Papa M's Live From A Shark Cage is an excellent instrumental post-rock landmark. David Pajo, also of Aerial M and Slint among other bands, is a very skilled player as well as songwriter, and Live From A Shark Cage is probably my favorite of his albums. It has a nice variety of stuff, from the menacing "Drunken Spree" to the beautiful "Arundel," and in between them is the mesmerizing and expansive "I Am Not Lonely With Cricket." I was never sure how it was made, but recently I'm of the opinion that a Loopstation or some handy delay pedal work puts this track right in the doable category for a single musician. How much of it was improvised, and how much was planned, I'm still not sure, but whatever the proportion of each, the end result is the same: fantastic. The guitar echoes and harmonizes endlessly - sometimes, as in the early portion of the song, its multiple loops and layers become dizzying. But my favorite part is around halfway through, where the key is rising, the melody is simpler, and it repeats hypnotically. It's one of those clarion musical moments where you have to listen with your entire head - it doesn't last too long, but it's a standard to which I still compare songs to this day. So clear your schedule, download this, and put on the visualizer - or maybe just close your eyes.
[Robo sez: glitchy... had to repost this. Sorry to whoever got their comment nixed.]