Epic other-worldly orchestral track. Sustained melancholy orchestral strings, a special FX blast then a searching ancient violin melody rings out, accompanied by intermittent drums beats and a chorus sample. Frantic, dramatic violin section, choppy and fierce with rumbling drums beneath. A key change heightens the anticipation before a dramatic stop and resurgence at the finish. Urgent, powerful and bombastic, a Prince of Persia-style romp over sacred lands in search of danger, passion and hidden treasures.
Imagine Beverly Hill’s Cop mixed with a bit of “It was acceptable in the 80s” and this is what you get. Unashamedly bold drums joined by rhythmic synth stabs and bass, then for me it really comes into it’s own around one minute in, when you realise that with the introduction of electric guitar that we are actually pretty funky up in here. Elements of fast cut establishing sequences, 80s montage scenes, dance scenes, retro stuff, and some sort of comedy scene where everyone is running around a big house without everyone knowing.
Epic percussive build. Pounding drum intro, more percussion added, building layers of rhythms and heightening the tension. Full beat established, drops to melodic drum break, before full pounding percussion resumes. Excited, driven and determined, a tribal feel, calling to mind Asian music traditions, to suit epic, ambitious film soundtracks and mounting tension on screen.
Cinematic track with Japanese elements. Sustained synth strings and a plucked Japanese-style melody on a hammer-dulcimer. Effects-laden, quacking synth break before returning to the regal, traditional-style melodic idea over anticipatory percussion. Reserved, expectant, hopeful and adventurous, perfect for a game soundtrack or for a fantasy-movie sequence featuring a noble, brave character setting off on an important, magical quest.
Percussive build. Growing layers of drums and rattling percussion, creating a wide-reaching rhythmic picture. Woodblocks cut through the blanket of drums momentarily before the uniform pounding resumes. Atmospheric, determined and full of anticipation, perfect music for a ceremonial event, a soundtrack to an epic, other-wordly ritual or tribal gathering onscreen.
Toy pianos, xylophones and harmoniums evoke a mischievous dancing simian. Atonal elements make this a vaguely sinister piece. Something is going wrong in the toy world.
Frenetic electro pop, 8 bit madness with a fast skipping beat. Sounds a bit euro.
Fractured and bouncy electro pop. Begins with slow harpsichord then changes abruptly to glitchy topsy-turvy rhythms. Fun, bit-crushed and slightly trippy, imagine that bit in The Beach where Leonardo DiCaprio becomes a computer game.