One of the parts of the film that speaks to the viewer is the music. In a perfect world, music would never be needed and it would all play out perfectly with the visuals. But this doesn’t always happen, so there’s a need for some type of musical notes to help carry the film and story along. At times, a song can create emotions to make you feel one way or another.
The Instrumental Music scene is a unique one. It’s not about lyrics or melodies; it’s about the sounds themselves. It’s about how they make you feel and how they can be evocative of a memory or an emotion.
The Instrumental Music scene is also very much a community, with many artists releasing their work through free platforms like SoundCloud and Bandcamp. The community aspect of this type of music is even more important than ever in today’s world, where so many people are isolated from one another socially—especially in cities like Los Angeles, which is known for being one of the loneliest places in America.
Damien releasing ‘Empty’
The most popular genres in the Instrumental Music scene include jazz and soundtrack music, but there are also many new releases coming out every day from artists who are creating new sounds that have never been heard before!
You can listen to our full playlist which contains the artists’ music, and know more about their work by scrolling down the page.
1) BEATDENKER – Ethic Endless Fun
It’s Jo alias Beatdenker again with a new album, Ethic Endless Fun, full of Postcontemporary Beats. He plays the guitar, composes, and produces!
Beatdenker is a Germany-based electronic artist known for his avant-garde and experimental sound. His latest album, Ethic Endless Fun, brings together a variety of styles and influences that make for a unique listening experience.
He wants to make complexity rhythms (Carnatic and experimental music rhythms from the 20th century) sound as bouncy as possible through his music, he uses spontaneity and creativity for instant composition and Future Dance Steps to create futuristic sound designs by checking out how people need to move differently or in a new way in his beat fireworks live sets.
From a political perspective, it’s about describing “the world” as much more irregular, contrasty, multi-layered, diverse, multimorphic and full of (dance and movement) contingencies. There is probably no doubt that the major task of our time is to understand complex interrelationships and contexts and to be able to tolerate ambiguity.
2) HANGTIME – BLOODSKY
Bringing you a heavy piece of art to gaze into and to let gaze into you is what Hangtime brings you.
Their latest album, BLOODSKY, is a perfect example of this. The album is a collection of songs that are atmospheric and ethereal, but also heavy and strong. Each track has its own unique vibe.
My favourite track from the album is ”Planet Party”. I could easily hear this being played at a rave, it’s energetic and heavy on production, but still balanced. It’s the perfect song for the style that it holds. Uniquely satisfying!
It also comes with a music video that got me floating, seriously, it’s amazing, I wonder who did such amazing art and edits for this to become so great!
An album with this level of clarity and crispness is not overproduced or polished to the point where it becomes dull. Having instrumental breakdowns to break up the songs at the appropriate time adds a great deal of variety to the songs without feeling forced or extraneous.
3) TUULIKKI BARTOSIK – Playscapes
TUULIKKI BARTOSIK is an independent artist from Sweden, who creates electronic music that ranges from world music to art pop. Her newest album, Playscapes, is a perfect example of her eclectic style. It’s filled with songs that are cinematic, ethereal, and emotional. Each song on the album feels like a journey into another world—one that is full of magic and wonder.
TUULIKKI BARTOSIK describes her album: ”Playscapes is my inner journey from Estonia to Sweden, Finland, England and Japan. Staking out new territories for the accordion and redefining me as an innovative composer.”
Featuring free-bass accordion, kantele, voice, and electronics, she is one of the very few (female) accordionists in the world who writes and produces her own music and pursues an international career.
My favourite song from this album is ”Stockholm”, the 11th track. It’s a cool playful track with great production, seriously, you can hear the professionalism in the song. Try it out yourself, you will not be disappointed.
If you’re looking for something unique and refreshingly different from what’s out there right now in music—or if you just want some new tunes to dance around your house, check her out on Spotify. And don’t forget to visit her website also!
4) AWAVEZ – Your Name
Awavez is a Swedish artist whose latest single, “Your Name,” is the perfect track to listen to after a long day at work. It’s a playful, upbeat song that will make you feel like dancing.
There is something different about his voice. His music is very personal, he mostly works alone, and he stays anonymous except for his songs. Mostly rock, and pop, with touches of house and techno, he moves between genres and styles.
Awavez has a soundscape that’s experimental, general, art pop and leftfield; it’s an eclectic mix of genres including electronic pop, synth wave, psychedelic and experimental electronic. The singer’s voice is light and airy—it’s not overpowering or too masculine for the track. The music is cinematic and soundtrack-like; it’s the perfect way to unwind after a long day.
He has a very special way of writing lyrics for his music. Many times, serious subjects are treated in a joking or politically charged manner or the lyrics are poems in their own right. There is even an unusual take on relationships in the love songs.
5) DESARAE DEE – Holiday Soul
Have you ever wanted to listen to a musician who combines the styles of jazz, lo-fi hip-hop beats, neo-soul, and R&B? Well, if so then Desarae Dee is the artist for you.
Her single Holiday Soul is a perfect example of this unique blend of genres. The song has an easy listening feel that is perfect for relaxing or studying with its mellow vibe.
From Toronto, Canada, Desarae Dee is an Instrumental Fusion Artist, Multi-Instrumentalist, Producer, Content Creator and Educator.
The Holiday Soul by Desarae Dee fuses jazz, r&b, and neo-soul nuances that are timeless, calm and expressive and leave you craving mistletoe and yule log fireplaces. In addition to adding depth and style beyond your standard carol, it also embodies the energy of a classic holiday tune.
6) ANDREAS PENNA – A New World
Andrea Penna, is an independent artist from Italy who has been working on his latest album, A New World. The album takes you on a journey through the urban jungle of New York City and the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Penna describes it as “an album about dreams, hopes and fears”.
The tracks on this album have a very classic sound to them, which makes them easy to listen to. The music is orchestral in nature, with a hint of jazz influence. Although some of the tracks have a more upbeat tempo, most of them are relaxing and slow-paced. If you like instrumental music that can help you relax after a long day at work or school then this is definitely an album for you!
All the tracks on this album are instrumental except for one: “Concrete,” which features vocals from Andrea Penna himself. This song has an easy listening vibe throughout most of its duration, but at about 2 minutes in there’s an unexpected shift into something much more energetic—just enough so that you can really feel yourself moving along with it as if you were watching someone dance through life as they
7) DAMIEN – Empty
Damien is a dark-pop singer and songwriter from Ipswich, Australia. His single “Empty” is an alternative pop track with a heavy industrial influence and a distinctly danceable beat.
Damien’s single “Empty” is one of those songs. It’s an electronic pop song with dark-wave elements and a danceable beat. The lyrics are raw and deeply personal—the singer describes the pain of losing someone close to him and the way it feels like he’s lost himself in the process. The lyrics show us that Damien has not just lost his lover—he seems to have lost himself as well, wandering around aimlessly.
I think this is why it’s so easy for me to relate to this song: because sometimes I feel like I’ve lost myself too. Maybe you do too? But no matter what happens in life, we can always find ourselves again if we look hard enough—and this song reminds me of that fact every time I listen to it!