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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Bat Milk

Chilled jazzy reggae track. Slow piano skank and tip-toeing bass guitar intro with surf-style guitar effects and laid back drums. Brass plays a lyrical melody that sounds like a raised eyebrow, joined by subtle sustained keyboard chords. Saxophone takes a solo, accompanied by jazz drums and skanking guitar keeping the relaxed, mid-tempo beat. Back to melody on brass, before a keyboard solo like The Specials’ Ghost Town and a fade out. Thoughtful and searching, yet relaxed and easy-going, perfect for a Film/TV scene where the protagonist is on a solo journey of discovery in a new place or a strange, intriguing situation. Would also suit an advert for a new, exotic and surprisingly tasty food or beverage.

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Desert Robes

Exotic dub track. Bubbling dub bass guitar lurches around like a ghost from Scooby Doo, wistful piano, surfy slide-style electric guitar, mysterious, exotic brass and reverb-laden electric guitar and drums all plod purposefully and carefully across the track. Saxophone solos smoothly, then duets, twangy electric guitar plays Tinariwen, desert rock-style, all in to finish. Thoughtful, exotic, mysterious and suspenseful, would suit a quiet Film/TV scene set in an intriguing, new place, our character immersed in a new and curious world.

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Day Off School

Acoustic folk/country instrumental. Bluegrass acoustic guitars, jaunty fiddles, rollicking drums and hand claps, jangly mandolins and surly double bass. Upbeat, energetic and earnest, a jangly folk number to suit adverts or TV/Film/Doc scenes trying to keep it country.

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Nylon Tower

Percussive Spanish guitar track. Washboard percussion, shimmering effects, percussive plucked strings and soaring strings accompany Spanish guitar melodies. Serious, romantic and intense, perfect for a hot summer’s night, on TV/Film, or an advert for a sensual product or experience.

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Blung

Sample-heavy Eastern-inspired track. Complex beats, jerky string samples, fleeting Asian flute samples, slippery snippets of a dynamic Middle Eastern-style melody with Indian percussion. Serious, intense and changeable, a mix of moods and cultures suiting a food/travel advert or TV/Film scene or documentary exploring the complex history of a colourful place.

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Sizzle

Caribbean-influenced instrumental. Steel drum melody over laid back reggae rhythms, warm keys, skanking electric guitar, and easy double bass. Chilled and calm with summer vibes, perfect for a summer advert or TV/Film background music in a tropical or Caribbean setting.

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Toshiro

Reggae track with electric guitar. Keys, bass, and drums holding down the mid-tempo rhythm, warm, retro electric guitar soloing, laid back brass interludes and a faraway male vocal chorus. Smooth, chilled, relaxed, easy vintage Rocksteady sound, would suit TV/Film/Doc usage for warm, soothing scenes or for adverts for laid back summer plans.

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Lazy Susan

Summery dub reggae track with saxophone. Laid back skanking rhythms on electric guitar, steady drums, warm delay and reverb laden keys and guitar, sporadic saxophone melodies and whistle interludes. So laid back it’s horizontal…intricate, expertly balanced melodies and reggae rhythms for a sun-soaked advert or TV/Film scene.

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Sarakany (Suite)

Polyrhythmic solo piano track. Dynamic piano, multiple piano lines with jazz rhythms, Étiopiques-style snaking melodies. Mysterious, intimate and energetic, would suit a tv/film/doc scene full of intrigue, or a sophisticated film scene, in a smoky café, in Europe or North Africa.

Full band version features warm jazz intro on vibes, guitar and sax. Rhythmic melody lines played by guitar and vibes. Shuffling jazz drums lay down the changing rhythms. Exotic, jazzy and vibrant, would suit a lively tv/film/doc scene, the mix of textures and rhythms reflecting a mix of cultures onscreen.

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