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droid
15-06-2015, 02:10 PM
One of those annoying threads where no one really says anything but instead fills every post with youtube embeds so it takes ages to load.

Yknow those?

I thought we needed one for drone.

http://www.self-titledmag.com/2012/06/01/youtube-playlist-helms-favorite-drone-records/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JxjZrWnz70

droid
15-06-2015, 02:14 PM
Top 20 drone 2014

http://antigravitybunny.com/?p=9868

john eden
15-06-2015, 04:51 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFskcrZ67Io

john eden
15-06-2015, 04:52 PM
Helm's favourite drone records
http://www.self-titledmag.com/2012/06/01/youtube-playlist-helms-favorite-drone-records/

Oh you posted that already.

I've seen Helm live a couple of times and it's only ever really worked for me once. He seems like a nice young man though.

That list looks good, the Faraway Press stuff I keep meaning to check out (as well as later Jackman/Organum).

This David Keenan UK drone feature is good too:
http://daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/2015/02/uk-drone-feature

bruno
16-06-2015, 03:36 AM
thank you droid for the list and the mathieu embed.

the ian william craig record (almost the only thing i recognise on that list) i is beautiful, craig's vocals put through who knows what processes, a very unique record (unfortunately sold out).

an old recommendation: the early jliat cds ca. 1997 (the nature of nature, etc.), very deep synth-based drones that take up the 76-79 minutes of the cd.

other drone favourites are the recordings of abandoned telegraph wires by alan lamb on dorobo ca. 1995, and the vlf recordings on irdial (that i'm not sure count as drones, but are fascinating).

very old: artemiev's work on stalker

finally, a recent find is the ariel kalma retrospective on rvng, some pieces on the second side (i'm not sure old or new) are very hypnotic vocal/looping type stuff that would not be out of place here.

john eden
16-06-2015, 09:38 AM
This reminded me of Ben Watson's amusing and surprising position on drones from his excellent Derek Bailey biography:

"A drone has a very different emotional resonance to either the urgent chord sequences of jazz or the electricity dependent feedback of rock: it tends towards folkish melancholy, regret and nostalgia for everything modernity has destroyed. In trained musicians (who are really, after all, superannuated craftspersons from a previous mode of musical reproduction), it brings out a latent conservatism. Moreover the large space necessary for so many musicians recording together at a single place and time results in 'classical' blurring of player individuality, an acoustic blend whose symphonic aura is the very opposite of the in-your-face immediacy of jazz and rock records..."

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=-PZ8NkaaOHQC&pg=PA232&lpg=PA232&dq=%22ben+watson%22+drones+%22derek+bailey%22&source=bl&ots=GxRqruNKAW&sig=Jxb6LyYXDX8pqZ027MYPrnUwXWY&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCgQ6AEwAWoVChMI87SQzeWTxgIVgQ4sCh1jGACx#v=on epage&q=%22ben%20watson%22%20drones%20%22derek%20bailey% 22&f=false

droid
16-06-2015, 10:21 AM
Helm's favourite drone records
http://www.self-titledmag.com/2012/06/01/youtube-playlist-helms-favorite-drone-records/

Oh you posted that already.

I've seen Helm live a couple of times and it's only ever really worked for me once. He seems like a nice young man though.

That list looks good, the Faraway Press stuff I keep meaning to check out (as well as later Jackman/Organum).

This David Keenan UK drone feature is good too:
http://daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/2015/02/uk-drone-feature

I dont know anything at all about Helm, but he sounds like he knows his stuff.

Two fascinating things about drone for me: 1) The wide scope of the genre, ranging back to 50's and 60's electronic experimentalism, the peripheries of Jazz and 'world' music, and then on through noise, ambient, post punk weirdness and new electronica & post-rock from the 90's on, and 2) The experience of listening and the textural sensitivity evoked... it's like reducing a palette down to one colour and exploring tiny variations in shade and tone, or being stuck in the pitch black out in the country somewhere and your vision gradually adjusting until you can almost make out faint shapes in the darkness.

Drone is a feeling.

This guy is always near the top of any list:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN6KKkczUfs

Big fan of this guys stuff as 'mirror'. Solo work is immense:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCt9NMa7E3Y

Speaking of post punk weirdness - this always reminds me of Organum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BK16-LquUVU

droid
16-06-2015, 10:22 AM
thank you droid for the list and the mathieu embed.

the ian william craig record (almost the only thing i recognise on that list) i is beautiful, craig's vocals put through who knows what processes, a very unique record (unfortunately sold out).

an old recommendation: the early jliat cds ca. 1997 (the nature of nature, etc.), very deep synth-based drones that take up the 76-79 minutes of the cd.

other drone favourites are the recordings of abandoned telegraph wires by alan lamb on dorobo ca. 1995, and the vlf recordings on irdial (that i'm not sure count as drones, but are fascinating).

very old: artemiev's work on stalker

finally, a recent find is the ariel kalma retrospective on rvng, some pieces on the second side (i'm not sure old or new) are very hypnotic vocal/looping type stuff that would not be out of place here.

Yeah, Im a big fan of that Ian William Craig record.

Loads of crossover with soundtracks... Under the Skin probably the most recent great white hope for weirdo OST's.

droid
16-06-2015, 10:35 AM
This reminded me of Ben Watson's amusing and surprising position on drones from his excellent Derek Bailey biography:

"A drone has a very different emotional resonance to either the urgent chord sequences of jazz or the electricity dependent feedback of rock: it tends towards folkish melancholy, regret and nostalgia for everything modernity has destroyed. In trained musicians (who are really, after all, superannuated craftspersons from a previous mode of musical reproduction), it brings out a latent conservatism. Moreover the large space necessary for so many musicians recording together at a single place and time results in 'classical' blurring of player individuality, an acoustic blend whose symphonic aura is the very opposite of the in-your-face immediacy of jazz and rock records..."

