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Group One - Studio Samples

A random selection of some of the studio recordings and most popular songs and compositions of the collection.

These may include technically, some of the better quality recordings in the group considering the available formats - regardless of personal preference. Some are still in demo format.

Throughout the catalogue a few recordings and compositions may have been created specifically to fit genre and style requests by film producers and directors with explicit needs for music.

As a result, this library contains some very diverse material, spanning across all manner of boundries and genres. The "Genre" category is only and estimation and opinion of where any specific title may best be described. Sometimes in music one is best left to make their own decisions and enjoy listening at face value.
 

Group Two - Demo Songs

Group Three - Instrumental

Group Four - Very Rough demos

Group Five - Cues

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Group Two - Demo Songs

A wide selection of original demo songs recorded in a home studio. These are technically fair to good quality personal studio recordings considering the limited technology of the time period. Songs in this category can range from very early to middle range skills of recording, playing and songwriting.

A few may be rough, or just very early sketches of ideas, while others are more polished demos waiting to go into the "big studio" and add live players.

In songwriting. a powerful tool is to be able to use machines to work out a song - but it was always intended to be recorded with live players - or to add live players to pre-recorded keyboard, synthesiser and sampler parts.

Group One - Studio Samples

Group Three - Instrumental

Group Four - Very Rough demos

Group Five - Cues

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Group Three - Instrumental

These are all instrumental compositions. Most are intended to be instrumental while a few are songs written for and intended for vocals, but never had lyriccs written or sung.

These include some high end studio recordins as well as demo quality..

Throughout the catalogue a few recordings and compositions may have been created specifically to fit genre and style requests by film producers and directors with explicit needs for music.

As a result, this library contains some very diverse material, spanning across all manner of boundries and genres. The "Genre" category is only and estimation and opinion of where any specific title may best be described. Sometimes in music one is best left to make their own decisions and enjoy listening at face value.

Group One - Studio Samples

Group Two - Demo Songs

Group Four - Very Rough demos

Group Five - Cues

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Group Four - Very Rough Demos

These are extremely rough versions of songs - primitive recording and/or bad vocals.

Many of these represent very early skills - or lack thereof.

Some in this group are an embarassment. Why are they even on here? We need a shrink.

 

Group One - Studio Samples

Group Two - Demo Songs

Group Three - Instrumental

Group Five - Cues

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Group Five - Cues

The last of the collection - Music Cues - written for film or other purposes. Mostly instumental - there are a couple that feature vocals as well.

 

Group One - Studio Samples

Group Two - Demo Songs

Group Three - Instrumental

Group Four - Very Rough demos

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Artist: K. Ormiston
Genre - Action

Title - RPG item6b2r1a

Theme for Charlie Sheen's movie short of the same name - starring Johnny Depp

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre -Theme song

Title - Underdogitem6b3a1

For the motion picture Underdog

Artist: K. Ormiston
Genre - Classical

Title - William Tell item6b1b1a

Classical music on synthesisers with sampled birds chirping!

Artist: K. Ormiston
Genre - Film

Title - Horror Cues Mixitem6b1a3a1

Score sampler from a film about a Native American curse that doesn't turn out so well for a few nice people who couldn't act witha bad script and director, so they had to die..

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Ballad

Title - Forestlanditem6b1a1a1a

A very happy, light feeling acoustic guitar centered composition conjuring visions of nature

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Rock

Title - Zep Grooveitem6b1a2a1a

Requested by Emilio Estevez and the producers and directors of the feature Men At Work - it was so close sounding to the famous band's sound - it scared them away from using it!

Artist: K. Ormiston
Genre - Ballad

Title - Foster's Dreamitem6b2a1a1

An intimate, soaring theme/motif with nylon string guitar and a string section

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Bluegrass

Title -Slidin' Taritem6b2b1a1

A backwoods RAW soudning acoustic guitar segment staight out of the Appalachians
 

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Ethnic

Title - La Bambaitem6b2b1a1i

Public Domain: "La Bamba" is a Mexican folk song, originally from the state of Veracruz, best known from a 1958 adaptation by Ritchie Valens, a top 40 hit in the U.S in early rock and roll.
 

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Ballad

Title - Private Roaditem6b2b1a1h

Writtne for a film of the same title - this demo never got the nod for going forward, but several other background music tracks were placed in the 80's film.
 

Artist: K. Ormiston
Genre - Pop

Title - Jamaciaitem6b2b1a1g

A demo for a TV Show theme with a strong hook and catchy feeling.
 

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Blues Rock

Title - Ronky Tonkitem6b2b1a1f

Background music for a bar or other edgy type of setting with a touch of rawbackwoods sense.
 

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Country

Title - Hoedownitem6b2b1a1e

Demo that is suitable as background and not much else - needed to be re-recorded with a live band.
 

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Ethnic

Title - Allegro Bambaitem6b2b1a1d

More background music that needed re-recording with a live band to improve the feel.
 

