med Slow 86   
30sec B (26 sec cut) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
432599 0:27 Med Slow 86   
Variation A (Koto Variation) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
469827 2:36 Med Slow 86   
Variation B (Shamisen & Koto Vers) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
469829 2:35 Med Slow 86   
Variation C (Shamisen variation) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
469828 2:35 Med Slow 86   
Stinger (7 secs) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
432601 0:07 Med Slow 86   
60sec (1:14 seconds) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
432602 1:14 Med Slow 86   


HIROSHIMA - (by Mark Knox)  Year: 1998
Mark Knox An emotional Japanese style theme inspired by the children of Hiroshima singing and presenting paper cranes in Peace Park. Perfect for any visual showing Japanese children, Japanese innocence, Japanese tradition or a commercial music bed that calls for an Asian flavor. Children sing in the full mix. Childrens Vocals, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track ( Full Vocal) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
469492 3:42 Med Slow 100   
60sec (60 sec. Edit) - Japanese, Min'yo
467095 1:01 Med Slow 100   
Variation (Instrumental Edit) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
467094 1:31 Med Slow 100   
Bed (Elegant Dreamy Instrumental) - Japanese, Japanese Ethereal
673452 3:43 Med Slow 100   


RUMBLINGS FROM THE TSUNAMI - (by John Lawrence Schick)  Year: 2011
John Lawrence Schick The tsunami is approaching. Though everything is calm at the moment, the inevitible horror and destruction is close. A hard-hitting chaotic electronic track with pulsating drums & percussion. Bedlam, destruction, and insanity rules. Loaded with sfx's, pads, violin, and the unexpected. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
469533 3:55 Mixed 39   


FUSHIMI INARI - (by Federico Chieli)  Year: 2011
Federico Chieli Japanese influenced music with traditional instruments. Great for Japan temple scenes, news, reportages, documentaries, travel, only acoustic instruments, the mood is... moody! Meditation, zen, asia, asian, shinto, samurai, garden, geisha romance, drama, mystery background trailer or credits, Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
466465 3:12 Med Slow 85   


SAMURAI PREPARES (PERC AND DRUMS ONLY) - (by Adam DiTroia)  Year: 2011
Adam DiTroia An authentic yet modern Asian inspired track featuring thunderous Taiko drums and Asian percussion, Koto, Shamisen, strings, and rock elements such as fretless bass and drums. Alternate mixes and versions available also. Would work well in both dramatic and educational projects and more. Thank you. Instrumental, Asian, Asian Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation (Perc and Drums Only) - Asian, Asian Dramatic  
463467 1:06 Med Fast 140   
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
463466 1:06 Med Fast 140   
Variation A (Asian Elements Only) - Asian, Asian Dramatic  
463468 0:59 Med Fast 140   
Variation B (Alternate Mix 2) - Asian, Asian Dramatic  
463469 1:06 Med Fast 140   
Variation C (Alternate mix 1) - Asian, Asian Dramatic  
463470 1:06 Med Fast 140   
Variation D (Shorter Version 1) - Asian, Asian Dramatic  
463476 0:37 Med Fast 140   


COMING STORM - (by Rosalind Richards)  Year: 2011
Rosalind Richards Exciting taiko drum opening, orchestral strings, gongs, bells, dramatic harp glizzandos, mysterious, steady harp ostinato. samurai warrior dressing for battle, villagers stealing away before a fight, procession of battle. Lines of Mounted Soldiers Crossing Terrain. Peaceful Kingdom Facing War,, Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Instrumental) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
462274 6:17 Med Slow 93   
Variation (Shorter Version) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
461667 1:11 Med Slow 93   


CELESTIAL ORIENT - (by Jason Farnham)  Year: 2010
Jason Farnham Simple, spacious ambient hybrid track featuring Japanese koto with pad accompaniment and light electronic elements. Great for background in documentaries about nature, space, pastoral, and the environment. Also excellent for yoga and relaxation. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
461931 5:18 Very Slow 58   