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=-PZ8NkaaOHQC&pg=PA232&lpg=PA232&dq=%22ben+watson%22+drones+%22derek+bailey%22&source=bl&ots=GxRqruNKAW&sig=Jxb6LyYXDX8pqZ027MYPrnUwXWY&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCgQ6AEwAWoVChMI87SQzeWTxgIVgQ4sCh1jGACx#v=on epage&q=%22ben%20watson%22%20drones%20%22derek%20bailey% 22&f=false

Nice. Must give that a read. Melancholy, regret and nostalgia... not great selling points, but completely accurate.

droid
16-06-2015, 11:20 AM
Fuck it. For a limited time only:

[EDIT - Time's up]

droid
16-06-2015, 02:12 PM
Not to overlook the krautrock angle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUOiVUalmSM&feature=youtu.be&list=PLFd4OUcaqVbotI5ASlkST75fRL7flcG1_

nomos
16-06-2015, 02:48 PM
Thanks, Droid :cool:

Thomas Köner's Nunatak/Teimo/Permafrost triptych is a favourite of mine. Weighty polar scapes derived from contact mic recordings of gongs...

https://youtu.be/1teSrZ1LE7M?list=PL3aqpwDxyckPP5aaegNhcsUWe7yZbkzz N

Also, very keen on Eleh's "intuitive synthesis" and waveform "homages"...
https://boomkat.com/cds/445878-eleh-floating-frequencies-intuitive-synthesis
https://boomkat.com/downloads/1230164-eleh-homage

Along those lines, here's this again:

http://www.deeptime.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/infrares.gif

Vibration Sympathique

Demdike Stare 'Suspicious Drone' (Modern Love)
Bass Communion 'Ghosts on Magnetic Tape III' Original/Reconstruction (Headphone Dust)
The Ghost Orchid: An Introduction to EVP (Parapsychic Acoustic Research Cooperative)
Thomas Köner 'Permafrost' and 'Nieve Penitentes 2' (Barooni/Type)
Ruth White 'Mists and Rains'
Eleh 'Together We Are One' (Taiga)
Nate Young 'Under the Skin' (iDeal Recordings)
Sunn o))) 'Sin Nanna' (Southern Lord)
Christian Fennesz plays Charles Matthews 'Amoroso' (Touch)
BJNilsen 'La Petite Chapelle - Rue Basses' (Touch)

Blog and DL: http://www.deeptime.net/blog/?p=716
Streaming: https://www.mixcloud.com/pauljasen/vibration-sympathique/

Leo
16-06-2015, 03:02 PM
http://www.melafoundation.org/dream02.jpg
interesting timing for this thread, the dia foundation just opened a new location for la monte young's nyc dream house in chelsea. i think the original tribeca location still exists but is temporarily closed.

http://www.melafoundation.org
http://bedfordandbowery.com/2015/05/minimalist-master-la-monte-young-drones-on-about-his-new-dream-house/

nomos
16-06-2015, 03:03 PM
Basinski!

http://assets.boomkat.com/images/118043/333.jpg

https://boomkat.com/downloads/87535-william-basinski-the-river

droid
16-06-2015, 03:20 PM
Love Basinski obviously. He's in a nebulous area between ambient and drone for me though, more serialist than sustained tone minimalist.

nomos
16-06-2015, 03:32 PM
True enough

john eden
16-06-2015, 03:53 PM
Love Basinski obviously. He's in a nebulous area between ambient and drone for me though, more serialist than sustained tone minimalist.

Saw him with Helm in a church doing the disintegration loops. Didn't really get on with it.

Maybe I was just in a funny mood that night.

droid
16-06-2015, 04:31 PM
Possibly the greatest, and certainly the most affecting piece of experimental/ambient IMHO.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYOr8TlnqsY

droid
16-06-2015, 04:53 PM
Was this the most popular drone(ish) record of the last 5 years?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RMPvfsaXjQ

sufi
16-06-2015, 09:12 PM
I enjoyed both of those, thanks

wise
16-06-2015, 10:25 PM
Saw him with Helm in a church doing the disintegration loops. Didn't really get on with it.

Maybe I was just in a funny mood that night.

How does he 'do' the Disintegration Loops?
I thought the whole point was that they disintegrated

john eden
17-06-2015, 09:31 AM
How does he 'do' the Disintegration Loops?
I thought the whole point was that they disintegrated

Good point.

Actually on checking, it seems like I was mixed up and it was his newer material - Nocturnes http://inverted-audio.com/tv/william-basinski-st-john-sessions/

martin
18-06-2015, 12:14 AM
Please tell me there's a 'Drone Committee' whose members send anonymous threats to 'dronists' who don't just hold down a key for 2 hours.

I guess this bloke isn't a REAL dronist, but this one's pretty ace:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLO395cSqAk

From the most underrated United Dairies release:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuhnRaHrFqg

mistersloane
20-06-2015, 10:01 PM
How does he 'do' the Disintegration Loops?
I thought the whole point was that they disintegrated


He's very open, you could email him and ask him I think.

Leo
26-06-2015, 10:40 PM
http://www.melafoundation.org/dream02.jpg
interesting timing for this thread, the dia foundation just opened a new location for la monte young's nyc dream house in chelsea. i think the original tribeca location still exists but is temporarily closed.

http://www.melafoundation.org
http://bedfordandbowery.com/2015/05/minimalist-master-la-monte-young-drones-on-about-his-new-dream-house/

spent an hour there this afternoon, very cool, really worth doing if in nyc this summer. huge warehouse-size room with thickly carpeted floor, low neon-ish lighting and five covered speaker stacks emitting loud drones. the sound changes as you turn your head, even slightly. they make you take off your shoes and you can lay down on the plush carpet and zone out. no photos allowed but i managed to sneak a few videos on my phone to catch the sound. best part was going on a summer friday afternoon and being the only person there for most of the hour.

mistersloane
29-06-2015, 07:58 AM
How does he 'do' the Disintegration Loops?
I thought the whole point was that they disintegrated

We put him on a long time ago at the Horse Hospital playing on the first anniversary of 9/11, he mixed and performed work on a laptop, he was excellent. Lit by the glow of the laptop, he appeared to progressively get younger and younger as the night progressed, as if the music was performing a Dorian Grey on him, it was wonderful.

bruno
30-06-2015, 12:30 AM
also famously youthful was conrad schnitzler, when i wrote to him the reply was immediate and thorough, you could not imagine a more vital person at seventy-something. age does not always dull the creative process (in some cases quite the contrary).

droid
10-07-2015, 10:45 AM
Please tell me there's a 'Drone Committee' whose members send anonymous threats to 'dronists' who don't just hold down a key for 2 hours.

