World fusion with beats. Dub reggae bass line with orchestral string playing on an Arabic-style melody, melancholy choral vocal samples, moody electronics, and piano chords over a trip hop/ breakbeat beat. Brooding, thoughtful and searching, a vast, global sound perfect for travel documentaries or cross-cultural content.
Hip hop / Arabic fusion. String intro, swooping and choppy, beats drop in contrast, harp-like synth noodling on top brings lightness. Flute takes on the melody to end. Serious, determined and intriguing, insistent strings and beats to suit cross-cultural content.
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.
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.
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.