Category Archives: Drone

Fall Music Preview: Ambient & Drone

And now we come to the last of our five fall previews, introducing the relaxing sounds that can soothe away a hard day, paired with the hums and extended tones that operate as harbingers of night.  Lodged in the middle

Fall Music Preview: Ambient & Drone

And now we come to the last of our five fall previews, introducing the relaxing sounds that can soothe away a hard day, paired with the hums and extended tones that operate as harbingers of night.  Lodged in the middle

BABEL ~ Sofandi

There’s a certain sadness to be felt on Sofandi, as we come to terms with the thought that this might be the last BABEL album.  Jakob Rehlinger claims to have said all he can say, and has tied the strings together on this

BABEL ~ Sofandi

There’s a certain sadness to be felt on Sofandi, as we come to terms with the thought that this might be the last BABEL album.  Jakob Rehlinger claims to have said all he can say, and has tied the strings together on this

Rafael Anton Irisarri ~ The Shameless Years

One can rail about the state of society, or one can do something about it.  On The Shameless Years, Rafael Anton Irisarri leads by example.  During a period of stifled expression, he creates; during a time of anti-Muslim sentiment, he invites an Iranian

Rafael Anton Irisarri ~ The Shameless Years

One can rail about the state of society, or one can do something about it.  On The Shameless Years, Rafael Anton Irisarri leads by example.  During a period of stifled expression, he creates; during a time of anti-Muslim sentiment, he invites an Iranian

bvdub ~ Heartless

Heartless is an unusual name for a bvdub album, in that Brock Van Wey’s music always seems to have heart.  But it’s a more restrained album that we are used to hearing from the prolific artist, which leads us to believe that the script has

bvdub ~ Heartless

Heartless is an unusual name for a bvdub album, in that Brock Van Wey’s music always seems to have heart.  But it’s a more restrained album that we are used to hearing from the prolific artist, which leads us to believe that the script has

An Ant And An Atom ~ Exterior

An Ant And An Atom‘s last release, the single-track Entropy, was a blast of thick, angry textures, a railing against the world.  The new set, Exterior, ends up in the same place, but takes a different road to get there.  In the opening

An Ant And An Atom ~ Exterior

An Ant And An Atom‘s last release, the single-track Entropy, was a blast of thick, angry textures, a railing against the world.  The new set, Exterior, ends up in the same place, but takes a different road to get there.  In the opening

Tandem Tapes: A New Noise in the Underground

Based out of Jakarta, Indonesia, Tandem Tapes represents a new voice in the fringe world of cassette labels. Pairing up experimental sound artists with similar sensibilities across limited-run releases, Tandem Tapes showcases current work from vast parts of the globe,

Tandem Tapes: A New Noise in the Underground

Based out of Jakarta, Indonesia, Tandem Tapes represents a new voice in the fringe world of cassette labels. Pairing up experimental sound artists with similar sensibilities across limited-run releases, Tandem Tapes showcases current work from vast parts of the globe,

Siavash Amini ~ TAR

Earlier this year, we predicted a trend toward darker music, and Siavash Animi‘s TAR is certainly a step in this direction.  Seeking to translate fear into sound, the Iranian artist covers traditional instruments (Nima Aghiani’s violin, Pouya Pour-Amin’s double bass) with thick, angry drone.

Siavash Amini ~ TAR

Earlier this year, we predicted a trend toward darker music, and Siavash Animi‘s TAR is certainly a step in this direction.  Seeking to translate fear into sound, the Iranian artist covers traditional instruments (Nima Aghiani’s violin, Pouya Pour-Amin’s double bass) with thick, angry drone.