I guess this bloke isn't a REAL dronist, but this one's pretty ace:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLO395cSqAk

From the most underrated United Dairies release:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuhnRaHrFqg

These are great. thanks.

Found some nice 2014 ambient/drone mixes on YT


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k_Moa_XRPg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrDOUYOtD4Q

droid
10-07-2015, 10:46 AM
If there isn't a drone committee it should be invented. I definitely have one in my head anyway. Like the troika of musical economy - always demanding more austerity.

droid
13-07-2015, 02:15 PM
Lovely Basinski

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccR4RvZwuEc

droid
12-08-2015, 12:35 PM
Taking that mix down today, so if anyone wants it, grab it now.

baboon2004
17-08-2015, 07:11 PM
As I'm sure many have seen already, Basinski's playing in London in September - looking forward to seeing how his music translates live, given the mixed reactions on his thread...

droid
18-08-2015, 10:16 AM
Playing a 4-6 hour drone/ambient set in the chill out tent of Ireland's most middle class festival next month. Temptation to Wyatt is immense.

Corpsey
18-08-2015, 05:59 PM
Wanted to see Sun O))) at Southbank tonight but can't go

http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/sun-o-92193

I've never even heard them but I thought it might be an interesting experience.

CrowleyHead
18-08-2015, 06:27 PM
Wanted to see Sun O))) at Southbank tonight but can't go

http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/sun-o-92193

I've never even heard them but I thought it might be an interesting experience.

Corpse, go listen to Dommkirke now, do it now.

droid
21-08-2015, 03:58 PM
Ryosuke Miyata droney field recordings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfvSz2jicDQ

Too much drone to keep up with. Its everywhere.

droid
27-08-2015, 03:40 PM
Lovely Tomonari Nozaki

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqoaIFhX6s4

droid
27-08-2015, 04:13 PM
This is good - Tom Johnson on new music from the voice 72-82

http://www.editions75.com/Books/TheVoiceOfNewMusic.PDF

droid
08-09-2015, 12:17 PM
So, we played 6 hours of drone, experimental and ambient at electric picnic - Ireland's premier fancy-pants music festival. We were in a half-tent type thing within the main festival in (one of) the alternative/chill out new agey areas.

Crystallised a few things Ive been thinking about for a while in terms of performance of this kind of music - that the best audience isn't the seated arty serious types, but the mashed up on drugs types who just want somewhere to lie down - and we had about 60 of them prone in front of us at one stage - probably would've had more except it was pretty cold and there was no heating and no promised bean bags or cushions. Got pretty intense at times, some full on stuff, and people kept coming in and asking us what we'd done to the crowd. 'Are they dead'? 'Have you killed them'?

Made me think about the perfect environment for this kind of thing - and Ive decided - its the opium den. Everyone in a nice warm alcove, pipe in hand, tea and refreshments being served.

Also considering a drone barge. Just wander the waterways of continental Europe blasting drone out of huge speakers as you crawl across the countryside. Towns and villages could pay you to go away.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/COHFT6_WcAAffbW.jpg:large

m99188868
09-09-2015, 10:17 AM
Towns and villages could pay you to go away.

This is genius.

droid
09-09-2015, 11:53 AM
Im in two minds here. The denizens of Britain's inland waterways would potentially offer some entertainment, but Europe gives far more scope. Unfortunately Britain has narrower canals than everybody else, so you end up with a 'narrowboat' that is very small and would never make it across the channel.

This is my new bible:

http://www.barges.org/Image/shop/BBH%202.jpg

nomos
09-09-2015, 02:04 PM
people kept coming in and asking us what we'd done to the crowd. 'Are they dead'? 'Have you killed them'?
This is the ideal I'm going to aim for with any future DJ sets.


drone barge
Perfect. I live next to canal.

droid
09-09-2015, 02:26 PM
Drone soundclash where you get more points the less reaction there is. Winner is the one with the most unconscious bodies on the ground at the end.

droid
09-09-2015, 02:29 PM
The slow release of some kind of tranquilising gas from compressed canisters under the decks. Like the Moscow theatre siege, but more relaxing.

nomos
09-09-2015, 02:34 PM
"Barging Through The Ether"

Would make a great flyer.

Slothrop
09-09-2015, 03:16 PM
Drone soundclash where you get more points the less reaction there is.
People would complain that they only get to hear 17 minutes of each tune before it gets pulled up.

droid
09-09-2015, 03:32 PM
William Basinski dubplate with an exclusive, one-away disintegration.

droid
27-11-2015, 03:50 PM
The new Stephan Mathieu is really great:

https://schwebung.bandcamp.com/album/before-nostromo

droid
27-11-2015, 03:50 PM
As is the last but one Kevin Drumm:

https://kevindrumm.bandcamp.com/album/mithering-the-skiving-gorm

droid
27-11-2015, 03:51 PM
And some nice electric drone on that new Surgeon thingy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8GGSx46htQ

nomos
28-11-2015, 02:00 AM
^^ I've been enjoying that one. A New Moon, especially. Gut feeling.

droid
09-12-2015, 03:00 PM
Sherbourne with an excellent review of the new Stephan Mathieu.

