This is a list of 10 instrumental tracks, mostly from the last twenty years: piano pieces, some with string sections, soundtracks, and the inclassable Sigur Ros and Aphex Twin.

Find the Spotify playlist at the bottom of the article.

Fleuve No.1 – Flore Laurentienne

One of the most recent tracks on the list, from a rising star from Montreal.

Says – Nils Frahm

Nils Frahm is one of the musical geniuses of the decade. Look at him perform.

Rhubarb – Aphex Twin

The only track on this list from the 90’s. It aged, super well!

The Night King – Ramin Djawadi

Ramin Djawadi‘s perfect score for Game of Throne’s The Night King.

Temple of Sorrow – M83

On his last album, Synth Wizard M83 went back to insrumental pieces. ‘Temple of Sorrow’ is a fans’ favorite.

On The Nature of Daylight – Max Richter

Max Richter is one of the few classical composer that did a Tiny Desk Session. Because he is just too good.

Carnaval Ayacupersa – Duo Perse-Inca

Do you like to hear new instruments? Discover the Charango from the Andes, along with the iranian Kamancheh on this piece by Duo Perse-Inca.

Near Lights – Ólafur Arnalds

Ólafur Arnalds is of the same “neo-classical” wave as Nils Frahm. They even collaborated together.

Treefingers – Radiohead

One of the rare Radiohead instrumental track.

Untitled 3 (Samskeyti) – Sigur Ros

The icelandic band can invent a language but also do without lyrics.

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