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Pop

Title - No Wayitem6b2b1a1c

Like totally radical bithin' jams from the Valley Dudettes!

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Ethnic

Title - Waltz Especialitem6b2b1a1b

Background music from the film Private Road
 

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Country

Title - Square Danceitem6b2b1a1a

Yeeee haw.
 

Artist: K. Ormiston
Genre - R& B Pop

Title - Lose Control item6b2r1

R & B style pop music that actually had some potential. In 1980

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Progressive Fusion Rock

Title - 5th Avenue scratch versionitem6b3a

The early constructs of what would become a very polished song

Artist: K. Ormiston
Genre - Uptempo Ballad

Title - Suzi item6b1b1

The Orient meets synthesisers in this ballad of yearning

Artist: K. Ormiston
Genre - Pop

Title - Follow Meitem6b1a3a

This unfinished sketch needed lyrics and a vocalist who could hit the notes - not to mention a band!

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Ballad

Title - Long Way Homeitem6b1a1a1

Another song structure without melody or lyric to finish it off

Artist: K. Ormiston
Genre - Pop Rock

Title - Sign Of The Timesitem6b1a2a1

Another teen angst song? - Pahleeesssse!

Artist: K. Ormiston
Genre - Vintage Acapella

Title - She Don't Do Wopitem6b2a1a

Acapella fella

Artist: K. Ormiston
Genre - Pop

Title - Look What You're Doinitem6b2b1a

The singer can't hit the high notes.
 

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Blues Rock

Title - Wurli Blues item6b2r

R & B style blues featuring the sounds of the classic Wurliter Electric Piano

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Progressive Fusion Rock

Title - Night Grooveitem6b3

The true pure fusion song featuring a solo at the end with an instrument called "The Stick" - a electric stringed instrument that's 1/2 way between a guitar and a pedal steel keyboard

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Blues Rock

Title - SNL Blues item6b1b

Exatly the kind of sound the Saturday Night Live Band gets on their show sometimes.

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Samba

Title - Sambaitem6b1a3

This unfinished sketch one was 1/2 way between becoming a song or going the instrumental route.

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Blues Rock

Title - Trower Bluesitem6b1a1a

Classic Blues sound with a hint of Robin Trower's guitar playing layred over the top
Used a background in a couple of films.

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Progressive Rock

Title - I Bleed Againitem6b1a2a

This song actually had a vocal track at one time but the ravages of time destroyed the tape track and it was 95% lost. Presented here without the vocal scraps.

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Blues Rock

Title - Boogie Bluesitem6b2a1

Another blues track from these sessions - one with the boogie feel

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Blues Rock

Title - Rockin' Bluesitem6b2b1

An uptempo kind of a shuffle - good for scene building or action
 

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Ballad

Title - Still Here (For You)item6b2c1

This one was written as a song in search of lyrics. Phil Collins beat us to it and the song was shelved..

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Rock

Title - Baja Rompitem6b2d1

There is no way to explaing what is going on here - a bit of progressive - a bit of Latin - a lot of chaos - but interesting!

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Rock

Title - On The Corneritem6b2f

An open sounding slower tempo "mood" song with powerful imagery in both sound and lyric. Oberheim DMX drum tracks give it a very distinctive sound in addition to it's airy arrangement..

Artist: K. Ormiston/M. Kulick
Genre - Rock Ballad

Title - Open Up Your Loveitem6b2g

This one was always believed to have great potential as a single - but was never signed. Recorded on 4 track analog tape & computer. Listen to the guitars - they are not guitars! The parts were played on an Oberheim synthesiser through a guitar amp.

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Alt. Rock

Title - The Journeyoritem6b2h

A tale of myth, lore, or legend and about a Scottish sailor.
Laced with catchy motifs throughout, this one had every chance of becoming a one hit wonder!

Artist: K. Ormiston
Genre - Classic Rock

Title - Tomorrow Never Knows (Beatles remake)item6b2i

The one and only cover song in the catalog - an homage to The Beatles. Written for a motion picture but only found placement as a background filler song.

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Latin Rock

Title - Wind Of Changeitem6b2j

The spice of Latin is melded with some pop and rock influences in this song.
Great choice to use in a prominent position or as a location backdrop.

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Goodin
Genre - Progressive Rock/Pop

Title - Say Yesitem6b2k

Cutting edge sounds and structure add an extra dimension to this one. A first and only time collaboration written by two pros that should have been done in the big studio.

Artist: K. Ormiston
Genre - Pop

Title - Better On Your Ownitem6b2l

An uptempo good feeling pop song with a disctinct 80s influence.

Artist: K. Ormiston/M. Kulick
Genre - Pop Rock

Title - Tell It Like It Isitem6b2m

Full production of an uptempo hook driven song with a bullet to #1.
 

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Pop

Title - The Sky's The Limititem6b2n

Written for The Special Olympics this song stretches from a ballad to a mid tempo diddy.

Artist: K. Ormiston
Genre - Pop

Title - You're The Oneitem6b2o

A very early 4 track tape recording - one of the author's very first complete songs.

