She is a classically trained cellist producing her own albums while composing music for TV, film and ballet. Her instumental ambient-chillout melodies set a mellow atmosphere. Zoë Keating has one free track available on Last.fm, Exurgency, however the leading track from One Cello x 16: Natoma is also available to listen to in full.
This is the one man project of musician and composer Sergey Lunev from Odessa, Ukraine. He has several piano-driven instrumental post rock pieces to download for free on Last.fm. So far my favourite is I Just Want To Be Your Everything. I can relate.
[audio:http://sesam.hu/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/The-Best-Pessimist-I-Just-Want-To-Be-Your-Everything.mp3|titles=I Just Want To Be Your Everything]
The Echelon Effect is David Walters from London, UK. He makes instrumental epic-sounding post-rock tracks often tending towards chillout and ambient. Some of them are free to download from Last.fm, others are uploaded to Youtube. All songs, however, are available in lossless and lossy formats on Bandcamp on a name your price basis with no minimum set. Here are a few to try:
[audio:http://sesam.hu/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/The-Echelon-Effect-Nobility-Of-Loneliness.mp3|titles=Nobility Of Loneliness]
[audio:http://sesam.hu/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/The-Echelon-Effect-We-Will-Spin-Forever.mp3|titles=We Will Spin Forever]
[audio:http://sesam.hu/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/The-Echelon-Effect-Your-First-Light-My-Eventide.mp3|titles=Your First Light My Eventide]
A slight problem is that the EP’s Rapidshare link is down and the Russian site wants people to look at ads first and whatnot. Using mad skills, black magic and a lot of Google translate I was able to grab the file, sparing you, dear readers, from the hassle: you can get The Way Home directly from sesam.hu. Happy listening!