Instrumental music –what would I do without you?
Over the course of my years, I’ve come across some absolutely stunning instrumentals –piano melodies, violin songs, etc. And I use this blog to hopefully expose them to acknowledge them.
There’s already a Part 1 which you can access here. I’m writing Part 2 because I love instrumental music. There’s probably going to be a Part 3, 4, 5, etc. I’ll never stop discovering such beautiful music.
Although I have to point out, this part isn’t meant to be considered “better” than my first. Or worse. There’s no specific order between that list and this one. Nor the order the songs are in.
I hope you like them!
1. Time – Hans Zimmer
It starts off slow, almost like background noise, but then develops into such a strong melody. Hans Zimmer’s other instrumental music are just as beautiful, and he’s such a wonderful pianist.
2. Moonlight – Yiruma
COMMENTS: Yiruma was the very first instrumental artist I discovered. His song “The River Flows In You” was the first wordless piece I fell in love with, and will always hold a significance for him.
However, melody-wise, I prefer Moonlight. It’s beautiful, melodic, hopeful and fleeting. It suits the theme of night perfectly. I couldn’t think of a better song.
3. Sleepless Beauty – Gravitation
COMMENTS: If I’m not mistaken, it’s a song from an anime. A friend of mine learnt it online, and it was absolutely beautiful, so I did also. The real version has lyrics, is a rock (I think) and is sung by an animated (possibly fictional) band. I don’t know.
All I’m aware of is how pleasant the instrumental is. As somebody who dislikes Science-Fiction in general, all I can think are dystopian worlds, characters and futures when listening to this, despite how the title gives none of this information as clues.
4. Sound of Falling Rain – Ryann
COMMENTS: I may be a little biased, but I love the sound of rain. This is one of those songs which are haunting, dark and, well, I don’t see lightness at all. It doesn’t lose its utter beauty, though. The effects of rain in the background does wonders.
5. Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve
COMMENTS: This song is popularised by television. I’m sure that, if you play this, it will be familiar to you in some way, shape or form. In Australia, it’s associated with a bank (forgot which one specifically, though)
And I realise the original version has lyrics. But it sounds just as nice without. Dramatic, excellent piece. Perfect song to suit slow-motioned videos, in my opinion.
6. Nuvole Bianche – Ludovico Einaudi
COMMENTS: Starting off slow and ending intense, this is the song for you. To translate the title, it’s called “White Clouds.” It suits it. I couldn’t think of a better title. Also, it’s one of those songs that are generic –you can’t dislike it, I don’t think.
7. One Day – Helen Jane Long
Very first song I’ve ever discovered by Helen Jane Long. Simplistic, a little on the dark side, yet uplifting. From this song onwards, I knew Helen Jane Long was an incredible artist, and looked up some of her other beautiful music.