Sahara (Oud version)

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.

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Endless Sands

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.

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A Strange Economy

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.

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Cosmic Transmission

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.

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Before You Go (Suite)

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.

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Welcoming Sunrise

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.

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Puddle Pondering

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.

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Waves of Harmony

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.

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SH_Chimes

Spacey drone soundscape. Electronic drone like a radiophonic sound experiment builds to include brass and orchestral instruments, suddenly situating us in outer space. Shifting chords give a note of hope and positivity, pizzicato orchestral strings tip-toe on the floating drone bed. Strings reach a minor chord, a hint of danger before a quiet resolution. Meditative, floaty and dreamy, a calm and peaceful journey through the quiet of space with hints of tension, perfect for a documentary about celestial bodies or a human drama on the big screen.

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In Harmony

Melancholy piano and electronic drone track. Pulsating electronics, laser synth sounds, fleeting sound FX and sparse piano chords. Piano grows and fleeting electronics steady and form an ambient drone. Sparse beats join. Snare drum and emotional piano chords come and go over a wave of atmospheric drones, building texture with an electric guitar drone. Unpredictable, downbeat and unstable, subtle emotional background music for a dark documentary or TV show.

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