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John Ponton, III

Denver, Colorado
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I am a man of instrumental music, from math-rock to metalcore, from jazz to afrobeat and all things in-between. I am tough to please but quick to praise when something comes along that catches my interest. When perusing my collection, know that this is some of the best instrumental music I've found thus far on bandcamp.
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  1. Apocryphal Gravity
    by hubris.
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    Doom Mons Doom Mons
    Outstanding post-spacerock wizardry! Though the song structures are sprawling, they are filled with meaningful moments that propel the listener on their cosmic journey through washes of hazy guitar and pulsing rhythms.
  2. Tracts
    by Equals
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    Telefoto Telefoto
    Twinkling, melodic guitars that twist and turn in a swirl of percussion, bass and synthesizer. Relaxing at times, urgent at others, this is a fascinating tapestry of upbeat and catchy tunes that will follow you everywhere you go.
  3. In Return (Deluxe Edition)
    by ODESZA
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    IPlayYouListen (Live) IPlayYouListen (Live)
    When an artist takes time to include the instrumental alternatives, it's usually because they're strong enough to stand on their own, and this is no exception. These live sound/electronic compositions satisfy on so many levels, it's impossible to nail down how they are at once deeply cerebral and yet utterly uplifting. Gorgeous swells and cascading rhythms to drift away on.
    by VHS Dreams
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    Discorecord Discorecord
    Though I'm not a huge fan of either 80's or modern electronic music, somehow this album is absolutely fantastic. The mix of influences are perfectly balanced to create a sound that is dance floor ready while while avoiding the cliches of both genres.
  5. R.I.P. City
    by Fennec
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    Rose Gold Night Rose Gold Night
    Another can of ear worms that satisfy on so many levels. These electronic compositions are once again stitched with sampled material to become larger than the sum of their parts, creating an atmosphere that can bridge the gap between impromptu kitchen dance parties and long subway commutes.
  6. Beloved
    by Fennec
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    Blue Spray Jacket Blue Spray Jacket
    These tracks are decidedly geared toward dance-ability while still being underpinned with the sense of introspection I've come to associate with Fennec. How these elements are combined to create such dynamic music is a testament to this artist's skill.
  7. The Olympians
    by The Olympians
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    Pluto's Lament Pluto's Lament
    This is some world class soul/funk/afro-beat that really pays tribute to the giants of decades gone by. All of the arrangements are exceptional, but I must say the strings really shine and add a nuanced complexity that just doesn't exist in modern music anymore. The Gods have been appeased!
  8. Let Your Heart Break
    by Fennec
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    Blurred Lights Blurred Lights
    The way these mixed tracks weave and flow together is absolutely hypnotic and they are so well cut and manipulated that the results are wonderfully unique from their source material. This isn't a genre I usually dabble in but the album is a polished gem that is impossible to get out of your head once you've let it in.
  9. Supreme Truth (Instrumental)
    by SHOKRAN
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    The Right To Sorrow The Right To Sorrow
    Brilliant progressive metal that's djent enough to scratch that itch while still finding ways to innovate the genre by weaving sounds of traditional instruments throughout the album.
  10. Self-Titled
    by Failure of Milk
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    Leviathan Leviathan
    Absolutely fantastic metal/mathcore that punches in all the right places but also weaves electronic elements to layer a more complex aesthetic wherein you're suddenly entranced by a perfectly placed piano and/or string accompaniment.
  11. Midnight
    by Dan Lissvik
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    M M
    A wonderful collection of catchy tunes that are both energetic and blissed out. Layers of synths and live instrumentation combine in a glorious celebration that is the perfect soundtrack to afterdark. A little funk, a little pop and a little disco all mixed in perfect quantities.


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