2nd Foundation Music

2FM035 || Dark Piano Atmospheres

Posted on Jun 21, 2018

The latest in 2FM’s solo piano series of albums, 2FM035 Dark Piano Atmospheres uses only slow, sparse solo piano and subtle, nearly static synth to create an array of bleak, sombre moods. From barren coldness (“Cold Shadows”) to tragedy and despair (“Mournful Sorrow”), nervous fear (“Pangs of Fear”) to bittersweet nostalgia (“Bittersweet Reflections”), this album specialises mainly in the dark depths of sorrow. Simple and understated, yet chillingly effective, each track depicts one emotion for easy selection of music with picture. This album will see usage on reality TV, drama and documentaries. Some tracks will also be suitable for nature programmes and investigative reporting. The subtle, understated piano and slow, calm beds will move unobtrusively under voice overs or dialogue, and the long pauses between piano motifs on many tracks make for easy syncing to particular on-screen points. 60-, 30- and 10-second cutdowns will be available, as well as sparse versions of each track.

Track Listing

  1. Disturbing Circumstances
  2. Pangs of Fear
  3. Cold Shadows
  4. Ominous Foreshadowing
  5. Barren Tolls
  6. Tragic Abandonment
  7. Bleak Decision
  8. Unanswered Questions
  9. Uneasy Apprehension
  10. Bittersweet Reflections
  11. Endless Melancholy
  12. Mournful Sorrow
  13. Solemn Acceptance
  14. Poignant Introspection
  15. Cautious Hope


Bradley Farmer, Daryl Griffith, Pauline Hawsthorne & Gabriel Trott Composers
Daryl Griffith Pianist
Bradley Farmer & Wes Hicks Session Producers
Bradley Farmer & Christopher Elmslie Synth Programming
Bradley Farmer & Christopher Elmslie Audio Editors
Gerry O'Riordan & Wes Hicks Mix Engineers
Gregory Heath Mastering Engineer
Dan Bullock Album Artwork

Recorded at the Institute of Sound Recording, Surrey, UK.