Category Archives: Drone

V/A ~ Anthology of Electroacoustic Lebanese Music

A black and white picture of a fence and the wreckage of a modern(ist) building: that is our welcome to this Anthology of Electroacoustic Lebanese Music, featuring artists primarily based in Beirut. EAM and its more extreme sibling EAI are

V/A ~ Anthology of Electroacoustic Lebanese Music

A black and white picture of a fence and the wreckage of a modern(ist) building: that is our welcome to this Anthology of Electroacoustic Lebanese Music, featuring artists primarily based in Beirut. EAM and its more extreme sibling EAI are

Bjarni Gunnarsson ~ Lueur

Four years have passed since the last release from Tartaruga Records (Glottalstop’s unique Woodsmoke), and two since Bjarni Gunnarsson‘s Paths.  Neither artist nor label is in a hurry.  Their patience defies the pace of the outside world.  Lueur (Glow) is an intricate

Bjarni Gunnarsson ~ Lueur

Four years have passed since the last release from Tartaruga Records (Glottalstop’s unique Woodsmoke), and two since Bjarni Gunnarsson‘s Paths.  Neither artist nor label is in a hurry.  Their patience defies the pace of the outside world.  Lueur (Glow) is an intricate

R.A.N. ~ Şeb-i Yelda

Şeb-i Yelda, a Syriac-Persian term signifying “the longest night”, is R.A.N.’s way of romantically historicizing the current situation of the Middle East she calls a homeland. The term, however, also makes reference to an Iranian festival celebrated on the winter

R.A.N. ~ Şeb-i Yelda

Şeb-i Yelda, a Syriac-Persian term signifying “the longest night”, is R.A.N.’s way of romantically historicizing the current situation of the Middle East she calls a homeland. The term, however, also makes reference to an Iranian festival celebrated on the winter

Frédéric D. Oberland ~ Labyrinth

To experience Labyrinth properly, one must try to replicate the original experience.  The multi-room installation in the basement of the Labanque art space in Béthune, France was ideally suited to the cavernous sounds of Frédéric D. Oberland and his cohort Jules Wysock.  One could wander

Frédéric D. Oberland ~ Labyrinth

To experience Labyrinth properly, one must try to replicate the original experience.  The multi-room installation in the basement of the Labanque art space in Béthune, France was ideally suited to the cavernous sounds of Frédéric D. Oberland and his cohort Jules Wysock.  One could wander

Markus Mehr ~ Liquid Empires

Markus Mehr may be fascinated by the aural properties of water, but Liquid Empires is no nature album; neither is it placid.  The tape surprises from the start: “Kissing” launches with a head-nodding pulse that leads into a senses-scattering drone, then recedes

Markus Mehr ~ Liquid Empires

Markus Mehr may be fascinated by the aural properties of water, but Liquid Empires is no nature album; neither is it placid.  The tape surprises from the start: “Kissing” launches with a head-nodding pulse that leads into a senses-scattering drone, then recedes

Giulio Aldinucci ~ Disappearing In A Mirror

Disappearing In A Mirror follows last year’s Borders And Ruins, both on Karlrecords, and together they form an intense and complimentary diptych of ambient drone sound design. While Giulio Aldinucci‘s earlier record explores the relationship between peoples and territories and

Giulio Aldinucci ~ Disappearing In A Mirror

Disappearing In A Mirror follows last year’s Borders And Ruins, both on Karlrecords, and together they form an intense and complimentary diptych of ambient drone sound design. While Giulio Aldinucci‘s earlier record explores the relationship between peoples and territories and

Tim Hecker ~ Konoyo

Tim Hecker‘s Virgins was our #1 album of 2013, while 2016’s Love Streams was never picked up for review ~ the tonal differences were so great that they caught our reviewers off guard.  We missed the abrasion, the jutting edges, the jagged wrecks of

Tim Hecker ~ Konoyo

Tim Hecker‘s Virgins was our #1 album of 2013, while 2016’s Love Streams was never picked up for review ~ the tonal differences were so great that they caught our reviewers off guard.  We missed the abrasion, the jutting edges, the jagged wrecks of