Focus (Dharana)

A slow and unhurried build with synth strings and radiant tonal swirls. A roving bass line joins at 0:40. At 2:09 it breaks into something classy, a laid back but grooving rhythm section bears down and comes into its own at 3:33, losing the swirling synths, but adding rhythmic piano stabs. At 7:05 the swirls are back but now pulsing in time; at 7:49 our original strings and swirls are back again, finally at 9:14 the track gradually breaks down towards a faded end. Glamourous and dreamy with a killer groove. I’d imagine this working for a sophisticated branding video, for luxury products and/or spaces.

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Manifest

Solo jazz piano track. Dramatic sparse piano chords, with quieter, sweeter interludes. A dissonant chord break with moments of consonance and hope, before a melodic slightly lounge-jazz section. Another chord break, returns to sparse, lovelorn chord clashes. Another moment of sweet reverie before the final despairing dramatic chords. Romantic, melancholy, thoughtful, would suit a reflective arthouse Film/TV scene, a lonely walk, conflicted, thinking of the other, or sitting at the bar, alone and dishevelled.

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Two

Relaxed rhodes piano with scatterings of upright bass, this is lounge jazz at its loungiest. Bordering on cheese but never quite getting there, feels like slightly kitsch splendour, glossy wonder, plastic fantastic, dripping with minimal sophistication. “Is that a cocktail shaker in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?”. Perfect for opulent scenes.

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Lounging House (suite)

I’m imagining a rich boutique, a decadent tropical showcase, a sumptuous playground for the rich and opulent. You’re not coming in here mate, them shoes is casual. Laid back beats, rich textures, a chilled mood.

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