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/21313-before-nostromo/

He's spot on, its a lovely record.

droid
18-02-2016, 11:29 AM
Exquisite new Celer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ckh4ZetEXTE

sadmanbarty
09-04-2016, 09:00 PM
Condolences to Droid

http://www.factmag.com/2016/04/09/tony-conrad-dies-76-drone-dream-syndicate/

droid
16-06-2016, 11:17 AM
RIP.

droid
16-06-2016, 11:17 AM
https://vimeo.com/160959825

droid
27-07-2016, 03:29 PM
Lawrence English goes all Chris Watson:


https://youtu.be/J3bucrkz8KI

droid
11-08-2016, 11:40 AM
Just picking out some tunes for this years festival drones:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CpkmInzXYAAStOv.jpg

john eden
11-08-2016, 12:22 PM
Andrew Liles did an incredible 50 minute version of the Beatles "Tomorrow Never Knows" most of which was well droney.

It was on mixcloud but has now been taken down :slanted:

droid
24-08-2016, 12:04 PM
Listen to this.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUnHWKrS0pE

droid
05-09-2016, 12:45 PM
Just got back from another festival drone performance. May have been some accidental Wyatting. On headphones or in the studio, this is a rather intense but palatable bit of drone.

On a big system at 3:40AM with a bunch of prone drug casualties its an endless plunge in the cold dark heart of infinite cosmic nothingness.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYkSOWl8oxI

droid
05-09-2016, 12:48 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CrV61pxUAAIMViQ.png

droid
27-09-2016, 03:50 PM
This has caused some consternation. Not as bad as the FACT list though to be fair.

http://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/9948-the-50-best-ambient-albums-of-all-time/?page=1

droid
12-10-2016, 10:51 AM
Here are all the counter-lists plus a nice minimal list:

http://www.thestranger.com/slog/2016/09/28/24584587/we-give-pitchforks-50-best-ambient-albums-list-a-67-here-are-some-glaring-omissions
http://www.self-titledmag.com/2016/09/30/100-best-ambient-albums/
http://schwebung.tumblr.com/post/151158372151/a-list [4] [4]
https://blogthehum.wordpress.com/2016/10/04/the-unheard-ambience-in-nine-albums/
http://rootstrata.com/rootblog/?p=135 [6] [6]

droid
13-10-2016, 02:55 PM
Overwhelmed by ambient and drone right now.

Gorgeous LP Id never heard from the lists - trombonist Stuart Dempster - or should that be tromDRONEist?? Eh? Eh?


https://vimeo.com/76848758

luka
13-10-2016, 03:23 PM
Just got back from another festival drone performance. May have been some accidental Wyatting. On headphones or in the studio, this is a rather intense but palatable bit of drone.

On a big system at 3:40AM with a bunch of prone drug casualties its an endless plunge in the cold dark heart of infinite cosmic nothingness.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYkSOWl8oxI

Enjoyed that

droid
13-10-2016, 03:34 PM
One of the few tunes in recent times to actually make me want to eat a pill.

Leo
13-10-2016, 03:46 PM
that child track reminded me of the dia foundation's la monte young "dream house" last year: huge warehouse-size room, weird lighting, huge speaker stacks, fuzzy wall-to-wall carpeting and the loudest fucking oscillating drone i've ever heard, so cool.

http://diaart.org/media/w1050h700/webimages/dia-dream-house-2015-4s.jpg

http://diaart.org/program/exhibitions-projects/dia-15-vi-13-545-west-22-street-dream-house-exhibition

droid
13-10-2016, 03:48 PM
Yeah, its definitely got an electric drone early avant thing going on.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UmBTr-Kx-g

Leo
13-10-2016, 04:02 PM
coolest part is how the sound changed as you turned your head, depending on the angle as your ears aligned with and then turned away from the various speaker stacks.

photos and recordings weren't allowed, but i managed to sneak about :30 of video/audio on my phone. not sure i'm able to upload video from my phone/computer here.

droid
19-10-2016, 11:52 AM
Federico Durand


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SolAhH8a8Zc

droid
19-10-2016, 02:39 PM
Oldie but goodie:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0vkdzYGnGw

droid
21-10-2016, 02:13 PM
John Murray


https://youtu.be/ejkGuwkbBZk

droid
21-10-2016, 02:14 PM
Diffuse Reflection


https://youtu.be/h0qIffL9jnk

droid
25-10-2016, 04:37 PM
Anyone familiar with Herman Nitsch? His bio is outstanding.


Beginning in 1960, following a period in which Nitsch had turned more towards literature, he returned to painting, creating works in the Arte Informel style. It is in this year that the first painting actions take place, and already they are seeking to realize the idea of the Theatre of Orgies and Mysteries. Revolving around the intensive sensory experience of various substances and fluids, these actions become increasingly provocative in the coming years.

Following screaming and noise action performances, conceived as abreaction plays, Nitsch undertakes the dismemberment of lambs, which lead to further actions involving flesh. After the Theatre proves a resounding success in the US and Germany at the end of the 1960s, Nitsch performs numerous actions throughout the 1970s in cities across Europe and North America.

