The Weird Side Samples is a free collection of glitch samples, weird sound effects and abstract sonic textures produced by Johan Ekelove aka Introspectral. This is the first release in our new Artist Series product line, which will feature sample libraries created by talented sound designers from around the world.
This free sample library is made up of sounds from the album The Weird Side of the Mundane which has recently been published by Introspectral. You are strongly encouraged to visit the artist’s profile page linked in the article and take a listen to his music. You can also purchase Introspectral’s fantastic commercial sound pack called Samples of Tenalach on his official website.
The author describes this sound collection as “a sonic exploration through hidden worlds afloat on a metaphysical plane”. I was blown away when Johan sent me a preview of these samples and I’m proud of the fact that this fantastic library is the first Artist Series release on 99Sounds. The included samples are sorted into six different folders, as described below.
“Atmospheric” contains some of the more ambient elements from this sound library, as the name suggests.
“Vox” contains weird vocals, morphed and re-synthesised to best describe the undefinable.
“Textures” contains textures, or sonic backdrops, not to be confused with pads or ambient soundscapes, but rather like the texture of a physical surface.
“Movements” is sounds that for one reason or another, did not make it into the “Textures” pack. As the title suggests, these are sounds which are based on movement of some sort.
“Percussive Elements” is more or less what the name suggests. A set of percussive one shot samples with elements of glitch and FSU sound processing.
“Tech” is the term used here to describe various “one shots”, often of a somewhat glitchy character. This is the final piece of the puzzle and also the biggest pack in the collection.
The Weird Side Of The Mundane
You can take a listen to Introspectral’s brilliant album The Weird Side Of The Mundane below. Scroll all the way down the page to grab the free samples!
The library contains 182 audio samples in total, occupying 284 MB of hard drive space when extracted. All included samples are provided as 24-bit WAV files with 44.1 kHz sampling rate.
The sounds have been carefully edited, normalized and trimmed by Johan Ekelove, who is also the author of this free sample collection. Check out his Bandcamp page linked inside this article to hear more music produced by this talented sound designer.
All the sounds included in The Weird Side Samples collection have been crafted by Introspectral. These samples are the property of Johan Ekelove aka Introspectral and hosted on 99Sounds with his permission. You are hereby granted a licence to use the samples for both non-commercial and commercial purposes, provided that the samples are not used as part of a sample library.