Instruments (band)

Instruments (band)

Infobox musical artist |
Name = Instruments

Img_capt = INSTRUMENTS performing at the Halifax Pop Explosion October 2006
Background = group_or_band
Genre = post rock, indie rock, electronic, math rock, musique concrete
Origin = Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Years_active = 2001–present
Associated_acts = North of America, The Motes, Recyclone
Current_members = J. LaPointe
Jon Hutt
Daniel MacDonald

Instruments (always spelled will all capital letters by the band) is a three piece music recording ensemble based in Halifax, NS, Canada.

J. LaPointe, Jon Hutt, and Daniel MacDonald began playing together in Truro, NS, Canada as early as 1991, formally establishing themselves as The Motes (along with Craig Thibault) in 1994. The foursome released six albums before disbanding in 1998. LaPointe spent 1998 - 2001 playing in North of America, touring extensively and releasing four albums, while Hutt spent that time developing his Recyclone project, releasing three albums and collaborating with Sixtoo, Graematter (Buck 65), and LaPointe once again on the "Numbers" full-length.

LaPointe, Hutt, and MacDonald reconvened as Instruments in 2001. They have since released one EP, and collaborated with American rapper Bleubird and producer Skyrider on releases on Endemik Music and the Japanese label Granma Music.


*2005: Instruments - "Nominal" (CD,

Also Appears On

*2007: Bleubird - "RIP U$A (The Birdfleu)", "rip u$a" and "Drunk on Movement" produced by Instruments (CD - Endemik Music/Granma Music Japan, LP - Hectic Records)
*2006: SkyRider - "47:34", Hello Loneliness Instruments remix (CD, Granma Music Japan)
*2006: Chimera - sound and music by Instruments (film)

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