Live at Halifax Pop Explosion 2012
|Origin||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada|
|Genres||Math rock, Post-rock|
|Labels||Endemik Music, Granma Music|
|The Motes, North of America, Recyclone|
INSTRUMENTS (always spelled with 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 three full length albums, two 12" EPs, multiple digital downloads, and collaborated with Triune Gods, American rapper Bleubird, and producer Skyrider on releases on Endemik Music and the Japanese label Granma Music. The band does make rare live appearances including a 2012 performance sharing the stage with Yamantaka // Sonic Titan at the Halifax Pop Explosion, and as recent as January 2014 with Wintersleep.