||Nominal CD (2006) |
Instruments songs INFORMATION
Description: 3 piece recording ensemble
Location: Halifax, Canada
Combined Height: 5.
Combined Weight: 269.
J. LaPointe, Jon Hutt, and Daniel MacDonald began playing together as early as 1991, formally establishing themselves as The MOTES (w/ Craig Thibault) in 1994. The foursome released six albums, achieving a moderate degree of cult status fame before disbanding in 1998. LaPointe spent the next three years playing in North of America, touring extensively and releasing four albums, while Hutt spent that time developing his Recyclone project, releasing three albums and collaborating with LaPointe again on the "Numbers" full-length. LaPointe, Hutt, and MacDonald reconvened as INSTRUMENTS in 2001.
Nominal (2005)Hello Loneliness (remix of Skyrider, 2006)Chimera (film soundtrack, 2006)rip u$a, and Drunk on Movement (w/Bleubird, on RIP U$A, 2007)
||Cast a Half Shadow CD (2006) |
Instruments CD discography Ever since the breakup of the original set of Elephant 6 bands, there's been a lack of those free-floating, amorphous groups that coalesce, split, and re-combine like amoebas with ADHD, lasting for one or maybe two albums, then collapsing before the same set of players gathers behind a different singer/songwriter (Marshmallow Coast, Music Tapes, Major Organ & the Adding Machine, etc.). However, the Athens contingent of Elephant 6 has slowly been realigning itself under the banner of Orange Twin Records, a label collective primarily run by members of the band Elf Power, and the Instruments Cast a Half Shadow is a return to the late-'90s glory days of this scene. The ringleader of this circus is singer/songwriter Heather McIntosh, whose list of credits incorporates Of Montreal, Japancakes, Circulatory System, and close to a dozen others. The other ten players on the album read like a who's who of Elephant 6 (major players Will Cullen Hart, John Fernandes, and Jeff Mangum, among others), but McIntosh's tremulous voice, folk-tinged melodic sense, and haunting cello are at the album's forefront. There's very little in the way of traditional pop/rock drumming here, and even the fullest arrangements, such as the expansive instrumental "Branches for Many Birds," have plenty of open space. Elsewhere, there are songs like "Our Lovely Ladder," a co-write with Hart that's so pleasantly insubstantial that the squeaks of the strings on McIntosh's acoustic guitar are louder than her vocals. Amorphous but rarely in danger of drifting off into tuneless ambience (a constant problem with ...
||Dark Smaland CD (2008) |
Instruments albums Audio Mixers: Derek Almstead; Heather McIntosh .
Recording information: Athens, GA; Brooklyn, NY.
Instruments: Derek Almstead (electric guitar); Jeff Magnum, Eric Harris.
Personnel: Heather McIntosh (vocals, acoustic guitar, dulcimer, cello, keyboards); Alasdair MacLean (electric guitar); Aaron Jollay (trombone); Pete Erchick (piano).
||Billions of Phonographs CD (2002) |
Instruments music CDs Like many other Athens, GA-based groups, the Instruments are less of a band and more of a loose collective of musicians and artists centered around one figure: something between a band and a solo project. Heather McIntosh, the cellist for Japancakes and Circulatory System, ...
||My Lady Rich CD (2009) |
Instruments CD discography
||Sandalwood: Under the Influence CD (2000) |
Instruments albums Track Listing of songs: Close; Reckless Day; I Am With You; Dare; Fly; Reckless Day; I Am With You; Fly; Open;
Popular or famous Instruments music songs: Sad Song, Hampton Court Masque, For A Silent Movie, Northern Skies, Sea Chantey, Amongst the Trees. More music songs Reckless Day, bird song, Sounds Electric, Pastorale, Response, My Friend, Come When I Call, Lullaby, Seems So Far. More music songs Song for Thomas, Early Lights, Cello Ballad, Black Kite, When The Stars Shine. See All Songs
Instruments music CDs Key Personnel
|Member Name||Worked With|
|Heather McIntosh||Of Montreal, Elf Power, Circulatory System, Great Lakes, Japancakes, Ladybug Transistor, Superchunk, Amor De Dias, Apples In Stereo|
|Eric Harris||Elf Power, Olivia Tremor Control, Circulatory System, Amorphous Strums, Gerbils, Gypsyhawk, HAM1, Late B.P. Helium, Major Organ & The Adding Machine|
|Will Cullen Hart|
|Jeff Magnum||Dead Boys, Frankenstein|
|Derek Almstead||Elf Power, Summer Hymns, Circulatory System, Orenda Fink, Great Lakes, M Coast, Marshmallow Coast, Visitations, Sunshine Fix|
Instruments discography More Music Artists
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|Instruments CD Discography of Music Albums|