Friday, July 27, 2012

Some older tracks getting pruned today...

Dear friends,

Every week, of every month, of every year, we add new music to We've always deliberately set out to be a place without "old, outdated music", so in parallel with adding new music all the time, we also remove some old music.

It's a bit melancholic. Some of the following tracks have been with us for many years and some of them have been customers' favorites and made part of the staple of quality music here at Shockwave-Sound. But it's time for these "oldies" to make way for new music coming out. It's not that we don't have the "space" to keep the old music on our site. It's just that we deliberately don't want too much old music on our site. We want our catalogue to be fresh and updated. If a track has outlived its natural shelf life, even if it's a good seller, we "prune" it (e.g. remove it) after a few years.

The following tracks were removed today. Some of them were composed and produced by me personally (Bjorn Lynne), back in 2000-2005. It's sad to see them go. But I'm glad I made them, and I'm glad that they have been part of what has made so successful through the years.

So it's goodbye to the following tracks:

  • 30 Seconds
  • A Lifetime of Moments
  • A Simple Love Song
  • Alices Worst Dream
  • At the Bar
  • Autumn Mist
  • Bass Culture
  • Beetlemix
  • Beijing Moon
  • Bonfire in the Desert
  • Bossendorfer
  • Cocoon
  • Communication
  • Cosmic Winds
  • Cowboy Kartin
  • Dissolve
  • Dont Fret
  • Evil Pulse
  • Expensive Mood
  • Fall
  • Fantasm
  • Fast Information
  • Full Throttle
  • Fusion Drive
  • FutureCorp
  • Haunted Galley
  • Hotel Martinet
  • I Can Do That
  • In Good C Switched On
  • Indianshop
  • Ka-Hora
  • Kool Club
  • Leisure Class
  • Lifeline
  • Memories
  • Moroccan Roll
  • Mysanthia
  • Nicaragua
  • Nice Day Out
  • Nocebo
  • On the Morrow
  • Onwards and Upwards
  • Open Pod
  • Party in Rangiroa
  • Peru
  • Playtime Boogie
  • Prayer Warrior
  • Reconnaissance
  • Ripple Wire
  • Ripples
  • Romania
  • Scary Fairy
  • Send And Return
  • Senoreta
  • Sentimentale
  • Silent Hunger
  • Slow and Serious
  • Space Precinct
  • Spiral
  • System
  • Systya
  • Talisman
  • The Brits
  • The Giant
  • The Magic Spell
  • The Meeting Place
  • The Ringmaster
  • Under The Bards Tree
  • Understatement
  • Viande Rouge
  • Wagon Wheels
  • Water
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • Whomp
  • Sunflowers Dance
  • Xandracos

Friday, July 13, 2012

Bamba kids games line with audio from

We recently worked with Mezmedia - a full-service interactive and multimedia studio, to create a unique "Audio Logo" for the animated logo for their line of kids games, "Bamba".

The brief was to create an audio stinger that was unique and that matched the animation: Fun, bright, a bit childish, and it had to incorporate the vocal element: "Bamba!"

We got our composer Bjorn Lynne on the job. He came up with a simple and recognizeable musical "theme" and combined it with a recording of his young daughter and one of her friends, for that fun/japanese inspired "two kids in unison" tone, which you'll nod in recognition when you hear this result:


It was a fun project to work on and it was carried out over a few days. The client, Mezmedia, received all the rights to the audio, exclusively, unlimited, and in perpetuity, for a few hundred dollars. We enjoyed working on that project and we think the client was happy with a result, as they wrote up a recommendation of our company on their website - which we appreciate!

Here are pictures and links for a couple of the Bamba games for kids:

Bamba Ice Cream (Free)

Bamba Pizza