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Instrumental: Anti-Douleur – Beyrouth

This piece of instrumentation comes from saxophonist, drummer and guitarist Anti-Douler, a band who have never played in a room together thanks to 2020 being, well, 2020. ‘Beyrouth‘ is a free improvisation, narrative jazz piece that is about the Libanese capital city. It’s an intense piece of music that starts off with more relaxed saxophone […]

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Instrumental: glasscleaner – Your Words Are Good (III)

‘Your Words Are Good (III)‘ is the third of three tracks under the same name from Joshua Tree based producer glasscleaner. This angular, jaunty piece of wonky instrumental music is brimming with bleeps, buzzes and interlocking melodies. ‘Your Words Are Good (III)’ is a clunky but vigorous piece of experimental music with a huge amount […]

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Instrumental: Nous Alpha – Fox Hollow

This experimental electronic track comes from Nous Alpha, a collaboration between composers and producers Christopher Bono and Gareth Jones. ‘Fox Hollow‘ is a track that twists and turns for its duration switching between dream-like and nightmare-ish. It starts with static noise and unnerving sounds before the lucid melody that comes in which is a complete […]

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Instrumental: VIQ – Unravel

This ambient, electronic instrumental piece of music comes from Paris based VIQ! ‘Unravel‘ is yet another summery track from the music producer who has a knack for creating tracks that are inviting and full of good vibes. It’s a melodic track with a warm bassline that keeps the more ethereal side of the track grounded. […]

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Instrumental: Jesse Beaman – Dancing with Ghosts

Austin, Texas based musician, multi instrumentalist and composer Jesse Beaman returned today with this first offering from his forthcoming album ‘Mira’ which is set for release in July. ‘Dancing with Ghosts‘ is an ambient, melodic instrumental track that starts off with swampy synths that are accompanied by atmospherics as the track builds. It’s a subtle […]

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Instrumental: Misty Days – Maria

‘Maria‘ is the latest track from Austin, Texas based darkwave, dream-pop musician Misty Days! On the surface, this is a very minimal track that’s full of ambient, fuzziness, but what makes the track what it is is the intricate, atmospheric parts. ‘Maria’ is a gloomy, yet easy-listening track and its more industrial side, especially regarding […]

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Instrumental: Walter Mmari – Echoes

‘Echoes‘ is the latest track from South Africa based solo electronic artist Walter Mmari! It’s an ambient, instrumental track that’s packed full of dreamy melodies and calming vibes. ‘Echoes’ is a mesmerising track from start to finish. The track vaguely reminds me of the album ‘The Airship’ by Port Blue (pre-Owl City project by Adam […]

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Instrumental: Itta Nakamura & João Clemente – Meticulous Ink Strokes

This discordant noise-rock track ‘Meticulous Ink Strokes‘ comes from duo Itta Nakamura & João Clemente! ‘Meticulous Ink Strokes’ a dread-inducing track and one of the more melodic offerings taken from their latest EP ‘Haseru’. It’s a raw, disorderly track with an industrial vibe, but it sounds a lot better than that looks on paper. I’ve […]

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Instrumental: Veik – Château Guitar

‘Château Guitar‘ is the third track taken from French post-punk band Veik‘s forthcoming album ‘Surrounding Structures’ which is set for release on 30th April 2021. It’s a doom-filled piece of instrumentation that builds up from being somewhat mellow, to discordant and rowdy, but this makes for a cathartic listen. I’m getting Snapped Ankles and Scalping […]

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Instrumental: Lauren Sarah Hayes – Xeon

‘Xeon‘ is a track from Scotland/Arizona based experimental, electronic artist Lauren Sarah Hayes fully improvised EP ‘Embrace‘. It’s organised, glitch-y chaos with almost vocal-like parts that sound like they should be featured in a Tamagotchi game. ‘Xeon’ is an exhilarating track that’s swarming with frenzied, snappy synth sounds and it’s probably the most dizzying piece […]

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Instrumental: Starlight Maker – Eternal Satellite

This ambient piece of instrumental music comes from Estonian synth-wave musician Starlight Maker. ‘Eternal Satellite‘ was released earlier in the week and it’s a mellow track that’s packed full of weighty, yet atmospheric synth use and twinkly, intricate melodies. It’s melancholy in parts, some of the heavier synths are mournful, yet the track still has […]

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Instrumental: VIQ – Vestige

Paris based electronic music producer VIQ recently released their first track of 2021, ‘Vestige‘. It’s a laid-back, yet powerful piece of ambient instrumental music with a wistful, melancholic side to it. The track combines celestial synths with mellow guitars and fuzzy atmospherics. ‘Vestige’ is the first track taken from ‘VIQ’s forthcoming album ‘Crystal Shores’, watch […]

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Instrumental: Walter Mmari – Speed of Light

This intense piece of instrumental music comes from South Africa based solo artist Walter Mmari! ‘Speed of Light‘ is a commanding piece that’s lead by an almost tribal, hip-hop inspired beat as well as both delicate but then weightier piano parts. It’s a concise track that’s made up of layers of captivating instrumentation. Speaking of […]

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Instrumental: RAN – Ghost Dance

‘Ghost Dance‘ is the latest track from RAN and it’s an intense piece of post-rock instrumental music with industrial undertones. Interlocking angular riffs and complex rhythms keep this track sounding fresh at each and every twist and turn. The harsh, raw edge ‘Ghost Dance’ has makes it a compelling, even cathartic listen as well. Everything […]

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Instrumental: Bitter Genius – World Tour

‘World Tour‘ is an energetic slice of garage-rock instrumental music from Bitter Genius. It’s a punchy, melodic track that’s full of catchy riffs from the word go. ‘World Tour’ is a dynamic, vigorous piece that keeps the pace and doesn’t let up from start to finish. It’s a concise piece (clocking in at just under […]