Category Archives: Drone

Ian Wellman ~ On the Darkest Day, You took My Hand and Swore It Will Be Okay

On the Darkest Day, You took My Hand and Swore It Will Be Okay is a pure pandemic album, conceived during the lockdowns, protests and wildfires of Los Angeles.  Sometimes Ian Wellman had the stamina to venture out, to record as ash fell

Ian Wellman ~ On the Darkest Day, You took My Hand and Swore It Will Be Okay

On the Darkest Day, You took My Hand and Swore It Will Be Okay is a pure pandemic album, conceived during the lockdowns, protests and wildfires of Los Angeles.  Sometimes Ian Wellman had the stamina to venture out, to record as ash fell

Richard Skelton ~ A Guidonian Hand

A Guidonian hand is a Medieval mnemonic device that utilizes the hexachord to teach people how to sing, assigning different notes to different parts of the hand.  While Richard Skelton certainly needs no Guidonian hand, his assignment of notes has always followed a mysterious

Richard Skelton ~ A Guidonian Hand

A Guidonian hand is a Medieval mnemonic device that utilizes the hexachord to teach people how to sing, assigning different notes to different parts of the hand.  While Richard Skelton certainly needs no Guidonian hand, his assignment of notes has always followed a mysterious

Various Artists ~ Touch: Displacing

12 months, 12 tracks, 3 hours and 42 minutes of sound: this is Touch: Displacing, the subscription series that followed Touch: Isolation and is now offered as a complete set.  The focus is on extended tracks; only one is less than ten

Various Artists ~ Touch: Displacing

12 months, 12 tracks, 3 hours and 42 minutes of sound: this is Touch: Displacing, the subscription series that followed Touch: Isolation and is now offered as a complete set.  The focus is on extended tracks; only one is less than ten

Aperus ~ Weather Anomalies

Last year at this time, we reviewed Aperus‘ Archaic Signal, an album informed by petroglyphs and the lost civilizations of New Mexico.  Weather Anomalies is a worthy follow-up, offered with similarly generous packaging; a car’s rusted hood graces the cover, while the packet

Aperus ~ Weather Anomalies

Last year at this time, we reviewed Aperus‘ Archaic Signal, an album informed by petroglyphs and the lost civilizations of New Mexico.  Weather Anomalies is a worthy follow-up, offered with similarly generous packaging; a car’s rusted hood graces the cover, while the packet

Oscar W. Küsel ~ The Woods: a visceral descent into the violent nature of metamorphosis

The woods are lovely, dark and deep … well, maybe not these woods.  These are the woods that beckon trick or treaters, the trees possessed by the Kandarian Demon, the wrong turns taken by weary travelers, the path to the gingerbread house, Grandmother’s

Oscar W. Küsel ~ The Woods: a visceral descent into the violent nature of metamorphosis

The woods are lovely, dark and deep … well, maybe not these woods.  These are the woods that beckon trick or treaters, the trees possessed by the Kandarian Demon, the wrong turns taken by weary travelers, the path to the gingerbread house, Grandmother’s

Various Artists ~ Tymbal

By all accounts, cicadas draw the short end of the stick.  After 17 years in the ground, they hatch, mate and die.  They are old enough to see R-rated movies, but they never reach voting or drinking age (at least

Various Artists ~ Tymbal

By all accounts, cicadas draw the short end of the stick.  After 17 years in the ground, they hatch, mate and die.  They are old enough to see R-rated movies, but they never reach voting or drinking age (at least

Arigto ~ Pretense

Arigto has a love for classic cinema, as displayed by their photographic cover tributes to Ingmar Bergman.  Pretense arrives on the heels of spring’s Persona, and shares a similar aesthetic.  But Arigto is not a classic music duo.  As evidenced in their

Arigto ~ Pretense

Arigto has a love for classic cinema, as displayed by their photographic cover tributes to Ingmar Bergman.  Pretense arrives on the heels of spring’s Persona, and shares a similar aesthetic.  But Arigto is not a classic music duo.  As evidenced in their

Cal Lyall ~ 10,000 Under Currents

10,000 Under Currents is a sonic treatise on noise pollution.  Cal Lyall‘s 38-minute piece is constructed upon a bed of field recordings, but intensely musical, with notes and chords drifting like clumps of kelp. This is one of the first discs

Cal Lyall ~ 10,000 Under Currents

10,000 Under Currents is a sonic treatise on noise pollution.  Cal Lyall‘s 38-minute piece is constructed upon a bed of field recordings, but intensely musical, with notes and chords drifting like clumps of kelp. This is one of the first discs