Category Archives: Drone

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CHVE ~ 10910

Often, when drone music is mentioned in relation to ritual practices I come upon the idea of an electronics-based modernist primitivism, full of loops and delays and other manipulative techniques that link to new relationships to new technologies. Few are

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CHVE ~ 10910

Often, when drone music is mentioned in relation to ritual practices I come upon the idea of an electronics-based modernist primitivism, full of loops and delays and other manipulative techniques that link to new relationships to new technologies. Few are

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Lawrence English ~ Cruel Optimism

High density music is easy to make ~ just add more layers until all the levels are in the red.  But quality denseness is far more difficult to achieve.  Lawrence English excels in such ventures because he honors the nuances within and between sounds.  His

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Lawrence English ~ Cruel Optimism

High density music is easy to make ~ just add more layers until all the levels are in the red.  But quality denseness is far more difficult to achieve.  Lawrence English excels in such ventures because he honors the nuances within and between sounds.  His

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Anders Brørby ~ Mulholland Drive, 1984 / Phoenix Down

2016 was a prolific year for Anders Brørby, who began the year with Nihil (one of our Top Ten Drone Albums of 2016), followed it up with a split release on Land Animal Tapes, and topped off the year with this pair

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Anders Brørby ~ Mulholland Drive, 1984 / Phoenix Down

2016 was a prolific year for Anders Brørby, who began the year with Nihil (one of our Top Ten Drone Albums of 2016), followed it up with a split release on Land Animal Tapes, and topped off the year with this pair

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Juan Antonio Nieto ~ Imperfect

          As people around the world use the new year as a welcome opportunity to put their mistakes behind them, Juan Antonio Nieto does the opposite.  He celebrates the mistake, the glitch, the digital error; he calls his

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Juan Antonio Nieto ~ Imperfect

          As people around the world use the new year as a welcome opportunity to put their mistakes behind them, Juan Antonio Nieto does the opposite.  He celebrates the mistake, the glitch, the digital error; he calls his

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ACL 2016: Top Ten Drone

While ambient music can be surprisingly loud, drone can be surprisingly soft; the genres dance around each other like yin and yang, never separating yet never quite reconciling.  In each genre, the sharpest contrast makes the biggest impact. Drone can

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ACL 2016: Top Ten Drone

While ambient music can be surprisingly loud, drone can be surprisingly soft; the genres dance around each other like yin and yang, never separating yet never quite reconciling.  In each genre, the sharpest contrast makes the biggest impact. Drone can

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An Already Dead Tapes Quartet

Brooklyn’s Already Dead Tapes continues to release music at a ridiculous pace, faster than the normal consumer can fathom.  We’ve chosen four recent releases to highlight, including one of the label’s best to date, which isn’t even a tape! We wanted to

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An Already Dead Tapes Quartet

Brooklyn’s Already Dead Tapes continues to release music at a ridiculous pace, faster than the normal consumer can fathom.  We’ve chosen four recent releases to highlight, including one of the label’s best to date, which isn’t even a tape! We wanted to

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Svetlana Maraš and Bodies Under The Waterfall ~ Angry Ambient Artists Vol. 2

There’s been a lot of news to be angry about this year, from terrorism to Brexit to the U.S. presidential elections to the ongoing crisis in Syria.  What to do with all this anger?  The healthiest approach is to channel

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Svetlana Maraš and Bodies Under The Waterfall ~ Angry Ambient Artists Vol. 2

There’s been a lot of news to be angry about this year, from terrorism to Brexit to the U.S. presidential elections to the ongoing crisis in Syria.  What to do with all this anger?  The healthiest approach is to channel