ORIGAMI SWAN - (by Jason Farnham)  Year: 2010
Jason Farnham Simple, spacious ambient track with solo keyboard bells with a light pad which enters at 2:05. Slight build to a climax at 3:42. Great for background in documentaries about nature, space, pastoral, and the environment. Also excellent for documentaries about marine life. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
461215 5:45 Very Slow 58   


OF THE SUN - (by Jason Farnham)  Year: 2011
Jason Farnham Mesmerizing new age traditional acoustic meets modern electronic. Features lead flute, awesome taiko drum beats, and swirling string pads. Has a Japanese flair. Techno drum beat kicks in at 2:20. Great for nature documentaries, intense scenes in independent films. Builds to a climax at 4:18, Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
461059 5:47 Med Fast 130   


ASIAN TRAGEDY - (by Al Vienneau)  Year: 2011
Al Vienneau Both beautiful and mysterious, the song starts out austerely and evolves into a rich textured yearning. Evokes loss of a loved one, a country mourning. Philippines, earthquake, Indonesia's tsunami. Thematic, Film, TV, Documentary, Foreign or Indie. This work is especially beautiful. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available
466962 2:42 Slow 79   


RONIN - (by Taka Matsuda)  Year: 2011
Taka Matsuda Contemporary arranged of Japanese traditional instruments; SHAMISEN, TAIKO, NOHKAN-flute and upbeat drums. Bold and aggressive mood. Variation track (w/o drums and percussions) sounds more traditional. Great for movie, film, documentary, history, advertisement, commercial. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
459247 1:26 Med Fast 140   
Variation (Drum Less) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
459246 1:26 Med Fast 140   


JAPANESE ZEN GARDEN - (by Rosalind Richards)  Year: 2011
Rosalind Richards Dramatic Japanese soundscape with ancient traditional instruments: Mysterious flute, shakuhachi, koto, katana drums, clappers, gongs. Moody and beautiful, with an edgy koto theme & unexpected rhythmic touches. Exotic mysterious passionate. Geisha love story, espionage, Kung Fu, tea house, mystery, Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Instrumental) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
454783 6:35 Med Slow 84   
60sec (Shorter Version) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
454782 1:01 Med Slow 100   
30sec (Shorter Version) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
454982 0:31 Med Slow 83   


JAPAN ON A KOTO STRING - (by Audio Architect Music)  Year: 2010
Audio Architect Music Very minimal Japanese / Chinese music with a solemn meditational feel. Simple and sparse. Perfect for documentary, cooking show, travel show, culture, zen meditation, martial arts, concentration. Geisha house, Wife Swap, food, tourism, religious, sex trade, crime, history and culture. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
450311 2:14 Med Slow 97   


JAPANESE GEISHA GIRL - (by Audio Architect Music)  Year: 2011
Audio Architect Music Traditional, minimal Japanese music in a major key. Suitable for most Asian flavoured projects. Slow, sparse, delicate and uplifting. Features shamisen and koto. Think geisha girls performing a tea ceremony. Great for documentary, cooking show, travel show, tv advertising, culture and meditation. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
450309 1:01 Med Slow 87   


JAPANESE AMBIENT BED - (by Audio Architect Music)  Year: 2010
Audio Architect Music Slightly dark, ambient Japanese style background bed. Sparse Shakuhachi and Shamisen over haunting, atmospheric backing pad. Designed with a crossfadable beginning and ending so you can loop it as many times as needed. Iron Chef, Geishas, Japanese Triads, sex trade, meditation, Tai Chi, mysterious. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
445602 2:28 Very Slow   


AINOWA - (by DJ Juri)  Year: 2010
DJ Juri AINOWA means Big Love, like a Love's Ring, lush female vocal, Japanese natural house music, piano, percussion, BPM 124, Nature Tribal house, Dramatic music, feel love, peace, space, link to earth. Soaring thrilling sparkling joyful, romantic drama. Moving club lounge bar, high fashion catwalk, Female Vocals, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic  
443484 7:59 Medium 124   


SAMURAI - (by Ferenc Hegedus)  Year: 2009
Ferenc Hegedus A tense, pensive and very percussive track with a Far East, Oriental, Japanese flavor. Orchestral and Japanese percussion, koto, taiko. High intensity, arming up, building up to impending conflict or fights. Good for chase scenes, battle scenes, fantasy games, action-adventure, film trailers. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
10 Mixes Available
471641 1:03 Med Fast 135   


