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
Breathe 3:00

Shimmering layers develop around simple piano phrases and a soft but insistent bass pattern before a peaceful resolve. An emotional reaction to the awe inspiring panoramic surroundings; breathing in the beauty of nature. 80bpm

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Empty Roads 1:54

Lazy violin textures bend and slide to provide a sense of detachment and isolation across a never-ending landscape. A shimmering heat haze melts the endless highway stretching out ahead. 74bpm

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A Quiet Corner 2:06

Atmospheric acoustic guitar gently interweaves with an assortment of mellow textures. Taking a moment out in contemplation to appreciate and reflect on the wonders and beauty of nature. 82bpm

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Light Falls 1:23

Soft, mellow trumpet and synth textures bring a sense of peace and tranquility as darkness closes in across open skies. The night sky slowly and imperceptibly engulfs the day’s end as the sun’s red glow fades. 60bpm

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Heading South 2:14

A melancholic harmonica over broken blues guitar and suspended, airy pads hints at the stifling, stagnant heat across the open plains. Unbounded, empty landscapes on every side. 70bpm

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Cloud Motion 2:40

Captivating, drifting textures expand with insistent arpeggios to provide a sense of movement and urgency. Nature offers a scene of changeable and erratic weather conditions. 80bpm

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Ghosts Of The Forest 1:46

Playful, dancing light beams flutter and shimmer with a sense of mystery. Dappled sunlight flickers through the leaves and across the forest floor as hidden creatures keep a watchful eye from above. 120bpm

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Ancestral Grounds 1:27

Primitive, ancient atmosphere with spiritual overtones. Native flute and vocal chants. Standing on sacred ground with a sense that the sprits remain and enclose. An emotional homage. 90bpm

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Endless Sky 1:41

Peaceful guitar and flowing ethereal textures with female vocal evoke a scene of serenity and timeless continuity. Birds soar gracefully high above on seemingly perpetual thermals. 70bpm

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On The Road Again 2:43

Optimistic anticipation in preparation for the journey ahead. Positive, guitar and violin motifs gently forge the way. A flurry of excitement and anticipation at the prospect of new places and faces. 73bpm

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Rock Pools V1 2:05

Mysterious, ambient textures depict an eerie iridescence with a brief, building marimba motif. Sunlight glistens across shimmering water. Micro activity as insects and small fish dart above and below the surface at twilight. 120bpm

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Rock Pools V2 1:57

Mysterious, ambient textures depict an eerie iridescence with a brief, building marimba motif. Sunlight glistens across shimmering water. Micro activity as insects and small fish dart above and below the surface at twilight. 120bpm

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Curious Creatures 1:34

Stealthy and mysterious piano, synths and pipe drums with a playful side. Various creatures pop up their heads to see what is going on, and then hide again amongst the trees branches and the undergrowth. 120bpm

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Crossing Time 2:00

Delicate, hopeful themes swirl and build with a sense of growing optimism and gentle reassurance. It’s time for a great journey by night and day, crossing land and rivers, borders and even time zones. 170bpm

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Contemplation 0:56

Thoughtful, reflective themes offer a sense of sentimental contemplation full of prospect and purpose. Enjoying the calming warmth of the dipping sun at the end of a perfect peaceful day. 144bpm

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Endless Summer 0:54

Simple trumpet and acoustic guitar themes and beautiful, rippling textures swirl and waft across a dreamy, sunny sky. Only clear blue skies and white vapor trails as far as the eye can see. 60bpm

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Birds Eye View 1:02

Lush swirling pads guide and support a simple oboe theme as if airborne high above endless landscapes and a vast panorama. Aerial ballet of birds soaring, gracefully on the warm air overhead. 100bpm

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Canopy Calls 0:44

Atmospheric solo ethnic flute calls. High up in the top of the forest canopy primates and birds call to each other with strange, almost ghostly vocalisations. Below tribesmen tread silently across the forest floor. 103bpm

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Air Balloons 1:27

Muted trumpet melody over a swirling, shifting, textural background. Soaring high over the landscape lost in a state of reverie at the beauty and peace that surrounds. Drifting, rising and falling on thermals. 60bpm

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Cliff Edge 1:04

Ominous, nervous atmosphere as danger lurks and an uneasy sense of precarious tension increases. On tenterhooks expecting the worst. Watching predators stalk their prey who are oblivious to the imminent danger. 120bpm

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Transcience V1 1:41

Ethereal wonderment with trumpet and uplifting operatic female voice that surrounds and envelops. Sweeping views of the majestic beauty of a rolling landscape meeting the mighty, crashing seas. 115bpm

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Transcience V2 1:26

Ethereal wonderment with trumpet and uplifting operatic female voice that surrounds and envelops. Sweeping views of the majestic beauty of a rolling landscape meeting the mighty, crashing seas. 115bpm

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Approaching Storms 1:09

Other-worldly resonating and shimmering textures produce a haunting sound scape. Electric storms light up the sky on the horizon as the clouds gather and the sky darkens. 60bpm

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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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