Our Favourites of 2010

bleubird‘s top 5:
Ceschi – The one man Band broke Up  
The Black Keys – Brothers  
Astronautalis – DANCEHALLHORNSOUND mixtape  
Yelawolf – Trunk Music mixtape  
Mike Patton – Mondo Cane

Héliodrome‘s top 5:
C.C. Hennix: “The Electric Harpsichord” (Die Schachtel)
Etienne O’Leary : “Musiques de flims 1966-1968” (TNZR)
Joshua Abrams: “Natural Information” (Eremite)
Brian Eno : “Small Craft on a Milk Sea” (Warp )
Milo Fine/Paul Metzger/Davu Seru : “Medusa’s Lair” (Locust)

Extra: Pas Chic Chic : “12” (Semprini)

INSTRUMENTS‘ tops of 2009:
High on Fire – Snakes for the Divine
It Kills – It Kills
Alexandre Desplat – The Ghost Writer (soundtrack)
Owen Gilbride – Songs For Sea Life

Scott Da Ros‘ top 5:
Yelawolf – Trunk Musik (Ghet-O-Vision Entertainment)
Charlotte Gainsbourg – IRM (Because Music)
Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here (XL Recordings)
Liars – Sisterworld (Mute Records)
Gonjasufi – A Sufi and a Killer (Warp)

Favorite song
Cotton Jones Basket Ride – Somehow to Keep it Going

Sontiago‘s top 6:
MIA- ///\//
Yelawolf- Trunk Muzik
Baths- Cerulean
Yellow Ostrich- Fade Cave
She & Him- Volume Two
Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Two new INSTRUMENTS Singles!

Before INSTRUMENTS drop their upcoming remix album they decided to unload 2 huge bombs on us today! They continually surprise me…I guess that is one reason why they are one of my favorite bands!


Reciting Another Man’s Mantra at the Museum of Science While Down the Hall the Library Door is Surreptitiously Unlocked

Ten Chains

Both song released 29 November 2010
JON HUTT – Drums, Percussion
J. LAPOINTE – Bass, Vocals, Samples
DANIEL MACDONALD – Bass, Mallet Guitar, Media

Created and assembled at The Archive, Mineville, NS, Canada, 2010
Engineered by J. LaPointe


If you are new to INSTRUMENTS then you definitely new to The Motes. The Motes were/are basically the same band but they existed in the 90’s and were/are highly influential to the east coast Canadian scene.

You can now listen to their entire discography on bandcamp (or below) and feel free to purchase the digital package direct from the band!

Also, be sure to catch the INSTRUMENTS’ releases at the Endemik Store.

Hope you love both these bands as much as we do. enjoy. xo

Date of Release: September 2010.
Before INSTRUMENTS, The MOTES: 1994-1999.
This digital release collects the entire MOTES discography, plus singles and rarities.

y.p.l. of Heliodrome on a Cigar Box Guitar

y.p.l. of Héliodrome in the Daddy Mojo workshop and studio, a Montreal based company that builds custom made Cigar Box Guitars! Wow, are these beautiful.

Here are three videos of y.p.l. playing the The Clydesdale model:

“Beautiful vintage tobacco nitro-cellulose sunburst finish with double mini humbucker pick-ups. Florentine (F-hole) violin cut-outs. Daddy Mojo “DM” Star logo silkscreened on back. The Clydesdale model features a maple neck, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle as well as mother of pearl position markers. Available in a four, five or six string format.”

Check out all the other guitars at Daddy Mojo: www.daddy-mojo.com