13 Free Instrumental Music Albums From Hard Rock to Classical [Sound Sunday]
Every week Sound Sunday introduces you to a new set of EPs and albums that you can download for free. This week was inspired by Ellen’s request for non-vocal music.
“I’m a university professor and spend a lot of time at my computer. (…) [H]aving music playing is really useful because I often work in noisy public areas (…) and putting on headphones and playing music drowns out a lot of the ambient noise.”
Do you also use music to improve your focus and concentration?
All EPs and albums can be downloaded for free. That said, we kindly ask you to donate a few dollars for music you enjoy! Note that artists benefit more from donations made on Bandcamp than any purchases via platforms like iTunes or Spotify.
You are welcome to submit your music, send suggestions with free albums you have discovered, or request genres I haven’t covered in a while. For all Sound Sunday related inquiries, please contact Tina @ this domain.
EP: David Oakes – The Juggernaut
Genre: instrumental, rock, hard rock
This David Oakes is a musician from the UK.
The Juggernaut is a name your price download from.
Anxious Mind – Shades
Genre: alternative, electronic, instrumental, drum & bass, rock, metal
Anxious Mind are a instrumental rock & metal band from Poland. From their homepage: “The idea of Anxious Mind arose in March 2012. The project presents instrumental music which in general is rock, metal and a bit of electronic. Anxious Mind wants to challenge also many other genres like trip-hop, jazz, industrial, doom, grunge, stoner, post-rock, etc.”
Shades is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
EP: Coma Cloud – Coma Cloud EP
Genre: alternative, instrumental, rock, ambient, post-hardcore, post-rock
Come Cloud are post rock & hardcore band from the UK.
Coma Cloud EP is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Dusk Warrior – Overdrive Sunrise
Genre: experimental, garage, pop, r&b
Nicholas Shapiro and Michael Osso are the masterminds behind Dusk Warrior. Overdrive Sunrise is a musical homage to the 60s.
“Music Library was a genre of music that, basically sound tracked popular culture in the 60s. It was like this experimental pop instrumental music that composers would create to accompany various genres of film I discovered that genre last year and fell in love with it because it felt exactly like the kind of music I was already making and I wanted to focus in on that 60s feel way more. I wanted to soundtrack a fictional anime, hence the goofy name of the project and all the goofy song names.” – Nicholas Shapiro via Gold Sweatshirt [Broken Link Removed]
Overdrive Sunrise is a free download from Bandcamp.
Luiz Esteves – Sonhos Brasileiros
Genre: ambient, experimental, post-rock
From the album page: “Sonhos Brasileiros (Brazilian Dreams) is the 5th solo album by Luiz Esteves of Leyline (www.leyline.com). The music expresses a mixture of disenchantment / hope with his native Brazil.”
Sonhos Brasileiros is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Rob Costlow – Woods of Chaos
Genre: instrumental, melodic, classical, piano, solo
Album notes from Rob: “I recorded Woods of Chaos in HD at 192kHz – 24 bit. The songs are meant to be loud and more in your face. The album is a reflection of my battles, successes and determination to move forward. There is a lot of venting exemplified with intense and heavy notes throughout the songs. I’m not scared anymore. The “Woods of Chaos” will always be there, but I’m able to overcome the beasts and find peace. Create your own experience with each song.”
Woods of Chaos is a free download from Jamendo.
Roger Stéphane – Symphoniquement votre
Genre: instrumental, symphonic, classical
Roger Stéphane is a classical music composer from Lyon, France.
Symphoniquement votre is a free download from Jamendo.
Noblemo – Bella [No Longer Available]
Noblemo is a composer of classical music from Laval, France. Each of his 80 albums is unique and tells a story, making his music full of surprises.
Bella is a free download from.
Jorisma – Life Energy
Genre: electronic, pop
Jorisma is a musician and programmer from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Life Energy is a free download from.
Graysoundz – The Barbur Strategy [No Longer Available]
Genre: instrumental, ambient, classical, rock, hip hop
The Barbur Strategy is Graysoundz’s debut instrumental album. The artist from Portland, Oregon has also done all the writing, recording, arranging, mixing, producing, and artwork for the album.
The Barbur Strategy is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
– Basement Beats Vol.1
Genre: instrumental, hip hop
Basement Beats Vol. 1 is the first official release from Hip Hop producer Espinosa.
Basement Beats Vol.1 is a free download from Bandcamp.
– Instrumental Series: Volume 1
Genre: instrumental, hip hop, rap
The albums contains a selection of hip hop beats by the Conventry-based beat maker JAG.
Instrumental Series: Volume 1 is a free download from Bandcamp.
Devastator – Redemption
Genre: instrumental, soundscape, ambient, hip hop
From the album page: “The debut release from Nottingham based Producer “Devastator” is a strictly Instrumental Album. Created during & in the Aftermath of undoubtedly the toughest & most turbulent period of his life, this Album deals with Death, Heartbreak, Depression & ultimately Redemption. (…) When played on repeat the CD continues infinitely with no clear start or finish as Ouroboros.”
Redemption is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
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