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Post by Sugar Floyd Louis Tue 03 Jul 2012, 11:59 am

I'm a music producer, composer and instrumentalist, not professional yet but aiming to be.

Anyways, what are the best instrumentals you've heard?

p.s I feel as though this is an aspect of music not recognised enough (at award shows etc), at a time that many people criticise music and for example I commonly hear people stating that all these artists want to do is sing on catchy instrumentals, that in itself is a compliment to these producers, TRUST me it's not easy making something catchy.

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Post by Guest Tue 03 Jul 2012, 12:17 pm

To me nothing sounds quite like a Telecaster!! My Esquire 50 just sounds like heaven and is divine to play. My mate has a Fender Mustang 65 and I am so tempted to burgle him for it!! Such a sweet heavy sound!

I used to play keyboards when I was younger. I was a massive fan of the Yamaha's of the 80's. It was hard to warm to it as it doesn't get the juices going quite like a guitar does.

It really does depend on your poison. Many of my friends who use tabletops to record music and use samples I find a cheap way of creating music, though with time I have seen it as a fusion of music if anything else.

I have over the years found a new respect for Bass guitairs. Altough I don't own one, I would like to buy one in the future.

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Post by Guest Tue 03 Jul 2012, 1:37 pm

Read the thread again

Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield
Equinox Part 5/Crockets Theme - Jean Michel Jarre
Nightvision - Daft Punk
Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson
Oye Como Va - Santana
Drinking in LA - Bran 3000
Orinoco Flow - Enya
Chariots of Fire - Vangelis
Paradise Stars - Noah and the Whale

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Post by President Trump Tue 03 Jul 2012, 2:27 pm

Orion - Metallica
Call of Chtulu - Metallica
Surfing with the Alien - Joe Satriani

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Post by Sugar Floyd Louis Tue 03 Jul 2012, 4:48 pm

I'll check these out OK

Good to see some people appreciate sound Very Happy

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Post by Adam D Tue 03 Jul 2012, 6:52 pm

If we we are talking purely an instrumental act then maybe something like

Saxuality by Candy Dulfer and Dave Stewart which was class.

If you are talking instrumental pieces, a lot of Pink Floyd stuff just wont be topped.

As a weird note, the best busker I ever heard was on the London underground who was playing Dr Dre The next chapter on the elctric Oboe - that was awesome!

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Post by ShahenshahG Sat 07 Jul 2012, 5:26 pm

God is an Astronaut - End of the beginning

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Post by GG Sun 08 Jul 2012, 1:24 pm

Explosions In The Sky - Your Hand In Mine

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Post by Luckless Pedestrian Mon 09 Jul 2012, 8:29 am

'Space Instrumental' - Richard James

'Let's Go Away for Awhile' - The Beach Boys

'Mogwai Fear Satan' - Mogwai

'Believe, Beleft, Below' - Esbjorn Svensson Trio

Those'll do for now. They are plenty more, but I'll have a think. The last one there is jazz, but most jazz is instrumental so I don't know if you want any more of those.

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Post by sodhat Mon 09 Jul 2012, 9:40 am

legendkillarV2 wrote:To me nothing sounds quite like a Telecaster!! My Esquire 50 just sounds like heaven and is divine to play. My mate has a Fender Mustang 65 and I am so tempted to burgle him for it!! Such a sweet heavy sound!

I used to play keyboards when I was younger. I was a massive fan of the Yamaha's of the 80's. It was hard to warm to it as it doesn't get the juices going quite like a guitar does.

It really does depend on your poison. Many of my friends who use tabletops to record music and use samples I find a cheap way of creating music, though with time I have seen it as a fusion of music if anything else.

I have over the years found a new respect for Bass guitairs. Altough I don't own one, I would like to buy one in the future.

Although it isn't the topic of the thread, I'd have to agree that a Telecaster is my favourite guitar. I own one myself and it's comfortably my favourite to play. I'd never really liked them until I went to a guitar store and played one and I bought it on the spot (this was when I could afford to do that...).

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Post by GG Mon 09 Jul 2012, 11:16 pm

Duane Eddy - Peter Gunn
Dick Dale - Misirlou

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Post by Lance Wed 11 Jul 2012, 12:54 pm

dry county - bonjovi

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Post by dyrewolfe Wed 11 Jul 2012, 3:27 pm

legendkillarV2 wrote:Read the thread again

Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield
Equinox Part 5/Crockets Theme - Jean Michel Jarre
Nightvision - Daft Punk
Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson
Oye Como Va - Santana
Drinking in LA - Bran 3000
Orinoco Flow - Enya
Chariots of Fire - Vangelis
Paradise Stars - Noah and the Whale

Orinoco Flow isn't an instrumental. Wink

@Lance: and neither is Dry County (although it does have a storming guitar solo)

A couple of favourites of mine:

Transylvania - Iron Maiden
Ion - Apocalyptica
Dialectic Chaos - Megadeth
Christendom - Paradise Lost
Toss the Feathers - The Corrs
Kashmir - Led Zeppelin (Robert Plant oohs and aahs a bit but there are no real lyrics as such)
2112: Overture - Rush




