Dramatic orchestral track. A flighty melodic phrase on woodwind, mimicked by strings and punctuated by vigorous percussion, joined by countermelody on woodwind before fuller orchestral melody enters. Excited, suspenseful, tense and nervous. Reminiscent of the Animals of Farthing Wood theme, suitable for a dramatic, high stakes film/TV sequence or an advert for a disaster-averting product.
Bouncy electronic track. Duo of arpeggiated synth lines, the punchy beat drops, groovy synth line, joined by high-hat drums. Melodic break of 90s-style percussive synth, a beat break, before an outro straight out of a French house track: warm, anticipatory major synth chords and a mellow bassline. Suspenseful at first, excited, upbeat, groovy and fun with a slight element of danger. suitable for a serious action film scene that gains a sense of humour as the action progresses. Or a chase scene or advert of varying moods, with an ever-changing backdrop throughout.
Melancholy waltz on orchestral strings. Pizzicato and legato orchestral strings move like a fast-flowing river over booming and bell-like percussion. Mid section descends into a playful circus before returning to the melody. Heartfelt, playful, wistful, slightly melancholic with a hint of magic, evoking the spirit of a resourceful French orphan or the twinkling delights of an old-fashioned fairground. Imbued with mystery and fantastical possibilities, but never far from danger…
Bleepy electronic synth track with orchestral strings and a vocal chorus. Bright glockenspiel-like synth notes ring out as the vocals and strings build to a dynamic section with more attitude. Charming with a glamorous edge, perfect for a corporate campaign video or advert for luxury goods.
A sad short piece. Pensive harp is joined by pizzicato strings, then by soft flute and horn to end on an unhappy note. These instruments would normally be perfect for a jolly cartoon piece, but not today, today the cartoon is sick, and the others look on in fretful concern. They wish for a time when things were better.
Sad solo flute. That’s it. And you don’t need anything more, perfect for a lament over the hills of war casualties, shredded flags rustle in a somber wind. And in her chamber, lady Guinevere brushes her hair as she softly sings to the ghosts of her fallen loved ones.
Hard hitting commercial hip hop, 30 seconds of intensity featuring searing lead synth lines, atmospheric vocals and low bouncing beats. Perfect for an advert about, I dunno, something electronic, something new and innovative but street? It’s glitchy, crunchy, edgy, urban, somehow european.