Category Archives: Drone

Black to Comm ~ Before After

Black to Comm follows one of the year’s best LPs to date with a superlative EP.  Those who enjoyed Seven Horses for Seven Kings will find their appreciation for that set deepened by this companion piece, which revisits themes from the former

Black to Comm ~ Before After

Black to Comm follows one of the year’s best LPs to date with a superlative EP.  Those who enjoyed Seven Horses for Seven Kings will find their appreciation for that set deepened by this companion piece, which revisits themes from the former

Sunn O))) ~ Life Metal

A good joke always reveals a particular truth about its object, whether in white or black form. The title of this album is a running joke in the band’s milieu, one that spans from simply going to exercise all the

Sunn O))) ~ Life Metal

A good joke always reveals a particular truth about its object, whether in white or black form. The title of this album is a running joke in the band’s milieu, one that spans from simply going to exercise all the

Yair Etziony ~ Ingress

Berlin-based drone artist Yair Etziony begins Ingress with a quivering synth and an immediate sense of grandeur. “Throbbing Coldness” introduces the album’s textural world, more concerned with space than mood. The droning bass tones and analog oscillators evoke a glacial landscape

Yair Etziony ~ Ingress

Berlin-based drone artist Yair Etziony begins Ingress with a quivering synth and an immediate sense of grandeur. “Throbbing Coldness” introduces the album’s textural world, more concerned with space than mood. The droning bass tones and analog oscillators evoke a glacial landscape

Juan Antonio Nieto ~ Dry Grass

Dry Grass is Juan Antonio Nieto‘s 27th solo offering, and the first to be reviewed here since the gorgeously glitched Imperfect.  While these two works share the same electro-acoustic blanket, their genesis is worlds apart.  The first finds beauty in digital error, while

Juan Antonio Nieto ~ Dry Grass

Dry Grass is Juan Antonio Nieto‘s 27th solo offering, and the first to be reviewed here since the gorgeously glitched Imperfect.  While these two works share the same electro-acoustic blanket, their genesis is worlds apart.  The first finds beauty in digital error, while

Tegh ~ Unusual Path

Unusual Path is a single, all-enveloping, 20-minute track that melts across an entire side of blue vinyl.  On Side B, Siavash Amini and Zenjungle offer alternate 10-minute versions, one ambient and one drone.  Together, they create an atmosphere for active contemplation. Tegh‘s original work builds

Tegh ~ Unusual Path

Unusual Path is a single, all-enveloping, 20-minute track that melts across an entire side of blue vinyl.  On Side B, Siavash Amini and Zenjungle offer alternate 10-minute versions, one ambient and one drone.  Together, they create an atmosphere for active contemplation. Tegh‘s original work builds

Franck Vigroux ~ Totem

In order to appreciate the composer, one must look past the superlative.  The press release calls Franck Vigroux “France’s most singular contemporary composer,” a title that might also go to Eliane Radigue, Pierre Boulez, or a number of other contenders.  Vigroux

Franck Vigroux ~ Totem

In order to appreciate the composer, one must look past the superlative.  The press release calls Franck Vigroux “France’s most singular contemporary composer,” a title that might also go to Eliane Radigue, Pierre Boulez, or a number of other contenders.  Vigroux

Cristopher Cichocki ~ Desert Drone Cycle

The phrase desert drone implies the harshness of humidity, the undulating hum of the elements, the seeming sameness of the soundscape: the visual reflection of the expression drone on and on.  In the hands of Cristopher Cichocki, it also implies the presence of

Cristopher Cichocki ~ Desert Drone Cycle

The phrase desert drone implies the harshness of humidity, the undulating hum of the elements, the seeming sameness of the soundscape: the visual reflection of the expression drone on and on.  In the hands of Cristopher Cichocki, it also implies the presence of