Old 10th September 2003, 09:38   #1
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Instrumental Music

What is your favorite instrumental music ?
I have to say that in addition to a LOT of ambient music (I'll make a thread on that later ), I've been blown away by the two studio albums of Craig Armstrong "The Space Between Us" and "As If To Nothing" : they are sheer musical beauty.
I also listen a lot to Mogwai, some Kenji Kawai film music (Avalon, anyone ?) and I am absolutely fond of the music created by Nobuo Uematsu for the Final Fantasy games

Now, up to you people.
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Old 10th September 2003, 11:47   #2
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Re: Instrumental Music

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I am absolutely fond of the music created by Nobuo Uematsu for the Final Fantasy games
Precisely.
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Old 10th September 2003, 12:02   #3
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Never heard of Craig Armstrong. I'm recently into Mogwai (Happy Songs/Rock Action), some of the tracks are well-sculptured. I haven't got many purely instrumental albums. If we're talking long pieces of music, I'd say Stereolab and early Mercury Rev are my favourties.

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Old 10th September 2003, 17:01   #4
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All available now for downloading at mp3.com:
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Browsing mp3.com's Instrumental Rock selections has a lot of everything for a lot of everybody!

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Old 10th September 2003, 18:59   #5
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lol all my instrumental music is all ambinet and beats and stuff, lol
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Old 10th September 2003, 21:33   #6
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I like classical music if that counts.
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Old 10th September 2003, 21:38   #7
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Any instrumental song Rush does...

A very close Japanese friend I knew a while ago once said to me "Watashi no koto wo oboeta, onegai shimasu...Yakusoku?"

I forgot his name though...
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Old 10th September 2003, 21:40   #8
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I also like the Stuff done by Mr. Hahn (Linkin Park's DJ)
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Old 10th September 2003, 22:43   #9
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Yeah, like that "Session" track from Meteora...

A very close Japanese friend I knew a while ago once said to me "Watashi no koto wo oboeta, onegai shimasu...Yakusoku?"

I forgot his name though...
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Old 10th September 2003, 23:20   #10
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Ozric Tentacles is some good instrumental Space Rock.

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Old 11th September 2003, 05:46   #11
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salamander pro-fusion and any konami battle rock album.

instrumental owns.....ive got over 7000 instumental mp3s.
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7,000 instrumentals???? How does that happen?

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Old 14th September 2003, 04:52   #13
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Wow, cylob, I can't believe you've never heard of Craig Armstrong, he's awesome.
The majority of music I listen to is non-lyrical/instrumental:
Nightmares on Wax
Fenomenon
Vibrasphere
Lemon Jelly
Hybrid
Astral Projection
Jazzanova
Ike Quebec
Tosca
Sasha
PvD
Rabbit in the Moon
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Peace Orchestra
Kruder & Dorfmeister
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just a few...
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Old 14th September 2003, 05:38   #14
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there's a band from around here called sputniks down - try googling for them, they have a lot of mp3s online (look for "M.M." or "champion of the last handclappers" if you can, i'm sure they're on one of the band members' sites). their music is all instrumental, and fantastic. very good live, too.

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Old 14th September 2003, 19:52   #15
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The oft-mentioned 'Eruption' by van Halen. Also a fan of Steve Vai's The Crying Machine.


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Old 14th September 2003, 21:13   #16
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I have some classical as well as a CD from a steel drum band...

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Old 15th September 2003, 08:11   #17
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A fair list there Mattress. I play Lemon Jelly/Nice Weather For Ducks to piss the wife off - she hates it.

Bowery Electric do some decent 10 minute soundscapes (if you like droning).

Craig Armstrong? *consults AMG*

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Old 25th June 2004, 22:24   #18
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Metallica - Orion
Rush - YYZ

And alot of the soundtrack from the PS2 game "Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero", which is alot of electronica and some that has metal guitars mixed in as well...If only I knew how to rip audo tracks from a PS2 disk...

