Below is a playlist of "Instrumental Nun Jams" by Flying Nun artists. This is not an exhaustive collection, but save a few vocal mutterings, the playlists are made up of tracks without vocals, i.e. instrumentals. If you are stuck in front of the computer angsting over the next email, I encourage you to put on your cans. Procrastinate a little longer.
You can listen to them a Spotify playlist here or below.
And there is also a Youtube playlist here.
I'm sure I will have forgotten or overlooked some great instrumentals, so let me know in the comments below or on the Flying Nun Facebook. I will update and add them to the Spotify playlist as we think of them. If you want to keep up to date, don't forget to subscribe to the Flying Nun Spotify profile and the Flying Nun Youtube channel. We will be adding more playlists in the coming months.
Broadly speaking, I venture that instrumentals by Flying Nun artists might fall into three categories.
First up there are the rambling spaghetti surf style jams. These are exemplified by The Clean, King Loser and others. With a scratchy reverb soaked guitars at the front, these songs disguise their intricacies with a casual and offhand style.
Fish by The Clean and '76 Comeback by King Loser are two great examples
Secondly there are the more ambient Krautrock workouts, some more ambient soundscapey (Bailterspace, HDU) and others more rhythmically Neu or Can (The Subliminals, early Dimmer).
Finally, there are the more gentle atmospheric piano or keyboard noodlings. You can hear these by Grayson Gilmour, Robert Scott and the Able Tasmans.