Roots (Suite)

Acoustic guitar and piano track with experimental elements. Gentle acoustic guitar punctuated with electronic noise and water sounds. Joined by warm piano and hints of playfully subtle saxophone, minor chords growing in intensity and turning to major for a hopeful finish. Mysterious, cheeky and subversive, brings to mind a magical woodland scene of trees going walkies while your back is turned. Perfect for TV/Film/Docs, pastoral settings and subtly powerful storytelling.

Bed version is more intimate, featuring more raw, sparse acoustic guitar, brings out the scratchy, barely-there violin and teasing background noise.

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Brigitte

Acoustic country-jazz track. Acoustic guitar chords and double bass lay down the rhythm for a jazzy acoustic guitar line, country-style violin plays call and answer with guitar, breezy snippets of virtuosic soloing. Playful, cheeky and brazen, suitable for a TV/Documentary segment about good ol’ country life or an advert for mouth-watering, home cooking.

Bed track features acoustic guitar chords, double bass and percussion only.

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An Unusual Journey

Playful orchestral track. A jaunty woodwind motif to begin, joined by sparse glockenspiel setting a cheeky and playful tone. Languid strings join, adding an air of grandeur. Strings take prominence, woodwind takes an accompanying role. Then short bursts of strings interspersed with determined oboe. Stronger string section builds to a call and answer between gentle woodwind and serious strings, before calm finish. Pastoral, light-hearted, with serious undertones, like the Animals of Farthing Wood bounding among the trees only to come across a gun-toting farmer, before an ingenious escape. Perfect music to accompany intriguing documentary scenes about nature and animals, or reality TV, showing humans in their natural habitat.

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Afterhours

Dark, grimey dance track. Percussive build up. Foreboding bass synth is contrasted with a playful cowbell-like drum sound to make this fun but slightly sinister nighttime track. Exciting, cheeky and full of anticipation, an after hours jam for the last revellers, dark and sweaty but keeps its cool. Would suit an ad for a youth fashion brand or for a hedonistic TV sequence.

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Le Connard

Orchestral string track. Pizzicato strings play a mid-tempo melody full of intrigue and anticipation. Bright, playful and mysterious, perfect light relief for serious TV/Film/Doc scenes, faux serious reality TV or cheeky adverts.

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Comedy

Slapstick orchestral romp with humorous sound effects. Oom-pah rhythm underpins snatches of playful woodwind melody. This jaunty rollercoaster careers through snatches of percussion, brass and strings. Happy, quirky, ramshackle but slick, the perfect soundtrack to a slapstick pastiche of old movies or cartoons, in an advert or TV/Film setting.

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You Got the Sun

Laid back country rock track. Funky electric guitar riff with solid bass guitar, steady drums and bright piano chords. Slightly psychedelic, slightly brit-pop but mostly country pop/rock instrumental, Oasis’ long-lost country album. Upbeat and happy-go-lucky like a cheeky cowboy, would suit relaxed adverts for American-style foodstuffs or an easy, breezy TV/Realty TV scene.

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Let Me Grab My Cloak And Dagger

Slinky jazzy harpsichord track. Walking jazz double bass, dynamic hand drums, two intersecting lines of snaking jazz harpsichord melodies. Mysterious, intriguing and playful, suitable for a short advert for a cheeky product, offering you a handy shortcut to making an impressive meal, or a Pink Panther-style mystery on TV/Film.

‘Underscore’ version features bass and drums only.

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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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