Instrumental Bands

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  1. TimSE

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    Just looked up Searching Asteroids and they only have 4 subs?!?! Well im the 5th now. This is seriously cool

     
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    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time

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    slan Fallen Shrines

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    I'll throw my band into the mix! FFO Cloudkicker, Haunted Shores, Opeth, Intronaut, Emperor, Cult of Luna, Alcest, Katatonia, and Agalloch.



    You can check out the rest of the album here: https://fallenshrines.bandcamp.com/
     
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    fantom Misses his 6 strings

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    Demetori





    I'm also a big fan of game soundtracks for instrumental music... So Demetori checks multiple boxes.
     
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    There's lots of different kinds of instrumental bands, so it really depends on what you're looking for.
    I posted my favorite instrumental band Dysrhythmia as well as a new band I just discovered Vipassi.



     
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    Tycho is awesome in my book ,great catchy chill songs

     
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    defently check out night verses:

     
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    This is one of those bands where Spotify's algorithm introduced it to me and I ended up loving it. Great drummer! Been listening to this album for a year now, I wish more people knew of them.

     
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    I know I already made recommendations, but I'll give some more, because why not?

    1. Anything with a Jarzombek in it. There are three of these dudes and I am a fan of all: Ralph, Ron, and Bobby.
    a. Spastik Ink (already mentioned): Has Ron and Bobby. Very technical stuff, but a lot of fun, too.
    b. Blotted Science (also mentioned already): heavier than Spastik Ink, but same basic idea.
    c. Ron Jarzombek: Electronic music from another galaxy.

    2. The Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet. This Canadian powertrio got me a lot more into guitar in the early 1990's. It's basically a more eclectic version of surf rock (although the band has taken offense to that description in the past), but it's just a lot of fun in general. The songs are pretty darned simple, mostly, but I love the way the bass and the guitar do totally different things that intertwine so well.

    3. Norman Brown. When I want to hear some smooth jazz shred, I tend to spin NB. Sometimes I just want to relax a little, and Al DiMeola or Django would be too fiery.

    4. Focus. They are one of my favourite bands ever, and even though they might not technically be instrumental, I'll throw them in there, since their vocals comprise of yodeling, grunts, ooooo's and aaaah's, and other nonverbal nonsense. I know it sounds stupid, but these guys debuted in the late 1960's, yet Jan Akkerman's guitar solos used a lot of techniques mainstream music didn't get exposure to until the 1980's. Basically imagine Yngwie had an older brother who tried out for mutant Jethro Tull.

    5. This one is kind of dumb, but the freaking sound track from Ren and Stimpy had an incredibly good blues-rock band provide the theme song, closing theme, and a small amount of incidental music. It wasn't even a "real band," but rather, some of the animators and colorists and foley artists happened to know how to play really really well. There's not much of a catalogue, but it's stuff I really enjoy.
     
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    shadowy men, now there’s a trip down old memory lane!!
     

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