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Post by Luckless Pedestrian Wed 11 Jul 2012, 3:32 pm

dyrewolfe wrote:Kashmir - Led Zeppelin (Robert Plant oohs and aahs a bit but there are no real lyrics as such)


Which version of 'Kashmir' have you been listening to?!

http://ledzeppelinlyrics.com/physical-graffiti-lyrics/kashmir-lyrics/

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Post by dyrewolfe Wed 11 Jul 2012, 4:31 pm

Luckless Pedestrian wrote:
dyrewolfe wrote:Kashmir - Led Zeppelin (Robert Plant oohs and aahs a bit but there are no real lyrics as such)


Which version of 'Kashmir' have you been listening to?!

http://ledzeppelinlyrics.com/physical-graffiti-lyrics/kashmir-lyrics/

Doh Okay - mental lapse there. I dunno why but the lyrics always fade into the background for me and I only remember the music.

Anyway, scratch that and replace it with Theme for Great Cities by Simple Minds.
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Post by Cari Wed 11 Jul 2012, 9:32 pm

The Future Sound of London - Dead Cities album. (Note: I know that's probably bending the rules slightly because the album does contain samples of noises and some, but very few vocals).
Jean Michael Jarre - Oxygene album
Orbital - Belfast
Duran Duran - Tiger Tiger
The Orb - A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld

By the way, "Crockett's Theme" was by Jan Hammer unless JMJ covered it too. thumbsup


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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch Thu 12 Jul 2012, 12:40 pm

Murderers - John Frusciante
Oscillate Wildly - The Smiths
Aerodynamic - Daft Punk
The Spanish National Anthem
28 Days Later theme

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Post by Cari Thu 12 Jul 2012, 12:49 pm

Thought of some other little gems:

Ride - Grasshopper
My Bloody Valentine - Soon (a slight cheat as there's some quiet vocals in the background on it)
Radiohead - Treefingers

Can we include remixes? I'd recommend David Holmes' remix of "If You Tolerate This Your Children will Be Next" by the Manics - it doesn't have any vocals in it either.

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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch Thu 12 Jul 2012, 12:49 pm

I don't mean Oscillate Wildly - I'm thinking of The Draize Train. That's the awesome Smiths one

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Post by Luckless Pedestrian Thu 12 Jul 2012, 12:57 pm

'Egyptian Reggae' - Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers.

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Post by Thomond Thu 12 Jul 2012, 1:25 pm

"Smooth Criminal" on cellos is pretty cool.

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Post by Cari Fri 13 Jul 2012, 2:30 pm

How could I forget Fleetwood Mac - Albatross.

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Post by The Boss Sat 28 Jul 2012, 11:24 pm

Tom Morello playing a guitar solo for The Ghost of Tom Joad at Bruce Springsteen's induction into the rock and roll hall of fame.

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Post by sugarNspikes Sun 29 Jul 2012, 3:39 pm

Suction Prints - Beefheart

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Post by ChequeredJersey Fri 03 Aug 2012, 6:23 pm

Samba Pa Ti, Santana

Red Alert, Basement Jaxx Featuring Metropole Orkest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ulf8cc5kNww

Actually, that whole collaborative album
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Post by Sugar Floyd Louis Fri 03 Aug 2012, 9:23 pm

ChequeredJersey wrote:Samba Pa Ti, Santana

Red Alert, Basement Jaxx Featuring Metropole Orkest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ulf8cc5kNww

Actually, that whole collaborative album

Awesome!!

Will get that album.

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Post by Witent Thu 27 Sep 2012, 9:01 am

I'm a newbie, can't post the youtube link, so, if you want to hear awesome music, copy and paste into youtube search this query
Игорь Рудой (саксофон) и Валентин Лысенко(бандура)

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Post by WhiteCamry Thu 04 Oct 2012, 12:47 pm

Most anything by Jeff Beck but - three guesses -Beck's Bolero stands out the most.

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Post by bluestonevedder Thu 04 Oct 2012, 3:57 pm

GG wrote:Explosions In The Sky - Your Hand In Mine

Great shout.


I'd go anything live by Dave Matthews Band. Their cover of 'All Along the Watchtower' is amazing, and mostly instrumental.

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Post by ChequeredJersey Sat 06 Oct 2012, 10:43 am

I second Dave Matthews Band. And Hocus Pocus by Focus.
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Post by CFCNick Sat 06 Oct 2012, 11:37 am

A few from one of my favourite guitarists, Brad Paisley, from his 2008 instumental album Play: The Guitar Album. Country music has a few great guitarists, specifically Brad Paisley and Keith Urban.

Departure https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1om912O13A

Cliffs Of Rock City https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8CrcXy_bMg

Turf's Up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61oAJAlz_90

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Post by Josiah Maiestas Sun 07 Oct 2012, 9:34 am

Knights of Cydonia - Muse
Bibio - Lovers Carvings
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Post by dyrewolfe Mon 08 Oct 2012, 2:03 pm

Nothing Else Matters - Apocalyptica
Dialectic Chaos - Megadeth
Children - Robert Miles
Oxygene I - Jean Michel Jarre

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