European-style jazz instrumental. Spanish guitar soloing furiously over a bed of walking double bass, percussion and guitar chords. Accordion takes over with a playful solo. Guitar returns, accordion provides chordal accompaniment. Fun, warm, uplifting and positive, laid back jazzy high jinks for adverts or TV/Docs/Film evoking the retro swinging technicolour of Umbrellas of Cherbourg.
Bed track chordal guitar, double bass and drums only.
Feel-good piano and orchestral string track with accordion. Intro of playful pizzicato violins over intriguing double bass, with piano and orchestral strings chiming in adding melodic interest. Moves to sustained string section with French-style accordion snippets. High register accordion takes the melody over waltzing piano. Romantic, wistful and nostalgic, perfect for family-friendly adverts for soft, wholesome, caring products.
Bouncy instrumental synth track. Fun synth, dynamic drums, hand claps a repetitive electric guitar riff joined by catchy synth melodies. Driving and motorik with a hint of tension, would suit as background music for a televisual moment of heightened tension or for a character’s big decision-making moment.
European jazz track. Plodding acoustic guitar and piano chords with steady, walking double bass, drums and accordion chords. Brazen violin plays an improvised melody on top. Accordion takes over on melody with playful snatches, before back to violin. Laid back and chilled, with a seductive and intriguing quality, perfect for advert/TV scenes evoking a retro idea of Paris – cobbled streets, tiny cars and sexy people.
Bed track available sans violin.
Mysterious multi-instrumental. Atmospheric feedback intro followed by oom-pah-pah waltz rhythm and childish marimba melody. Orchestral strings and accordion join with a Gallic-inspired melody, reminiscent of Amélie. The melancholy gives way to excitable, erratic rhythms on all instruments, before a dynamic final section with passionate violin and jumpy marimba. Magical, melancholy and manic, perfect music to accompany a rainy midnight walk through the streets of Paris, only to end up in a sleazy speakeasy at the centre of an absinthe-sodden freakshow.
Melancholy piano track. Anticipatory block piano chords, building to a crescendo then fading…a morose melody is introduced over the plaintive chords. Chords turn to wave-like broken chords undulating rapidly beneath the melody. A sombre melody takes off, building to include some subtle brass accompaniment, reminiscent of french accordion music. Dark and sullen, yet romantic and searching. Suitable for a rain-soaked walk home after a loveless encounter on TV/Film; a sad and lonely character who still yearns for an old flame.
Gallic-inspired dreamy acoustic guitar and glockenspiel mingle in a melancholy dance. Finger-picking guitar and a warm, rich glockenspiel set the tone. Sparkling percussion, layered guitars and sustained glockenspiel notes add depth and intensity. Accordion expands the sonic palette further, as glockenspiel and guitar arpeggios dance around each other in hypnotic, swirling phrases of hopeful intensity, until a slightly melancholy end. Dreamy, magical and wistful with a hint of pensive longing. A track for periods of inner reflection and existential soul-searching. Tough decisions need to be made. Uncertainty and confusion are met with firm resolve. There is hope.
French accordion waltz. Oom pah pah waltz rhythm on accordion with an emotional accordion melody moving between major and minor, happy and sad above. Nostalgic, plaintive and intriguing, would suit a advert or TV/Film/Doc montage referencing Amélie or French seaside kitsch.
Tango-style guitar with accordion and whistling. A dramatic pause and then a faster section with trumpet, strummed guitar and percussion. Silly, fun and celebratory, a jolly track that would suit a sun-soaked advert for a fun time or a Latin-American inspired product.