Moving Structures

List: Best Instrumental Bands

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I was combing through my CD/Record collection the other day and I noticed that I have quite a few albums by strictly instrumental bands. There is something truly remarkable about being able to create a piece of music that hits all the right emotions and feelings with just music and no lyrics. So, naturally this got me thinking I should compile a list of the best instrumental bands.

This list is in no particular order and needs your input!

 

01) Explosions In The Sky
02) This Will Destry You
03) Moving Structures
04) Russian Circles
05) And So I Watch You From Afar
06) Apocalyptica
07) Godspeed You Black Emperor
08) If These Trees Could Talk
09) Pelican
10) Mogwai
11) Red Sparrows
12) Orbital
13) Set and Setting
14) 65 Days of Static
15) The Cancer Conspiracy
16) Battles
17) Stars Of The Lid
18) Mono
19) Tangerine Dream

The Results Are In…

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The 3rd Annual Audioeclectica Readers Poll Results Are In!!!

The results are based on fan/reader votes. Thank you to all that took the time to vote for your favorites.

And now…
Best Guitar Duo:

James Moore and Mitch Wayte- Moving Structures
Best Bassist: TIE

Kevin Lewis- Moving Structures
John Jarvis- Scour

Best Drummer:

Chris Marquard- Moving Structures
Best Guitarist:

Derek Engemann- Scour
Best Vocalist:

Jason Kothmann- Interstelar
Best Album Cover:

Interstelar- Resin

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End of the Year 2016: Best Guitar Duo’s

2016 is on the verge of ending. It’s been quite an interesting, strange, depressing and scary year. Despite all the divide across the land and countless other problems, 2016 was a great year for new albums. I have a feeling that with time, the music released this year, 2016,  will be one of those years that gave us classic albums.

To start things off for the first category of End Of The Year Lists, I’m going to make a list of the top 10 guitar duos in music. The stipulation is that, they have to have released an album this year.

I encourage you to vote for your favorite in the comments section. At the end of the month, I will release the results of the readers poll.

This list is also in NO PARTICULAR ORDER!!!

Top 10 Guitar Duo’s of 2016:

01) James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett- Metallica
02) Jordan Buckley and Andy Williams- Every Time I Die
03) Johnny Dang and Jordan McGhin- O’Brother
04) Adam Dutkiewicz and Joel Stroetzel- Killswitch Engage
05) Joe Duplantier and Christian Andreu- Gojira
06) Scott Kelly and Steve Von Till- Neurosis
07) Ben Weinman and Brent Hinds- Giraffe Tongue Orchestra
08) Brian “Head” Welch and James “Munky” Schaffer- Korn
09) Kemble Walters and Cory Clark- Aeges
10) James Moore and Mitch Wayte- Moving Structures

Album Review: Moving Structures- Awake

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A while back I made the band Moving Structures the band of the week. During that time they were in the midst of working on their debut full length. Well it’s now out and it is tremendous. When you are an instrumental band, the ability to connect with listeners and invoke feeling without vocals and lyrics is not easy, but Moving Structures are one of the few bands I’ve heard to be able to do just that and then some. There is something truly remarkable about the melodies and tones that they use to get you to feel something more than usual. The power of not having vocals makes you think and delve deeper into your senses. The twelve songs on Moving Structures’s debut Awake, take you on a journey that allows the listener to grasp their intentions all the while making it something that transcends the genre. With bits of prog, ambience, and rock, Moving Structures have released an album that can become a new blueprint for instrumental bands to learn and expand upon.

iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/awake/id1121348813

Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/2o2DkwFqaMIay5KEq43rP8?platform=hootsuite

From The Band:

http://www.movingstructuresband.com/merch/vne40w8ilppyimcs9qdfoeq8no0o9e

By: Brian Lacy

Band Of The Week: Moving Structures

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The ability to create moods with music is a wonderful thing. If you can create something that goes further than the norm without words, you know you are really on to something special. Los Angeles’s Moving Structures can do just that. Their music combines elements of prog rock and experimental rock, to create an ambient euphoric experience.  Currently, Moving Structures are in the studio with Aaron Harris of Isis/Palms, working on their new record. Moving Structures really are a tremendous band with the material to back it up.

https://www.facebook.com/MovingStructuresBand

http://movingstructures.bandcamp.com/

By: Brian Lacy