The Forest of Deception

Orchestral epic with vocal effects. Choppy, rousing orchestral strings with a sparkling choral line, bell effects and deep woodwind melodic snatches. Playful orchestral phrases, lively and excited, interspersed with sustained strings and dramatic bursts of percussive, lyrical cinematic bombast. Dramatic, hopeful and driven, perfect adventure music for fun adverts or dramatic Film/TV scenes – sailing the seven seas, defending your honour, defeating baddies, all in a day’s work.

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Sarakany (Suite)

Polyrhythmic solo piano track. Dynamic piano, multiple piano lines with jazz rhythms, Étiopiques-style snaking melodies. Mysterious, intimate and energetic, would suit a tv/film/doc scene full of intrigue, or a sophisticated film scene, in a smoky café, in Europe or North Africa.

Full band version features warm jazz intro on vibes, guitar and sax. Rhythmic melody lines played by guitar and vibes. Shuffling jazz drums lay down the changing rhythms. Exotic, jazzy and vibrant, would suit a lively tv/film/doc scene, the mix of textures and rhythms reflecting a mix of cultures onscreen.

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Mumuration

Melodic orchestral string and drum build. Choppy orchestral strings play a bright melodic motif. Syncopated beats join, growing in volume and complexity. Break before lively orchestral strings and anticipatory beats kick off again. Builds to a summery climax. Positive, hopeful, happy and sincere, like an orchestral version of Dario G’s ‘Sunchyme’, euphoric and fun, perfect for emotional reality TV moments or excitable documentary TV scenes.

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Heartbroken

Epic orchestral string track with piano and woodwind. Languid orchestral string intro, joined by pastoral woodwind. Woodwind motifs mimicked by the string parts. A dramatic stop before a delicate but excitable piano section with added plucked strings. Orchestral strings runs added, fast-moving and spritely above the piano. Extra piano joins, taking a melancholy tone, strings build to match the dramatic melody. Woodwind returns for the final wind down. Melancholy yet dramatic and lively, cinematic with lots of movement, would suit a long, powerful Film/TV scene of strong emotional resonance or an over-the-top advert.

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Light Relief (Suite)

Cute, happy, piano and percussion-led instrumental. Hand claps, then shakers, cowbell and a simple piano motif. Strummed acoustic guitar joins, a short break then moves up a gear with drums, bass guitar and fuller percussive texture. Another break that builds to the full percussive texture again. Fun, childish, sweet and upbeat, would suit an advert for kids’ yogurts, or for a fun, summery product to be enjoyed as part of a lively, jovial bunch of family and friends.

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Byron

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.

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Quest for an Ice-cream

Playful and quirky, with a full orchestra arrangement that creates a sense of discovery and fun. Written from the point of view of a child that enters a magical world and look for a treat, it is big and grand but not intimidating. Structured in two parts, with a introduction that pauses at 0:10 and then brings on the full orchestra. Will suit perfectly 30 seconds form advertising.

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Harmonic Progression

Bouncy and playful, with a compelling dialogue between strings and brass instruments that create a feeling of discovery for somewhat young adventurers. Dangerous edge but overall positive and playful, Goonies-alike with an added feeling of grandioseness given by a strong orchestral arrangement.

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60414

Jaunty and sneaky, a nice patchwork of old style rock and roll piano chords, soul inserts, R&B and jazzy samples all caged in an energetic big beat structure. A saxophone comes and goes to complement this quirky and compelling episode of music.

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The Ballydesmond

Playful and bright, with a cheerful harmonica, fiddle, acoustic guitars and percussion that make for a lively folk setting with a festive mood. Remainders of Irish and Scottish countryside, will suit village celebration scenes, travel montage.

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