Posts Tagged: EUS

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

Lights Dim & Endless Melancholy ~ Soft Steps / Endless Melancholy ~ Epilogue

Poland’s Lights Dim and the Ukraine’s Endless Melancholy have been busy since they were last reviewed here at ACL, releasing a series of small-run, beautifully designed EPs.  (Lights Dim: please make a third edition of Moon!)  Each act borders on ambience, but

Lights Dim & Endless Melancholy ~ Soft Steps / Endless Melancholy ~ Epilogue

Poland’s Lights Dim and the Ukraine’s Endless Melancholy have been busy since they were last reviewed here at ACL, releasing a series of small-run, beautifully designed EPs.  (Lights Dim: please make a third edition of Moon!)  Each act borders on ambience, but