If you’re into experimental soundtrack music and alternative sounds, but need variety between different genres, you’re at the right place.
Do you want to find new, intriguing and quality music for your production’s soundtracks? You’re not alone. Finding high-quality indie and experimental music can be difficult. And if you ask me (I’m from the 80s, I tell ya) it never was easier than it is now.
There are so many online channels for finding quality independent experimental music these days. But with too many choices comes overwhelming decision-making that leads to a bad music-listening experience.
These ten great experimental indie and experimental artists definitely made the cut for me and should for you as well. I hope you enjoy and keep listening to quality, independent music!
I’ve created this list of 10 great experimental sounds to help you find your next indie favourite artist to feature in your productions, such as soundtracks on backgrounds or main tracks. They are intriguing as I like, and I am sure with the right images it’s gonna reach the mind of your production’s audience.
You can listen to the full playlist now, and check out each artist individually by scrolling down the page.
1) SONOMANCER – Digital Graves (feat. Martha Goddard)
What if you could take a psychedelic journey through the world of heavy metal, where the scenery is ethereal, the sounds are dreamy, and the music is cinematic?
That’s exactly what SONOMANCER has done with “Digital Graves (feat. Martha Goddard).” The single is an anthem of good proportions, with strings that sweep you away on waves of euphoria and effects that sound like they’re coming from all over the place.
It’s an electronic exprimental with hint of rock, a song that combines elements of dream pop and shoegaze without losing any of its heaviness.
The artist is based in Australia, Melbourne, and has been releasing music on streaming services since 2021. Check out this song and others by following them on Spotify!l
2) HAVOC OSIRIS – Evolutions
HAVOC OSIRIS is an indie artist based in Plano, Texas. His debut album, Evolutions, is a collection of experimental electronic music that takes listeners on a journey through the mind of a man who is as complex as he is interesting.
The track “Three-Ring Binding Agent” has a dreamy, dark vibe that’s perfect for anyone who loves Avant-Garde Electronica mixed with Hip Hop.
The song “Supernova Kain” starts off with some dirty hip-hop beats before transitioning into an industrial soundscape that will keep you wondering what comes next. The album also features “Alchemist From Beyond,” which has an different anf faster soundscape.
If you’re looking for something different or experimental in your life, check out HAVOC OSIRIS’ Evolutions on Spotify!
3) MARK HENNEN – Mark Solo
Mark Hennen, an indie artist from New York, has just released a new EP called Mark Solo. The EP is a collection of jazz, avant-garde, experimental, and instrumental tracks that are sure to be a hit with listeners who like their music on the quirky side.
Mark Hennen is known for his unique style of combining jazz with avant-garde and experimental elements in his music. He takes his time crafting each track and making sure it’s the best it can be before he releases it to the world.
This new EP offers some of Mark Hennen’s best work yet—if you’re looking for some new soundtracks for your productions or just want some good background music, then this is definitely worth checking out! Follow the artist on Spotify.
4) MEDIVH – Pietra
MEDIVH‘s new single, Pietra, is an atmospheric and dreamy track that aims to capture the feeling of walking through a city at night. The guitar-washed-out shoegaze style gives this song an ambient feel, but it’s still rockin’ enough for listeners to get their groove on.
With its dream pop vocals and cinematic soundscape, it could easily be used as background music in a film or TV show.
The band is based in Italy, Montevarchi, which makes them perfect candidates for being discovered by the international music scene—and they’re already making waves! Check out their stuff on Spotify right now!
5) • ABISSO • – Son Of Abyss
• ABISSO • is an indie experimental artist based in Italy, Sardegna. He has released an album called Son Of Abyss that’s a mix of ambient, cinematic, and instrumental tracks.
The album has a nostalgic feel to it—like you’re listening to music from a time long ago. It sounds like an old-timey soundtrack to a movie you’ve never seen before.
It’s quirky, relaxing, and cinematic at the same time—which makes for a soundscape that’s perfect for listening to when you’re working on productions or just need a new musical component for your work.
