Hypnotic improvisational string track on Cretan lyra. Layers of overlapping Cretan lyra play drone-like modal phrases. At 3 minutes, the various lines come together along with added percussion, to form a more driving, unified, full melody, growing in intensity with hints of Irish folk music and Arabic music, to a powerful ending. Mesmerising, contemplative and experimental, singular sounds for a documentary looking at lesser-known cultures, spiritual places or undefinable combinations of cultures.
Oud instrumental with ambient sounds. Sounds of flowing water introduce an atmospheric, heartfelt oud solo, and linger in the background throughout. Subtle snare drum marks the end of long, lyrical phrases. Contemplative and reflective with hints of nostalgia, perfect for documentaries set in the Middle East or nature docs panning vast desert landscapes.
Light electronic rock track. 90s-style wavy electric guitar chords over a rhythmic guitar intro, Heavy guitar pedal effects on the guitar melody, drowsy and psychedelic with grungy slacker vibes. The drums give a hint of slinky 80s nostalgia. Moody, sexy and slightly dark and tortured, like every character in My So-Called Life, perfect for 90s throwback adverts or documentaries, and trippy montages.
Ambient synth instrumental. New age synths glisten and sparkle, slowly shifting over time. Calm, bright and peaceful, a hopeful, quietly joyful, celestial voyage – think Carl Sagan – perfect as ambient background noise for an enlightening documentary.
Spacey drone soundscape. Electronic drone like a radiophonic sound experiment builds to include brass and orchestral instruments, suddenly situating us in outer space. Shifting chords give a note of hope and positivity, pizzicato orchestral strings tip-toe on the floating drone bed. Strings reach a minor chord, a hint of danger before a quiet resolution. Meditative, floaty and dreamy, a calm and peaceful journey through the quiet of space with hints of tension, perfect for a documentary about celestial bodies or a human drama on the big screen.
Acoustic instrumental on cretan lyra and Turkish saz. Medium-paces introductory phrases, building in texture, complexity and speed, with a central melodic idea emerging. Bowed fiddle-like instrument joins with an earthy modal melodic passage, along with light, sparse percussion. Dynamic, mysterious and hypnotic, a cyclical effect of returning to the beginning, suitable for video work focused on the Middle East or Mediterranean, or a film/drama wanting an authentic, raw acoustic sound or an Arabic feel.
Laid back synth track with trap beat. Snappy beats and sparkling percussive effects under a repetitive Japanese-influenced riff and calming swathes of soothing synth, ending of a puff of glitter. Perfect synth sounds for a glamorous summer advert, chilled, colourful and effervescent, like Negronis on a rooftop.
Macho guitar and synth track. Chiming, fast-paced piano chords with muted percussion underpin the intro with a brash electric guitar melody joining above. Bass guitar introduces a fuller section with solid drums and more guitar. Harpsichord-like synth break imitates the piano chords, all instruments rejoin. Determined, driven and serious, the perfect no-nonsense track for an investigative documentary or neutral commercial.
Summery pop instrumental. Bright synths, claps and chugging percussion introduce the happy, soaring chorus and simple melodies. Layers of warm synth build and envelop, creating a glowing ball of sunshine and fake tan. Happy, hopeful and fun, perfect music for a summer advert, optimistic TV drama, or Love Island-style sunset montage.
Moody synth instrumental. Seductive beats and atmospheric sustained synths with 90s Morcheeba-style synth melody introduces a air-punching 80s Madonna-esque synth chorus. Tense, driving and intriguing, perfect for onscreen anticipation, or a smooth, sexy and slightly cheesy action film.