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Contemporary Instrumental

Contemporary instrumental music was informed by the aesthetics of new age's progressive electronic wing, but drew from a wider range of emotions and styles. Where progressive electronic emphasized lush, elaborate, and often grandiose compositions, contemporary instrumental was just as free to settle into simple, quiet rumination, or to prominently feature soloists in addition to accessible melodies. Contemporary instrumental also made greater, sometimes exclusive use of acoustic instruments, particularly when artists wanted to create mellow, pleasant moods. The recordings of pianist George Winston helped establish this direction during the early '80s. Not all contemporary instrumental artists share new age philosophies, even if their music frequently draws upon similar feelings and influences; moreover, contemporary instrumental music may employ bits of pop, rock, jazz, folk, classical, and world music (when the latter is especially prevalent, it's termed ethnic fusion). Nevertheless, the '80s and '90s continued to witness a high degree of crossover between progressive electronic, the similar adult alternative style (which was more electro-acoustic), and contemporary instrumental, with many artists fitting simultaneously into more than one category. More in Ambient & New Age: Adult Contemporary | Ambient | Contemporary Instrumental | Electronic - New Age | New Age | Textures - Ambient
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10481
Lady shine
Magical & Fantasy theme, Inspirational, meditative Track with some mysterious touch, provides a peaceful, relaxed, spacious background for your productions.Christmas carol. Director's cut...
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Lady shine
by Dan Foster
Music ID: 10481
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03:34
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Magical & Fantasy theme, Inspirational, meditative Track with some mysterious touch, provides a peaceful, relaxed, spacious background for your productions.Christmas carol. Director's cut...
10475
Paris Affair - 60 cut
This fusion of world/electronic percussion, ethnic instruments, acoustic guitars and accordion create a rich soundscape for drama, mystery and thriller with a French/european tint - 60 sec edit from f...
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Paris Affair - 60 cut
by Simon Brewer
Music ID: 10475
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00:59
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This fusion of world/electronic percussion, ethnic instruments, acoustic guitars and accordion create a rich soundscape for drama, mystery and thriller with a French/european tint - 60 sec edit from f...
10472
Paris Affair
This fusion of world/electronic percussion, ethnic instruments, acoustic guitars and accordion create a rich soundscape for drama, mystery and thriller with a French/european tint....
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Paris Affair
by Simon Brewer
Music ID: 10472
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03:48
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This fusion of world/electronic percussion, ethnic instruments, acoustic guitars and accordion create a rich soundscape for drama, mystery and thriller with a French/european tint....
10394
Dare to Dream - 60 cut
Powerful and uplifting 60 sec edit from full track - you can hear those ceremony timpani skins ripple!...
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Dare to Dream - 60 cut
by Simon Brewer
Music ID: 10394
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00:59
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Powerful and uplifting 60 sec edit from full track - you can hear those ceremony timpani skins ripple!...
10393
Dare to Dream - 2
Eerie and slightly foreboding intro, gains momentum and builds to a monumental, powerful and uplifting soundscape - you can hear those ceremony timpani skins ripple!...
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Dare to Dream - 2
by Simon Brewer
Music ID: 10393
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03:01
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Eerie and slightly foreboding intro, gains momentum and builds to a monumental, powerful and uplifting soundscape - you can hear those ceremony timpani skins ripple!...
10384
Home Again
Anticipation of a reunion; walking tempo, sentimental, pretty...
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Home Again
by David Stahl
Music ID: 10384
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03:16
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Anticipation of a reunion; walking tempo, sentimental, pretty...
10382
Alone in Space
Slow minimalist dreamy piece. Snare brushes and mellow keys....
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Alone in Space
by Shawn Nourse
Music ID: 10382
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03:33
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Slow minimalist dreamy piece. Snare brushes and mellow keys....
10379
Meditation 2
synth piano strings with acoustic huitar...
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Meditation 2
by Michael Silvestri
Music ID: 10379
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04:13
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synth piano strings with acoustic huitar...
10346
Lance's Lullabye
A Bittersweet lullabye; romance, love, regret...
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Lance's Lullabye
by David Stahl
Music ID: 10346
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03:37
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A Bittersweet lullabye; romance, love, regret...
10342
Six of Us
Sweet urgency, with some interesting turns....
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Six of Us
by David Stahl
Music ID: 10342
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03:51
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Sweet urgency, with some interesting turns....
