Irish-Cretan slip-jig. Fusion of Irish and Cretan styles, Irish slip jig form played on saz (stringed instrument like an oud or mandolin), Cretan lyra and bendir percussion lending an Eastern Mediterranean and modal Arabic sound to the uptempo dance tune. Mysterious, tense and energetic; a curious, lively dance of different cultures with a singular, hypnotic sound.
Afro-cuban salsa played on guitar. Smooth, gentle acoustic guitar melodies and jazzy chords in salsa style with hints of flamenco ornamentation and woodblock percussion keeping the syncopated salsa beat. Chilled and laid back with a sensual intensity in the guitar melodies. Like Buena Vista Social Club, perfect for an advert or documentary with Spanish/Cuban/Latin American flavour.
Fun percussive track. Cowbell plays simple melodic hook, joined by hand drums and drum kit and more bells, creating a happy, upbeat and positive polyrhythmic build to suit silly adverts or playful TV interludes.
Varying lengths available.
Mbira(thumb piano) track with percussion. Improvisation on thumb piano, joined by African percussion and sound effects. Simple melodically, sparse and intriguing. Perfect mysterious and beguiling soundtrack to a travel documentary or Film/TV show referencing traditional African cultures.
Arabic ney track. Intermittent ney phrases with elaborate ornamentation and an improvisatory feel, accompanied by a tense drone, anticipatory percussion and subtle snaking string parts. Mysterious, tense and thoughtful, an unsettling build, powerful background music for a documentary set in the Arab world.
Version available without percussion.
Oud versions available.
Cretan-Irish fiddle track. Droney, sustained fiddle notes, melodic rounds over the drone, becoming more Irish in flavour as the tune progresses, before taking an Arabic turn with percussion and doubled fiddles. Hynotic, meditative, earthy and lively, perfect for a documentary set in the Middle East or Eastern Mediterranean, a beautiful, fluid fusion of musical cultures.
Groovy 70s funk. Cheesy horn blasts, funky beats, vinyl scratching samples, zany saxophone interludes and jazz piano in your face in an explosion of wacky, swirling 70s groove. Fun, upbeat and happy, retro 70s New York vibes with a cheesy edge, imagine as a TV theme tune for a NYC cop show about 2 crazy cops getting into some hilarious scrapes, or for an advert promising to inject excitement into family mealtimes.
Folk fusion instrumental on Cretan lyra and fiddle. A cirucular melody on Cretan lyra is doubled on fiddle and joined by subtle percussive hand claps, sounding at once like Austrian mountain folk without the yodelling and like a weaving Middle Eastern melody. Thoughtful and open yet formulaic in its structure, wandering music for an epic nature walk, perfect for a travel or nature documentary.
Melodic electronics and percussion. Subtle, gentle percussion and breathy woodwind arpeggios undulate over slowly shifting synth chords. Bleepy synth and celestial sound effects whoosh across the spacey soundscape. Melodic, mystical and mysterious, perfect background music for a questioning advert or curious documentary, looking to the stars.
Hopeful orchestral track with piano. Sustained orchestral strings intro matched by soft piano chords. Strings move up octaves, gently reaching celestial heights. A piano melody rings out above with hints of muted percussion. Acoustic guitar adds subtle melodic phrases, interweaving with piano. Serene, peaceful and optimistic, perfect for a soothing family advert or as emotional background music for a reflective TV scene.