Irish-Cretan slip-jig. Fusion of Irish and Cretan styles, Irish slip jig form played on saz (stringed instrument like an oud or mandolin), Cretan lyra and bendir percussion lending an Eastern Mediterranean and modal Arabic sound to the uptempo dance tune. Mysterious, tense and energetic; a curious, lively dance of different cultures with a singular, hypnotic sound.
Saz or baglama instrumental. Mid-tempo Arabic saz solo, a stringed instrument like a lute or guitar, resembling the Arabic oud, sounding like English folk or American country at times, with a strong Middle Eastern sound. Determined and energetic yet thoughtful and reflective, would suit documentary or TV/Film centered around the Middle East, matching the lively pace of life.
Driving electronic track. Spacey synth swooping under a bouncy synth hook. Chunky synth rolls in with an expansive melody. Solid beats and atmospheric vocal samples maintain the determined vibe. Upbeat and lively with a sense of purpose, sounding like a slowed-down Santigold, perfect for a flashy advert for futuristic electronics, or for a cool TV segment.
Cretan-Irish fiddle track. Droney, sustained fiddle notes, melodic rounds over the drone, becoming more Irish in flavour as the tune progresses, before taking an Arabic turn with percussion and doubled fiddles. Hynotic, meditative, earthy and lively, perfect for a documentary set in the Middle East or Eastern Mediterranean, a beautiful, fluid fusion of musical cultures.
80s keyboard track with jazz elements. Big keyboard motif builds anticipation, broad, bold and exciting, sparkling piano and keyboard effects before a chordal finish. Lively, bright and full of promise, like the opening credits to a movie set in exciting, preppy 80s New York, perfect TV intro music for a hopeful, playful, retro show.
Fast-paced jazzy brass track. Jazz drum roll introduced rollicking drums, horn blasts, flashy brass melodies and playful Rhodes piano.Wacky, energetic and showy, a lively track perfect for a flashy, cheesy advert, as a TV gameshow theme tune.
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.
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.
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.
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.