SAKURA - (by Wilton Vought)  Year: 2010
Wilton Vought Japanese inspired world fusion blends traditional Eastern elements with Western. Delicate, sweet, tender, melodic and rhythmic. Nature, New Age, yoga. Tokyo romance, Geisha affair, tea house, full moon. 1940s documentary or travel montage. Tranquil with a modern touch. Airlines, corporate branding, Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Pop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Pop  
435165 3:08 Medium 123   
30sec - Japanese, Japanese Pop  
435261 0:32 Medium 123   
Loop A (with flute) - Japanese, Japanese Pop  
435772 0:40 Medium 123   
Loop B (without flute) - Japanese, Japanese Pop  
435774 0:40 Medium 123   
Variation (Shorter) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic  
435260 1:11 Medium 123   


SAKURA DREAM - (by Space Taster)  Year: 2015
Space Taster Tranquil eastern theme with a beautiful melody. Traditional japanese and orchestral instruments. Dreamy Meditation, both is spiritual and noble. Perfect for travelogues, travel channel, anime featuring feudal Japan, cooking show, restaurants, Asian Documentary romantic passion, Instrumental, New Age, Ethnic Fusion
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - New Age, Ethnic Fusion
432403 2:07 Med Slow 102   
Variation (Minus melody/lead) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
432927 2:05 Med Slow 102   
30sec - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
432926 0:31 Med Slow 102   
60sec - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
432936 1:02 Med Slow 102   


SAKURA DREAM - (by Space Taster)  Year: 2015
Space Taster Tranquil eastern theme with a beautiful melody. Traditional japanese and orchestral instruments create a meditative atmosphere that is both is spiritual and noble. Perfect for travelogues, anime featuring feudal Japan, cookery, any documentary on an eastern theme. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
432404 2:07 Med Slow 102   
Variation (Minus melody/lead) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
432927 2:05 Med Slow 102   
30sec - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
432926 0:31 Med Slow 102   
60sec - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
432936 1:02 Med Slow 102   


LIVING IN JAPAN (MAIN MIX) - (by Alec Makinson)  Year: 2010
Alec Makinson Vibrant, optimistic, uptempo and contemporary Far Eastern corporate underscore, with a flavour of traditional Japan. A picture of Japan today, from the busy city financial institutions and money markets to the people's lives. Features traditional Japanese instruments alongside modern western beats. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (main mix) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
431295 3:06 Slow 78   
Bed (stripped down mix) - Japanese, Japan
431297 1:10 Slow 78   
Logo (logo phrase) - Japanese, Taiko
431296 0:19 Slow 78   
60sec (60sec) - Japanese, Ryukyuan Contemporary
431320 1:03 Slow 78   
30sec (30sec) - Japanese, Japanese Pop
431308 0:32 Slow 78   


TAIKOHAI - (by Nigel Male)  Year: 2010
Nigel Male Take away or eat in? Exploring or kicking back. A quirky asian/fusion to set the perfect mood for commercial, travel, current affairs, video games, underscore, information, education TV, ringtone. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
430179 1:01 Medium 113   


WIND SPIRITS - (by Joel Steudler)  Year: 2010
Joel Steudler Koto and shamisen duel in this fast paced, energetic track. The traditional Japanese instrument ensemble is rounded out with taiko drums and shakuhachi flute. Use this track in a dramatic martial arts setting or an upbeat travelogue! The quick tempo and bouncy melody also evoke folk dance rhythms. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic  
429841 3:08 Med Fast 143   


HIDDEN TEMPLE - (by Joel Steudler)  Year: 2010
Joel Steudler Mysterious melodies and sparse instrumentation evoke images of the hidden temple, high in the misty mountains. Gongs, koto harp, shakuhachi flute and taiko drums offer traditional & mysterious Japanese music in a dramatic setting. Romantic drama, martial arts, travel shows, historical documentary, Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic  
429838 3:27 Med Slow 101   


