Category Archives: Drone

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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

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Canti Magnetici ~ Tape Batch #2: Luca Garino, Videobasic, Absent Outfit, Danny Clay + Greg Gorlen

Serious question: Why release music on tape? The resurgence of tape labels in recent years has been met with a seemingly never-ending flood of condescending think pieces.  I’m against fetishization and nostalgia more than most, yet I think it’s important

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Canti Magnetici ~ Tape Batch #2: Luca Garino, Videobasic, Absent Outfit, Danny Clay + Greg Gorlen

Serious question: Why release music on tape? The resurgence of tape labels in recent years has been met with a seemingly never-ending flood of condescending think pieces.  I’m against fetishization and nostalgia more than most, yet I think it’s important

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Gianluca Favaron | Anacleto Vitolo ~ Zolfo

Crispy, crunchy, and crackly ~ these are the sounds of Zolfo.  In real life, we hear such sounds in crumpling paper and leaves underfoot.  In the electronic realm, they surface in cellphones, computers and amplifier feedback.  Blend organic and electronic,

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Gianluca Favaron | Anacleto Vitolo ~ Zolfo

Crispy, crunchy, and crackly ~ these are the sounds of Zolfo.  In real life, we hear such sounds in crumpling paper and leaves underfoot.  In the electronic realm, they surface in cellphones, computers and amplifier feedback.  Blend organic and electronic,