Spirit Winds and Prairie Grass

Pastoral folk on solo acoustic guitar. Quiet, thoughtful chordal motifs and finger-picking guitar. Moving from minor to major like the sun breaking through the clouds. Gentle, introspective and tentative, yet hopeful, perfect for a spare, downbeat TV/Doc sequence or a relaxed advert.

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Simple Pretty Thing

Thoughtful piano and orchestral strings. Sparse piano chords mingle with the ebbing and flowing of sustained emotional string parts. Growing on intensity toward a powerfully emotional finish. Romantic, reflective and gentle, like the quiet bits of Sigur Rós tracks, sparsely cinematic with dramatic moments, the perfect soundtrack to a caring advert or an inquisitive or redemptive TV/Documentary scene.

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Once A Squirrel

Multi-instrumental contemporary jazz/folk. Light-footed marimba intro into a marimba riff with counter melody. Violin and cello join with a brief melody, continue over the marimba. Polyrhythms emerge from multiple layerings and harmonies. Quiet marimba break before a burst of vigorous strings. Dynamic new section with sparse piano, strange rhythms and freely soloing marimba. Slow down and fade to finish. Playful, folky and a bit magical, secret goings on, covert, playful encounters and mysterious but jolly woodland fun. Like the soundtrack to a jaunty but slight dark Enid Blyton tale.

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Awhrae

Emotional slow-paced string track. Melancholy string solo for 1 min, higher violin line joins, sparse, sombre piano chords punctuate the melody. Slowly shifting, the melody is shared, moments of light and bliss emerging through chordal changes. Further string lines join and the piano rings out on the higher register, a walking accompaniment in reminiscent of stately Baroque style. Strings multiply and build, piano gains strength to a powerful emotional effect. Beautiful, lyrical and sad, a sense of deep yearning permeates the track, perfect film music, cutting through a beautiful imagery, lending an air of nostalgia, romance and longing.

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Instant 3

Ambient downbeat electronica. Soft harp-like synth arpeggio to begin, sparse synth melody joins, along with atmospheric sound effects, rattling, deep, sustained synth and tentative hand drums. Cowbell-like insistent beat introduced over the melody. Tense, moody and dark, reminiscent of Wild Beasts during their reflective moments, like Four Tet, the build up section of an electro banger, or like trap without the trap beat. Would suit a documentary or film scene loaded with anticipation, uncertainty and suspicion.

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These Waters Remember Part 1

Acoustic guitar track with female vocals. Slow intro of plucked, Spanish-style guitar with atmospheric reverb. Grows more fast-paced. Ethereal female vocals introduced at end. Sultry, mysterious and slightly melancholy, would suit a shot panning an arid landscape, or a strange romance on TV/Film, anticipation, lust and confusion in the desert.

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Break Away

Melancholy solo piano. Broken chord motif, introduces a melody of insistent, yet delicate, single repeated notes. Melody grows more lyrical with arpeggiated chord inversions, before a melancholy slower melodic section. Another build of passionate broken chords moving between minor and major tonalities. Introspective, quiet and mournful with a hint of hopeful optimism. The sun peeping out from behind dark clouds, suitable for an emotionally charged, reflective or romantic TV scene, or an advert for a service offering hope in times of darkness.

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Reflection

Solo piano track. Slow-paced piano motif, repeated, joined by ghostly effects-laden single piano notes, building anticipation. Further piano layers added and subtle sustained strings and a soft pulsating beat. Atmospheric, suspenseful and pensive. The clue is in the title, perfect for an onscreen moment of reflection, introspection, a decision in the making, moving slowly but surely toward new possibilities, leaving the past behind.

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Soundscape of the Future

Slow, spacey electronic track. Atmospheric electronics with fleeting glimmering, glistening synths. Like floating in outer space, coming across various life forms with signature bleeping sounds. Ambient, enveloping, and slightly disturbing, post-apocalyptic film music for scenes of immersion, either in water, in an unfamiliar environment or in the dark recesses of the human mind.

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Sentient

Dark synth track. Mid-tempo distorted synth pulse to start. Dreamy synth washes over the track, added fragments of soft synth melody with fuzzy synth tendrils curling up through the unrelenting, motorik beat. Machines meet nature. Full of suspense and anticipation but with a hint of excitement, a shocking surprise could be just around the corner. Suitable for a tense scene, or as sombre, atmospheric music for a cutting edge documentary.

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