The End of Light By Heat

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INSTRUMENTS is the band of dedicated life-long musicians J. LaPointe, Jon Hutt, and Daniel MacDonald. Though they operate largely without agenda or aspiration, over the course of more than two decades their work both together and individually has quietly influenced and inspired a generation of musicians in their home of Halifax, NS and beyond.

INSTRUMENTS cannot be described in simple terms. Their sound is at once organic and robotic, combining influences as diverse as metal, post rock, electronic noise, science fiction, and the traditional folklore of their native rural Nova Scotia - all providing a basis for the ongoing collaboration and brotherhood of principal writers LaPointe and Hutt, a creative bond now lasting well over twenty years.

“The End of Light By Heat” is a powerful monument to the enduring strength of this union, capturing an expansive sound only hinted at on prior albums, and more representative of the scale and sheer volume of their live show. “Black Cloud” sets the tone with its chanted statement of purpose, and “Send Resend” uses repetitive bass and drums to paint a cloudless night sky as a backdrop for soaring guitar and vocals. “Long Days” is a convincing adaptation of a song by Canadian post punk standard bearers Nomeansno, while “Clock” and “Mum and Dad” both ascend from simple verses to epic conclusions.

Equally dark and uplifting, the seven songs on “The End of Light By Heat” play as an expertly crafted narrative that transcends genres and expectations, making it clear that INSTRUMENTS follow no path but their own.

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released August 12, 2014

JON HUTT - Drums, Percussion
J. LAPOINTE - Guitar, Vocals, Samples
DANIEL MACDONALD - Bass, Media

Recorded and mixed in the analog domain at The Archive, Mineville, NS, Canada, 2010-2014. Engineered by J. LaPointe
Designed by Daniel MacDonald
Illustration and Photography by Jon Hutt

The master level of this digital recording has been set to allow for the full natural dynamic range of the analog master tapes. Please adjust your playback volume control accordingly.

INSTRUMENTS uses ATR Magnetics Master Tape.

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INSTRUMENTS Halifax, Nova Scotia

Minimalist sci fi nerd rock since 1993.

Membership:
J. LaPointe, Jon Hutt, Daniel MacDonald

Location: Mineville, Canada.

Previous Affiliations:
North of America, The MOTES, Recyclone

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Track Name: Black Cloud
It is my aim to think like a line of force and move like a wave of light to nowhere in particular. There to here, in equal steps of course. Nature doesn't rush, and all gets done.
Track Name: Trellis III Tripod
I am currently living as my former future self.
Making plans for what I eventually might become.

Overestimating my actual resolve.
Underestimating random chance and circumstance.

Not what I predicted I'd remember it to be.
Not what I remember I predicted it to be.

I am currently living as my former future self.
Making plans for what I eventually might not become.

Not what I remember I predicted it to be.
Track Name: Send Resend
Send, resend, so we can defend our knowledge of the second verse. Send, resend, a message of our broken ship blown off course.

Carve, carve, cut tunnels deep under the surface. Starve, starve, we shrivel and die - making metal plates gives us purpose.

Send, resend, so we can defend our knowledge of the second verse. Send, resend, a message of our broken ship blown off course.
Track Name: Long Days
(lyrics by Rob Wright / John Wright)
I grew days. I grew them long. I grew them short. I wasted them away. Long days - I wasted them away. Count the hours, count the minutes. Look into that hole, can you see what's in it? Long days - I wasted them away. See them stretch out behind me. See them crouch right behind me. See them pass right beside me. See them stretch out before me. Long days - I wasted them away.
Track Name: Clock
Silent giant, creeps along the shore. When I ask him where he goes, he says, "No one knows me anymore".
Track Name: The Golden Library
Descend, descend, so we can defend our knowledge of the universe. Send, resend, a message of our broken ship blown off course.

Carve, carve, cut tunnels deep under the surface. Starve, starve, we shrivel and die - making metal plates gives us purpose.

Descend, descend, so we can defend our knowledge of the second verse. Send, resend, a message of our broken ship blown off course.
Track Name: Mum and Dad
Oh.
Inside.
In earth we go.
Or sky.
With equal souls.