INSTRUMENTS is a three piece recording ensemble based in Halifax, NS, Canada.
J. LaPointe, Jon Hutt, and Daniel MacDonald began playing together as early as 1991, formally establishing themselves as The MOTES (along with Craig Thibault) in 1994. The foursome released six albums before disbanding in 1998. LaPointe spent the next three years playing in North of America, touring extensively and releasing four albums, while Hutt spent that time developing his Recyclone project, releasing three albums and collaborating with Sixtoo, Graematter (Buck 65), and LaPointe once again on the "Numbers" full-length.
LaPointe, Hutt, and MacDonald reconvened as INSTRUMENTS in 2001. Their debut recording, "Nominal" was released in July of 2005. In 2006 they provided the sound and music for Hutt's short film "Chimera", released a remix for American electronic artist SkyRider, and collaborated with Bleubird for two songs on his "RIP USA" LP.