The Tryout: Japanese Post Rock
Keeping with the instrumental music theme of the week, The Tryout is the new album from one of my favorite bands, Mono. Their music is described as "post-Rock" but it's somewhat like Explosions in the Sky (but more meandering). It's guitar-based ambient type music and is great for background music when writing. It's not really "ambient" though because there are some heavy guitar/drum crescendos; you probably wouldn't here this at the local mellow coffee shop.