In 1971 Nitsch is able to acquire Prinzendorf Castle in Lower Austria from the Catholic Church, a purchase that allows him to now also realize his musical ideas for his theatre in large-scale action performances. Noise orchestras, scream choirs and electronically amplified instruments all play a part. Nitsch interprets life as passion, the painting process as a condensed form of life and thus as the very incarnation of passion. Through the painter smock he wears while working, subsequently positioned centrally in the painting, the artist remains present and animates the viewer to identify with the painting process and accompany him into the painting.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo9W5fIn6Yg

droid
25-10-2016, 04:41 PM
One of his 'Actions' from 1984:

http://www.spikeartmagazine.com/sites/default/files/styles/full_width/public/users/shared/articles/images/nitsch_aktionsfotografie_1884_1.jpg

droid
04-11-2016, 01:10 PM
Great article about Irv Teibel and the 'environments' series:

http://pitchfork.com/features/cover-story/reader/natural-selection/

nomos
04-11-2016, 03:25 PM
Have you seen this, droid? Bought it a few weeks ago, but I've only had a quick look so far.

http://www.zero-books.net/assets/docs/books/4525/jhp55b8b5a0c77d1.jpg

Drone and Apocalypse is an exhibit catalog for a retrospective of twenty-first-century art. Its narrator, Cynthia Wey, is a failed artist convinced that apocalypse is imminent. She writes critical essays delineating apocalyptic tendencies in drone music and contemporary art. Interspersed amid these essays are “speculative artworks”, Wey’s term for descriptions of artworks she never constructs that center around the extinction of humanity. Wey’s favorite musicians are drone artists like William Basinski, Celer, Thomas Köner, Les Rallizes Dénudés, and Éliane Radigue, and her essays relate their works to moments of ineffability in Herodotus, Aristotle, Plato, Pliny the Elder, Isidore of Seville, Robert Burton, Hegel, and Dostoyevsky.
Well after Wey’s demise, the apocalypse never arrives, but Wey’s journal is discovered. Curators fascinated with twenty-first-century culture use her writings as the basis for their exhibit “Commentaries on the Apocalypse”, which realizes Wey’s speculative artworks as photographs, collages, and sound/video installations.

http://www.zero-books.net/books/drone-apocalypse

martin
04-11-2016, 03:31 PM
Anyone familiar with Herman Nitsch? His bio is outstanding.

Yep - always enjoyed a quality weekend in my dickie bow round Hermann's gaff, sipping cognac with the prime minister of Andorra's daughter while Hermann sprayed us with BSE and black pudding.

To be honest though, I always felt his early recordings lacked the offal-splattered mayhem promised by the insane covers. A lot of those really rare vinyl releases that go for stupid money have superb, menacing, OTT artwork but are sonically dull over the course of 30+ mins - or, at best, never quite lived up to expectations.

His 'masterpiece' is probably 'Island' - think you can grab the 4xCD set for under £25 on Discogs. It pretty much contains all of Nitsch's standard Live Aktion moves: livestock moaning, long droning brass sections, proto-Whitehouse high-pitched whistling, jolting drum thuds, sudden excursions into oompa music, sections of cable/amp hum, etc. Put it this way, he didn't 'vary' styles much in a live setting. There's not a massive world of difference between that release and 'Musik Der 60 Aktion', which features a 'punk band' (PVC, from Germany) - not that you'd be able to tell.

His first proper vinyl outing, "Akustisches Abreaktionsspiel", is a real oddity worth hearing (via torrents, unless you're spectacularly flush this month) - mainly people screaming their heads off and oompa band nonsense, with an Austrian radio presenter cutting in and out and 'explaining' what's going on. Proper 'art nutter' release, though perhaps less droney than the later, numbered 'Aktion' stuff.

That Harmoniumwerk 1-4 CD you posted is also pretty lovely. I don't think you need to track down the other volumes though. He recorded something like 1,000 hours' worth of harmonium drone, fuck knows how much of it has been released since, but I think Cortical Foundation put out another three double-CDs of that stuff.

Oh, and off the beaten track, but, somewhere, perhaps on a corrupted hard drive, there's evidence of me and Kek-W (from Kid Shirt) doing a hardcore gabba track called 'Hermann Nitsch's House' and screaming SPRINGTIME FOR DEWHURST and DRONE WAR IN KEBABHAUS!! like lunatics, plus some unpleasant text regarding Babsi from 'Christiane F'

droid
04-11-2016, 03:47 PM
Have you seen this, droid? Bought it a few weeks ago, but I've only had a quick look so far.

http://www.zero-books.net/assets/docs/books/4525/jhp55b8b5a0c77d1.jpg

http://www.zero-books.net/books/drone-apocalypse

Ha! yes. Saw it a while back. The Press blurb makes it seem like she has plagarised my very thoughts.

droid
04-11-2016, 10:00 PM
Yep - always enjoyed a quality weekend in my dickie bow round Hermann's gaff, sipping cognac with the prime minister of Andorra's daughter while Hermann sprayed us with BSE and black pudding.

To be honest though, I always felt his early recordings lacked the offal-splattered mayhem promised by the insane covers. A lot of those really rare vinyl releases that go for stupid money have superb, menacing, OTT artwork but are sonically dull over the course of 30+ mins - or, at best, never quite lived up to expectations.

His 'masterpiece' is probably 'Island' - think you can grab the 4xCD set for under £25 on Discogs. It pretty much contains all of Nitsch's standard Live Aktion moves: livestock moaning, long droning brass sections, proto-Whitehouse high-pitched whistling, jolting drum thuds, sudden excursions into oompa music, sections of cable/amp hum, etc. Put it this way, he didn't 'vary' styles much in a live setting. There's not a massive world of difference between that release and 'Musik Der 60 Aktion', which features a 'punk band' (PVC, from Germany) - not that you'd be able to tell.

His first proper vinyl outing, "Akustisches Abreaktionsspiel", is a real oddity worth hearing (via torrents, unless you're spectacularly flush this month) - mainly people screaming their heads off and oompa band nonsense, with an Austrian radio presenter cutting in and out and 'explaining' what's going on. Proper 'art nutter' release, though perhaps less droney than the later, numbered 'Aktion' stuff.

That Harmoniumwerk 1-4 CD you posted is also pretty lovely. I don't think you need to track down the other volumes though. He recorded something like 1,000 hours' worth of harmonium drone, fuck knows how much of it has been released since, but I think Cortical Foundation put out another three double-CDs of that stuff.

