The Silence Magnifies The Sound: Instrumental Music

The Silence Magnifies The Sound: Instrumental Music

There’s something remarkable about Instrumental music. Don’t get me wrong, I listen to plenty of lyrical songs as well. Many of my favorite bands include lyrics and vocals. Yet I always come back to Instrumental music at some point. I’ll listen to Instrumental music for a while before finding a new lyrical band, or rediscovering an old one, then I’ll go back to Instrumental. The cycle continues. I don’t know what it is about Instrumental music that makes me continue to come back to it, and to want to create it. I’ve always enjoyed Instrumental music, but I didn’t know of many good Instrumental bands growing up. There were The Ventures, and that was pretty much it. When I was around eight years old, I found the first Instrumental song that I really loved. The song was called Paradise Lost by Icehouse. But my fondness of Instrumental music really began in High School. I was listening to some Relient K songs on Youtube when I stumbled across the song Terminals. I immediately began listening to Terminals non-stop for the next several days. It had the classic Relient K feel, yet it had the added bonus of being very much electronic (Everything is better with synthesizers). I discovered that Terminals was produced by some guy named Adam Young of a band called Owl City, so I decided to check him out. Owl City instantly became my favorite band. I had never heard electronic music like Owl City before, and I devoured it.   As I continued to listen to Owl City, I discovered that Adam Young had created many Instrumental projects before...