Artist: K. Ormiston/M. Kulick
Genre - Pop Rock

Title - Just Tell Heritem6b2p

Another power pop song from the collaboration between this vocalist and the writer

Artist: K. Ormiston
Genre - Pop

Title - Brand New Dayitem6b2h15

A dash of the 70s and Fabulous Four.

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Latin Rock

Title - Walking On Water item6b2h14

Steeped in Latin traditions and imagery of the hood, this was written for an Edward Olmos film.
 

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Pop Rock

Title - Let's Go Crazy item6b2h13

1980s' -+ teengae girls and trouble = song.

Artist: K. Ormiston
Genre - Progressive Pop Rock

Title - Change Changesitem6b2q

This song always needed a singer - John Wetton, vocalist from the band Asia would have been perfect!

Artist: K. Ormiston/M. Kulick
Genre -Pop Rock

Title - Never Give Upitem6b2h11

A rockin' positive track about sticktoitiveness
Stacks and stacks of vocals make this fun in the harmony parts!

Artist: K. Ormiston
Genre - Pop R&B

Title - Hide Your Heart item6b2h8a

A rough demo

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Alt. Rock

Title - Life's Getting Hard item6b2h9

Slightly manic edgy pop about someone on the edge of doing something crazy
 

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Rock

Title - Zombie High item6b2h8

Written as a theme for a film, this one never made it past the first cut.
They chose Action Speaks Louder instead.

Artist: K. Ormiston/M. Kulick
Genre - Pop Rock

Title - Close Your Eyesitem6b2h7

A simple pop rock song
 

Artist: K. Ormiston
Genre - Pop

Title - Here I Goitem6b2h6

A pure and simple pop song
Very early 1970s 4 track demo recording

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Alt. Rock

Title -Watchin' The World item6b2h5

A smooth ballad that Alan Parsons would be proud of
The very first 4 track demo recorded by him

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Alt. Rock

Title - She's My Girl - Demo item6b2h4

An early version of the one used in the movie
Has some variations of the vocals that are interesting

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Alt. Rock

Title - Kiss My Butt Alternative Versionitem6b2h3

Demo version

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Alt. Rock

Title - Run Backitem6b2h2

Early demo version of song that would become Action Speaks Louder

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Alt. Rock

Title - Action Speaks Louder Demoitem6b2h1

Synced with computer - the harmonia is played on keybaords!
Written for a film - the demo was approved and taken into the studio to finish

Artist: K. Ormiston/Lyrics - E. Fowler
Genre - Rap

Title - Hog Dogitem6b2h2a

A comical rap parody about a dog that eats too much.

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - American Rock

Title - Up On The Ridgeitem6b2

Good old heartland feel with powerful imagery in both sound and lyric. Recorded with the same piano Bruce Hornsby used on The Range. The girl singer was bald!

Artist: K. Ormiston
Genre - Progressive Rock

Title - Sherman Streetitem6b

A driving ostinato and beat combining electronics and rock in one musical journey through time. Tracks recorded on 4 track analog tape synced with computer.

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Alt. Rock

Title - 5th Avenueitem6b1

Exotic textures and a world feel provide an interesting palette for political lyrics.
Has a progressive influence with a clean fresh sound unlike anything else out there.

Artist: K. Ormiston
Genre - Mid Century/Vintage

Title - She's My Girl (Short Version)item6b1a

This is like playing an old Maurice Chevalier 78 from your grandfathers vintage record collection! Written for a motion picture starring Woody Harrelson and Hank Azaria.

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Rock

Title - Action Speaks Louderitem6b1a1

Classic 1980's alternative style rock written and placed as a motion picture title track.
Great choice to use in a prominent position or as a location backdrop.

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Ciassics/50's

Title - How Longitem6b1a2

Vintage sound and style - perfect for a prinicpal song or background to establish setting. Originally written for an Adam Rifkin film.

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Ballad

Title - Call Of Loveitem6b2a

A nice, warm ballad about what else? Love! Track notes - SMPTE timecode was used to lock and track the keyboard parts so hands were free to engineer.

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Pop Rock

Title - Way Past Thatitem6b2b

Teen angst, love and challenges set to an uptempo hook laden song with a bullet to #1.
 

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Hard Rock Rap

Title - Kiss My Buttitem6b2c

The song your mother doesn't want you to listen to! End song in a feature film. Written as a joke/commentary on a really really bad movie - with a hard edge and some comedy combined.

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Rock

Title - Can't Stop Nowitem6b2d

Driving rock in a minor key with crunching guitars and biting synths.
Perfect for an action or chase scene or to establish an urgent, "edgy" feel.

Artist: K. Ormiston/T. Rocco
Genre - Classics/50/60s Rock

Title - Orange Light Slidin'item6b2e

Colorful lyrics and a live band sound highlight this vintage style treat.
Recorded on analog 4 track tape - lending it pure authenticity as the genuine article.

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