Articles tagged drone

Biosphere: Departed Glories

Vast, open expanses; flowing places full of emptiness and gaps; but at the core, always one thing: life.

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18 Mar 2016 // 2:30 AM

Boris with Merzbow: Gensho

Pushing the virtue of patience to full capacity, Boris and Merzbow combine their demented artistry to be listened to both separately and simultaneously.

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24 Feb 2016 // 11:31 AM

Tim Hecker - “Castrati Stack” (Singles Going Steady)

"Castrati Stack", the latest from electro-ambient artist Tim Hecker, is a sonic pool that merges many ideations of "stream" together.

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The Great Tyrant: The Trouble With Being Born

The final album from the guitarless trio combined doom metal trappings with Mike Patton-style anything goes weirdness.

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Pinkish Black: Bottom of the Morning

Fort Worth duo forges through tragedy to make their uniquely compelling heavy, dark music.

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3 Dec 2015 // 8:46 AM

Sunn O)): Kannon

Hot off the heels of collaborations with Scott Walker and Ulver, Sunn O))) return with some serious spiritual matter.

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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 // 2:20 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 // 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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