Articles tagged drone

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 // 3:05 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 // 2:03 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 // 3:04 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 // 11:04 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 // 11:04 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 // 9:57 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 // 9:59 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 // 9:59 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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Marcus Fjellström: Schattenspieler

Essentially, this is the soundtrack to some old farmhouse in some bleak countryside.

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1 Sep 2010 // 10:00 PM

Planning for Burial: Leaving

Imagine Trent Reznor never had his recent final phase and we were never exposed to that post-Fragile laptop rock. Picture instead that he signed to Southern Lord, mourned New Orleans after Katrina, and wrote a bunch of great doom-drone guitar dirges.

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Enemies List: Home-Recording and Having a Nice Life

Enemies List record label founder Dan Barrett speaks with PopMatters on his band, Have a Nice Life, and his experience with home-recording, the resurgence vinyl records, and all-out war on the recording industry.

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Burning Star Core: Papercuts Theater

Papercuts Theater is a thrilling ride into the outer realms of possibility, best when played at loud volume, or listened to on headphones for the ultimate immersive experience.

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Pimmon: Smudge Another Yesterday

Australian sound artist smudges, snaps, crackles, pops, and sprinkles the warm glowing remains all over.

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Double Take: 'The French Connection' (1971)

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"You pick your feet in Poughkeepsie, and we pick The French Connection for Double Take #18.

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