Slow Cave In

Atmospheric strings track. Duelling raspy string effects, subtle ambient noise, subtle electronic drone imitating string overtones. Tense, suspended, unmoving, claustrophobia on a loop, would suit an uncertain situation that shows no sign of being resolved.

Piano version lighter, with more movement from the intermittent piano. For more hopeful onscreen situations.

Gamelan version lighter, more soothing and meditative.

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Escalate

Sombre, driving string track. Intro of see-sawing sustained strings, sprinkles of plucked acoustic guitar. Intense bass pizzicato enters, builds and drives track. Faster, more urgent section. Repetitive, choppy string motif, powerful string melody enters, builds further with extra string lines and finger-picking acoustic guitar detail. Serious, threatening, brooding and dark, would suit an escalating situation on film, a move from slight threat to real danger.

Stem tracks available.

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Happy Days (Suite)

Slow searching piano and solo violin reminiscent of “Spiegel im Spiegel” by Arvo Part. Sweet, innocent,yearning, with a powerful emotional impact.

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Innovation

Tense orchestral, piano-driven track. After a quiet beginning on solo piano, choppy orchestral strings, pounding drums and soaring string lines take us on a journey through a threatening battleground toward redemption and a hopeful end. Epic, intense, nerve-wracking but with a light up ahead, suitable for tv/film or adverts featuring a great struggle and a barrier that must and will be overcome.

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Playground Piano (Suite)

A short, resonant piano piece. Piano chord progression, reminiscent of church music, played with similar conviction and reverence. Full of awe, intensity, certainty, love, with a hint of sadness. Suitable for an emotional moment on film or TV, a funeral, or a moment of loss or of great change, reverent and respectful, heavy with emotion. Would also suit an advert suggesting sunshine after the rain.

Extended version features broken chords, as well as contemplative glockenspiel.

Extended version with Strings features sustained orchestral string swells, and glockenspiel. More emotional and immersive.

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Happy Blocks (Suite)

A cheerful cat-and-mouse game featuring orchestral violins and marimba. Pizzicato violins start with a jaunty melodic idea, soon accompanied by rousing timpani. The violins’ melodic sequence moves to a higher register and playful marimba dances around the melody. Marimba develops into a counter melody before the track ends with a bang. Playful, mysterious, fun and light-hearted, it would suit a comedic interlude on a tv documentary, reality TV shows featuring family members or pets up to mischief, or an ad for something unreasonably desirable that the listener would go to humorous lengths to acquire.

Chaotic version features more marimba action.

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For Sudan (Happy End)

A stirring, rousing, emotional piano and orchestral violin track. Repetitive piano, decisive staccato violins, single piano notes, long orchestral violin notes, a simple piano melody interlaced with the broken piano chords. Sustained violins grow in intensity, with the choppy violins, accompanying and augmenting the hopeful piano melody. Comes to a quiet end on single piano notes. Hopeful, positive, warm and anticipatory, with a sense of relief, this track feels like the end of something troubling and the start of something better. It would suit ads that promise a bright future, or a TV/Film moment of a life-affirming conclusion. Hope for tomorrow.

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The Issue Goes Deeper (Suite)

Lurching synth doppler effect creates an atmosphere of uneasy tension. One note rings out, klaxon-like, joined by threatening synth sounds panning across a bleak sonic plain. Hi-hat underpins the score with added suspense. Dark, desolate and unnerving, with a heavy, mysterious atmosphere that suggests an enemy at your shoulder. Perfect for a prison break, an abduction or an escape.

Light version has a longer, more exposed synth note. Simple version only features the doppler effect synth sounds, no central sustained note.

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New England (Suite)

Contemplative interlaced harp and piano. A repetitive harp intro is accompanied by sparse piano chords, interweaving, questioning and answering each other. Ever changing piano chords shift the mood, creating sombre moments as well as moments of hope and clarity. Sparse, delicate and emotional, torn but determined. Driving in a car through suburban America, Autumn leaves falling, crunching underfoot. Ringing out changes.

Harp and No harp versions are simplified melodies with an added synth drone.

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Ice and Steel

An atmospheric slow-building track. Sustained synth notes cut through with glassy, overtone-like sound effects. This intensifies and fades as the track progresses, sometimes interspersed with bursts of mellow static. A fragile regular beat is established, then fades out. Fuller synth chords emerge. The thin beat is re-introduced, accompanying a slowly shifting progression of synth chords and radio static. A short, simple synth melody enters over the shifting chords and regular beat, turning into a single repeated note by the end. Hypnotic, chill, mysterious, icy cool. On film, accompanying an enigmatic landscape, real or imagined, a cold barren place at dusk or a bleak situation.

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