Category Archives: Drone

Paskine ~ The Shapes of Collapses

Paskine has recorded a ferocious, unstoppable event. Things are falling apart – collapsing – on a massive scale, the universe itself vomiting out intergalactic dust. Dead stars litter a pale sky emitting only a cold, crushed radiance. This isn’t just the

Paskine ~ The Shapes of Collapses

Paskine has recorded a ferocious, unstoppable event. Things are falling apart – collapsing – on a massive scale, the universe itself vomiting out intergalactic dust. Dead stars litter a pale sky emitting only a cold, crushed radiance. This isn’t just the

Ondrej Zajac ~ ICU

Those who spend a lot of time in intensive care units (as visitors, patients or staff), grow accustomed not only to their sounds, but to their feel.  Sonically, an intense maelstrom of beeps and buzzes, collapses and cries threatens to overwhelm.

Ondrej Zajac ~ ICU

Those who spend a lot of time in intensive care units (as visitors, patients or staff), grow accustomed not only to their sounds, but to their feel.  Sonically, an intense maelstrom of beeps and buzzes, collapses and cries threatens to overwhelm.

Martin Pale ~ Semantic Saturation

When does noise become music, and vice versa?  When does repetition become semantic saturation, and when does saturation regain meaning?  These are the noble questions of Danish sound artist Martin Pale, whose latest effort provides a concise investigation of these properties.  Over

Martin Pale ~ Semantic Saturation

When does noise become music, and vice versa?  When does repetition become semantic saturation, and when does saturation regain meaning?  These are the noble questions of Danish sound artist Martin Pale, whose latest effort provides a concise investigation of these properties.  Over

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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