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_Ney_No_Perc-JPM_version

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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      Endless_Sands_No_Percussion-JPM_version
      Endless_Sands_No_Percussion_Sparse-JPM_version

Lyre

Moody lyre instrumental. Sparse improvisatory melody, sounding like a cross between harp and acoustic guitar. Beguiling, melancholy and ancient, a mysterious, questioning, atmospheric soundtrack to strange, anticipatory Film/TV scenes or documentaries about ancient civilisations.

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Light Piano 3 (Suite)

Haunting solo piano with effects. A sustained piano note underpins an atmospheric, effects-laden track with ambient delay and high piano notes cutting through the murky atmosphere. Tense, spooky and uneasy, perfect suspenseful soundtrack to a crime drama or worrying nature documentary.

Alt versions available.

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      Light_Piano_3_Static-JPM_version
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Loutar

Improvisation on loutar, an oud-like stringed instrument. Sparse improvised phrases growing to more melodic parts. Hypnotic, melancholy and raw, like the soundtrack to a western movie at first before taking on a North African feel when the melodic sections kick in. Perfect documentary soundtrack.

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Impressions of a Choice

Lush orchestral track. Simple, questioning piano introduction leads to sweeping, pastoral strings before a full orchestral mid-section with developed piano melodies and playful woodwind and brass blasts. Hopeful, romantic and soaringly positive, 1980s soap opera meets the Animals of Farthing Wood, romance with a dash of danger.

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Glasshouse Studies III

Slow, emotive piano track with violin and clarinet. Sparse, atmospheric piano, chords resonating, single piano notes ringing out above. Passionate violin enters with long, languid notes full of yearning. Clarinet takes over on melody, before both intertwine for the final section. Heartfelt, gentle and melancholy, perfect tender soundtrack to a moving Film/TV scene.

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War and Peace

Melodramatic orchestral string and piano track. Melancholy piano chordal intro. Dramatic male choral samples and sombre violin join, adding drama and intrigue. Fuller strings enter and rumbling percussion creates a rousing, dramatic effect, ending abruptly. Pensive, dark and bombastic, suitable for highly strung advert, or as a tongue-in-cheek soundtrack to an investigative documentary or jokey Reality TV scene.

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Noel di Gautier

Pastoral flute septet. Various flute lines dance in counterpoint with an enchanting melody and hints of English folk. Regal, jaunty with a darkness beneath. Prim and proper interweaving flutes, perfect bewitching fantasy film music, conjuring up visions of the scary, dark forest scene from a classic Disney film, or the playful trouble-making of a Robin Hood figure.

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In Harmony

Melancholy piano and electronic drone track. Pulsating electronics, laser synth sounds, fleeting sound FX and sparse piano chords. Piano grows and fleeting electronics steady and form an ambient drone. Sparse beats join. Snare drum and emotional piano chords come and go over a wave of atmospheric drones, building texture with an electric guitar drone. Unpredictable, downbeat and unstable, subtle emotional background music for a dark documentary or TV show.

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