The album’s most outstanding track is ‘Khobalto.’ I recommend you check out this artist on Spotify and listen to their other tracks!
6) JADAMARIE – Love??
There’s a lot to love about JADAMARIE. The first thing that grabbed me was the name—a mash-up of two names that are so sweet and simple, I can’t help but smile every time I hear them. But it’s not just the name that’s sweet: JADAMARIE’s music is, too.
JADAMARIE’s latest single, “Love??,” is an alternative neo-soul track that gives off a dreamy vibe, with vocals that are soft and silky smooth (but not too much).
The music reminds me of some of my favourite chillwave bands from years ago—bands like Washed Out or Toro y Moi. The guitar work is simple but evocative—at times it feels like you’re sitting on a porch swing in front of a burning fire on a cool autumn night.
It’s nostalgic and hypnotic at once; it draws you in and makes you want to just take your time listening to it. This song is perfect for winding down after a long day or getting ready for bed before hitting the sheets—it has just enough energy in its melody to keep things interesting. Check out her singles and follow the artist on Spotify.
7) STEP INTO THE KITCHEN – The Cream of Portland’s Gourmet Set
Portland, OR-based artist STEP INTO THE KITCHEN‘s new single, The Cream of Portland’s Gourmet Set, is a blissful mix of psychedelic art-pop and cinematic retro. It’s a soundtrack to a dramatic scene—probably one that takes place in an old-fashioned kitchen and features female vocals.
The song starts out with a chaotic enjoyable sound from the first note. Then it builds up layer upon layer of sound until it becomes a full-blown crescendo.
There are moments when the vocals come through pretty clearly, but they’re mostly drowned out by the instrumentals. The song is really more about the atmosphere than it is about any individual part. It’s morre about having fun, and this fun misture of sounds worked well for the purpose.
It reminds me of what would happen if you took an old movie score and turned it into a song—only maybe even better than that sounds! Follow the artist on Spotify.
8) CHRIS IANUZZI – Maze
The new album by Chris Iannuzzi, Maze, is a post-punk, avant-garde, electronic experimental masterpiece. It’s also an industrial beat adventure that will keep you on your toes and leave you wanting more.
The album sounds like it was made in the space due to the very “intergalactic” effects, but don’t let that fool you—it’s actually very present, fresh, new experimental music that’s been released by an independent artist. Check the track Setagagaya, it’s trippy and crazy, in a good way.
The songs are full of energy and creativity, but they’re also polished and well-produced. It’s the kind of album you can listen to many times to the best soundtrack to your production, without getting bored!
Check the other artist’s releases and follow him o Spotify.
9) BUDDOG18 – Expermerntal Belladonn
BUDDOG18 is an indie experimental electronic act based in Northampton, Pennsylvania. The artist’s music is a blend of avant-garde soundscapes with leftfield elements and a soundtrack characteristic, it’s about transporting to other ambient, that’s why this kind of music is very used by the film industry.
The single “Expermerntal Belladonn” is a perfect example of what makes BUDDOG18 uncommon. It features slow and moody beats along with ambient synths and samples that create a mysterious yet soothing vibe. The track feels like a noisy soundtrack to an experimental film—it’s really something that works!
Now listen to the pipe sound of the guitar and check out BUDDOG18 on Soundcolud and follow them to stay up to date on their latest releases!
10) IWLD – Correction Burn
IWLD is UK-based dream pop, post-rock, and an instrumental band that has just released a new single called Correction Burn. The song features guitar washed-out style and melodic electronic effects singing without vocals.
“We want our listeners to be able to interpret it how they want, it’s about expressing freedom with guitars too. As part of this release I invited my friend and fellow guitarist CJHJO to collaborate on the track and he did not disappoint.”
Correction Burn is a dreamy soundscape that’s perfect for chillout and soundtrack lovers. The way they created a blend of post-rock and shoegaze, without losing the melody, with just enough dreamy flavour, could make it uniquely beautiful. Check the artist on Spotify and follow them.
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