Category Archives: Drone

Fall Music Preview ~ Dark Ambient & Drone

If ambience is what we play when we seek peace, drone is what we play when we need catharsis.  The dark, often unrelenting tones can produce agitation, disquiet, turbulence and tenseness.  But when we feel helpless about racism, politics and

Fall Music Preview ~ Dark Ambient & Drone

If ambience is what we play when we seek peace, drone is what we play when we need catharsis.  The dark, often unrelenting tones can produce agitation, disquiet, turbulence and tenseness.  But when we feel helpless about racism, politics and

New Label ~ Obscure & Terrible

With this post,  we welcome new Seattle label Obscure & Terrible, founded by Josh Medina.  “Obscure” fits the bill, as the focus is on the experimental artists of the Pacific Northwest; “Terrible” refers not to quality, but to grandeur, as in

New Label ~ Obscure & Terrible

With this post,  we welcome new Seattle label Obscure & Terrible, founded by Josh Medina.  “Obscure” fits the bill, as the focus is on the experimental artists of the Pacific Northwest; “Terrible” refers not to quality, but to grandeur, as in

Galya Bisengalieva ~ Aralkum

Last year we were blown away by Galya Bisengalieva‘s second EP, which was so diverse it left us with no idea where she would head next.  Her debut full-length album is another revelation.  The Kazakh / British artist has funneled her

Galya Bisengalieva ~ Aralkum

Last year we were blown away by Galya Bisengalieva‘s second EP, which was so diverse it left us with no idea where she would head next.  Her debut full-length album is another revelation.  The Kazakh / British artist has funneled her

V/A ~ Relatives Schoensein

Street art meets sound art on this vibrant compilation, a global endeavor involving over 40 artists and nearly five hours of music.  Relatives Schoensein also reminds us of the value of the physical format, as the 92-page book that accompanies the

V/A ~ Relatives Schoensein

Street art meets sound art on this vibrant compilation, a global endeavor involving over 40 artists and nearly five hours of music.  Relatives Schoensein also reminds us of the value of the physical format, as the 92-page book that accompanies the

V/A ~ Anthology of Post Industrial Music From Balkan Region

Unexplained Sounds’ wonderful world exploration continues with a visit to the Balkan region.  The series is now up to either six or seven, depending on whether one counts Visions of Darkness, which is lacking the “Anthology” tag but was part of the first

V/A ~ Anthology of Post Industrial Music From Balkan Region

Unexplained Sounds’ wonderful world exploration continues with a visit to the Balkan region.  The series is now up to either six or seven, depending on whether one counts Visions of Darkness, which is lacking the “Anthology” tag but was part of the first

Guybrush ~ Something Extremely Light

The thesis statement to Francesco Ameglio’s latest project under Guybrush is found in one of the track titles itself: “I Woke Up In Madrid And I Felt Lonely”. A sound artist and scholar based out of Turin, Italy, Ameglio recorded

Guybrush ~ Something Extremely Light

The thesis statement to Francesco Ameglio’s latest project under Guybrush is found in one of the track titles itself: “I Woke Up In Madrid And I Felt Lonely”. A sound artist and scholar based out of Turin, Italy, Ameglio recorded

Felipe Vareschi ~ New Old Stock

For a musician, a piece of electronic equipment can seem like a pet.  The musician feels an initial rush of excitement when the new piece arrives, followed quickly by the new reality.  Over the course of its life it will

Felipe Vareschi ~ New Old Stock

For a musician, a piece of electronic equipment can seem like a pet.  The musician feels an initial rush of excitement when the new piece arrives, followed quickly by the new reality.  Over the course of its life it will

Residual Drifter ~ Isolation Booth / Loss of Being

We often use “dark”, “warm”, and similar descriptors to help classify abstract music. Perhaps “utopian” and “dystopian” are equally useful. Some sounds have the power to conjure idyllic visions, showing us how the world might be. John Hassel and Brian

Residual Drifter ~ Isolation Booth / Loss of Being

We often use “dark”, “warm”, and similar descriptors to help classify abstract music. Perhaps “utopian” and “dystopian” are equally useful. Some sounds have the power to conjure idyllic visions, showing us how the world might be. John Hassel and Brian