If I’ve been neglecting one thing thus far, it’s the instrumentals on this album. (Truth is, I’m neglecting a whole lot more than that, but that’s not the point.)
Usually, an instrumental track will go one of two ways:
- simple, repetitive, short
- epic, more-complex (yet still repetitive), long
Here’s an example of the first kind from my favorite nintendo-core outfit, Horse the Band.
And here is an example of a more complex instrumental from the bluegrass(ish) band Nickel Creek.
I could share many more epic instrumentals by metal bands, but I feel they really lose their meaning when you listen to them out of context. (Yes, I’m an entire-album-at-a-time purist. Don’t hate.)
I think since we’ll have 3 instrumentals on the album, I’d like to have at least one of each flavor. Covering as many bases as possible seems to be a recurring theme here…
Anyhow, I was messing around with some guitar effects and happened to like this progression quite a bit. I decided to record it, and now I’m thinking that it might make a good instrumental for track 8. Have a listen below.
2 minutes might be a bit long, especially for something this repetitive and simple…but I was enjoying myself. It could benefit from some other instrumentation as well, but as I’ve said before, it’s just good to have a starting point!
I suppose this means that track 5 is going to be an instrumental of the more “epic” variety. Jake plays a mean piano, so maybe he would be able to write something for us there. I’ll run the idea past him…