The Art of Dreaming

Atmospheric build with piano and orchestral strings. Sustained strings build anticipation, joined by a repeated piano phrase ringing out hopefully. Slow build to include prominent string swells and bubbling, dynamic electronics. Hopeful, inspiring and positive, like a more chilled Chariots of Fire, epic but without the climax. Would suit a decisive TV/Film moment or a slow-moving, heart-warming advert.

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Sleepy Lullaby

Gentle piano and glockenspiel lullaby. Slow-paced, shifting broken piano chords accompanied by piano and glockenspiel softly playing a simple, childlike melody. Soothing, calming, loving and warm, would suit an advert for something that will safeguard your loved ones, allowing you to rest easy, or a sentimental TV show about cute kids or beloved pets.

‘Underscore’ version features gentle broken chords only, slightly 80s feel.

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Tonight We Drink Wine and Dance

Melancholy solo piano. Amélie-style minor oom-pah chords, growing in intensity and embellishment throughout the track. Another line of piano plays a lyrical melody above the regular chords. An energetic chorus brings a modulation and intricate break. Back to opening chords for a finish. Emotional and wretched, yet passionate, would suit an advert or TV scene requiring Gallic charm and impulsive, reckless emotion.

‘Underscore’ version features chords only, no melody line.

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Pressing Bruises

Happy piano build with vocals. Cute piano, keys, glockenspiel and hand clap intro. Anticipation builds with extra keyboards and piano chords. Female vocal ‘ooohs’ add a calming, dreamy quality. Excited, positive, relaxed and peaceful. Suitable for an advert full of anticipation that leads to a successful and calm resolution. Feels like a job well done: a beautifully painted room, a well-risen cake or a good night’s sleep.

Instrumental version available.

No Drums version available.

1 min and 30 sec ad length versions available.

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Good Grief

Sombre, pensive solo piano track. Slow-moving block chords. Cello joins. Slow, measured phrases soothe and calm. Thoughtful, emotional, sad but with a hint of light at the end of the tunnel, would suit an emotionally fraught TV/Film scene of mourning or dwelling on a difficult past or broken relationship.

Solo Piano version available.

1 min and 30 sec ad length versions available.

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Light Relief (Suite)

Cute, happy, piano and percussion-led instrumental. Hand claps, then shakers, cowbell and a simple piano motif. Strummed acoustic guitar joins, a short break then moves up a gear with drums, bass guitar and fuller percussive texture. Another break that builds to the full percussive texture again. Fun, childish, sweet and upbeat, would suit an advert for kids’ yogurts, or for a fun, summery product to be enjoyed as part of a lively, jovial bunch of family and friends.

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Me and My Friend

Innocent piano-led orchestral string track. Bright, hopeful piano intro, playful pizzicato strings enter, joined by cheeky, cheerful percussion. Orchestral strings become more prominent, sweet glockenspiel melody, hand clap-style percussion, jaunty piano outro. Fun, innocent and dynamic. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, feels like the arrival of Springtime. Perfect for a delightfully pleasant advert for a jolly family product or as background music on a feel-good tv documentary about the flora and fauna of the English countryside, or communities coming together in harmony.

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Windswept

Emotional and delicate, a pianoforte performance that makes sapient use of harmonics and arpeggio technique to deliver a poignant yet firm episode of music. It builds a substantial amount of emotional content without never being too blatant or showy. This would suit romantic dramas and similar applications, possibly where a solo character is involved.

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Coum Dhíneol

Mellow and sincere, 3 minutes piece of tender arpeggiated piano that playfully places itself on the boundaries between melancholy and happiness. It is gentle but firm in its unraveling, suggesting a scene where your character can face its fate without fear of failing or pain. Several applications possible, from emotion driven soundtracks to classy corporate advertising.

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End of an Era

Delicate and mild, with piano and strings orchestrated in a classic manner and built to deliver poignancy and introspection at their earnest level. It swells in the middle section both in intensity and intention, to create a sense of hopefulness that contrasts the stark and rarefied beginning. Will suit coming of age stories with frail and delicate yet resolute characters.

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