Wordless Wednesdays

Wordless Wednesdays is our column where we spotlight the best new instrumental tracks.

Today we bring you the best in instrumental tracks from Aerial2k, Hunters Chorus and Andrew Cosentino after the jump.
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We’re hard pressed to think of a song whose title we hated yet liked the song so much. Kudos Aerial2k on bringing this complex emotion to our lives. Gentle almost glassy synths cycle in repeat, with random deviations, disruptions and distortions in form to create the feeling of mechanical fireflies circling in a gentle dance that breaks apart in free form chaos before congealing once again. You know, just like how Tupac always made you feel.
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Most of the instrumental work sent our way is the work of a single person with a warehouse full of synths (or synth plugins on their laptops) so what a refreshing change of pace Hunters Chorus is. A full on collective playing actual instruments and we suspect not a laptop in sight, HC brings us a roots tinged, sprawling, cinematic number with “Clubhouse” that feels like the one night stand between God Speed You Black Emperor and Calexico that we never knew we needed.
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When reading the description of the song sent along with it that said it was named after the famous VW / Nick Drake commercial we fully expected this to be a fanboy’s best impression of Drake’s impossibly intimate folk (with possibly some car noises thrown in). What a pleasant surprise it was to find out that “Cabrio” by Andrew Cosentino is instead a beautifully restrained atmospheric composition built around a piano part that dissolves into an acoustic guitar in a manner so natural you don’t even notice it the first time around. The song captures the quiet beauty at the core of “Pink Moon” without biting its style in the least.
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