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lots of "space rock "tracks
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Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society - T.A.Z.

Metal-like shredding on an acoustic guitar...Great...

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Old 27th June 2004, 01:47   #21
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Frank Zappa's jazz instrumentals
Joe Satriani's stuff

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Old 27th June 2004, 19:08   #22
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I listen to a fair amount of instrumental and ambient music, sometimes vocals aren't needed. I've got quite a bit of the stuff from the list by Mattress (nice selection).

Also Craig Armstrong has made some very nice music, As If To Nothing is a great album. He's done a few film scores as well which people might know even if they don't think that they know his music.

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Old 12th July 2004, 15:15   #23
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Explosions in the Sky - Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place (2003)



Very much in the same camp as Labradford, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Sigur Ros, Mogwai. The odd wall of feedback (out of nowhere) keeps it fresh.

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I love listening to film scores, but I guess they would deserve a thread of their own. Other than that, I like...

Dire Straits - Local Hero / Wild Theme
Genesis - Duke's End
Metallica - The Call Of Ktulu (live S&M version)
Phil Collins - Saturday Night And Sunday Morning
The Corrs Unplugged - Toss The Feathers

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Old 13th July 2004, 03:51   #25
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Anything by Godspeed You Black Emperor! as well.

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Game music. Seriously. No, I'm really telling the truth. That, plus Jazz and Downtempo instrumentalists like Krush, Shadow, and Blockhead.
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Old 13th July 2004, 03:59   #27
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I am absolutely fond of the music created by Nobuo Uematsu for the Final Fantasy games.


A lot of people do a lot of bitching about certain performers and artists being overrated. Nobuo Uematsu is no acception. He can produce good music (granted that most of his prior works were loops like none other), believe me, but there are other game composers who deserve the same amount (if not more) respect as him. As somebody who is pursuing the career path of game composition, check these people out:

Michiru Yamane (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night), Dave Wise & Eveline Fischer (Donkey Kong Country series), Ishiwatari Daisuke (Guilty Gear series), Masahiro Andoh and Isamu Ohira (Gran Tursimo 2) KCE Japan Sound Team, Masami Udea (Resident Evil 1 and 2), Hiroki Kikuta (Seiken Densetsu 2 and 3), Yoko Shimomura (Parasite Eve & Legend of Mana), Yuzo Koshiro (Streets of Rage series), Akitaka Yohyama & others (Tekken Tag Tournament), Yasunori Mitsuda (Xenogears) and Noriyuki Asakura (Tenchu).
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I like orchestra (sp?) like Rob D. Club To Death was on the original Matrix soundtrack.

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i cant belive someone mentioned Godspeed you black emperor!(!) ...i guess they are growing in popularity
I like them and I also love Rachel's
Raoul Sinier too although his cd is not out yet
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i cant belive someone mentioned Godspeed you black emperor!(!) ...i guess they are growing in popularity
I like them and I also love Rachel's
Raoul Sinier too although his cd is not out yet
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GSYBE! have been fairly well-known (if you know music) for a good few years now. Fantastic music.

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Old 27th July 2004, 10:36   #33
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Old 28th December 2004, 02:12   #34
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Wow, I can't believe no one has mentioned Classical Gas by Mason Williams, that song is awesome... Someone mentioned Darude on another topic, they've got decent instrumentals.

Boston, Bon Jovi, Toto, Fleetwood Mac, and Tom Petty come to mind as well but it's not pure instrumental music that they do.
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Old 28th December 2004, 13:04   #35
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one of my ex-girlfriends left her Godspeed tapes in my car. i think i threw it out the window when i accidentally popped it in the cassette deck. so yeah, couldn't get into it.

The Go! Team is sort of instrumental music, and gets you pumped up. I've also always liked Tristeza.
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Yasunori Mitsuda (Xenogears)
He also composed the great music to Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross.

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how about flight of the bumblebee?

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Pass into Silence - Calm Like a Millpond (2004)


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