Articles tagged instrumental

A Troop of Echoes - ‘The Longest Year on Record’ (album stream) (Premiere)

The saxophone-led omnivorous instrumentalists of A Troop of Echoes have made their sophomore LP, The Longest Year on Record, available for stream on PopMatters a week before its release.

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The Balkan Clarinet Summit: Many Languages, One Soul

The Balkan Clarinet Summit has produced one of the most soulful, enjoyable, and diverse collaborative albums in some time.

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Musée Mécanique - “From the Shores of Sleep” (album stream) (Premiere)

With sonic brethren like Josh Ritter and Sufjan Stevens, the Portland, Oregon folk band Musée Mécanique offers up an instrumental version of its recent LP, the ornate and visionary From the Shores of Sleep.

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23 Oct 2014 // 1:03 AM

CAVE: Release

This collection of the Chicago psych rock band's previously released non-album tracks adds up to more than the usual rarities compilation.

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Turkish Beatmaker Da Poet Offers Up a Great New Record with ‘Beattape’

The beatmaker and rapper from Turkey offers up a moody cocktail of sumptious jazz samples, arabesque sounds and chilled hip-hop rhythms on his latest instrumental outing.

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15 Apr 2013 // 10:00 PM

DJ Sun: One Hundred

This record relaxes on your sofa and instead of asking you to grab it a beer on your way to the fridge, it offers to share those that it brought. It’s all give. It’s easy. When the hour grows late you might even ask it to stay a little longer. And when it’s time to part, you'll already be planning to do it again.

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8 Nov 2011 // 9:00 PM

Marc Carroll: In Silence

A couple of tracks stand out on their own, but In Silence, as a whole, is an awkward hodgepodge of Irish folk music and sappy piano ballads.

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To Destroy a City: To Destroy a City

A pleasing debut from a Chicago post-rock outfit.

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30 Mar 2011 // 9:00 PM

Grails: Deep Politics

The instrumental stalwarts turn in a record brimming with ideas and dripping with atmosphere, as thrilling as their live shows.

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Wires Under Tension: Light Science

While it’s not an altogether successful enterprise, listeners can walk away from Light Science feeling that they’ve engaged in something of an alternative post-rock spectacle.

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a.d.l.r.: Foam on the Waves of Space-Time…

Foam on the Waves of Space-Time... is a boisterous debut that squirms in its seat.

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Goonies Never Say Die: No Words to Voice Our Hopes and Fears

Just sit back, listen on headphones and listlessly drift away to the organic, victorious music contained within.

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5 Jan 2011 // 8:56 PM

Klangwart: Sommer

Sommer collects new and old electro-acoustic experiments from Klangwart.

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Asura & Anenon: Silver Trees/Damiel

There is room to grow at Non Projects, but green-ish producers/multi-instrumentalists Asura & Anenon have things mostly figured out.

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Drip Audio, Home of Inhabitants and Other Greatness

Our neighbors to the north have awesome taste in music.

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Caspian: The Four Trees / You Are the Conductor EP

Naysayer journalists and irony-obsessed hipsters may be quick to declare the post-rock genre dead and buried, but they probably haven't heard The Four Trees.

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Various Artists:Get Smarter: 60s Instrumental Grooves From Around the Globe

Heavy on the organ accompaniment, Get Smarter collects some fun '60s-era TV-show-theme-styled nuggets.

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30 Sep 2009 // 8:59 PM

Apricot Rail: Apricot Rail

Apricot Rail doesn't shy away from larger-than-life instrumental rock. It's just not a big priority.

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The Gentleman Losers: Dustland

Backed by an ample base of beautiful music, these Finnish brothers aren't losers at all.

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Although Diego Bernal’s smart, sample-based instrumental hip hop/electronic record is only available for free download at this time, it would probably play even

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'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

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"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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