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
A Divided Nation underscore 2:01

Moody, atmospheric track with backwards textures, constant percussion rhythm and orchestral swells. Conflict over important issues is bubbling under the surface with all sides on edge about how things will take shape. 75bpm

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Witch Hunt 2:36

The track gradually builds with electric guitars and dynamic strings joining a percussive pulse and string sustains. The investigation is gathering pace as more facts come to light but is it in the public interest or unjust harassment? 140bpm

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Witch Hunt underscore 1 1:28

Fast moving tribal percussive rhythm. Searching through documents in an attempt to find the truth of what has been taking place and uncover the disloyalty and subversive political activity that is suspected. 140bpm

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Witch Hunt underscore 2 1:07

High string chords shift slowly creating a sense on unease. Slow realisation that what you are looking at could potentially be of massive importance in the outcome of the investigation. 140bpm

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Witch Hunt underscore 3 2:29

Haunting high string chords dissolve into a building orchestral theme of intrigue and tension. Uncertainty over what is taking place resolves with the realisation that things are moving forward with some importance. 140bpm

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Exposed 3:02

Sad muted piano melody with strings and ambient guitar textures. The truth has been revealed and the sad reality of the situation is that there is no way out and nowhere to run. Reporting on a tragic event involving the loss of many lives. 80bpm

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Domino Effect 1:31

Repeating piano phrases and atmospheric guitar arpeggios over gently swirling sustains. A haunting uneasy feeling of conspiracy where the ruthless manipulation of power could lead to the political hierarchy collapsing like a house of cards. 100bpm

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Domino Effect underscore 1 2:44

Repeating piano phrases over gently swirling sustains and a low pulse and dramatic pizzicato. A haunting uneasy feeling of conspiracy where the ruthless manipulation of power could lead to the political hierarchy collapsing like a house of cards. 100bpm

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Domino Effect underscore 2 1:30

Dramatic swirling sustains with a low pulse and pizzicato hits. A haunting uneasy feeling of conspiracy where the ruthless manipulation of power could lead to the political hierarchy collapsing like a house of cards. 100bpm

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A Divided Nation 2:03

Gentle, delicate guitar melody with moody textural strings and backwards swells. Uncertainty abounds as events unfold and no-one is sure who will step forward, or be chosen, to make the next difficult decisions. 75bpm

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Rear View Mirror 2:10

Fast moving action scene with big string and brass section and tympani rhythm. A fight for survival as a mysterious car with blacked out windows appears and pursues its victim trying to force it off the road into a ravine. 100bpm

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Rear View Mirror underscore 2:00

Repetitive rhythmic string phrases over shifting brass and string chords. Tension as a mysterious car with blacked out windows appears and follows at a steady distance whilst the victim nervously checks on the situation. 100bpm

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Rear View Mirror v2 2:30

Echoing dark drum, brooding brass lines and menacing string pads. A black car with black windows sits at rest on the cliff edge overlooking the aftermath of its high speed pursuit and intimidation. 100bpm

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Rear View Mirror v2 underscore 1:27

Solo drum beats with multiple echo repeats. A scene of doom, death and destruction in the aftermath of a terrible tragedy. A wasteland of human desolation as far as the eye can see. 100bpm

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Russia On The Line 1:59

String and backwards effect rhythm lead into complex, fast moving, pizzicato, percussion and brass piece. The corridors of power are a hive of activity as there is a whiff of intrigue, deception and treachery in the air. Slightly tongue in cheek. 85bpm

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Russia On The Line underscore 1 1:58

String and backwards effect rhythm lead into complex, fast moving, pizzicato and percussion piece. Lighter version without brass. The corridors of power are a hive of activity as there is a whiff of intrigue, deception and treachery in the air.  85bpm

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Russia On The Line underscore 2 1:11

Backwards effect strings and fast moving percussion rhythm bed. The corridors of power are a hive of activity as there is a whiff of intrigue, deception and treachery in the air. People are looking over their shoulders. 85bpm

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Best Laid Plans 3:12

Sparse ethereal piano with a shifting, atmospheric, dreamlike backdrop. Although every last detail was carefully planned, things are suddenly unravelling and looking uncertain and unreal. Shadowy figures lurk in the room. 85bpm

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Best Laid Plans underscore 1 2:07

Dreamy landscape comprising backwards effects and ethereal voices. Shadowy figures lurk at the back of the room as everything that had been moving forward so smoothly starts to disintegrate. 85bpm

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Headlines 2:36

Repetitive staccato strings with tympani accents create a slowly evolving news bed. The news network is buzzing with updates coming in thick and fast as the unbelievable turn of events shocks everyone. 125bpm

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Best Laid Plans underscore 2 3:01

Sparse ethereal piano with a shifting, eerie, dreamlike backdrop. Simpler version. Although every last detail was carefully planned, things are suddenly starting to unravel and look uncertain and unreal. 85bpm

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The Will To Power 1:51

Big dramatic action track with brass, strings and pounding percussion. The main driving forces of achievement, ambition, and striving to reach the highest possible position in life are tested in a fight for political survival. 135bpm

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The Will To Power underscore 1 1:52

Big dramatic action track with strings and pounding percussion. Version without brass. The main driving force in humans are achievement, ambition, and the striving to reach the highest possible position in life.  135bpm

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The Will To Power underscore 2 1:23

Big dramatic drums and tympani underscore. There is danger in a threatening situation that could result in a fight for political survival. On tenterhooks waiting for the latest news of a tense situation. 135bpm

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Twitterstorm 1:47

Unusual repetitive bed with furtive pizzicato joined by playful piano, strings and banjo and a big brass finish! Tweets and hashtags are spiralling out of control over a controversial trending post that may or may not be fake news. 125bpm

