Unsettled

Tense orchestral track. Piano intro, chiming marimba, melancholy lyrical cello solo, threatening piano chords and deep, dangerous double bass builds to more tense, dynamic section. Wailing violins and high piano notes spell an underlying threat. Intriguing, suspenseful and chilling at times, murder-mystery music, would suit a tense film scene or an elegantly violent high society thriller.

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Day Off School

Acoustic folk/country instrumental. Bluegrass acoustic guitars, jaunty fiddles, rollicking drums and hand claps, jangly mandolins and surly double bass. Upbeat, energetic and earnest, a jangly folk number to suit adverts or TV/Film/Doc scenes trying to keep it country.

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Sizzle

Caribbean-influenced instrumental. Steel drum melody over laid back reggae rhythms, warm keys, skanking electric guitar, and easy double bass. Chilled and calm with summer vibes, perfect for a summer advert or TV/Film background music in a tropical or Caribbean setting.

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Lydia

Relaxed jazz/lounge instrumental. Easy breezy intro of soothing retro keys, plodding double bass and shuffling drums, Then woozy, effects-laden guitar, psychedelic keys and warm, lazy brass. Grows in volume and power to an enveloping brass section. Calm, chilled, expansive and hypnotising, a jazzy dart of tranquillising calm for TV/Film/adverts.

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Slow Dance 1

Slow plodding bass and piano track. Deep double bass notes, repeated piano with delay effects, subtle, slowly shifting sustained strings, sparse percussion. Quiet, intense, concerned, suitable for a tense TV/Film scene, or as moody background music.

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Self-invented Crime

A free jazz build on piano, drums and orchestral strings. Shifting sustained orchestral strings growing increasingly mysterious, jazz double bass and bongos. Jazz drums introduced, snatches of solo melody on violin. Taken down a notch by a cool drum solo before a violin and piano take solos accompanied by shuffling drums and energetic bongos in an improvised free jazz homage. Ambient at first, then searching, mysterious and intriguing and intense and finally reckless and daring, suitable for TV/Film tension-building or for a thrilling moment of release.

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Alegre

Bouncy piano and brass track. Two distinct moods in one piece. Slow, atmospheric piano section begins, before taking us on a rollicking ride on a gypsy caravan, bursting into playful oom-pah-pah piano, trumpet and double bass section with humorous vocal ‘hups’ and ‘moos’. A drum break, then piano solo with hyperactive ascending piano trills and a brass accompaniment. Ends on the thoughtful, wistful slow section once again. Pensive at first then jolly, brash and fun, would suit an advert with a distinct change in mood, from sophisticated European philosophising to a crazy Balkan farm party where the goat is driving a tractor into a barn full of chickens and trumpets.

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Secret Agent 2

A short burst of swinging jazz with walking bass, horn blasts and shuffling jazz drums. Fizzing with energy and hedonism, this Pink Panther-esque vintage track harks back to the jazz age but those rumbling drums would not be out of place on the Flintstones. Perfect for a short energetic advert or a goofy retro TV sequence.

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Country Jazz (Suite)

Laid back, feel-good country style instrumental. Electric guitar, double bass and shuffling drums dominate this relaxed country plod. Slide guitar adds colour and a warm glow. Light-hearted, relaxed, chilled, happy, warm, positive, fun. This is a colourful, playful country tune. We’re at a beach shack sipping gigantic fruity cocktails, or on a feel-good retro TV show about unlikely buddies, or in a quirky Pixar animation. More Spongebob Squarepants than Willie Nelson.

Shorter version is 1 minute long.

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Nothing Matters But The Joy

An upbeat, but relaxed, steady jazz jam on piano, guitar, double bass and drums. Jazz piano to start, joined by double bass and cymbal rattles. Electric guitar takes the melody with piano chord progressions underneath. Guitar solos, with drums and bass intensifying before dropping out, leaving the piano to take an intimate solo turn. All return to the original melody, keeping things sweet, with guitar gently improvising. Happy, hopeful, fun, safe and wholesome. The opening credits of a film set on the East Coast of the US, driving home over crunchy Autumn leaves, met by a happy dog at the door. Safe and warm in wholesome America. Or it could be New York in the 80s of goofy feelgood American comedy .Three Men and A Baby without the drama.

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