Ray Russell

A professional guitarist at the age of 16 with John Barry. His first solo album, "Turn Circle", at 21. Over 20 albums either solo or with his own bands, the most recent being "Goodbye Svengali" in 2006. A session player for Gil Evans, Tina Turner, Phil Spector, Heaven 17, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, and hundreds of others. Arranger for George Fenton before becoming a composer in his own right. Composer credits include: "A Touch Of Frost", "The Jump", "Stay Lucky", "The Alleyn Mysteries". Thousands of tracks written for most of the major production music companies. ASCAP, RTS, and ITV Award winner. Co-founder of Made Up Music. Ray's done it all. www.rayrussell.co.uk

Title Track Length Description Composers Controls
When I Wake Up 1:39

Brooding ambient guitar landscape with distant drum hits and a moody guitar melody. A stranger in strange uncertain surroundings. Looking over your shoulder because of an uneasy feeling that there may be something there. 85bpm

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When I Wake Up underscore 1:40

Brooding ambient guitar landscape punctuated with distant drum hits. Version without guitar melody. Looking over your shoulder because of an uneasy feeling that there may be something threatening out there. 85bpm

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Beyond Us 2:01

Strange spacial textures with a mournful theme that gradually builds. Strange shapes emerging from the greyness, casting light and shadows as they approach. Close encounters with the unknown. 70bpm

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Beyond Us underscore 1:58

Strange spacial textures with a slightly menacing undertone. Strange eerie shapes emerging from the greyness creating a feeling of threat and menace but then maybe hope and enlightenment. Close encounters with the unknown. 70bpm

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Anger Management 1:55

String drone and pounding drums increasing in intensity and energy. Version with strings. Heightening tension in a standoff situation resulting in action having to be taken in the line of duty. 140bpm

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Anger Management underscore 1 1:54

Drone and pounding drums increasing in intensity and energy. More menacing version. Heightening tension in a standoff situation resulting in action having to be taken in the line of duty. 140bpm

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Anger Management underscore 2 1:54

String drone and pulse increasing in intensity and texture. Version without drums. A tense situation is being kept in check but with the imminent threat of the status quo being broken. 140bpm

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Anger Management underscore 3 1:15

Strange, ethereal, mesmeric bell like textures. Lights dancing sprite like on flickering water. Unusual solar activity in the plasmasphere and disturbances in the atmosphere. 140bpm

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Wonderland 1:41

Simple, delicate celeste melody, solo at first and then with atmospheric tones behind. Tiptoeing  gently through a mysterious landscape with a sense of awe and innocence and a little trepidation. 100bpm

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Black Mirrors 2:16

Dark layers of moody drones, deep chimes, dramatic waterphone and drum. It’s simply not a place to be hanging around in; it’s dank, gloomy, threatening and there may just be dragons! 60bpm

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Black Mirrors underscore 1 2:17

Dark moody drone, deep chimes and heavy echoey drum. Version without waterphone. An underlying feeling of ill-being and malevolence. A sinister, dark and threatening atmosphere. 60bpm

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Black Mirrors underscore 2 2:06

Dark layers of moody drone and dramatic waterphone. Version without chimes and drum. Dark atmospheric tension and spine chilling sound effects conjure up images of a secret dungeon or place of torture. 60bpm

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Long Delays 1:32

An undulating atmospheric synth texture with a melancholic feel. Looking up to the light above from way below the surface of the sea. Thoughts slowly drifting in a state of peaceful mindfulness. 90bpm

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A Dangerous Mind 2:06

Fast moving rhythms created by a synth pulse, timpani drums and echoing backwards guitar phrases. Lurking uneasiness with a sense of something unexpected and not altogether pleasant about to happen. 154bpm

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A Dangerous Mind underscore 1 2:05

Fast moving rhythms created by timpani drums and echoing backwards guitar phrases. Version without pulse. An awareness of something unexpected as a sense of danger hangs heavy in the air. 154bpm

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A Dangerous Mind underscore 2 2:05

Fast moving timpani drum rhythm. Solo drum version without pulse and guitar. A tense situation rumbles on with the outcome hanging on a knife edge. Real and present danger. 154bpm

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A Dangerous Mind underscore 3 1:53

Backwards guitar with repeat echo. Version without pulse and drum. Windswept and distant dusty horizons shimmer in the heat as a single figure walks towards a barren landscape. 154bpm

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A Dangerous Mind V2 2:04

Sparse shimmering guitar chords over a fast pulsating bed. Watching and waiting on a stake-out or a pause in conflict. Drone footage showing the desolate aftermath of a town destroyed by war. 154bpm

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A Dangerous Mind V2 underscore 2:03

A rapidly pulsating bed with occasional guitar swells. Drone footage showing the desolate aftermath of a town destroyed by war. Watching and waiting on a stake-out or a pause in conflict. 154bpm

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Electric Highway 2:53

A bleak landscape of oscillating waterphone and backwards guitar wails. A wasteland. An apocalyptic tableau of twisted metal and piles of rubble all covered in white sand and dust. 60bpm

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Electric Highway underscore 2:51

A haunting landscape of oscillating water phones. Version without guitar. Entrancing, hypnotic soundscape with eerie manifestations. Snow blind and helpless in a white out. 60bpm

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Electric Highway V2 3:03

A bleak landscape of oscillating water phone and backwards guitar wails. Alternative version. A wasteland. An apocalyptic tableau of twisted metal and piles of rubble all covered in white sand and dust. 60bpm

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Dystopia 2:58

A dramatic cacophony of feedback guitars and echo repeats. A dystopian nightmare. Mayhem in the not too distant future where society is teetering upon the brink of collapse! 60bpm

