Unconditional

Tense orchestral build. Repeated choppy orchestral string motif builds, electronic hints added and orchestral elements provide base. Melancholy violin melody emerges interspersed with military-style drums fills. Layers of lush strings join with subtle horns, building a dense orchestral soundscape with incongruous electronics bubbling beneath. Emotional, reflective and suspenseful, a worrying track to suit a film scene where man is recklessly destroying nature, a daring, dangerous feat is being attempted, or unrest of the mind threatens to overwhelm the protagonist.

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Fuse

Gritty grunge rock. Light, scratchy electric guitar intro, followed by all out fuzzy effects-laden guitar chorus. Simple bass guitar and steady drums accompany a lighter break before the heavy chorus re-enters. Righteous, punchy and perfect for slow head-banging, like early Nirvana, 90s grunge to suit dark TV/Film, incendiary documentary scenes and reckless adverts.

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Tonight We Drink Wine and Dance

Melancholy solo piano. Amélie-style minor oom-pah chords, growing in intensity and embellishment throughout the track. Another line of piano plays a lyrical melody above the regular chords. An energetic chorus brings a modulation and intricate break. Back to opening chords for a finish. Emotional and wretched, yet passionate, would suit an advert or TV scene requiring Gallic charm and impulsive, reckless emotion.

‘Underscore’ version features chords only, no melody line.

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Self-invented Crime

A free jazz build on piano, drums and orchestral strings. Shifting sustained orchestral strings growing increasingly mysterious, jazz double bass and bongos. Jazz drums introduced, snatches of solo melody on violin. Taken down a notch by a cool drum solo before a violin and piano take solos accompanied by shuffling drums and energetic bongos in an improvised free jazz homage. Ambient at first, then searching, mysterious and intriguing and intense and finally reckless and daring, suitable for TV/Film tension-building or for a thrilling moment of release.

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Deadly Temptation (Suite)

A fully-fledged rock ‘n’ roll belter. Massive guitar sound and pounding drums burst on the scene before a dramatic stop. Throbbing bass guitar and 4/4 drums settle into a steady groove under bright guitar chords. Heavier guitar chords lead to another full-stop. A new section heralds two interlaced virtuosic guitar solos. The groove re-enters under screeching guitars, keeping a tight, steady beat until the definitive ending. Bold, loud, proud, masculine- rock out with your c**k out. Made to accompany film/tv bar brawl scenes, purposeful strides away from exploding buildings and adverts for kick-ass products.

Vocal version is exactly what you’d expect it to be: a shrieking classic male rock vocal.

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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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Captain Marzipan

Balkan-style instrumental. Sustained string note builds anticipation, piano motif and drums enters underneath, excitement builds. Strings become louder and earthier in tone. Balkan-style melody enters on choppy violins with double bass drums and piano accompaniment. Grows with frenetic energy, soaring, squeaking violins, melodies intersecting. Dramatic change of tone: complete slow down with drunk double bass and woozy violin swaying drowsily between notes. Shrill piano joins adding jazzy flourishes, all build back to previous upbeat, ramshackle melody. Dramatic, surprising, reckless and intriguing, suitable for a rollicking TV advert or Film/TV/Doc scene, or a strange party scene, where our character is disorientated and disconcerted by the madness happening all around, dropped unexpectedly into a quirky unknown world.

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Visiting Laila

Solo piano. Jazz chords straight out of a classic movie scene set in a smoky cavernous jazz club. Slow chordal movement at first, sweet and lyrical, moves to a confused romantic motif with some dissonance, chords grow in volume and intensity, a declaration of love. Back to the introductory chords, more relaxed now with hints of unsettling dissonance. Romantic, confused and reckless, a love letter to early jazz, on Film/TV, would suit a La La Land style, modern interpretation of heady jazz-age love.

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Utopia 1

Emotional solo piano track. Sombre, reflective piano melody over shifting broken piano chords, opening to a more expressive, improvisatory section over the same undulating chords. Romantic, reckless and thoughtful, to suit a heartbreaking onscreen decision.

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