Category Archives: Drone

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Drone

Fewer drone releases came in this year than ever before.  The world was so dark, it seemed that even recording artists weren’t in the mood to record dark music.  But by the end of the year, we began to notice

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Drone

Fewer drone releases came in this year than ever before.  The world was so dark, it seemed that even recording artists weren’t in the mood to record dark music.  But by the end of the year, we began to notice

Constantine Skourlis ~ Eternal Recurrence

Constantine Skourlis chases Hades with another album of immersive, oppressive tracks: a fitting corollary to our current climate.  While listening to Eternal Recurrence, one can sense the cumulative weight of anger, depression, denial and finger-pointing, wrapped in a blanket of illness.  This music is born

Constantine Skourlis ~ Eternal Recurrence

Constantine Skourlis chases Hades with another album of immersive, oppressive tracks: a fitting corollary to our current climate.  While listening to Eternal Recurrence, one can sense the cumulative weight of anger, depression, denial and finger-pointing, wrapped in a blanket of illness.  This music is born

Richard Skelton ~ These Charms May Be Sung Over A Wound

For a while, we knew what to expect from Richard Skelton. But there was a definite shift away from the wide-screen drone work towards the gathering of folk song-inspired pieces on Border Ballads. That was an unexpected flowering of acoustic

Richard Skelton ~ These Charms May Be Sung Over A Wound

For a while, we knew what to expect from Richard Skelton. But there was a definite shift away from the wide-screen drone work towards the gathering of folk song-inspired pieces on Border Ballads. That was an unexpected flowering of acoustic

All Together Now ~ The AMPLIFY Encore

During the pandemic, most festivals either retreated or closed.  AMPLIFY 2020 went in the opposite direction.  We blinked and 50 more tracks, EPs and albums came out, including the best of the bunch!  For six months, the repurposed online festival has

All Together Now ~ The AMPLIFY Encore

During the pandemic, most festivals either retreated or closed.  AMPLIFY 2020 went in the opposite direction.  We blinked and 50 more tracks, EPs and albums came out, including the best of the bunch!  For six months, the repurposed online festival has

Susana López ~ Crónica de un secuestro

Crónica de un secuestro was conceived and recorded during March of the current year, its grating drones and harsh ambience the result of lockdown isolation. The album title could be translated to “chronicle of a kidnapping”, but it is also

Susana López ~ Crónica de un secuestro

Crónica de un secuestro was conceived and recorded during March of the current year, its grating drones and harsh ambience the result of lockdown isolation. The album title could be translated to “chronicle of a kidnapping”, but it is also

Fall Music Preview ~ Dark Ambient & Drone

If ambience is what we play when we seek peace, drone is what we play when we need catharsis.  The dark, often unrelenting tones can produce agitation, disquiet, turbulence and tenseness.  But when we feel helpless about racism, politics and

Fall Music Preview ~ Dark Ambient & Drone

If ambience is what we play when we seek peace, drone is what we play when we need catharsis.  The dark, often unrelenting tones can produce agitation, disquiet, turbulence and tenseness.  But when we feel helpless about racism, politics and

New Label ~ Obscure & Terrible

With this post,  we welcome new Seattle label Obscure & Terrible, founded by Josh Medina.  “Obscure” fits the bill, as the focus is on the experimental artists of the Pacific Northwest; “Terrible” refers not to quality, but to grandeur, as in

New Label ~ Obscure & Terrible

With this post,  we welcome new Seattle label Obscure & Terrible, founded by Josh Medina.  “Obscure” fits the bill, as the focus is on the experimental artists of the Pacific Northwest; “Terrible” refers not to quality, but to grandeur, as in

Galya Bisengalieva ~ Aralkum

Last year we were blown away by Galya Bisengalieva‘s second EP, which was so diverse it left us with no idea where she would head next.  Her debut full-length album is another revelation.  The Kazakh / British artist has funneled her

Galya Bisengalieva ~ Aralkum

Last year we were blown away by Galya Bisengalieva‘s second EP, which was so diverse it left us with no idea where she would head next.  Her debut full-length album is another revelation.  The Kazakh / British artist has funneled her