Free Background Music 28 (Sonicidence) & Intro 25 (Sonicide)

Sonicidence is the 28th song in the free background music series. It mostly electronica, but contains elements of Rock. It was designed as movie trailer music. It has a soft and hypnotic opening, a thumping bass and drum middle section and crunching rock final section. There are two different versions (the last section features a slightly different mix and arrangement). The original version is in the Vimeo version. The second version has a more pulsating and lively bass line in the last section

Duration: 2:48
Tempo: 120 bpm

Sonicide: Short Versions for Intros (20-36 seconds)

An excerpt from this song is also in the Free Short Instrumental Themes series. There are four different durations.

There are four different versions. The last part of the song (starting from where the drums come in) is the same in each version; the difference is in how much music there is before that. The version in the video is Medium version 2. The cymbal crash in each version comes four seconds before the end of the song.

  • Long version – 36 seconds (there are eight measures before the drums come in)
  • Medium version 1- 30 seconds (there are five measures before the drums come in)
  • Medium version 2- 28 seconds (there are four measures before the drums come in; the cymbal crash at the end is at the 24-second mark)
  • Short version – 20 seconds (the song starts with the drums)

Terms of Use

As with the other songs in the Background Music series, this instrumental work can be used for free in non-commercial projects and in YouTube monetized videos (that are otherwise non-commercial in nature) as long as credit is provided (‘music by longzijun’). For more information about the terms and conditions for using the music, you can refer to the detailed Terms of Use.

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Full Version

Short version 1 (0:36)

Short version 2 (0:30)

Short version 3 (0:28)

Short version 4 (0:20)

Related Songs in the Series

About the Visuals

For the first video, I used public domain footage from the Internet Archive’s 35mm Stock Footage Collection). I was thinking of using public domain footage in most of my videos, but I started getting copyright claims on this video, so I scrapped that idea. The clips used in this video are from:

  • Airplane Crashes and Flooding River Special Effects
  • Hotrods (race car footage)
  • LaGuardia Airport Scenes, Lion and Leopard (lion and crocodile footage)
  • Early Films 3 (ca. 1900s) (Aladdin), Probably produced by Pathe Freres
  • Nightclub and Dancers (ca. 1930s)
  • Soundies (Three Winter Sisters, Pansy the Horse, Reg Kehoe and his Marimba Queens)
  • [Early Films 2] (ca. 1900s) The fighting camera scene

I shot the photos of footage of Osaka in 2016 from my hotel room as the sun started to set. The camera I was using—a Sony NEX-7—doesn’t have an automatic timer, but it does have a time delay setting (e.g., the shutter will release a set time after pressing the button), so I had to press the shutter button for each photo. To see more of my photos from that trip (to Kyoto, Osaka and Nara), you can go to my article: Kyoto Photos.


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10 thoughts on “Free Background Music 28 (Sonicidence) & Intro 25 (Sonicide)

  1. Thank you for your free music clips. I used Versatile in a Book Trailer I made for one of my publishing clients. I credited you at the end of the trailer. Thanks again, Dr. C.

  2. […] music (creative commons license) made available by lonzijun. Song “Transect”: Upbeat Background Music and Dramatic Themes: Free Instrumentals Video Rating: / […]

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