All posts tagged Instrumental

800px-Sunset_MarinaSunset Images is Samuel, Alejandro y Arturo from Ciudad, Mexico. While Sunset Images is a single musician, the sound is a robust mix of post-rock sounds and textures. His Facebook page describes the project as “a purely instrumental band that produces music and experience in sounds, harmonies and melodies.”
Enjoy the Sunset Images LP below, and support this artist by following the bandcamp link and name your price for a single or the entire record.


El Ten Eleven

El Ten Eleven is an L.A. based post-rock duo. Two musicians creating such intricate textures is amazing and it stresses that, in music, sometimes less is better. El Ten Eleven is easy to listen to and they do manage to sneak in some experimental textures in almost every song. Like so many other instrumental bands, they dislike being categorized as post-rock or any other obscure genre. According to their bio at most people that come to their shows are stunned that they are only a two piece band.


If you’ve been to the movies in the last 30 years, you’ve heard a Danny Elfman track. He was also the lead singer and songwriter of Oingo Boingo. Elfman began his soundtrack career in 1985 when Tim Burton asked him to do the soundtrack for Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. He went on to do the soundtracks for Batman, Men in Black, and Silver Linings Playbook, as well as scores of others. Elfman has since revealed that he suffers permanent hearing damage from his early rock years and has ruled out any Oingo Boingo reunion.

These two tracks are a dichotomy between his musical styles.

Aesthesys is the kind of instrumental music that many progressive rock bands would produce today. There are overtones of pre-pop Genesis, Pink Floyd, and King Crimson in these songs. Aesthesys is from Moscow and this is a perfect example of how instrumental music opens up the landscape and allows us to enjoy “real World” music without the barriers of language and cultural interpolation. The first track is shorter than most Post-Rock tracks and more easily enjoyed, while the second embraces a more experimental narrative and pulls one into a motion picture of the mind.