Category Archives: Drone

A Closer Listen’s Best Drone Albums of the Decade

Drone can be as soft and comforting as a refrigerator hum, or as loud and abrasive as a jackhammer.  The full range is represented here, from hum to noise, sine wave to distortion.  Some call drone the sibling of ambience,

A Closer Listen’s Best Drone Albums of the Decade

Drone can be as soft and comforting as a refrigerator hum, or as loud and abrasive as a jackhammer.  The full range is represented here, from hum to noise, sine wave to distortion.  Some call drone the sibling of ambience,

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Drone

Drone music doesn’t need to be scary; there’s nothing inherently frightening about elongated tones.  Yet the drone genre does seem predisposed toward darkness.  Just look at the cover art for Black to Comm; or the compositional corpses found in the BABEL hardback

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Drone

Drone music doesn’t need to be scary; there’s nothing inherently frightening about elongated tones.  Yet the drone genre does seem predisposed toward darkness.  Just look at the cover art for Black to Comm; or the compositional corpses found in the BABEL hardback

BABEL ~ Thirteen Exquisite Corpses

“Consequences” is a great rainy-day game I remember playing with my grandparents. Following the same narrative formula, each person writes one line of a story, before passing the folded paper to their neighbour. The end result is an absurdist, comical

BABEL ~ Thirteen Exquisite Corpses

“Consequences” is a great rainy-day game I remember playing with my grandparents. Following the same narrative formula, each person writes one line of a story, before passing the folded paper to their neighbour. The end result is an absurdist, comical

EUS ~ Devenir

In the late 6th century BCE, the Greek philosopher Heraclitus asserted that change is the only constant in life. Nevertheless, humanity has continued to struggle with the idea that nothing is permanent. Centuries later, EUS (Costa Rican droner extraordinaire Jose Acuña) probes

EUS ~ Devenir

In the late 6th century BCE, the Greek philosopher Heraclitus asserted that change is the only constant in life. Nevertheless, humanity has continued to struggle with the idea that nothing is permanent. Centuries later, EUS (Costa Rican droner extraordinaire Jose Acuña) probes

V/A ~ On Corrosion

The drone release of the season is finally here: ten tapes in a wooden box, featuring nearly seven hours of music.  This has been a labor of love for the Helen Scarsdale Agency as it celebrates its 50th release.  On

V/A ~ On Corrosion

The drone release of the season is finally here: ten tapes in a wooden box, featuring nearly seven hours of music.  This has been a labor of love for the Helen Scarsdale Agency as it celebrates its 50th release.  On

Black House Triangle ~ Id Ego Superego

Black House Triangle has given listeners a space in which to ’embrace discord, cacophony, accidents, hypnosis’. Because of its exploration of discord, Id Ego Superego is a naturally-dark design, and an ominous start to the shrivelling of 2019. Listen to

Black House Triangle ~ Id Ego Superego

Black House Triangle has given listeners a space in which to ’embrace discord, cacophony, accidents, hypnosis’. Because of its exploration of discord, Id Ego Superego is a naturally-dark design, and an ominous start to the shrivelling of 2019. Listen to

Michael Bonaventure ~ In Tenebris Ratione Organi

Pipe organs are custom built for one space, which forms part of the instrument. Anyone nosing around a cathedral and beholding the towering walls of pipes will suspect as much. Unfortunately, leftfield musicians may struggle to access these instruments. Conservatism

Michael Bonaventure ~ In Tenebris Ratione Organi

Pipe organs are custom built for one space, which forms part of the instrument. Anyone nosing around a cathedral and beholding the towering walls of pipes will suspect as much. Unfortunately, leftfield musicians may struggle to access these instruments. Conservatism