This week, Sound Sunday goes instru-mental. Enjoy a collection of free MP3 downloads from independent artists. These tunes provide you with distraction free background music for many activities that require focus and calmness.
Every so often a reader requests an instrumental music edition. When asked why, many say they find other music too irritating while working. Lyrics can challenge you to think. Instrumental music on the other hand crowds out distractions, making it a great backdrop for studying, reading, or other tasks that require focus and a calm mind.
Genre: ambient, experimental, rock, post-rock
Genre: alternative, indie, electronic, rock, afrobeat
Genre: orchestral, medieval, folk, soundtrack
This debute album of mine contains 20 unique tracks and over 96 minutes of fantasy, folk, ethnic, orchestral and soundtrack music. If you like the music and download this album, a little donation will be appreciated. Please contact me if you want to use my music in movies, games, presentations etc.
Genre: beats, jazzy, lo-fi
The Netherlands have brought forth [many unique musicians], so the name ”The Dutch” was quickly conceived. The concept behind [the album] is to offer the listener [a playlist] they can listen to while traveling; ”headphones music”.
Genre: experimental, funk, jazz, rock
Alan Vaughan presents a collection of freely improvised tracks.
Genre: ambient, experimental, post-rock
A quiet record that feels just like a run of water; rock elements washed with soft melodies.
Genre: ambient, acoustic, downtempo, post-rock
This album is presented by GO4awalk, a Russian independent net-label for walkers and contemplatives. The album itself is dedicated to the still atmosphere of winter. The artist writes: “At first there was a plan to leave the album the way it was (i.e. experimental improvisations) and put it out as a side project of Semyon Korenkovich. But afterwards additional textures started to appear – bass lines, percussions, extra guitars etc., so it was decided to put the album out under the name of Sö.”
Genre: classic rock, blues, psychedelic
Cronenberg is a three piece classic rock & blues band from Guadalajara, Mexico.
Genre: alternative, indie, americana, rock
Magnolia Music offers instrumental tracks for media license. Unfortunately, they didn’t add any links whatsoever to their Bandcamp page. Worse even, there appears to be a competing music label with almost the same name from New Orleans.
Genre: melodic, progressive, rock, metal
Sithu Aye is a one man recording band from the greeny hills of Scotland. A fan says “Once again Sithu Aye brings some spectacular riffage in his brand of “happy” metal. This one sounds GREAT, too: you can tell he’s improving on the drum tracking.”
Genre: progressive, metal, post rock
My name is Anup Sastry. I am a drummer. I am also an audio engineer and producer. I currently play drums for Jeff Loomis, (…) in a band called Intervals (based out of Toronto) and another band called Skyharbor (based out of New Delhi).
Genre: electronic, ambient, rock, metal, metalcore, post-hardcore
Norwegian guitarist and composer Emil Bringsli likes to express himself through his music. What erupts from his core is a dark and melodic sound.
Genre: progressive, metal, solo guitar
Fadjar Ramadhan is a .NET Developer and musician. He plays in the Indonesian Death Metal band FUneral Inception. Devil’s Legacy is the first album of his solo project.
Genre: trap music, hip hop
This EP contains elements of electronic dance music and heavy beats. It completes a sampling of instrumental music which crossed many genres.
For what tasks do you use instrumental music and what genre works best for you?
If you would like to see your music or your favorite genre featured on Sound Sunday or need a playlist for a special event, let us know in the comments or get in touch with me @TinaSieber on Twitter or email tina at this domain.