World fusion with beats. Dub reggae bass line with orchestral string playing on an Arabic-style melody, melancholy choral vocal samples, moody electronics, and piano chords over a trip hop/ breakbeat beat. Brooding, thoughtful and searching, a vast, global sound perfect for travel documentaries or cross-cultural content.
Hip hop / Arabic fusion. String intro, swooping and choppy, beats drop in contrast, harp-like synth noodling on top brings lightness. Flute takes on the melody to end. Serious, determined and intriguing, insistent strings and beats to suit cross-cultural content.
The Slip Up
Irish-Cretan slip-jig. Fusion of Irish and Cretan styles, Irish slip jig form played on saz (stringed instrument like an oud or mandolin), Cretan lyra and bendir percussion lending an Eastern Mediterranean and modal Arabic sound to the uptempo dance tune. Mysterious, tense and energetic; a curious, lively dance of different cultures with a singular, hypnotic sound.
Saz or baglama instrumental. Mid-tempo Arabic saz solo, a stringed instrument like a lute or guitar, resembling the Arabic oud, sounding like English folk or American country at times, with a strong Middle Eastern sound. Determined and energetic yet thoughtful and reflective, would suit documentary or TV/Film centered around the Middle East, matching the lively pace of life.
Meditative Arabic instrumental for autoharp. Repeated musical ideas are explored and improvised upon, meandering phrases and pauses allow the resonance of the instrument to ring out. Reflective, quiet and thoughtful, perfect for Arab documentaries or contemplative Film/TV.
Sahara (Ney version)
Arabic ney track. Intermittent ney phrases with elaborate ornamentation and an improvisatory feel, accompanied by a tense drone, anticipatory percussion and subtle snaking string parts. Mysterious, tense and thoughtful, an unsettling build, powerful background music for a documentary set in the Arab world.
Version available without percussion.
Oud versions available.
Sahara (Oud version)
Arabic oud track. Fragmented melodic phrases on oud, accompanied by a tension-building drone. Subtle percussive hits add further anticipation. Suspenseful, atmospheric and mysterious, the perfect soundtrack to a Spaghetti Western set in the Middle East.
No percussion version available.
Oud instrumental with strings drones. Oud improvisational melody with a string drone building atmosphere and tension. Intermittent percussive snare rumbles punctuate the drone. Rhythmic percussion introduced and some vocals and a short expressive but subtle ney interlude. Anticipatory, mysterious and exciting, perfect evocative Arabic instrumental to soundtrack documentaries or travel shows.
Alt versions have a more free and meandering feel.
Cretan-Irish fiddle track. Droney, sustained fiddle notes, melodic rounds over the drone, becoming more Irish in flavour as the tune progresses, before taking an Arabic turn with percussion and doubled fiddles. Hynotic, meditative, earthy and lively, perfect for a documentary set in the Middle East or Eastern Mediterranean, a beautiful, fluid fusion of musical cultures.
Improvisatory oud track. Meandering oud solo, measured and spacious, with pauses full of resonance and contemplation. Expressive, contemplative and meditative, perfect music to accompany a middle Eastern landscape on screen, vast, beautiful and unpredictable.