Articles tagged drone

Six Organs of Admittance: Hexadic II

The acoustic follow-up to this year's noisy Hexadic is another fresh turn for Six Organs of Admittance.

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26 Oct 2015 // 1:20 AM

Swans: The Gate

Michael Gira’s lauded experimental rock group returns with an apocalyptic shriek.

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Locrian: Infinite Dissolution

Locrian can branch out while still laying it on thick. In other words, they can have it both ways.

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Sunn O))) + Phurpa: London - 18 August 2015

This is an uninterrupted, dynamic journey to the purity of sound, to decomposition, rather than its opposite, to the destruction of music in the search of silence

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Evan Caminiti: Meridian

At its best, this type of music should evoke half-forgotten childhood memories of snowstorms or high fevers.

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AFI Docs 2015: ‘Drone’ Shows How the World Is Becoming a War Zone

Drone raises vital questions not only about how drones shapes the modern military experiences, but also about how drones reshape moral ground.

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6 Nov 2014 // 2:05 AM

Grouper: Ruins

It’s as if she took a previous Grouper album and stripped everything away, down to the bones, down to dust.

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23 Oct 2014 // 1:03 AM

CAVE: Release

This collection of the Chicago psych rock band's previously released non-album tracks adds up to more than the usual rarities compilation.

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24 Sep 2013 // 2:04 AM

Jack Dangers: Bathyscaphe Trieste

Jack Dangers honors a deep-sea submersible with composition of low-frequency rumbles created with analog synthesizers and slowed down tape manipulations.

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Revolution and Revelation: The Recitals of Gog (PopMatters Premiere)

Experimental artists have taken Luigi Russolo's vision of noise-sound and painted vivid portraits of the cost of modernity, including Arizonan darkened drone artist, Gog.

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Rory Storm: Old Songs Sung in Wolves’ Tongue

Nature can be horrifyingly violent, and human nature doubly so. Rory Storm seeks to explore rather than exploit that reality on Old Songs Sung in Wolves’ Tongue, documenting the unease we all feel when dealing with overwhelming emotions.

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14 May 2013 // 10:04 PM

Daniel Menche: Vilké

Vilké may well be a conceptual work, but there's nothing theoretical about Daniel Menche's latest album. Its impact and resonance evoke a primal and deep-set response.

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Ensemble Pearl: Ensemble Pearl

Sunn O))) make towering, thunderous metal concerned more with volume than detail. But guitarist Stephen O’Malley’s newest project, Ensemble Pearl, is all about the little things.

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14 Apr 2013 // 10:04 PM

Life Coach: Alphawaves

Imagine if Battles had been more influenced by a cross between Sunn O))) and Black Sabbath, and you’d start to get a clear picture of what Life Coach has to offer.

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Nordic Nomadic: Worldwide Skyline

Worldwide Skyline is an impressive release. Ross' musicianship is flawless, and his elegiac lyrics an absolute delight. Ultimately two EPs may have made a lot more sense, but what the hell, it's still streaks ahead of his psych-folk kin.

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7 Dec 2010 // 8:57 PM

Arkhonia: Trails/Traces

The virtues of "drift studies" glide with great ease and depth on Arkhonia's Trails/Traces.

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2 Dec 2010 // 8:59 PM

Koen Holtkamp: Gravity/Bees

Koen Holtkamp blends live recordings with studio sessions to form an interesting and engaging ambient experiment.

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Aidan Baker: Songs of Flowers and Skin

Too slow at times, the Aidan Baker's Songs of Flowers and Skin is agreeable without being pretty or simple.

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2 Nov 2010 // 8:59 PM

Nadja: Under the Jaguar Sun

Here’s to hoping Nadja pull a Radiohead and emerge jazzily, victoriously; sounding less like a two-hour Aztec sacrifice and more like Agalloch meets Orthodox, while keeping close that stylish, Canadian Aidan Baker dark flair.

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Thomas Köner: Nunatak/Teimo/Permafrost

Much like the soundtrack to a day spent trapped inside a refrigerator, each of Thomas Köner’s minimalist drone albums kept in this three-disc tri-fold release are rather limited in their sonic palettes.

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Marina and the Diamonds Wrap Up U.S. Tour at Terminal 5 (Photos)

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"Marina's star shines bright and her iridescent pop shines brighter. Froot is her most solid album yet. Her tour continues into the new year throughout Europe.

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