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Lingering Doubt 2:03

Ambience and percussion bed with sparse backwards guitar figures. Suspicion and suspense hang in the air. Searching along old arched secret tunnels not knowing what is around the next corner. 154bpm

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Lingering Doubt underscore 1 2:03

Ambience and percussion bed with sparse backwards guitar figures. Emptier version. Suspicion and suspense hang in the air. Searching along old arched secret tunnels not knowing what is around the next corner. 154bpm

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Lingering Doubt underscore 2 1:57

Ambience and percussion bed. Version without guitar. Suspicion and suspense hang in the air. Searching along old arched secret tunnels not knowing what is around the next corner. 154bpm

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Lingering Doubt underscore 3 1:52

Ambience and percussion bed. Emptier version without guitar. Suspicion and suspense hang in the air. Searching along old arched secret tunnels not knowing what is around the next corner. 154bpm

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Lingering Doubt underscore 4 2:02

Ambience bed with sparse backwards guitar figures. Version without percussion. Crossing a desolate landscape with occasional breaks in the monotony flashing past. 154bpm

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Lingering Doubt underscore 5 1:57

Pulsating ambient bed. Version without percussion and guitar. A mid tone pulsing ambient drone. Wind playing a tune as it whistles through the wires in a land devoid of life. 154bpm

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Lonely Nights 1:43

Mysterious waterphone and cymbal sound design backdrop. A mysterious unknown place. A backdrop for under the ocean, out in space or a black night. Tension waiting for something to happen. 60bpm

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Crystallization 2:01

Interweaving atmospheric textures creating a beautiful ambient tapestry. Cut off from the outside world as if in a floatation or sensory deprivation tank. Weightlessly floating in space. 70bpm

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Crystallization underscore 1 2:01

Interweaving atmospheric textures creating a beautiful ambient tapestry. Emptier version. Cut off from the outside world as if in a floatation or sensory deprivation tank. Weightlessly floating in space. 70bpm

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Crystallization underscore 2 2:01

Interweaving atmospheric textures creating a beautiful ambient tapestry. Darker version. Cut off from the outside world as if in a floatation or sensory deprivation tank. Weightlessly floating in space. 70bpm

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Into The Blue 1:44

Waves of sparkling keyboard arpeggios tumbling across each other over dramatic synth swells. Diving deep exploring around a mysterious old shipwreck entranced by all the varied sea creatures. 70bpm

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Into The Blue underscore 1 1:44

Waves of sparkling keyboard arpeggios tumbling across each other. Version without synth swells. Magical dancing lights such as bioluminescence from ocean creatures or fireflies. 70bpm

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Into The Blue underscore 2 1:35

Dramatic eerie synth and string swells. Version without keyboard sparkles. Unknown forces at work in the Universe acting on Dark Matter. Spooky supernatural manifestations. 70bpm

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Driving Force 1:20

Fast modulating pulse with dramatic guitar and orchestral swells. A call to action for a rapid response team. An immediate targeted reaction is required to an emergency situation. 135bpm

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Driving Force underscore 1 1:19

Fast modulating pulse with dramatic guitar swells. Version without orchestra effects. A call to action for a rapid response team. An immediate targeted reaction is required to an emergency situation. 135bpm

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Driving Force underscore 2 1:08

Bass pulse with dramatic guitar and orchestral swells. Version without high pulse. A covert operations team is called into action. A developing situation requires swift expert measures. 135bpm

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Driving Force V2 1:19

Fast modulating pulse with a guitar chord climax. Helicopter like rotary rhythm with a springy feel. A tense situation. Simple backdrop to a scene with mild or impending action. 135bpm

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Sensory Overload 2:28

A discordant panoply of resonating bowed waterphones. Nightmarish visions swirl around in front of a character as he fights the madness and struggles to deal with his demons. 95bpm

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In View 0:46

Upbeat and optimistic guitar led soft rock track with saxophone breaks. Strong melody and groove suitable for daytime shows, current affairs and news roundups, talk shows, and celebrity lifestyle programs. 115bpm

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In View theme and bed 0:55

Upbeat and optimistic saxophone led soft rock theme going into an underscore bed and end tag. Strong melody and groove suitable for daytime shows, current affairs and news roundups, talk shows, and celebrity lifestyle programs. 115bpm

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In View underscore 1:24

Easygoing soft rock groove with occasional string hit highlights. Underscore for trailers and upcoming features on daytime shows, current affairs and news roundups, talk shows, and celebrity lifestyle programs. 115bpm

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In Town Tonight 0:46

Bubbling synth and hard edged guitar feature on a driving rock track. Theme for a tabloid news television show reporting on current events and rounding up the stories breaking during the day. 124bpm

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In Town Tonight theme and bed 0:51

Bubbling synth and hard edged guitar feature on a driving rock track. Theme plus bed for a tabloid news television show reporting on current events and rounding up the stories breaking during the day. 124bpm

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In Town Tonight underscore 1:50

Bubbling synth over a spiky rhythm track that builds gradually throughout. Underscore bed to underpin reports on a tabloid news TV show covering current events and the stories breaking during the day. 124bpm

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In The Spotlight 0:48

Power ballad style theme tune featuring atmospheric saxophone melody. Hard edged news investigations looking into current issues in the spotlight. Late night discussions on stories that matter. 60bpm

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In The Spotlight theme and bed 1:02

Power ballad style theme with bed featuring atmospheric saxophone melody. Hard edged news investigations looking into current issues in the spotlight. Late night discussions on stories that matter. 60bpm

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In The Spotlight underscore 1:47

Aggressive power ballad style underscore with heavy drums, piano and strings. Hard edged news investigations looking into current issues in the spotlight. Late night discussions on stories that matter. 60bpm

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