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Conspiracy Theory 2:14

Brass and string themes and a percussive bed create a track with a slightly off kilter, Machiavellian feel. A secret meeting of the opposing powers leaders takes place but when it is leaked speculation of it’s significance runs riot. 90bpm

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Power Struggle 1:53

Simmering atmospheric track that builds and grows with powerful guitars, big drums and string riff statements. Nothing will stand in the way of the lust for power where military force will be used if necessary. 110bpm

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Power Struggle underscore 1:53

Simmering atmospheric track that builds and grows with powerful guitars, big drums and string riff statements. Version without military snare. Nothing will stand in the way of the lust for power with nuclear threat even a possibility. 110bpm

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No Witnesses 2:46

Slowly developing atmospheric track with tympani pulse, ambient piano and string accents. A plot to bring down a public figure is being orchestrated by the secret intelligence services of cooperating countries and the coercion of the media. 100bpm

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No Witnesses underscore 1 2:43

Slowly moving atmospheric track with ambient piano and string pads. Version without pulse. A plot to bring down a public figure is being orchestrated by the secret intelligence services of cooperating countries and the coercion of the media. 100bpm

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No Witnesses underscore 2 2:42

Slow moving atmospheric backing track. Version without pulse, piano or strings. A plot to bring down a public figure is being orchestrated by the secret intelligence services of cooperating countries and the coercion of the media. 100bpm

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A Den Of Thieves 2:42

Sparse cors anglais phrases over a fast repetitive piano create a sinister, lurking feel. A long night spent plotting the best way to deflect and bury harmful news that is going to break the following day. Deception is the key. 110bpm

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A Den Of Thieves underscore 1 3:33

A fast repetitive piano and low string pads create a sense of uncertainty. Version without cors anglais but with later brass. A long night spent plotting the best way to deflect and bury harmful news that is going to break the following day. 110bpm

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A Den Of Thieves underscore 2 1:36

A fast repetitive piano and sustain strings create a sense of uncertainty. Version without cors anglais. A long night spent plotting the best way to deflect and bury harmful news that is going to break the following day. Deception is the key. 110bpm

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A Den Of Thieves v2 1:13

Sinister dark tympani, bright echoing piano notes and an ominous low string drone. Secretly plotting to set up an innocent patsy to take the rap for a scandal that is all over the media and is about to cause problems higher up the chain. 110bpm

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Cyber infiltration 1:41

High string swarms and low drones make up an atmospheric bed of impending doom. An international internet hack is threatening the entire security network of all the major world powers. Drones are infiltrating the airspace. 70bpm

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Cyber infiltration underscore 1:32

A bed of strange swelling, buzzing string swarms and atmospherics. Armed drones are patrolling the skies looking for insurgents whilst a communications blackout has been imposed by a cyber attack hack. 70bpm

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Secrets And Lies 2:25

Lonely slow piano arpeggios accompanied by string and horn pads and delicately tripping woodwind lines. Lying alone in the night, awake in a cold sweat, reflecting on the lies that have been told to cover the suspicious circumstances. 55bpm

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Secrets And Lies underscore 1 1:22

Solo lonely piano weaves gentle questioning patterns. It can be a lonely place being the President, having to make the final decisions and carrying the weight of all that responsibility on your shoulders. 55bpm

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Secrets And Lies underscore 2 1:35

Atmospheric slow piano arpeggios accompanied by string pads and tympani. Simpler version without woodwind. Lying alone in the night, awake in a cold sweat, reflecting on the lies that have been told to cover the suspicious circumstances. 55bpm

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Rey Del Mundo 1:46

Spirited upbeat mambo with brass section and scorching trumpet solo. Feeling king of the world at carnival time with all the colourful revellers and dancers out in the streets. 87.5bpm

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Rey Del Mundo underscore 1:13

Spirited upbeat mambo underscore with brass section and varied percussion. Feeling king of the world wandering through the streets at carnival time watching the revellers and dancers. 87.5bpm

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Rey Del Mundo 0:30

Spirited upbeat mambo with brass section and scorching trumpet solo. Feeling king of the world at carnival time with all the colourful revellers and dancers out in the streets. 87.5bpm

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Rey Del Mundo underscore 0:30

Spirited upbeat mambo underscore with brass section and varied percussion. Feeling king of the world wandering through the streets at carnival time watching the revellers and dancers. 87.5bpm

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Rey Del Mundo 0:06

Spirited upbeat mambo with brass section and scorching trumpet solo. Feeling king of the world at carnival time with all the colourful revellers and dancers out in the streets. 87.5bpm

Ray Russell
Rey Del Mundo 0:05

Spirited upbeat mambo with brass section and scorching trumpet solo. Feeling king of the world at carnival time with all the colourful revellers and dancers out in the streets. 87.5

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5 Note Samba 2:05

Gently picked acoustic guitars with a light latin flavour. A group of young people sitting on a warm beach after sunset enjoying a few beers, chat and laughter, and great friendship. 80bpm

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A Bigger Issue 2:17

Rolling acoustic guitar theme with a story to tell. Walking the streets of a large city seeing life in the raw, with the homeless sleeping rough and youngsters hanging out with nothing for them to do. 90bpm

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Driving Home 2:11

Moody atmospheric acoustic guitars push along with muted urgency. Driving the long night time road back home with the tree’s shadows and orange street light flashing across the wind shield. 125bpm

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Driving Home underscore 1:40

Backwards guitar loop createing a mesmeric sound collage. Edgy anticipation as the tension shows no sign of letting up but events don’t actually seems to be moving forward. 125bpm

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