Sombre urban electronica. Dark synth lines, pulsating beats and hand clap effects, joined by epic synth chords and broken phrases of a mournful piano melody. Downbeat, melancholy and uneasy, would suit an earnest TV scene or documentary exploring a troubling issue.
Dark, shadowy electronic track. Intro fades in from darkness, wavy synths growing louder with a whistle-like synth build about to boil over. Builds again before the womps fade to nothing. Bassy, dank and murky with fizzing, feedback-like effects, would suit an edgy documentary or urban advert.
Deep, dark, drum ‘n’ bass. Tinny, delicate fast beat intro, joined by D’n’B beats and a chilling build on glacial synths. Full beat drops, womps over a harsh electronic beat sample , glassy and hard. Laser beats and vocal samples shoot through, building a tense, claustrophobic atmosphere. Dark, threatening and strange, a nightmarish soundscape, like a post-apocalyptic world of malfunctioning technology gone rogue.
Improvisation on Turkish cumbus, stringed, oud-like instrument. Free-form improviation with runs, ornamentation, repetition and silent pauses, growing slightly faster and more intricate towards the end. Mysterious, intimate and sparse, Turkish and Middle Eastern sounds perfect for a documentary about the region or to accompany a vast, deserted landscape onscreen.
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.
Arabic oud track. Fragmented melodic phrases on oud, accompanied by a tension-building drone. Subtle percussive hits add further anticipation. Suspenseful, atmospheric and mysterious, the perfect soundtrack to a Spaghetti Western set in the Middle East.
No percussion version available.
Emotional piano track. Melancholy piano melody with sparse chords. Warm, comforting woodwind joins on countermelody, bringing hope and a glimmer of sunshine. Sentimental, contemplative and brooding, perfect for a subtly heartfelt advert or emotive charity video piece.
Violin instrumental in waltz time. Two violins play an Irish-style repeated folk melody, intertwining, bowing with a rough and ready quality. Plaintive, melancholy and mesmeric, a fusion of Irish and Middle Eastern tonality, perfect for a documentary about either part of the world, or a hypnotic onscreen dance of cultures.
Moody lyre instrumental. Sparse improvisatory melody, sounding like a cross between harp and acoustic guitar. Beguiling, melancholy and ancient, a mysterious, questioning, atmospheric soundtrack to strange, anticipatory Film/TV scenes or documentaries about ancient civilisations.
Tense synth and piano track. Sparse, anticipatory piano intro with soft synth string chords. Single piano notes ring out building to a sombre choral section on synth, like a grandiose church choir. Echoed on strings, lush and moving before a sudden choppy string section brings the track to a close. Dark, foreboding and full of suspense, an apocalyptic soundscape for when technology has consumed humanity.