L.A.-based (mostly) instru-metallers MGR create uniquely surreal music that captures a wide landscape of emotions. One of the big cliches about instrumental rock is how it "sounds cinematic," but the band has smartly applied that attribute toward a short film of their own, "Let It Roll," directed by Koen Mortier. The film is dark and moody, a mystery unraveling over the music. Things get increasingly intense as murder and blood come into frame, yet MGR keep up with the tonal shifts. It's an intense ride, allowing both band and director to explore their creativity in fresh ways.