Heather McIntosh of Elephant 6 is the brains and backbone of The Instruments, who youâ€™ve probably never heard of. But you should. Their music is mystical and unlike anything else youâ€™ve heard. Itâ€™s dark, beautiful, pensive, provocative . . .. I try to describe a few tracks, but words truly fail. â€œOde to the Sea,â€ the lead track, is less atmospheric and less experimental than the other cuts hereâ€”itâ€™s actually got a melodyâ€”but nearly every song has zero beat. Most of the tunes are like waltzes in a lagoon: You can sway, but you canâ€™t move your feet. On Orange Twin records.
For fans of: Brian Eno, Nico, Elf Power,Of Montreal.