Category Archives: Drone

Ebauche ~ Mutable

Mutable is an album with multiple selling points, many apparent before the drop of the needle.  Start with the gorgeous cover art, reminiscent of tree trunks and vinyl. Add Adrianna Snochowska’s oil paintings, one for each of the album tracks.  The icing

Ebauche ~ Mutable

Mutable is an album with multiple selling points, many apparent before the drop of the needle.  Start with the gorgeous cover art, reminiscent of tree trunks and vinyl. Add Adrianna Snochowska’s oil paintings, one for each of the album tracks.  The icing

Thembi Soddell ~ Love Songs ~ Review and Interview

The term “love songs” implies sweetness and light: syrupy stylings written to woo or enamor.  Love songs sit in gilded carriages with Cupid, chocolate, candy hearts and the color red.  So why is this album black? These are love songs, just not those kind of

Thembi Soddell ~ Love Songs ~ Review and Interview

The term “love songs” implies sweetness and light: syrupy stylings written to woo or enamor.  Love songs sit in gilded carriages with Cupid, chocolate, candy hearts and the color red.  So why is this album black? These are love songs, just not those kind of

2018 Spring Music Preview ~ Ambient and Drone

Here in our (digital) office, we’ve been enjoying spring music for months, while our most astute readers have been discovering the buds on our News page.  Now it’s time to reveal the new crop.  Over 240 albums will be introduced

2018 Spring Music Preview ~ Ambient and Drone

Here in our (digital) office, we’ve been enjoying spring music for months, while our most astute readers have been discovering the buds on our News page.  Now it’s time to reveal the new crop.  Over 240 albums will be introduced

Pecking at Borders with Corvo Records

Corvo Records‘ mission is best expressed by the label’s animated logo: a black vinyl disc blinking beside a record player’s arm. As Corvo’s owner Wendelin Büchler explains, the icon shares the profile of a black-faced bird (in Italian, corvo means crow):

Pecking at Borders with Corvo Records

Corvo Records‘ mission is best expressed by the label’s animated logo: a black vinyl disc blinking beside a record player’s arm. As Corvo’s owner Wendelin Büchler explains, the icon shares the profile of a black-faced bird (in Italian, corvo means crow):

Rafael Anton Irisarri ~ Midnight Colours

Rafael Anton Irisarri made a strong statement about the condition of the world in 2017 with The Shameless Years.  This year he continues to push boundaries and buttons on Midnight Colours.  The shamelessness of global politics has continued to settle in, producing

Rafael Anton Irisarri ~ Midnight Colours

Rafael Anton Irisarri made a strong statement about the condition of the world in 2017 with The Shameless Years.  This year he continues to push boundaries and buttons on Midnight Colours.  The shamelessness of global politics has continued to settle in, producing

The Fun Years ~ A Heart to Heart About Our Values

The Fun Years tune into a sobering radio station where gently oscillating drones are fed through to the listener over a pensive, long wave.  There aren’t any instantaneous, kicking drums or overdriven power chords, although the long drone does pick

The Fun Years ~ A Heart to Heart About Our Values

The Fun Years tune into a sobering radio station where gently oscillating drones are fed through to the listener over a pensive, long wave.  There aren’t any instantaneous, kicking drums or overdriven power chords, although the long drone does pick

Capac ~ Through the Dread Waste

In 2017 This Is It Forever released an EP on a USB stick connected to a small lightbulb. This year the label is pushing the envelope even further with Capac‘s new release.  In order to access the “original constructions” of the

Capac ~ Through the Dread Waste

In 2017 This Is It Forever released an EP on a USB stick connected to a small lightbulb. This year the label is pushing the envelope even further with Capac‘s new release.  In order to access the “original constructions” of the