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.
Melancholy trap with orchestral strings. Sombre piano chord intro, trap beats drop. Woozy bass synth unsettles. Flickering beats, breathy vocal samples and austere orchestral strings add complexity. Determined and driven yet slightly sentimental, perfect for the reflective aftermath of a bittersweet and decisive onscreen moment; don’t look back as you walk away.
Dark trap. Bell-like keyboard motif builds mystery and tension. Rattling, unsettling chords reiterate the creepy melody before a syncopated Latin-style beat and hi-hat trap beat grounds the track. Quiet moments with the eerie distant sounds of thunder and rain like a bad omen. Uneasy and tense with a sense of foreboding, like a trap Twin Peaks soundtrack, perfect for dark TV show where danger is around every corner.
Dark, mysterious hip hop track. High-pitched synths like police sirens, and the real thing, over plodding synth melody. Fast-paced hi-hat trap beat enters, booming bassy synths populate the deep end. Comes down a notch with woodblock beats before the trap attack returns. Unsettling, nerve-wracking and tense, perfect soundtrack late-night inner-city subterfuge.
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.
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.
Tense drum ‘n’ bass track. Drum ‘n’ Bass breaks over woozy, neon synths. Strange modulations and cold electronics effects create an unnerving and hypnotic atmosphere. Intense, direct and single-minded with a contrasting softness from the synths, would suit a serious documentary about youth or urban issues, or a reality TV montage.
Foreboding orchestral track with female vocals. Melodramatic build with pounding percussion and unsettling sound effects leading to a choppy violin theme. Soaring violins and operatic female ‘Aaahs’ adding tension and excitement. Bold, grandiose and suspenseful, the perfect soundtrack to an action-packed advert or theatrical film trailer.
No Strings and Strings Only versions available
Atmospheric 80s-style synthscape. Broken, questioning synth chords, like something out of Twin Peaks, seeming calm but building tension with shifting chords. Later added electric guitar, electronic sound effects and sparkling synths lines. Mysterious, unsettling and yet peaceful at times, lulling you in to a false sense of security. Suitable for melodramatic Film/TV moments, or a cheesy advert parodying this.
Melancholy solo piano. Haunting piano intro in an unsettling rhythm. Piano chords added, clashing and resolving. The sun comes out with the main motif repeated on a rolling wave of bass piano notes. More intricate melodies introduced , tumbling piano motif. Jazz piano soloing, more forceful, intense, emotional chords before a return to the haunting early motif played with added conviction. Searching, thoughtful and desolate, sounds like a message in a bottle bobbing over the seven seas, would suit a Film/TV/Doc journey, perfect music for a cross-country train journey as the landscape flashes by.