Blue Dusk

Atmospheric orchestral string track with electronic drones, vocal samples and Arabic-style percussion. Other-worldly ambient intro of vocal effects and muted sustained orchestral strings. Percussion joins, tambourine and hand drums, giving a Middle Eastern influence. Piano and string break. String drones and percussion resumes, choral effects added, lending gravitas and sense of awe and wonder. Powerful, atmospheric and mysterious, perfect for a historical, Middle-Eastern Film/TV/Documentary scene, sounds of a storied past.

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Puddle Pondering

Hypnotic improvisational string track on Cretan lyra. Layers of overlapping Cretan lyra play drone-like modal phrases. At 3 minutes, the various lines come together along with added percussion, to form a more driving, unified, full melody, growing in intensity with hints of Irish folk music and Arabic music, to a powerful ending. Mesmerising, contemplative and experimental, singular sounds for a documentary looking at lesser-known cultures, spiritual places or undefinable combinations of cultures.

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Cosmo Volkov

Oud instrumental with ambient sounds. Sounds of flowing water introduce an atmospheric, heartfelt oud solo, and linger in the background throughout. Subtle snare drum marks the end of long, lyrical phrases. Contemplative and reflective with hints of nostalgia, perfect for documentaries set in the Middle East or nature docs panning vast desert landscapes.

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Girift

Acoustic instrumental on cretan lyra and Turkish saz. Medium-paces introductory phrases, building in texture, complexity and speed, with a central melodic idea emerging. Bowed fiddle-like instrument joins with an earthy modal melodic passage, along with light, sparse percussion. Dynamic, mysterious and hypnotic, a cyclical effect of returning to the beginning, suitable for video work focused on the Middle East or Mediterranean, or a film/drama wanting an authentic, raw acoustic sound or an Arabic feel.

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Sophisticated

Laid back synth track with trap beat. Snappy beats and sparkling percussive effects under a repetitive Japanese-influenced riff and calming swathes of soothing synth, ending of a puff of glitter. Perfect synth sounds for a glamorous summer advert, chilled, colourful and effervescent, like Negronis on a rooftop.

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Tresero A Maggio

Percussive hangdrum-led track. Melodic hangdrum and driving percussion lead an atmospheric instrumental. More melodic handpan section before the close. Anticipatory, excited and shrouded in mystery, perfect for nature or travel docs, imagine catching glimpses of lush foliage from train speeding high on a mountain track.

Interlude is more sparse, without the driving rhythms at first, building momentum and rhythmic intensity toward the end of the track.

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To Quetta

Frenetic, rhythmic percussion over tense, sparse piano chords and Middle Eastern-style melancholy strings and scatterings of oud. Strange, unsettling and sad, suitable for a tense, searching documentary, or disorientating TV/Film scene.

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The Day Before Quetta

Sparse, sombre piano track with scratchy violin and atmospheric oud. Solemn, tense and desolate, an empty landscape, deserted streets, suitable for sad, suspenseful TV/Film dramas, possibly set in the Middle East.

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Jalsa

Sitar-like drones introduce expectant beats and excited tambourine. Middle Eastern-style earthy strings play snatches of melody with acoustic guitar. Tense, suspenseful and mysterious, would suit a TV drama/Film set in a hot Middle Eastern country or a playful advert for foods from this region.

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