Posts Tagged: Top Ten Drone

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Drone

2017 was a pivotal year for the drone genre, formerly considered the least political of all genres.  Yet as the noise of the world increased, so did the interest of artists in using drone and noise as commentary.  By creating

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Drone

2017 was a pivotal year for the drone genre, formerly considered the least political of all genres.  Yet as the noise of the world increased, so did the interest of artists in using drone and noise as commentary.  By creating

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

ACL 2015: Top Ten Drone

Extended tones form the basis of Drone, a category that can be as soft as a refrigerator hum or as loud as the military plane that adopted its name.  But there’s so much more to the genre than simple extension.

ACL 2015: Top Ten Drone

Extended tones form the basis of Drone, a category that can be as soft as a refrigerator hum or as loud as the military plane that adopted its name.  But there’s so much more to the genre than simple extension.

ACL 2014: Top Ten Drone

The extended tones of drone can undulate and loop or attack like disturbed bees; they can lull one to sleep or startle one awake.  Both types of drone are represented in this year’s picks.  Some familiar names are present, joined

ACL 2014: Top Ten Drone

The extended tones of drone can undulate and loop or attack like disturbed bees; they can lull one to sleep or startle one awake.  Both types of drone are represented in this year’s picks.  Some familiar names are present, joined

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.

ACL 2012: Top Ten Drone

The drone category might be defined as the extended notes that draw our interest and spark our imagination.  These drones range from the quiet and soothing to the loud and abrasive; at times they are musical, at other times random.

ACL 2012: Top Ten Drone

The drone category might be defined as the extended notes that draw our interest and spark our imagination.  These drones range from the quiet and soothing to the loud and abrasive; at times they are musical, at other times random.