Tag Archives: Instrumental
I recently stumbled upon this instrumental by a band called Traxx, supposedly a one man band from Paris. The sole member, Thomas Gallicani, did some amazing work here, creating a summery song that takes elements of chillwave and some late ’80s rock and combines them into the best instrumental jam I’ve heard in a long time. It must be that combination of flange guitar, synthesizer and those echoing hand claps, not to mention a solid guitar solo in the middle of the song. If anyone finds out more about this artist, please let me know because I need more “Yesterdays” in my life.
Traxx – Yesterdays
A few weeks ago, as I was scouring the internet for blogs for my internship, I came across one blog and one artist that caught my attention in particular. The blog was herohill.com , a Canadian-artist-only music blog that truly finds some amazing artists. This is the blog led me to Joshua Van Tassel. The best way I can describe this Canadian artist is an instrumental, folk artist with hints of other genres like blues, jazz and electronic music. It’s all very beautiful to listen to and as I sit in my room looking out at the pouring rain, there’s no song I’d rather hear than the album’s closer “Before You Sleep.” It’s quiet and steady bass drum keeps the beat as a twangy slide guitar lulls you into relaxation. Joshua definitely knows how to pick his song names. The album as a whole is very diverse, full of bright moments as well as dark and trippy ones. I highly recommend you check out the album which is streaming on his bandcamp. And if you’re not into the whole “mellow music” thing, check out “Double Tooth” or “Already Gone” for some of his more upbeat numbers.
This is one of the most perfect songs I’ve ever heard. Please, please enjoy. – J. Brookes
It’s hard to describe 23-year-old instrumentalist Steve Marion’s sound. It seems to come from everyone and everywhere, culminating into a blend of distorted guitars and driving drums. I learned about him after reading a “bio” on his band and I’ve been listening to him on repeat ever since. To me one of the standout songs on the album is “Sugar Splash.” In this song, Steve somehow manages to combine a latin drum beat with Ratatat-like guitars. If you like it, be sure to listen to “Butterfly” and “Wondervisions” of his debut album Wondervisions which came out in February. – M. Kauf