"instrumentals that sound unlike anything else"

Here’s a full-bloomed debut from duo Carl Adami (bass) and Bill Maihen (drums), specializing in atmospheric, rockin’ instrumentals that sound unlike anything else. There are familiar influences—Tool’s Lovecraftian menace, The Police’s pop-prog minimalism, Rush’s sci-flying grandeur. But Lily’s lovely “Dark Harmonic,” with Adami’s volume-swelling waves and Maihen’s funky foundation, is entirely unique. The driving, riff-layered “Push” will push you along the highway, while tricky time-signatured “Under the Radar” will keep you awake en route to Burning Man.