Category Archives: Drone

Lea Bertucci ~ A Visible Length Of Light

Few images unmistakably capture the American West more than the image on the front cover of Lea Bertucci’s new album, even if this one has been vividly colourised. Sure, there are more distinct rock formations such as the Arches (in

Lea Bertucci ~ A Visible Length Of Light

Few images unmistakably capture the American West more than the image on the front cover of Lea Bertucci’s new album, even if this one has been vividly colourised. Sure, there are more distinct rock formations such as the Arches (in

Yuko Araki ~ End of Trilogy

It is common to read about the mind-obliterating qualities of noise and its negative paths towards selfless meditation, but there is another undercurrent in its stark associations with bodily harm and the possibility to access some sort of outside within:

Yuko Araki ~ End of Trilogy

It is common to read about the mind-obliterating qualities of noise and its negative paths towards selfless meditation, but there is another undercurrent in its stark associations with bodily harm and the possibility to access some sort of outside within:

Nonconnah ~ Songs For And About Ghosts

The third full-length from Memphis-area dronegazers Nonconnah, Songs For And About Ghosts sounds rather like the title suggests; the howls of haunted media, fluttery half-recorded-over melodies, an accumulation of memories, the layers of time, a cresting wave of drone, a

Nonconnah ~ Songs For And About Ghosts

The third full-length from Memphis-area dronegazers Nonconnah, Songs For And About Ghosts sounds rather like the title suggests; the howls of haunted media, fluttery half-recorded-over melodies, an accumulation of memories, the layers of time, a cresting wave of drone, a

Spring Music Preview 2021 ~ Ambient and Drone

Over the course of the week, we’ll be bringing you nearly 300 albums to peruse: the initial salvo of what will eventually be thousands of spring albums.  We do this because we are fans first, and reviewers second. Three times

Spring Music Preview 2021 ~ Ambient and Drone

Over the course of the week, we’ll be bringing you nearly 300 albums to peruse: the initial salvo of what will eventually be thousands of spring albums.  We do this because we are fans first, and reviewers second. Three times

Aaron Cupples ~ Island of the Hungry Ghosts OST

Island of the Hungry Ghosts is a dark, three-tiered film. Billed as a “hybrid documentary,” the film receives a hybrid score, with music from Aaron Cupples and field recordings from Leo Dolgan.  The sound design is cinematic even without the visuals, producing the mental

Aaron Cupples ~ Island of the Hungry Ghosts OST

Island of the Hungry Ghosts is a dark, three-tiered film. Billed as a “hybrid documentary,” the film receives a hybrid score, with music from Aaron Cupples and field recordings from Leo Dolgan.  The sound design is cinematic even without the visuals, producing the mental

Black Swan ~ Repetition Hymns

Our review writers are often challenged when they encounter a well-written press release.  Repetition Hymns bears one of these.  During quarantine, the author writes, “each day feels like an endless loop.”  Given this temporal experience, the loop-based work of Black Swan is

Black Swan ~ Repetition Hymns

Our review writers are often challenged when they encounter a well-written press release.  Repetition Hymns bears one of these.  During quarantine, the author writes, “each day feels like an endless loop.”  Given this temporal experience, the loop-based work of Black Swan is

Martina Bertoni ~ Music for Empty Flats

Music for Empty Flats may have been recorded before the pandemic, but the conditions of its genesis are so fitting that the album now seems prescient.  While alone in an undecorated flat in Reykjavik, Martina Bertoni spent a good amount of time listening

Martina Bertoni ~ Music for Empty Flats

Music for Empty Flats may have been recorded before the pandemic, but the conditions of its genesis are so fitting that the album now seems prescient.  While alone in an undecorated flat in Reykjavik, Martina Bertoni spent a good amount of time listening

2021 Winter Music Preview ~ Ambient and Drone

With over 200 releases listed, this is once again our biggest Winter Music Preview ever, and the largest instrumental music preview on the planet! Winter is a fitting season for ambient music, which seems tailor-made for the soft, the still

2021 Winter Music Preview ~ Ambient and Drone

With over 200 releases listed, this is once again our biggest Winter Music Preview ever, and the largest instrumental music preview on the planet! Winter is a fitting season for ambient music, which seems tailor-made for the soft, the still