Instrumental

Ispahan

Ispahan – channeling the sounds of the old Orient

I live in Asia Minor, and when I first heard the melancholy and mysterious strains of Christian "Kiane" Fromentin's Ispahan, my first thought was that this guy must be making music in my local area. I was surprised to find out that he's actually in France - he just has a very innate sense of what the region of the Near and Middle East sounds like, and a talent for evoking nostalgia... even for listeners who have never been to this part of the world.

Celestial Eon Project “Mind’s Eye” – relax or meditate to their soft melodies

Minds Eye is exactly the type of album you should listen to if you are feeling nostalgic and emotional. The compositions in this track intend to evoke entrancing emotions that will lure listeners even deeper to its melodies. The only question that remains, however, is if this intention was ever really fulfilled. Favorably speaking, all 13 songs in this EPfrom songs entitled Virtue Lost to Woods of Eremaeare able to deliver what it poised itself to do.

Helsingfors’ “Schematics” – a free post-rock/math rock album download from UK

Helsingfors is a five-person instrumental post-rock/math rock band from London, England. The band, which includes all four members of the now-defunct instrumental band From the Sky, is composed of Daniel King, James Morris, Barry Rogers, Alan Ross, and John Spears. The band has released its debut EP entitled "Schematics," which includes four all-new songs. "Schematics" was recorded primarily as a live band, and as such, the EP pulsates with all the energy a live show brings. The album is available now as a free download from the netlabel Lost Children.

Cakeflap “The Bakery is Open” – The Fiercest One-Track Album Ever

The album The Bakery is Open is the debut album of Cakeflap - a four-member band from UK. According to their Myspace page, the band started as just a collaboration of four 'disgruntled employees' who've had 'one too many Digestives'. They then decided to make exhaustingly long songs that run for as long as 20 minutes! The Bakery is Open is a one-track album and that single track is a medley of 18 different instrumental songs. Very understandably, cakeflap describes their music as progressive rock and jazz fusion.

“psychopathethic” by Grace Valhalla

Grace Valhalla is a young, fresh female French DJ & composer. To date, she's released four albums - "psychopathethic" is her first one. Out of all four, "psychopathethic" is the most influenced by rock music. The second album entitled "PEAK~" is definitely more on the electronic side, while the third, "Wire", is a mix between the first two. Her newest album, "summerCamp", has more of a pop feel to it and is the most upbeat and positive.

Grace Valhalla: summerCamp

Grace Valhalla is a young French DJ & composer and "summerCamp" is her fourth album. "You'll find many analog sounds, 8bit sounds and guitars in this album. I wanted something warm, a soft music of summer", says Grace Valhalla. Download her Zipped Album or a Torrent file here.