Oh, and off the beaten track, but, somewhere, perhaps on a corrupted hard drive, there's evidence of me and Kek-W (from Kid Shirt) doing a hardcore gabba track called 'Hermann Nitsch's House' and screaming SPRINGTIME FOR DEWHURST and DRONE WAR IN KEBABHAUS!! like lunatics, plus some unpleasant text regarding Babsi from 'Christiane F'

I should have known youd be a fan.

Got about 12 vols of Harmoniumwerk from Ubu web, the other stuff Ive heard seems like a mix of semi-classical and concrete style experimentation, as you say.

Did he have any direct relationship with the industrial/postpunk/weirdo scenes, or was he more of a titular figurehead or fringe figure?

He's such a ridiculous figure - like something from a Vic and Bob sketch or a bad horror film. There's a story about him doing a gig in Paris on the same bill as Charlemagne Palestine and getting so annoyed that the press mixed up the names/photos afterwards that he refused to speak to him again for decades.

When can we hear this lost BTI/Kek masterpiece?

droid
05-11-2016, 02:02 PM
'Aktion' is a funny choice though... brings to mind the only other teutonic aktion Ive ever heard of - Reinhardt.

Some great films here:

http://www.ubu.com/film/nitsch_action.html
http://www.ubu.com/film/nitsch_six.html

Leo
05-11-2016, 02:31 PM
not electronic drone, but that new roy montgomery 4cd set has some sweet guitar pieces.

droid
12-12-2016, 01:50 PM
Most recent Lanois is lovely.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUY4WCJO-wg

john eden
12-12-2016, 03:33 PM
RE: Nitsch / Industrial

The Aktionists were a direct influence on Coum Transmissions and all that.

Fellow Aktionist Rudolf Schwarzkogler was popularised in the UK via an booklet put out by R&D Group 28 who also did a bunch of stuff with Coil. His stuff also slides into some of the Neoist stuff iirc.

I have vague memories of putting on a film about Nitsch (possibly just called "Nitsch"?) at the Scala in the late 80s / early 90s as part of a TOPY event.

A mate of mine hung out with him - I think while performing in some huge piece he did - and said he was a good laugh though mental.

droid
14-12-2016, 02:25 PM
I can picture you at one of his aktions, white robe, sloshing around in the sheep's entrails.

droid
14-12-2016, 02:26 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK5uG2fN6HE

john eden
14-12-2016, 03:29 PM
Ha it's great they did a Boiler Room. I bet the live chat was interesting... saw them as part of that Schimpfluch festival in Bristol. Very good. Very trippy, time distortions etc.

droid
14-12-2016, 03:37 PM
They remind me a lot of this perennial favourite:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yeZa4ldBGs

droid
12-01-2017, 11:46 PM
I have a brand new, beautifully crafted, painstakingly selected, cosmically dissolute drone/ambient mix I might be willing to share here assuming the requisite amount of ego stroking occurs.

luka
13-01-2017, 12:09 AM
droid youre so amazing we think youre the best dj of all time

luka
13-01-2017, 12:10 AM
it better be good

droid
13-01-2017, 12:31 AM
It was a collective effort, so I shouldnt take all the credit (but I will).

************************************************** *******

01 Dead Flag Blues - Godspeed You Black Emperor - F♯ A♯ ∞
02 Gentle so gentle - Sarah Davachi - Vergers
03 Kyema - Eliane Radigue - Trilogie De Mort
04 At the sea ice edge - Douglas Quin - Antarctica
05 The Molendinar - Claire M Singer - Solas
06 Schwarzschild Radius - Stephan Mathieu - A Static Place
07 The Stones Continued Intermittently - Chris Abrahams - Fluid To The Influence
08 Silence/Sound - Pat Collins and Tadhg O'Sullivan - Silence/Sound
09 Wind in the Trees - Irv Teibel - Environments (Totally New Concepts In Sound - Disc 5)
10 Pop 5 - Gas - Pop
11 Musique pour Le reve et L'amour (part 1) - Ariel Kalma - Musique pour Le reve et L'amour
12 Antarctica - Windy & Carl - Antarctica
13 Eternal Note - Anthony Child - Electronic Recordings From Maui Jungle Vol. 1
14 Deceleration - David Sylvian & Stephan Mathieu - Wandermüde
15 Untitled #193 - Francisco López - Escaping From Color
16 Sealevel.2 - Simon Scott - Below Sea Level
17 Lamptest - Anjou - Anjou
18 Xerrox Radieuse - Alva Noto - Xerrox Vol. 3
19 Subterraneans - David Bowie - Low
20 Nosferatu Dialogue (Excerpt)

Its the studio version of the festival set we played late last year. So fresh we havent even given it a proper name yet, not really properly mastered either come to think of it. :eek: Best listened to on headphones.

Please dont share - will only be up for a couple of days.

luka
13-01-2017, 12:45 AM
ta. started listeing to a load of this sort of thing fairly recently when i was having to do homework and needed stuff with basically no beats or voices

luka
13-01-2017, 12:46 AM
its too late to listen now but ill tell you if its good tomorrow

luka
13-01-2017, 12:48 AM
presumably its good

droid
13-01-2017, 12:49 AM
I hope so! It should reward deep listening. Starts of pretty bleak though, so hope you can handle it.

Theres a few voices in there, but not many. Much more traditional approach than usual. Straight up track by track, finding things in key and exact places for mixes then finding the right pace, mood and flow, rather than the 6 deck improv technique.

Particularly happy with the Bowie mix at the end. Took 20 years to find that one.

luka
13-01-2017, 12:49 PM
sort of about 50 minutes in enjoying it very much particulalry this bit, bit harsh bit like that coil time machines druggy thing. dunno what it is, do you?

droid
13-01-2017, 01:12 PM
Thats the peak tune of the mix - its the Anthony Child linked to earlier in the thread.

