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Instrumenti are an Electronic Indie Pop music band from Latvia, Riga, formed by two academically educated musicians Shipsi (Jānis Šipkēvics) and Reynsi (Reinis Sējāns).
During the years various musicians and visual artists from Latvia, Sweden, Finland, France and Iceland at some point have called themselves Instrumenti members.
Instrumenti, a two piece electro indie pop band, has proven to be amongst the best Baltic live acts of the decade.
The band published their first single "Life Jacket Under Your Seat" in summer 2008, which immediately caught attention of Latvian radio stations. However, the group was officially formed only in 2009. Shipsi (vocals/keyboards) has one of the most impressive falsettos today's music has to offer while Reynsi (drums/ keyboards/vocals) has a genuine talent of creating incredibly rich and warm sound backed up with beautiful harmonies. Instrumenti sound has been described as a mix of Muse, Sigur Rós and Michael Jackson.
In August 2011 Instrumenti released their debut album TRU recorded at the Greenhouse studios in Reykjavik, collaborating with producers and arrangers who've worked on most of Sigur Rós, Björk and Jónsi's records.
Being one of the most sought-after Baltic acts, Instrumenti have played the biggest venues in the Baltic states and have taken part in numerous festivals and showcases all over Europe (Germany, Austria, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Poland, UK, France, Belgium, Czech Republic etc.) - SXSW, The Great Escape Festival, Eurosonic Noorderslag, Heineken Opener, Positivus Festival, Rock For People, Waves Vienna, Tallinn Music Week among others.
What makes Instrumenti captivating is the duo’s natural wit, charisma, creativity and skills that allow them to delicately blend different styles and genres, creating an enjoyable aural and visual adventure.
In 2013, Instrumenti participated in a number of European festivals, playing alongside Friendly Fires, Keane, The Vaccines, Hurts and Skrillex among others.
- Hrafnagaldur/Odin's Raven Magic - Schola Cantorum, Guamundss, Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, , Schola Cantorum,
- #8 A.K.A. Popplagio
- Romantica - Apparat Organ Quartet
- I'd Ask - Mugison
- Á Fero Til Breioafjaroar
- Within Tolerance - Slowbow
- Find What You Get - Bang Gang
- Motorcrash - The Sugarcubes
- All Is Full of Love - Björk, , Icelandic String Octet, Matmos, Zeena Parkins
- Fjarskanistan - Amina
- Oceania - Björk,
- Bank = Færeyjar, Bruxelles, Barcelona, Reykjavík - Ghostigial, , Frosti Logason,
- Green Grass of Tunnel - Múm
- Odi et Amo - H, , Jóhann Jóhannsson, Gudmundur Kristmundsson
- Brostnar Borgir