2nd Foundation Music

2FM040 || Investigative Underscores

Posted on Oct 07, 2018

2FM040 Investigative Underscores is the darker, grittier and more intriguing sister album to 2FM033 Cyclic Underscores, comprising a selection of anxious, unnerving, motivational and sometimes surreal atmospheres. Throughout the album, our composers have used hypnotic tuned percussion loops layered with ominous piano, dark bass, eerie strings and sinister synth. Featured sounds include glitchy, tense string textures (“Evading the Truth”), crystal celeste (“Sparkling Motivation”) and soft, dark marimba (“Focussed Motivation”). These tracks will unobtrusively evoke anxious questions (“Incessant Anxiety”), mysterious investigations (“Questioning Evidence”), threatening situations (“Ominous Threat”) and suspicious circumstances (“Uneasy Suspicions”). With subtle atmospheres built on layers of sound, this album will sync easily with investigative programming, short online videos, politics, news, documentaries, and reality TV. All tracks are complete with a selection of versions, 60- and 30-second cutdowns and stings for off-the-shelf usage. Short, single-mood loops and comprehensive stems make for further seamless editing.

Track Listing

  1. Incessant Anxiety
  2. Questioning Evidence
  3. Ominous Threat
  4. Spooky Waltz
  5. Unresolved Mysteries
  6. Facing Facts
  7. Underhand Dealing
  8. Peculiar Events
  9. Focussed Motivation
  10. Sparkling Motivation
  11. Sinister Motives
  12. Towards Answers
  13. Evading the Truth
  14. Disturbing Confusion
  15. Uneasy Suspicions


Daryl Griffith, Bradley Farmer & Christopher Elmslie Composers
Daryl Griffith - Piano, Wes Hicks - Tuned Percussion Session Musicians
Daryl Griffith, Bradley Farmer & Wes Hicks Session Producers
Christopher Elmslie & Wes Hicks Audio Editors
Wes Hicks Recording Engineer
Wes Hicks Mix Engineer
Gregory Heath Mastering Engineer
Dan Bullock Album Artwork