Archive for ‘Wordless Wednesdays’

November 23, 2022

Wordless Wednesdays

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

We get our fair share of instrumental tracks sent our way, what with us having a dedicated column to that wide and diverse genre and all. We’re hard pressed to remember a track that balances groove and chaos as well as The Bodies Obtained does with “Dilly Dally.” Most instrumental artists try to create a sense of space but TBO is all about movement with this one. It’s a hip swiveling electro strut with the occasional glitch spasm that keeps you on your toes. Throw in a breakdown that subverts expectations and you have one of the more interesting tracks this column has had in a while.

November 16, 2022

Wordless Wednesdays

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

Once again we are bending the rules on Wordless Wednesdays by bringing you a song that does indeed have words; but the words present in Dave Hawley‘s “Bhava” are disembodied, ambient vocals singing in a foreign language. So your English language processing brain is free to just let them float through the mix as another color adding to the rich palette of piano with percussion. It’s impressive how all enveloping the song is with only a few key ingredients, but such is the mastery of composition on display here.

November 9, 2022

Wordless Wednesdays

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

We’ve all lived through the lead up to the mid-term election and all the yadda yadda blah blah that comes with it and we think you deserve a break from words both true and not-true-but-pretending-to-be-true. Kick back with the latest from 1104 Millions, As Clouds Form and Sebastian Müller. 
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November 2, 2022

Wordless Wednesdays

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

Today we have not one, but two thousand instrumental tracks for you. Wait, that’s not right, we have two. Just two but two are all you need when they’re this good. Check out the latest from Xena Glas and lostlemming after the jump.
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October 19, 2022

Wordless Wednesdays

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

Today we have not one, not two, but three instrumental tracks for you to enjoy (read in Sesame Street’s The Count voice for seasonal appropriateness). Check out the latest from Micah Frank & Chet Doxas, whoiswelanski and Sic Wip after the jump.
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October 12, 2022

Wordless Wednesdays

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

First comes the twee tinkling tones and then the fat distorted synths, followed by the strings and eventually the percussion. It’s a different type of slow build with the Bundle Of His track “Cosmonaut (In My Backyard),” one that despite several sections of minimalism and open space never loses a robotic groove that is first hinted at in the opening notes and fully realized when all the parts come together. It feels a bit like MGMT scoring an indie film, catchy, tasty and a certified head bobber.

October 5, 2022

Wordless Wednesdays

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

The best instrumental tracks take us on a journey, and “The Dark” does just that. The latest from 41 Track Mind* starts off spacious and ominous yet, also weirdly uplifting. With dark atmospherics and a progression, that while isn’t happy, is somewhat hopeful feeling. Then before you know it a Santana channeling David Gilmour guitar solo emerges, restrained and yet with both the epicness of DG with a hint of Carlos’s flair. Ultimately it always feels weird writing too much about instrumental tracks, which by their nature are trying to capture a vibe unexpressable with words. So with that we advise you to just hit play and take the trip.

* not to be confused with the medical condition where all you can think about is Hot Topic and Monster energy drink – Sum 41 Track Mind

September 7, 2022

Wordless Wednesdays

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

After a few weeks of non-stop wordsmiths, we’re happy to dip our toe back into the pool of tranquility that is instrumental works. Check out the latest from Versa and T.O.L.D. after the jump.
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August 10, 2022

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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