Mulberry Harbour

Warm, organic and eclectic electronic music and soundtracks


Acoustic Electronica Neoclassical/Orchestral Ambient Folk Rock/Indie

Mulberry Harbour produces soundtrack music combining the warmth, phrasing and individuality of live recording with electronica, samples and programming. As well as producing commissioned music, a large number of pre-cleared tracks are available for licensing.


Electronica, fingerpicked guitars, musical saw, and a whole lot more

Often combining live recordings on an old 8-track with digital software, Mulberry Harbour's methods include self-sampling fragments of finger-picked guitar, cuatro, bowed saw and theremin; recording ambient sounds and snatches of conversation on a mobile phone in lifts, bars and tunnels; and stripping randomly generated drum patterns into skeletons of their former selves. The result is an at times quixotic combination of sounds such as the Morriccone-esque harmonica vs. percussion of Electric Candle Machine and the fragile, haunting melody of bowed saw over metronomical beat on The Water Boatman


To stream or download


Commissioned work examples

BBC Three

Blues/desert rock track produced to spec for the trailer for Amy: My body for bucks, BBC 3 Seriously Young Season.


Dinnick & Howells

Track produced for Dinnick & Howells combining self-performed Mexican mariachi band with a Victorian fairground music sample, for the soundtrack to an animated Doritos ad.


Channel 5

15 instrumental tracks including closing titles commissioned for an hour long Centini documentary in the Extraordinary People series. Primetime broadcast, audience over 2.5 million.


Licensees via Getty/Pump Audio include


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