2009 AD

Electronic trip hop instrumental track. Water sounds, electronic lasers, organ-like drone snatches. Naive riff on cutesy synth turns is joined by trip hop beats, shuffling drums and synthesised string interludes. Fleeting sitar samples and scratchy electronics punctuate the beat. Electronic/drone break before the riff and frantic electronics, like vinyl-scratching, rejoin until the end. Cool, laid-back and urban, a throwback to the baggy trouser days of the 90s, with a hint of Morcheeba. Would suit adverts for clothing or lifestyle products, or as background music for an urban drama or documentary.

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Untied Kingdom

Bright and smooth, with groovy medium-tempo beats, 90s synth leads, and soothing female vocals that bring a Protection-like Massive Attack flavour to the scene. It delivers early Trip-Hop elements in a kind of hopeful mood. Would suit promo and corporate videos, but also play well as soundtrack for fiction films.

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Farewell to Arms

Build of electronic arpeggios over rasping synths leads to a massive industrial drop at 0:15. Smooth, dark and serious. Elements of Massive Attack and Tricky. 1 minute ad length.

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Kin

Calm and contemplative, with hypnotic pianos and smooth electronic loops that make clever use of sound design techniques to bring a futuristic flavour to the table. Will suit emotionally charged scenes seasoned with synthetic fragmentations.

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Death Is a She Named Barsheen

Groovy and suspenseful, with alluring mystical vocals and a dark progressive synth-led rhythmical pattern that evoke exotic worlds caged in a first period Massive Attack-like tune. Structured in three parts, it builds up to 1:30 and then delivers a minute of aggressiveness led by a gritty electric guitar. Wonderful as background and title sequences for futuristic, dystopian and ancient/exotic settings.

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Happytron

Pulsing and positive, featuring a Tron-like synth that brings the listener in a ‘happy-space-wander’ world. Optimistic and positive in mood, it has a nice instrumentation mix (celesta, glockenspiel, moog arpeggiators) and a compelling beat that shakes the whole piece from minute 1:00 onwards.

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5thy

Reflective and mellow track featuring a bell-like synth. At 0:48 a Trip hop beat makes its way in and marks a shift in intensity. Morcheeba and Groove Armada alike, this piece is perfect for chilled, peaceful settings, possibly offering a certain degree of anticipation.

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