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.
Oud instrumental with ambient sounds. Sounds of flowing water introduce an atmospheric, heartfelt oud solo, and linger in the background throughout. Subtle snare drum marks the end of long, lyrical phrases. Contemplative and reflective with hints of nostalgia, perfect for documentaries set in the Middle East or nature docs panning vast desert landscapes.
Light electronic rock track. 90s-style wavy electric guitar chords over a rhythmic guitar intro, Heavy guitar pedal effects on the guitar melody, drowsy and psychedelic with grungy slacker vibes. The drums give a hint of slinky 80s nostalgia. Moody, sexy and slightly dark and tortured, like every character in My So-Called Life, perfect for 90s throwback adverts or documentaries, and trippy montages.
Gentle instrumental on piano and percussion. Melodic percussion intro rings out, like a lullaby played on gamelan and church bells. Melodic passage on harpsichord and guitar alternates with a gentle piano section. Synth strings swell, sounding like a choir. Comes to a quiet finish. Hopeful, tender and soothing, a reassuring, enveloping sound, perfect for a comforting advert for a trustworthy, caring product.
Macho guitar and synth track. Chiming, fast-paced piano chords with muted percussion underpin the intro with a brash electric guitar melody joining above. Bass guitar introduces a fuller section with solid drums and more guitar. Harpsichord-like synth break imitates the piano chords, all instruments rejoin. Determined, driven and serious, the perfect no-nonsense track for an investigative documentary or neutral commercial.
Summery pop instrumental. Bright synths, claps and chugging percussion introduce the happy, soaring chorus and simple melodies. Layers of warm synth build and envelop, creating a glowing ball of sunshine and fake tan. Happy, hopeful and fun, perfect music for a summer advert, optimistic TV drama, or Love Island-style sunset montage.
Percussive hangdrum-led track. Melodic hangdrum and driving percussion lead an atmospheric instrumental. More melodic handpan section before the close. Anticipatory, excited and shrouded in mystery, perfect for nature or travel docs, imagine catching glimpses of lush foliage from train speeding high on a mountain track.
Interlude is more sparse, without the driving rhythms at first, building momentum and rhythmic intensity toward the end of the track.
Atmospheric hang drum track. Repeated melodic phrase on handpan, like heavy water droplets. Synth drones and hangdrum overtones hang still and suspended in the atmosphere. Woodwind-like sustained notes and percussive hits add colour. Calm, thoughtful and introspective. Still and reflective with a hint of mystery, perfect for nature docs or mysterious, other-worldly film scenes.
Sparkling synthpop. Delicate beats, funky muted bass line and shimmering sweeping spacey synths. Atmospheric, ambient and hopeful, calm yet fun, perfect positive background music for a chilled advert or a reality TV show where robots go to Ibiza to find love.
Gentle, beautiful Spanish guitar track. Wistful broken acoustic guitar chords, repeated an octave higher. Track builds with added strummed guitar and brighter melodic phrases. Warm, sweet and colourful. Red, orange and gold, like a summer sunset in a rural Spanish village, with a nod to the Wild West. Perfect for a seductive advert for Stella Artois, or a reflective film sequence.