Tension

Light Tension Transitions

Varied thoughtful, orchestral tension transitions.

Expressive strings, gentle woodwind and light percussion


MOURNFUL BEAUTY
Sad, mournful yet beautiful strings & harp with minor ending & piano melody.  0:09


SWELLS OF WONDER
Beautiful orchestral swells suggesting wonderment.   0:23


A BEAUTIFUL ENDING
Reflective strings & harp with beautiful contemplative ending.   0:14


PERKY
Slightly amusing string pizz ending with clarinet melody & light percussion.   0:08


DARK JOURNEY
Tense high strings with dark minor piano phrase.     0:13


GENTLE FAIRY
Sad harp melody over gentle string harmonics & glockenspiel melody   0:08


JUST AROUND THE CORNER
Stealthy pizzicato strings with marimba to a definite ending    0:11


LISTEN TO YOUR HEARTBEAT
Harp, pizz bass & long dark strings ending with snare drum.   0:12


SAD BUT PURE
Gentle plaintive strings with high harmonics, horns & mournful flute solo.    0:14


ONLY THEN
Full orchestral contemplation with mournful cor anglais melody.   0:10


PAST REGRETS
Sombre, sad definite ending with long held strings & moving harp.     0:11


DID THAT JUST HAPPEN
Slightly comedic pizzicato ending with triangle hit.   0:09


RECOLLECTION
Sad, thoughtful & reflective minor ending with gentle strings & harp.   0:08


SPOOKY STALKER
Pulsing unsettling strings, with a small bang on the end.   0:08


WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
Beautiful sad reflective strings. Unresolved ending with flute melody.     0:08


WISHING FOR MORE
Mournful strings with falling piano phrase


 

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Action Horror Transitions

Dark and sinister horror transitions

A collection of sinister orchestral builds, manic rises and shocking horror climaxes


I WAS MISTAKEN
Sinister building brass with timp roll.     0:08


CAPED ONE
Building excitement with full orchestra, pounding percussion & snare.    0:07


SWIRLING SPIDERS
Rising manic strings, harp, horns, woodwind & cymbal.    0:05


WHAT’S BEHIND YOU
Full orchestra building chord with timp roll.    0:08


ACTION STRINGS
Syncopated strings with harp sting     0:07


WHAT’S AROUND THE CORNER
Trumpets with woodwind building chord, low perc ending with low piano cluster.    0:12


COULD IT BE
Full orchestra building chord with tremolo strings & vibes.     0:05


GROTESQUE DISCOVERY
High string trill.     0:07


HEAR TO THERE
Low brass & rhythmic strings drama sting     0:06


KNIFE
High string fall with piano strike.   0:06


MURDEROUS CLUES
Tense string tremolo.   0:07


GRUESOME TRUTH
Building harp, woodwind & strings.   0:06


OH THE HORROR
Waterphone into full orchestra building chord sectionally to tone cluster.   0:09


RIGHT TEAM
Exciting & dramatic orchestral stabs with percussion.   0:05


SOAP OPERA HORROR
Building orchestra with percussion.   0:06


DARK MOMENT
String, woodwind & solo violin crescendo.   0:04


TIME TO RUN
Low string fall & creepy waterphone.   0:08


WORKSHOP
Percussive low brass with woodwinds.   0:05


SURPRISE TERROR
Trumpet cluster with woodwind, high strings & waterphone.   0:06


 

Edgy Documentary

 


CREEPING IVY
Eerie, sinister toy piano figures with dark brooding pads & string quartet.   2:46


MOVEMENT IN THE SHADOWS
Dark hybrid with kora, East Asian plucked instruments & strings.   2:42


IT ISN’T EASY
Dark, gritty textures with pads, rhythmic glitch FX & distorted guitar.   2:29


ADRENALINE SURGE
Tense electronica with pulsing synth, edgy choir stabs & driving percussion.   1:58


 

Crime Drama


Dark, sinister, haunting crime drama

The forces of law and order


PERFECT CRIME
Haunting piano melody with sad strings & eerie electronic top line.  2:31


DIFFERENT CONCLUSION
Dark piano melody with pulsing synths, string pedal notes & eerie FX.   2:59


DAMAGED
Sinister gongs with brooding strings, piano & menacing electronics.  2:41


WHEN IT’S OVER
Emotive piano weaves into brooding string motifs & subtle airy pads.  2:24


UNLAWFUL
Sparse piano builds with delayed guitar riffs, epic FX & emotive strings.   2:53


MURDER
Murky electronic kit with distant piano, moody pads & emotive strings.   2:41


 

Dark Fusions


Orchestral drama fused with electronica

Sinister & menacing orchestral drama with sound design & electronica


DARK CAROUSEL
Whirling magical & sinister waltz with soprano sax & restless strings.   1:52


SINISTER
Mysterious & threatening cello with ominous strings, electronic bass & toms.    2:18


TOXIC
Darkly insistent pulse, threatening distortion, wailing sax & tense strings.   1:56


BLOOD SEX REVOLUTION
Gritty bass & eerie piano over dark strings & rhythmic elements.   1:47


GHOST WRITER
Pumping bass drone, distortion, organ-like reverse sounds & strings.   2:17


BROODING MIND
Tense strings, reverse sounds & marimba over taut pulsing bass.   2:14