WebEschatology
15-01-2017, 07:54 PM
Hey people i've been listening to Pelt again lately and it's reminded me of how much i love drone music


could somebody give me a run down on if there's any interesting/noteworthy releases that have come out?


the last thing i made a note to check out was that Ian William Craig album

droid
16-01-2017, 01:09 PM
There's loads of stuff mentioned on this thread, but check out:

http://drownedinsound.com/in_depth/4150678-articulate-silences-ambient-sounds-30--end-of-2016-edition

&

http://antigravitybunny.com/?p=10849

Though the latter list is pretty undroney this year for some reason.

droid
17-01-2017, 03:56 PM
Deleting that mix tonight, so if you want it, grab it now.

bruno
31-01-2017, 01:35 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTsITRuHs3o

Mr. Tea
12-02-2017, 01:09 AM
It was a collective effort, so I shouldnt take all the credit (but I will).


I just read out Ligotti's 'Special Plan' to Mrs. Tea with this playing in the background. Great stuff, droid!

Mr. Tea
12-02-2017, 01:10 AM
And the beatmatching is faultless, I have to say. ;)

droid
15-02-2017, 03:01 PM
Thanks Tea. The lack of beats allow us to focus on flow, tone and interdimensional karmic alignment.

Ambient electronica interlude:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6gNbUTaOY

droid
08-03-2017, 12:42 PM
Nice video for the new Lawrence English, which is pretty good.


https://vimeo.com/205177927

droid
13-03-2017, 09:49 PM
Drone is an aural Ganzfeld effect.


The ganzfeld effect (from German for “complete field”) or perceptual deprivation, is a phenomenon of perception caused by exposure to an unstructured, uniform stimulation field.[1] The effect is the result of the brain amplifying neural noise in order to look for the missing visual signals.[2] The noise is interpreted in the higher visual cortex, and gives rise to hallucinations.[3]

It has been most studied with vision by staring at an undifferentiated and uniform field of colour. The visual effect is described as the loss of vision as the brain cuts off the unchanging signal from the eyes. The result is "seeing black",[4] an apparent sense of blindness. A flickering ganzfeld causes geometrical patterns and colors to appear, and this is the working principle for mind machines and the Dreamachine.[5] The ganzfeld effect can also elicit hallucinatory percepts in many people, in addition to an altered state of consciousness.

Ganzfeld induction in multiple senses is called multi-modal ganzfeld. This is usually done by wearing ganzfeld goggles in addition to headphones with a uniform stimulus.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganzfeld_effect

droid
05-04-2017, 10:07 AM
Sublime hovering bliss:

https://schwebung.bandcamp.com/album/radiance-xi-music-with-magnetic-strings

Mr. Tea
05-04-2017, 12:21 PM
Sublime hovering bliss


I read that as 'hoovering' and thought "Huh, figures".

droid
05-04-2017, 12:49 PM
Nah, thats this one:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVqkTBzTips

Mr. Tea
05-04-2017, 01:12 PM
Years ago me and a housemate were clearing up after a big party and he'd put some music on while we worked. I was in charge of the kitchen, he was vacuuming the front room. I heard him go upstairs to the toilet but the vacuuming sounds continued, so I yelled up at him "Tom you twat, you've left the hoover on!". He had, in fact, turned the hoover off but left the stereo on - playing My Bloody Valentine.

Mr. Tea
05-04-2017, 01:18 PM
There's some dronetastic noise on the ADAADAT sampler that one of my tunes came out on a couple of years ago:

http://www.adaadat.co.uk/mp3/cortex_accelera_ahhs.mp3

http://www.adaadat.co.uk/mp3/josh_booth_16_15.mp3

http://www.adaadat.co.uk/mp3/failings_love_is_always_in_the_way.mp3

droid
11-04-2017, 02:51 PM
We've published that mix to promote the gig we're putting on next month, feel free to give it a boost on mixcloud:

https://www.mixcloud.com/noplacelikedrone/the-deepest-river/

sufi
20-04-2017, 03:28 PM
not 100% confident this piece belongs on this thread, hopefully s'one will dronesplain why :eek:

https://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2017/04/04/philip-clark/at-kraftwerk-berlin/
Kraftwerk Berlin was opened as a performance venue in 2006, in the old Mitte CHP Plant, a power station built in East Berlin in the early 1960s and abandoned in 1997. On a recent Saturday evening, as the time crept towards midnight, I lay on a canvas camp bed in the middle of the turbine hall listening to Alvin Lucier perform his pioneering piece of sound art, I am sitting in a room.

It is a seamless mesh of form and content. Lucier reads aloud his plan to map the acoustic dimensions of the room in which he is sitting – in this case, the Kraftwerk turbine hall – with a recording of his voice; his words are duly recorded, then played back and re-recorded, and so on, the regenerative loop gradually sucking in the resonance of the room. Speech patterns are fragmented and a disembodied tremble of reverberating sound remains. Lucier’s piece is nearly fifty years old but could have been tailormade for The Long Now, the thirty-hour gig curated by Berno Odo Polzer, Laurens von Oswald and Harry Glass, that closes the annual MaerzMusik festival in Berlin.

The Long Now is an invitation to surrender yourself to sound. The end of one piece dovetails into the beginning of the next, until clock time means very little. Morton Feldman said that his music was about a heightened awareness of scale rather than form: ‘Form is easy: just the division of things into part. But scale is another matter.’ It could be The Long Now’s motto. Electronic music, with its capacity to sustain drones and loops, and morph stratified layers of sound indefinitely, can induce trance-like states of altered perception – especially in a place like Kraftwerk Berlin.

Charles Ives, Edgard Varèse and Karlheinz Stockhausen all voiced doubts about the sustainability of concert halls: their radical concepts about dispersing sound through space demanded radical thinking about where that music should be performed. Walk along Köpenicker Strasse for a few blocks, and the decommissioned power station appears like an otherworldly monolith that has been dropped from the sky. Inside, a giant staircase leads, via a network of mezzanine levels, to the main turbine hall. Food is available and the canvas beds are just comfortable enough; but waking up in this alien environment, your slumber disturbed in the dead of night by a wash of electronic sound, is displacing. Your mind plays tricks. It would be easy to lose yourself, you think, to follow a staircase to the top of the building where the abyss below would stare back.