10268
Blue Rose 30
Relaxing, peaceful acoustic guitar duet, mid paced and easy going. Great for daytime programs, leisure, home and garden, hobbies, DIY and crafts, family time and special moments. This is a 30 second ...
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Blue Rose 30
by Gavin Courtie & Liz Radford
Music ID: 10268
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00:30
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Relaxing, peaceful acoustic guitar duet, mid paced and easy going. Great for daytime programs, leisure, home and garden, hobbies, DIY and crafts, family time and special moments. This is a 30 second ...
10234
Streamline 30
Subtle, contemporary soundscape of turning and twisting guitars with light warm keyboards over edgy but light drum and percussion groove. Great feelings of space and freedom, sophisticated but relaxe...
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Streamline 30
by Gavin Courtie & Liz Radford
Music ID: 10234
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00:30
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Subtle, contemporary soundscape of turning and twisting guitars with light warm keyboards over edgy but light drum and percussion groove. Great feelings of space and freedom, sophisticated but relaxe...
10177
Rush Hour 30
Music for the vibrancy of life. Tight energetic percussion and drums with picked acoustic guitar over with thoughts of towns cities and busy lifestyles of the twenty-first century. This is a 30 secon...
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Rush Hour 30
by Gavin Courtie & Liz Radford
Music ID: 10177
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00:32
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Music for the vibrancy of life. Tight energetic percussion and drums with picked acoustic guitar over with thoughts of towns cities and busy lifestyles of the twenty-first century. This is a 30 secon...
10159
All Roads (2)
Energetic, mellow and light, funky low electric piano combines with guitar details and lively bass, constant pacey percussion below. The underscore to "All Roads", also on this site (just se...
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All Roads (2)
by Gavin Courtie & Liz Radford
Music ID: 10159
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01:51
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Energetic, mellow and light, funky low electric piano combines with guitar details and lively bass, constant pacey percussion below. The underscore to "All Roads", also on this site (just se...
10148
Dare to Dream remix
Eerie and slightly foreboding intro, gains momentum and builds to a monumental, powerful and uplifting soundscape - you can hear those ceremony timpani skins ripple!...
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Dare to Dream remix
by Simon Brewer
Music ID: 10148
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03:03
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Eerie and slightly foreboding intro, gains momentum and builds to a monumental, powerful and uplifting soundscape - you can hear those ceremony timpani skins ripple!...
10143
Grand Moments - 5 min
Quirky and funky percussive and sharp groove with eastern flavor - extended version, other edits available....
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Grand Moments - 5 min
by Simon Brewer
Music ID: 10143
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05:02
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Quirky and funky percussive and sharp groove with eastern flavor - extended version, other edits available....
10071
Turn On, Tune In
Ambient but motivated electric guitars washing through a contemporary mix of loops and percussion. Fresh interesting urban and a little haunting......
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Turn On, Tune In
by Gavin Courtie & Liz Radford
Music ID: 10071
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03:06
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Ambient but motivated electric guitars washing through a contemporary mix of loops and percussion. Fresh interesting urban and a little haunting......
10069
Odyssey
Corporate innovation. Single trumpet over a low keyboard bed, broadening with percussion....
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Odyssey
by Gavin Courtie & Liz Radford
Music ID: 10069
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03:14
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Corporate innovation. Single trumpet over a low keyboard bed, broadening with percussion....
10062
We Present
Wide vivid keyboard sweeps create a vibrant soundscape with light pacey drum and percussion rhythms. A fresh and forward-moving feel suiting technology and innovation and the global communications pos...
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We Present
by Gavin Courtie & Liz Radford
Music ID: 10062
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03:15
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Wide vivid keyboard sweeps create a vibrant soundscape with light pacey drum and percussion rhythms. A fresh and forward-moving feel suiting technology and innovation and the global communications pos...
10061
Powerhouse (30)
Insistent and exciting drums percussion and synth create an urgency and forward motion. Implies speed reaction and momentum. This is a 30 second edit from the full length 3 minute 5 second track also ...
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Powerhouse (30)
by Gavin Courtie & Liz Radford
Music ID: 10061
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00:31
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Insistent and exciting drums percussion and synth create an urgency and forward motion. Implies speed reaction and momentum. This is a 30 second edit from the full length 3 minute 5 second track also ...
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