Classic swinging brass-led jazz track. Piano, shuffling drums, syncopated strummed guitar intro. Brass enters with a fast, energetic melody sounding like When The Saints Go Marching In, or a classic big band standard. Upbeat, happy, positive and warm, harking back to the jazz-age, would suit a modern Film/TV scene set in New Orleans, contrasting old and new. Would also suit a fun and friendly advert for a family product.
Bed version omits the Brass melodies.
Tense, action-packed synth track. Dramatic orchestral strings, pounding drums, foreboding synth chords and frenetic panning beats. Threatening, dark and anxiety-inducing, suitable for a high-tension, high-stakes thrilling action Film/TV sequence, or an advert to that effect.
Blistering electronic dance track segment, suitable for looping. Drum ‘n’ bass beats, laser synths and an electronic pulse dart frenetically over a dystopian soundscape. Tense, threatening and fast-paced, perfect as a textural soundscape for a dark action movie chase scene as our troubled Jason Bourne-like hero narrowly outsmarts the baddies.
Dark, epic orchestral strings and piano track. Piano intro before a foreboding blast of synth brass and frenetic orchestral strings. A quiet moment of piano and a rumble of drums before an epic return to strings, and a thrilling, threatening repeated motif. Ascending strings heighten the tension before the final foghorn-like blast. Tense and uneasy, but our brazen hero is coming to the rescue. Suitable for a bombastic advert or a high tension, high stakes TV/Film moment.
Amazing orchestral production in a frenetic desperate chase. It feels like something massive and cataclysmic is bearing down at you, there was no time to warn anyone or gather anything, the only thing to do was RUN. Is it a monster? Is it a natural disaster? Is it an army? Full orchestra climaxes with a doom laden soft bellow of horns.
Dramatic orchestral action thriller. Fleeting electronic shards, choppy orchestral strings, booming, threatening brass, frenetic, thunderous beats build tension throughout, finishing on the peal of long foghorn blasts. Dark, sombre and dangerous, a high octane battle for survival, perfect for a dramatic chase scene or tense onscreen build up.
African jazz-style instrumental. Dynamic drum intro, bold brass enters in unison, African-style jazz guitar, Étiopiques-style keys and lively marimba before a siren-like chiming, dissonant brass build, over increasingly frenetic marimba. Returns to jazz groove with a sax solo on top and a repeated melodic motif underneath on keys. Full band to the end. Joyful and excited, reckless and strange at times, would suit an upbeat summer advert, or as evocative mood music for a travel documentary.
Balkan-style instrumental. Sustained string note builds anticipation, piano motif and drums enters underneath, excitement builds. Strings become louder and earthier in tone. Balkan-style melody enters on choppy violins with double bass drums and piano accompaniment. Grows with frenetic energy, soaring, squeaking violins, melodies intersecting. Dramatic change of tone: complete slow down with drunk double bass and woozy violin swaying drowsily between notes. Shrill piano joins adding jazzy flourishes, all build back to previous upbeat, ramshackle melody. Dramatic, surprising, reckless and intriguing, suitable for a rollicking TV advert or Film/TV/Doc scene, or a strange party scene, where our character is disorientated and disconcerted by the madness happening all around, dropped unexpectedly into a quirky unknown world.
Sparse plucked Cello, calm and slightly wry, anticipating something, a note of unease. Then out of nowhere urgent and plaintive bowed cello and violin. Rhythmic at first then suspending itself with long drawn out notes. At 4:14 there is a unified statement, uneasy and dissonant. It feels like someone is valiantly struggling to pull themselves up but can’t do it. They try harder and more desperately but the forlornness of the situation overtakes them, they pause, then after a last effort they fall to their doom. If you were ever narrating an Edgar Allen Poe story, this would be the soundtrack to it.
Synth pop track. Frantic bleepy synth intro, snare drums shuffle. Keyboards play sparse riff, over alternating marimba-like synth notes. Another layer of piano creates overlapping rhythms, Drums break with single piano notes, drums become more complex. Spanish acoustic guitar plays solo over drums, frenetic, choppy orchestral strings take their turn before the finish. Sombre and mysterious, sophisticated pop for flashy corporate videos, ad campaigns or background music for intriguing documentaries.