DARK BY NATURE
Brooding, unsettled waltz with soprano sax, cello, strings & a hint of mystery.    2:03


PURITY UNDER PRESSURE
Tender & mournful, yet hopeful orchestral theme with strings, flute & piano.   2:45


PRESSURE COOKER
Dark, restless electronic bass with Middle-Eastern inspired cello & strings.   2:56


 

Drama Noir

Epic yet troubling orchestral drama

Foreboding orchestral drama. It all spells trouble


MALINTENT
Menacing string phrases over dark drone, pulsing synths & percussion fx.   2:03


ALTERNATIVE REALITY
Moody sax theme over tense ticking & string bed. A web of lies & intrigue.   2:45


RECLAMATION
Powerful sci-fi theme with melodic strings, electronica & pounding drums     2:57


PERPETUAL QUEST
Bustling marimba pattern with atmospheric strings. Journeying feel    2:30


AGITATE
Pensive soprano sax with anxious strings, reverse fx & percussion.    2:18


STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Insistent tonal loop with tense strings, bass pulses & fx. Rail journey feel.  1:59


DARK INTENT
Mysterious strings with eerie cello over pulsing bass & sparse electronica    2:28


DARKEST HUMOUR
Stealthy, mysterious dramedy with piano, bass clarinet, pizz & arco strings.   2:02


STRANGE MENACE
Dark, tense strings with uneasy soprano sax & pulsing electronic back beats.   2:27


ALTERNATING CURRENTS
Urgent rhythmic guitar harmonics with piano, dark electronica & percussion.   2:54


 

Pure Drama


Mysterious other-worldly orchestral drama…

 


HAUNTING PURITY
Haunting, mysterious waltz featuring soprano sax, cello, strings & fx.     2:47


MOONSTRUCK
Eerie cello melody with spooky celeste & dulcimer over a dark swelling drone.   1:46 


ALTERED MINDS
Melancholy cello & piano with ethereal fx & emotional strings. Builds.   2:52


FLOWING LIGHT
Other-worldly soprano vocal & distant choir with ghostly textures & fx.  2:56


HYPNOTISED
Plaintive cello melody over a reversed pipe organ & airy soundscape.   2:43


FORESHADOWS
Darkly mysterious soprano sax lines over eerie metallic drones & marimba.   2:27


 

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Risers and Musical Effects

Epic toolkit of risers and FX


THEY’RE COMING TO GET YOU
Ominous riser with accelerating war drums into heavy explosion.  1:00


SHIMMERING LIGHT
Expectant orchestral crescendo to jubilant realisation.    0:19


TUMBLING
Strings spiralling down to big finish.  0:20


CYBER WARS
Threatening synth rise with battle-infested snares & tom toms.   1:00


ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL
Suspenseful orchestra with choir builds to positive outcome    0:30


HELL’S FOUNDRY
Epic riser with pulsing bass & driving drums.   1:05


IMPENDING DOOM
Terrifying orchestral riser with sudden drum hit & dark fade out.   0:31


INTO THE CAVERN
Doom laden hit with cavernous overtones & a long drop doowwwwnnnn.   0:20


BRIGHT IDEA
Atmospheric crescendo leading to a bright idea bell. Major version.   0:28


CREEPY CRAWLIES
Skin crawling, orchestral & vocal riser. Pauses at top before exploding.    0:38


AMBIENT VOYAGE
Dark, drone bed & huge synth riser with a powerful cavernous end.   0:38


CAUSE AND EFFECT
Harsh & ominous metallic tone explodes before descent into dark abyss.   0:30


JUBILANCE
Expectant & joyous cinematic crescendo into a glorious revelation.   0:22


IT’S ALIVE
Pulsating heart beat over unworldly rising metallic soundscape


 

Thematic Drama

Thematic drama with small ensembles


SEAFARER
Dark & brooding cello with strings & percussion – a rough sea voyage!   2:11


VIEW FROM THE INSIDE
Delicate harp motif over ominous cello with whispering fx & bell toll.    2:48


INNOCENT LOVE
Beautiful, simple & romantic violin, cello & piano.   2:10


SCHEMER
Playful & macabre oboe line over plodding tuba, pizz strings & dulcimer.   2:02


WALTZ FOR THE WISTFUL
Melancholic oboe melody with string quartet, light piano & delicate harp.  2:21


UNHINGED
Mysterious & anxious piano with cello, violin & jumpy oboe melodies.    2:27


ETIQUETTE
Quirky 19th century Parisian waltz with string quartet, oboe & harpsichord.   2:40


EASTERN LIGHT
Slow & mysterious string melody with Middle Eastern instruments.   2:31


PURITANICAL
Deeply unsettling violin & oboe with hammered dulcimer & percussion.    2:46


 

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News Themes

Big production news themes with urgency and dynamism. Recorded in London and Chicago and then mixed in New York

 


PRIMETIME
Grand & resolute brass theme with dramatic strings & rock rhythm.    2:37


GREAT DEBATE
Urgent, current affairs orchestral crossover theme with ticking clock ending.   2:27


EDGE OF REASON
Urgent & purposeful electronic build with orchestral strings & brass.    2:53


REAL STORY
Tense, driving orchestral theme with heroic brass & electronic backbeats.   2:07