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Boomkat Product Review:
The Instruments is another one of those supergroup projects that seem to be so popular nowadays. This one has a wealth of Elephant6 regulars on board, including Neutral Milk Hotel's Jefff Magnum, Olivia Tremor Control's Will Hart, Laura Carter of Elf Power and Japancakes' Heather McIntosh. Considering there are some fourteen band members playing on this record, you'll be unsurprised to discover how musically diverse the tracks here tend to sound, ranging from the spooky fairground ride dynamics of the Saint Saens-meets-Tom Waits-style 2/4 of 'Carnival' to the accordion-fuelled sea chantey... er, 'Sea Chantey'. It's all beautifully done, with some seriously well-assembled arrangements considering how many performers are involved. The use of strings is throughout the album is of particular merit, always handled with a rare sophistication and elegance.