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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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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Dark Jungle

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.

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Repugnant Criminal Theme 1 (Suite)

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

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Otto

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.

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Postcard for Dominie

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.

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Into the Cage

Unsettling and dissonant, with an interesting low-fi accent and a set of disquieting piano chords that establish a loaded texture full of pollution and grittiness. Will suit quirky characters slowly drifting into madness, post-apocalyptic settings, dark underwater animations.

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Macedonian Phalanx

Featuring a marked epic accent and a schizophrenic middle-age influence, with orchestral percussive elements, choirs and a synthetic brass section that create a quirky and fantasy-like setting. Great for over the top ancient battles and medieval sieges.

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Hell Flames

Disturbed and suspenseful, with piano solo as lead instrument and a symphonic orchestra that deliver unsettling flashes of dark energy. It follows an A-B-A structure, with a huge spike – both in sound and emotional impact – in the middle section. Great for horrors, thrillers and supernatural themes.

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It Was Revealed (Parts 1 and 2)

Expressive orchestral string track. Gentle, lyrical orchestral strings soar in counterpoint over an unsettlingly tumultuous piano part. Dramatic, cinematic and slightly cacophonous with a European sensibility, would suit a passionate TV Drama or period film scene.

Part 2 features a fuller orchestral string sound and heavy use of vibrato, with piano taking a back seat.

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