Listen to the Dialogue While I Do My Thing

Atmospheric synth instrumental. Layers of echoing synth. Fat, warm, 80s reverb-laden sound. Sombre orchestral string effect, chiming piano and glacial beats gives a serious, driving feeling. Intriguing, mysterious and strange, Twin Peaks-style ambience crossed with Enya and the Crimewatch theme tune, would suit a dark TV drama or as tension-building background music to an eye-opening documentary.

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Not My Ask

Romantic jazz instrumental. Breathy saxophone melody, softly strummed guitar and gentle piano chords, joined by a selection of strings playing the undulating melodic idea in canon. Saxophone plays out before melting away to sultry breathiness again for the wistful mid-section. Strings wail, clarinet cuts through as the track builds in intensity before a quiet, reduced ending. Beautiful, sensual, intense and thoughtful, like the soulful East African jazz of Étiopiques. Would suit a highly charged, tender, romantic moment on TV/Film, or a reflective advert for something very special.

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Obstinate

Dramatic orchestral track. A flighty melodic phrase on woodwind, mimicked by strings and punctuated by vigorous percussion, joined by countermelody on woodwind before fuller orchestral melody enters. Excited, suspenseful, tense and nervous. Reminiscent of the Animals of Farthing Wood theme, suitable for a dramatic, high stakes film/TV sequence or an advert for a disaster-averting product.

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Escalate

Sombre, driving string track. Intro of see-sawing sustained strings, sprinkles of plucked acoustic guitar. Intense bass pizzicato enters, builds and drives track. Faster, more urgent section. Repetitive, choppy string motif, powerful string melody enters, builds further with extra string lines and finger-picking acoustic guitar detail. Serious, threatening, brooding and dark, would suit an escalating situation on film, a move from slight threat to real danger.

Stem tracks available.

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Slow Dance 1

Slow plodding bass and piano track. Deep double bass notes, repeated piano with delay effects, subtle, slowly shifting sustained strings, sparse percussion. Quiet, intense, concerned, suitable for a tense TV/Film scene, or as moody background music.

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Even Once (Suite)

Wistful solo jazz piano. A sustained note intro like raindrops followed by jazz chords, piano trills and a full melody. Pastoral, breathless and new, calling to mind the natural landscape, would suit a thoughtful film/doc/TV scene passing over a lush landscape refreshed and awake after a storm or a long winter.

Multi-instrumental version with warm strings, mellow saxophone and shuffling percussion joined by tinkling piano and a freak folk chorus of faraway voices, calling to mind Wickerman-style pagan England.

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Intrigue

Plodding open-ended synth track with strings. Blobby beats, serious 80s/90s synths and dramatic choppy strings over a relentless steady beat. Stern, sophisticated and exotic, would suit a dramatic film scene featuring glamourous European subterfuge, or an advert for a classy product that will drive others mad with jealousy.

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Machina

Melodic electronic track with strings. Bassy electronic beats, sombre synth and unsentimental strings. Smooth, sophisticated and slightly serious, would suit an advert for a glamorous new automobile or a thoughtful interlude on TV/Film.

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Droid

Dark, foreboding electronic track. Synth blasts, sirens sounds, screeching string samples and electronic glitches. Tense, threatening music for a post-apocalyptic world, where technology has surpassed human intelligence and machines are our unforgiving masters. Uh oh! Also suitable for sleek and powerful car adverts or an intense sports competition.

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Purple Bar Swing

Breezy lounge-jazz number on saxophone, piano, strings and drums. Sax melody introduced from the beginning. Smooth sax solo accompanied by piano, drums and strings before return to the melody and a fade out. Smooth and laid-back, suitable for a TV or Film montage or link sequence, or a nostalgic advert. Frasier meets 1980s/90s lounge music.

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