Hypnotic improvisational string track on Cretan lyra. Layers of overlapping Cretan lyra play drone-like modal phrases. At 3 minutes, the various lines come together along with added percussion, to form a more driving, unified, full melody, growing in intensity with hints of Irish folk music and Arabic music, to a powerful ending. Mesmerising, contemplative and experimental, singular sounds for a documentary looking at lesser-known cultures, spiritual places or undefinable combinations of cultures.
Oud instrumental with ambient sounds. Sounds of flowing water introduce an atmospheric, heartfelt oud solo, and linger in the background throughout. Subtle snare drum marks the end of long, lyrical phrases. Contemplative and reflective with hints of nostalgia, perfect for documentaries set in the Middle East or nature docs panning vast desert landscapes.
Slow, mournful piano, cello and violin track. Long cello notes and sustained piano chords slowly shift between melancholy chords. Expressive violin solo enters with a Japanese feel, like the colourful melody of a Studio Ghibli soundtrack. Tender, poignant and romantic, perfect soundtrack to an epic American Civil War film or a wistful advert full of longing.
Piano and Cello and Piano Solo versions available.
Acoustic instrumental on cretan lyra and Turkish saz. Medium-paces introductory phrases, building in texture, complexity and speed, with a central melodic idea emerging. Bowed fiddle-like instrument joins with an earthy modal melodic passage, along with light, sparse percussion. Dynamic, mysterious and hypnotic, a cyclical effect of returning to the beginning, suitable for video work focused on the Middle East or Mediterranean, or a film/drama wanting an authentic, raw acoustic sound or an Arabic feel.
Laid back synth track with trap beat. Snappy beats and sparkling percussive effects under a repetitive Japanese-influenced riff and calming swathes of soothing synth, ending of a puff of glitter. Perfect synth sounds for a glamorous summer advert, chilled, colourful and effervescent, like Negronis on a rooftop.
Percussive hangdrum-led track. Melodic hangdrum and driving percussion lead an atmospheric instrumental. More melodic handpan section before the close. Anticipatory, excited and shrouded in mystery, perfect for nature or travel docs, imagine catching glimpses of lush foliage from train speeding high on a mountain track.
Interlude is more sparse, without the driving rhythms at first, building momentum and rhythmic intensity toward the end of the track.
Gentle, beautiful Spanish guitar track. Wistful broken acoustic guitar chords, repeated an octave higher. Track builds with added strummed guitar and brighter melodic phrases. Warm, sweet and colourful. Red, orange and gold, like a summer sunset in a rural Spanish village, with a nod to the Wild West. Perfect for a seductive advert for Stella Artois, or a reflective film sequence.
New Age hangdrum track. Sparse fragments of hangdrum melody, while subtle percussion builds underneath. Anticipatory, ambient and suspenseful, perfect for a tense or mysterious Film/TV/Documentary scene.
Tense, bleepy electronics. Muted beats, bell-like synth melody and atmospheric electronics create a dark, futuristic, Eastern-inspired ambience. Break with cloudy electronic noise and harsh, knife-like swooshes. Back to the original zen garden beats with added urgency. Threatening, exotic and suspenseful, perfect track to accompany global espionage or a worrying high-tension situation on screen.
Clean electronic track with drones. Slow, sustained harsh electronic, sitar-like drones, high pitched and spiritual. The tune drops, bleepy, cute and warm, sounding ultra modern with a suggestion of African rhythms. Drones re-enter, causing an interesting clash of moods, bright and bubbly vs pensive and introspective. Beat break, beats return and drones intensify. Mysterious and other-wordly, new and ancient, sparkling electronics contract with harsher, earthier tones, at once like Mura Masa feat, Charli XCX and Indian classical music. Would suit a fresh advert or TV show, visuals both cutting edge and ethereal.