Dark electronica with vocal sample refrain. Sparse, bleepy synth intro with watery delay effects. ‘Keep on lovin’ me’ female vocal sample repeated rhythmically over a determined, striding slow breakbeat. Tender yet menacing synths play out a hooky melody on top. Unsettling and tense with a terrifying passion, obsessive yearning to suit a dramatic TV sequence or fashion story.
Dreamy R’n’B. Bloopy synth intro then woozy dreamlike synths contrasted with dancehall woodblock beats. Deep bass beats and shaker and a synth skank complete the intricate rhythmic patchwork. Soulful piano brings wistful sophistication. Downbeat and nostalgic, yet bright and hopeful, instrumental bedroom hip hop to suit onscreen romance or gentle, thoughtful content.
Brooding electronic track with strings. Slow, melancholy yet anticipatory horn-like synth intro, joined by choppy strings joining at rhythmic intervals. Bass echoes the synth riff and added nonchalant drum beats bring attitude and bell-like flourishes take the edge off. Dark, moody with hints of brightness, perfect for a cool advert with a suggestion of tension, or for a reality TV scene where decisions must be made.
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.
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.
Meditative oud instrumental with male vocals. Upbeat, melodic oud, resembling sitar, repeating melodic ideas with sparse hand drums and intermittent guttural vocals on top, reminiscent of North Indian Classical Music. Plodding yet rhythmic and driving with an improvisatory feel, perfect for a Film/TV scene set in a vast, unfolding Middle Eastern landscape.
Light-hearted, ad length country-jazz number. Cheerful, rhythmic double bass intro, repeated with guitar. Violin enters with a smooth, happy, breezy country-jazz melody. Bright tinkling piano on top and gentle, shuffling drums amble along underneath. Relaxed, warm and wholesome, perfect 30 second cut for an American-style advert or fun kids TV ident.
Charango instrumental. Delicate, beguiling repeated arpeggios grow into rhythmically strummed chords in a Spanish classical guitar style on this lute-like South American instrument. Passionate, emotional and sensual, imagine this accompanying an onscreen dance scene or a thoughtful travel documentary.
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.
Quirky woodwind instrumental with experimental vocal effects. Sparse cello intro joined by pizzicato strings in jerky counterpoint. Woodwind enters with breaths used to percussive effect. Track builds with layers of rhythmic snatches to a gently minimalist cacophony. Playful and lighthearted with a rich and warm tone, perfect for a nature documentary or a comedic, mysterious Film/TV scene.