Posts Tagged: EUS

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

ACL 2016: Top Ten Drone

While ambient music can be surprisingly loud, drone can be surprisingly soft; the genres dance around each other like yin and yang, never separating yet never quite reconciling.  In each genre, the sharpest contrast makes the biggest impact. Drone can

ACL 2016: Top Ten Drone

While ambient music can be surprisingly loud, drone can be surprisingly soft; the genres dance around each other like yin and yang, never separating yet never quite reconciling.  In each genre, the sharpest contrast makes the biggest impact. Drone can

EUS ~ Luminar

Luminar is a wide, yawning gulf shrouded by mists of uncertainty and self-doubt. It spirals the listener into a kind of free fall, because its intense music challenges the mind on its associated, long-held beliefs. Luminar is rooted in the problems that

EUS ~ Luminar

Luminar is a wide, yawning gulf shrouded by mists of uncertainty and self-doubt. It spirals the listener into a kind of free fall, because its intense music challenges the mind on its associated, long-held beliefs. Luminar is rooted in the problems that

EUS, Postdrome & Saåad ~ Different Streams

The opening, shredded melody that lets us into Different Streams is at once transcendent and slightly disturbing, like a trippy hallucination that lasts a little longer than it should’ve done. It is a threat that never really goes away. A drone

EUS, Postdrome & Saåad ~ Different Streams

The opening, shredded melody that lets us into Different Streams is at once transcendent and slightly disturbing, like a trippy hallucination that lasts a little longer than it should’ve done. It is a threat that never really goes away. A drone

ACL 2013: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Over the course of the past year, we received thousands of albums and EPs to pore over, review and discuss.  Out of these, we reviewed approximately 500.  In this feature, we answer the Big Question: Which releases were the best?

ACL 2013: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Over the course of the past year, we received thousands of albums and EPs to pore over, review and discuss.  Out of these, we reviewed approximately 500.  In this feature, we answer the Big Question: Which releases were the best?

ACL 2013: Top Ten Drone

In a classroom, a drone is a nuisance, but in music, it’s an attraction.  These artists know that drone is more than sustained sound; it’s texture, movement and tone.  Songs hum like appliances, grind like motors & clank like factories.

ACL 2013: Top Ten Drone

In a classroom, a drone is a nuisance, but in music, it’s an attraction.  These artists know that drone is more than sustained sound; it’s texture, movement and tone.  Songs hum like appliances, grind like motors & clank like factories.

EUS ~ Sol Levit

Sol Levit arrives a year after Los Otros, the EUS album that inspired a remix disc.  It’s hard to imagine remixes of the new works, as the album unfolds as a seamless whole.  Instead of drone tracks, it’s a drone suite, with a

EUS ~ Sol Levit

Sol Levit arrives a year after Los Otros, the EUS album that inspired a remix disc.  It’s hard to imagine remixes of the new works, as the album unfolds as a seamless whole.  Instead of drone tracks, it’s a drone suite, with a