Today celebrates a band like that. Last week I rediscovered Remembrance by Balmorhea ("Bahl-more-aye"), and even more than usual I was struck by the use of banjo, perhaps because of its integration into the sparse orchestration paired with the emotional vocals, which created this feeling of desolation and desperation. I explored some of their other music to see if it could evoke emotions to a similar level.
Well, unsurprisingly enough, it did. Each song seems to highlight a different instrument and a different accompanying emotion. Like most post-modern rock, it's the perfect soundtrack to make any activity more epic, even if it's writing memos, taking out the trash, or driving.
So just hit play, sit back, close your eyes, and allow the music to transport you through a kaleidoscopic of memories and emotions...
From the 2009 album All is Wild, All is Silent, see above for my reaction to the song
Balmorhea: Baleen Morning
Balmorhea: Fake Fealty