CHERRY BLOSSOMS FALLING - (by Joel Steudler)  Year: 2010
Joel Steudler Traditional Japanese instruments create a calm but exotic atmosphere. Peaceful delicate & gentle. Shakuhachi flute & koto harp evoke images of a tea garden, a misty countryside & Shinto shrines. Exotic, spiritual, meditative. Perfect travelogue or anime featuring feudal Japan, geisha documentary, Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic  
429836 3:30 Med Slow 87   


CLOUDS OF FUJISAN - (by Space Taster)  Year: 2015
Space Taster Noble and meditative piece, with a hauntingly beautiful melody. Traditional japanese and orchestral instruments create a tranquil, majestic and inspiring musical theme. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
429724 3:27 Medium 120   
Variation A (Minus main melody) - New Age, Ethnic Fusion
433375 3:06 Medium 120   
Variation B (Punchy Arrangement) - New Age, Ethnic Fusion
429988 1:31 Medium 120   
30sec - New Age, Meditation
429997 0:31 Medium 120   
15sec - New Age, Nature
430000 0:15 Medium 120   
60sec - Themes, World Music (pending)
429996 1:02 Medium 120   


SEARCHING FOR KODAMA - (by Music as Metaphor)  Year: 2010
Music as Metaphor The Kodama come alive in this Japanese flavored piece where lush strings, a classical guitar and a theremin confront an angry koto! Flowing and fresh, think Miyazaki Film, Joe Hisaishi soundtrack. Beautiful haunting melody provides a great underscore for soulful searching or reflection, hopeful, sad, Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
454530 3:44 Medium 105   


SAMURAI STYLE - (by Taka Matsuda)  Year: 2010
Taka Matsuda Contemporary arranged of Japanese traditional instruments; KOTO, SYAMISEN, TAIKO, NOUKAN-flute. Strong and dynamic, but also delicate; like a Samurai! Acoustic-Mix (w/o drums and percussions) sounds more traditional. Great for movie, film, documentary, history, advertisement, commercial. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
423244 3:00 Medium 122   
Variation A (Acoustic ver.) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
423243 3:00 Medium 122   
Variation B (Under Score) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
423245 3:00 Medium 122   


TRIBAL DRUMS KING KONG 30 SEC - (by Steve E. Williams)  Year: 2010
Steve E. Williams Big Japanese Taiko drums as in the Hans Zimmer film score tribal drums for King Kong, Pearl Harbor, or like Jumanji. Uses: jungle, warfare, military, villages, nature, Discovery Channel survival type shows, advertising, transitions. Subwoofer pounding ethnic drums with impact hits. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic  
418972 0:30 Med Fast 144   


LEGENDS OF THE LOST KINGDOM - (by Really Free Music)  Year: 2010
Really Free Music A beautifully cinematic and epic Oriental theme with something of a traditional ceremonial feel reminiscent of Shogun Samurai, Geisha's, Asian Bhuddist Temples and Emperors. Develops and builds into a dramatic inspired theme. Features oriental strings, shakuhachi, er-hu (violin) and percussion. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
409372 6:56 Slow 68   


THE GREAT WARRIOR - (by Akela Sun)  Year: 2009
Akela Sun This track starts off with an epic Taiko & Shakuhachi intro but soon elevates into an ecstatic blend of American Indian (Choctaw) voices, synthetic instruments & modern drum beat creating a beautiful, epic & adventurous experience. Great for Film & TV, documentaries & travel channels. Instrumental, Dramatic, Ethereal Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Ethereal Music
405243 5:19 Med Slow 90   
Variation (Epic Intro) - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
405241 0:37 Med Slow 90   
60sec (Main Theme) - Corporate, Corp. New Age Electronic
405242 1:01 Med Slow 90   
Loop (8 bar loop) - Electronic, Ethnic Electronica
553601 0:22 Med Slow 90   
Variation (shorter mix) - Electronic, Ethnic Electronica
653148 3:00 Med Slow 90   


JAPANEASY - (by Benny Hawes)  Year: 2006
Benny Hawes Short Japanese inspired track with ethnic instruments and a flavour of the east. Brimming with ethnic sounds such as Koto, Tambra and shakuachi. The track builds into a nice warm resolution. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
318299 2:07 Medium 105   


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