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Underworld Series Dramatic Cue 8

This specific stock music cut comes from the excellent Underworld Dramatic Cue series by composer, Alex Khaskin and will be a wonderful pairing with your visuals or themes that require some thrill and suspense in dramas, science fiction, space/discover shows, technology subjects, science content, soap operas, reality television, film or documentaries. You can feel a sense of challenge and anticipation as well as gradual build up in this anxious groove made with synth, bass, mixed percussion and drums. [ by Alex Khaskin ]

Tags: Electronic Percussions Sound Design Piano Contemporary Drums Orchestral Instruments Tense

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