The Slip Up

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.

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Cuban Guitar

Afro-cuban salsa played on guitar. Smooth, gentle acoustic guitar melodies and jazzy chords in salsa style with hints of flamenco ornamentation and woodblock percussion keeping the syncopated salsa beat. Chilled and laid back with a sensual intensity in the guitar melodies. Like Buena Vista Social Club, perfect for an advert or documentary with Spanish/Cuban/Latin American flavour.

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Zomorud

Instrumental fusion of Greek, Turkish and Irish folk musics. Unpredictable time signatures, non-Western scales and rolling melodic phrases played on Cretan lyra and Middle Eastern saz, joined by violin and subtle percussion. Murky and intricate, growing in speed and intensity throughout. Sombre yet determined, delivered with passionate vehemence, perfect music for a global documentary or Film/TV scene representing Turkish or Middle Eastern culture.

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La Peru

Peruvian instrumental with charango and cajón. Stringed, guitar-like charango plays a melancholy melodic hook, while a second charango provides intricate accompaniment. Gentle percussion from cajón gives a subtle rhythmic flavour while supporting the melody. Emotional, passionate yet quiet and restrained, reminiscent of Manu Chao, full of romantic anticipation to suit a sizzling onscreen lovers’ dance or for a travel documentary or advert with a Latin influence.

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Go Go Agogo

Fun percussive track. Cowbell plays simple melodic hook, joined by hand drums and drum kit and more bells, creating a happy, upbeat and positive polyrhythmic build to suit silly adverts or playful TV interludes.

Varying lengths available.

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Mbira

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.

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Sahara (Ney version)

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.

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Sahara (Oud version)

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.

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Endless Sands

Oud instrumental with strings drones. Oud improvisational melody with a string drone building atmosphere and tension. Intermittent percussive snare rumbles punctuate the drone. Rhythmic percussion introduced and some vocals and a short expressive but subtle ney interlude. Anticipatory, mysterious and exciting, perfect evocative Arabic instrumental to soundtrack documentaries or travel shows.

Alt versions have a more free and meandering feel.

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Clarity

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.

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