Instrumental music comes in all shapes and colors, somehow freed from the often genre-defining vocals. The challenge however, is the same: keeping your listeners interested in your music without the often relate-able addition of vocals. The Isosceles Project are a prime example of both points made above: both freed from genre restrictions and amazingly engaging even without vocals, the Canadian trio are both intensely technical and surprisingly approachable. Check out my favorite track, and title track of their 2009 Oblivion’s Candle, below!
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While the band’s latest release was in 2012 and their back catalog is by no means extensive, there is plenty in this intricate music to keep you hooked. The track above itself weaves between post-rock, progressive metal and whatever else you care to call such bewildering and heady music. If you’re so inclined, you can also search the web for Eric Euler, band member and artist, who creates paintings that go well with the eccentrics of the band itself.