Babette

Quick, violin-led jazz waltz. Violin leads with fast, intricate melody line soaring over a bed of laid-back jazz waltz rhythm on double bass, Spanish guitar and percussion. Spanish guitar takes a solo, over the soft, shuffle of acoustic guitar and percussion. Violin returns.Intriguing, mysterious and positive, European jazz for an advert traversing the cobbled streets of a French city in a new Renault, or for a bright-eyed, Woody Allen-style cinematic love letter to Europe.

Bed track has no violin or guitar solos, more prominent double bass.

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Harpalyke

Slow, thoughtful piano track. Slow-paced, piano chords, with a hint of Amélie-style European nostalgia. Pensive and emotional with a hint of hope. Would suit a commercial for a family-friendly service, saving for a rainy day or for a reflective, arthouse-style Film/TV sequence.

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Images d’une Pensée

Lyrical solo piano track. Gentle repeated piano motif, quick and insistent. Bass chords added, melody expands and counter melody is added, higher register, volume and greater depth. Slips to a quiet lull before a dramatic melodic chordal crescendo. Romantic, bright and hopeful, uplifting piano music with a French feel for inspiring adverts or euphoric TV moments.

Alt version is at a slower pace.

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Bleeps

Electronic instrumental with samples. Gradual build. First, a beat and electronic sound effects, hi hat drums added, other electronics join. Full melody join, the beats settle into a steady groove. New section introduces laser synths and whooshing electronics before the beat re-emerges with simple repetitive synth, a powerful, purposeful strut. Intriguing, playful and mysterious, like the quirky electronics of Moderat. Suitable for a European advert, maybe for a car that can navigate tiny Italian streets. Could also accompany a determined character on TV/Film.

Ad length versions available.

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Like An Angel

Anticipatory electronic track. Fade In. Moody beats, fat synths and a repetitive melodic synth motif emerge fully formed. An insistent 4/4 beat underpins 90s-style samples and electronic flourishes. Determined, serious, yet upbeat, would suit a half sophisticated, half cheesy advert for a functional product, think chrome and flashes of steel, shiny and indestructible. Would also suit Film/TV scenes of anticipation and action.

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Spinner

European-style jazz instrumental. Spanish guitar soloing furiously over a bed of walking double bass, percussion and guitar chords. Accordion takes over with a playful solo. Guitar returns, accordion provides chordal accompaniment. Fun, warm, uplifting and positive, laid back jazzy high jinks for adverts or TV/Docs/Film evoking the retro swinging technicolour of Umbrellas of Cherbourg.

Bed track chordal guitar, double bass and drums only.

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Reflection

Solo piano track. Slow-paced piano motif, repeated, joined by ghostly effects-laden single piano notes, building anticipation. Further piano layers added and subtle sustained strings and a soft pulsating beat. Atmospheric, suspenseful and pensive. The clue is in the title, perfect for an onscreen moment of reflection, introspection, a decision in the making, moving slowly but surely toward new possibilities, leaving the past behind.

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Jacques

Feel-good piano and orchestral string track with accordion. Intro of playful pizzicato violins over intriguing double bass, with piano and orchestral strings chiming in adding melodic interest. Moves to sustained string section with French-style accordion snippets. High register accordion takes the melody over waltzing piano. Romantic, wistful and nostalgic, perfect for family-friendly adverts for soft, wholesome, caring products.

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Tonight We Drink Wine and Dance

Melancholy solo piano. Amélie-style minor oom-pah chords, growing in intensity and embellishment throughout the track. Another line of piano plays a lyrical melody above the regular chords. An energetic chorus brings a modulation and intricate break. Back to opening chords for a finish. Emotional and wretched, yet passionate, would suit an advert or TV scene requiring Gallic charm and impulsive, reckless emotion.

‘Underscore’ version features chords only, no melody line.

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Sierra Madre

Upbeat dub reggae/jazz/Balkan mix. Energetic vocal exclamation opens the track. Steady upbeat skanking on guitar joined by laid back saxophone, intermittent piano, ramshackle drums and bold vocal samples. Fun and energetic, but sunny and relaxed, would suit an advert for something synonymous with summer or a TV/Film playful party scene.

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