Creepy hip hop. Spooky, stabbing piano sample, janky and robotic, with woozy, deep bass synths and rattlesnake trap beats. Deeper beats introduced with quivering organ chords. strange, mysterious and playful, a carved Halloween pumpkin in hip hop form, suited to edgy, off-kilter fashion adverts or TV/Documentaries/content about flashy cars, streetwear and youth culture.
Bloopy synth track with deep underwater bass. Soft, hazy synth lines over repeated bloopy synth melody, reverb effects, and subtle, drum roll-like beats. Downbeat, nostalgic and mysterious, with a hint of danger, would suit an investigative Vice or Vox-style documentary or TV segment. Also perfect for edgy TV scenes.
Expansive synth track. Broad enveloping synths wash across the soundscape like the beam of a lighthouse. Followed by a James Bond theme-style foghorn blast. Dreamy, mysterious and melancholy, an uncertain sound to suit a thrilling podcast or hard-hitting, factual, anxiety-inducing documentary.
Dark, mysterious hip hop track. High-pitched synths like police sirens, and the real thing, over plodding synth melody. Fast-paced hi-hat trap beat enters, booming bassy synths populate the deep end. Comes down a notch with woodblock beats before the trap attack returns. Unsettling, nerve-wracking and tense, perfect soundtrack late-night inner-city subterfuge.
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.
Improvisation on Turkish cumbus, stringed, oud-like instrument. Free-form improviation with runs, ornamentation, repetition and silent pauses, growing slightly faster and more intricate towards the end. Mysterious, intimate and sparse, Turkish and Middle Eastern sounds perfect for a documentary about the region or to accompany a vast, deserted landscape onscreen.
Dark trap track. Snaking, ghostly synth melody lingers over trap beats. Latin-style accordion sound materialises and a reggaeton beats kick in bringing batida vibes before dropping back to a sparse beat. Vocal samples and frenetic beats hype up the build. Brings to mind Lisbon’s batida or the Latin-influenced electronics of Elysia Crampton, perfect electronic hybrid for an edgy documentary or mysterious advert.
Mbira(thumb piano) track with percussion. Improvisation on thumb piano, joined by African percussion and sound effects. Simple melodically, sparse and intriguing. Perfect mysterious and beguiling soundtrack to a travel documentary or Film/TV show referencing traditional African cultures.
Arabic ney track. Intermittent ney phrases with elaborate ornamentation and an improvisatory feel, accompanied by a tense drone, anticipatory percussion and subtle snaking string parts. Mysterious, tense and thoughtful, an unsettling build, powerful background music for a documentary set in the Arab world.
Version available without percussion.
Oud versions available.
Arabic oud track. Fragmented melodic phrases on oud, accompanied by a tension-building drone. Subtle percussive hits add further anticipation. Suspenseful, atmospheric and mysterious, the perfect soundtrack to a Spaghetti Western set in the Middle East.
No percussion version available.