Dark breakbeat EDM. Muted bass line with orchestral string drone and flurries of 90s-style breakbeat drum samples. Full on breakbeat enters with intermittent Middle Eastern samples. Driving, powerful and harsh with a hint of melancholy. Would suit a topical, Vice-style documentary or advert for cutting edge trainers.
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.
Oud instrumental with strings drones. Oud improvisational melody with a string drone building atmosphere and tension. Intermittent percussive snare rumbles punctuate the drone. Rhythmic percussion introduced and some vocals and a short expressive but subtle ney interlude. Anticipatory, mysterious and exciting, perfect evocative Arabic instrumental to soundtrack documentaries or travel shows.
Alt versions have a more free and meandering feel.
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.
Atmospheric electronic instrumental. Layers of ambient drones suspended in mid air with hints of harmony emerging. Calm, peaceful and dreamy, suitable for a seemingly calm documentary or tv sequence with slightly shifting, moving and wandering, like a raft adrift on the ocean.
Cosmic synths and beats. Sparkling, spacey arpeggiated synths build anticipation and excitement, crunchy beats kick in with DnB effects and beats taking over, contrasted with soft, dreamy synth drones. Arpeggiator kicks in again with wavey synths before crunchy beats return with shakers and tambourine-style percussion. Floaty and celestial, yet edgy and urban, drum n bass from outer space, perfect for a youth documentary or reality TV show.
Chilled electronica. Soft, atmospheric synth build becomes background synth drone under a slow, syncopated, tropical beat. Bright, colourful synth shines on top of an ambient base with growing beats and weightless synth lines reaching out like tree vines. Calm, peaceful and futuristic, a musical utopia, perfect for uplifting TV scenes or as an accompaniment to a soothing, hopeful advert for ethical fashion or worthy causes.
Vocal version features Molly Nilsson-style breathy female vocals – cool, calm and atmospheric with a hint of 90s nostalgia.
Emotional piano track with orchestral strings. Gentle piano intro with subtle, atmospheric electronic drone. Violin melody joins above, more strings lined added, creating lush, moving harmonies. Hopeful, romantic and inspiring, perfect stirring background music for an emotional documentary or TV scene or an advert about family or well-being and the dawn of a better life.
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.
Ambient synth instrumental. New age synths glisten and sparkle, slowly shifting over time. Calm, bright and peaceful, a hopeful, quietly joyful, celestial voyage – think Carl Sagan – perfect as ambient background noise for an enlightening documentary.