With home comforts stripped away, sound becomes the sole focus of your attention, a way of orienting yourself. The rolling ribbons of arpeggios that Kara-Lis Coverdale teased out of her electronic rig were a balm, a sonic cushion to make up for the lack of pillows on the camp beds. But sound also cut through at a deeper level, directly connecting your senses to the space.

On the Sunday, Lucier’s Vespers plotted the building’s internal dimensions. Musicians moved through the space with gizmos called Sondols, echo-location devices that build an aural picture of rooms and enclosures by bouncing stuttering rhythmic clicks against solid surfaces. After fourteen hours of zoning into sound, I found that my ears were clearly measuring distance by perceiving microscopic differentiations of click – the most distant clicks forming a horizon that framed the manic rhythmic chatter near me.

A two-hour composition by Catherine Christer Hennix, For Brass and Computer, used more intricate divisions of the scale than are customary in Western music as ingredients to build a crescendo, notes passing discreetly between four brass players against a resonant hum from a computer. Bass notes thundered out of speakers the size of tractors. The turbine hall throbbed and shook, reconnecting the space with the ghosts of its industrial past.
I particularly like how the sensory deprivation experience triggers evolution of sonar ... nice one!

droid
08-05-2017, 03:33 PM
Read about this a while back. Pretty much the epitome of drone.

droid
12-05-2017, 11:21 AM
Eliane, just because...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8Tn0JN-pzM

droid
12-06-2017, 03:42 PM
For the record - us playing tunes for the WIRE (kind of):

https://www.mixcloud.com/TheWireMagazine/no-place-like-drone-wire-400-mix-8/

m99188868
13-06-2017, 01:56 PM
“a collective of Ireland’s most jaded DJs, promoters and producers” who, after many years of clubbing and promotion, “have come to the realisation that there is No Place Like Drone.”

I increasingly tend to agree. Is offline listening (on the train) possible with Mixcloud?

droid
13-06-2017, 02:30 PM
Hmmm. I usually just rip them. Do you want an MP3?

m99188868
13-06-2017, 02:38 PM
Hmmm. I usually just rip them. Do you want an MP3?

Well, I certainly wouldn't mind :)

droid
13-06-2017, 02:43 PM
Link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1d28y9o4REdcmhrUEhWRUlDZzg

Full tracklist below:

1. Maurice Jarre - Book's Disappearance - Witness OST - Varèse Sarabande
2. Mohammed - Liberig Min - Som Sakrifis LP - PAN
3. Delia Derbyshire & Barry Bermange - Falling - Inventions for radio: Dreams - Psychic Sounds ‎
4. Johann Johannsson - Freedom from want and fear - The Miners Hymn - 130701
5. Daniel Thomas Freeman - Staring into black water - The Beauty of Doubting Yourself - Home Normal
6. Oren Ambarchi - Inamorata - In the Pendulum's embrace - Touch
7. Jurgen Muller - Jenseits Des Stromes (Beyond The Tide) - Science of the Sea LP - Digitalis
8. Bojan Gagic - Mobius - Soundtransit
9. Kevin Drumm - Romantic sores - Imperial distortion - Hospital Records
10. Gaberial Saloman - A2 - Adhere - Miasmah
11. Deathprod - Journey to the centre of the first - Nordheim transformed
12. Taylor Deupree and Marcus Fisher - In A Place Of Such Graceful Shapes - In A Place Of Such Graceful Shapes - 12k
13. Biosphere - Startoucher - Patashnik - Apollo
14. Alva noto - Haliod xerrox copy 3 (Paris) - Xerrox Vol. 1 - Raster-Noton
15. Olan Mill - Amber Balanced - Paths Lp - Facture
16. Julianna Barwick - Look into your own mind - Nepenthe - Dead Oceans
17. Paul Jebanasam - Music For The Church Of St John The Baptist - Music For The Church Of St John The Baptist - Subtext
18. AFX - Untitled (CD only) track 1 - Analogue Bubblebath 3
19. From the Mouth of the Sun - A season in Waters - Woven Tide - Experimedia
20. Richard Knox & Frédéric D. Oberland - The Wreck Of Hope - The Rustle Of The Stars - Gizeh Records
21. William Basinski - 92982.2 - 98982 - 2062
22. Roly Porter - Sequence - Life Cycle of a Massive Star - Subtext
23. Marsen Jules - Once in a moment - Pop ambient 2011 - Kompakt
24. Kevin Drumm - Snow - Imperial Distortion - Hospital Records
25. Bvdub - Make the pain go away - Pop ambient 2011 - Kompakt
26. Roy Carey - Fire in the night (excerpts) - BBC
27. Klaus Schulze - Satz: Gewitter (Energy Rise-Energy Collaps) - Irrlicht LP - Brain
28. William Basinski - Dip 6 - The disintegration loops - Temporary Residence Limited
29. Tim Hecker - Sketch 9 - Dropped Pianos LP - Kranky
30. Keith Fullerton Whitman - Lisbon - Lisbon - Kranky
31. Clouwbeck - Come the Ageir - "From which the river rises" - Sustain Release
32. Windy & Carl - Fainting in the presence of the lord - We will always be - Kranky
33. Alva noto - Xerrox monophaser 1 - Xerrox Vol. 2 - Raster-Noton
34. Widesky - Celsius - Floating in Being - Rural Colours
35. Wicklow Mountains - Roland Etzin - Soundtransit
36. Offthesky - Suface of your Sin - The Beautiful Nowhere - Hibernate
37. Seefeel - Meol - Succour - WARP
38. Willamette - Open Wounds (For J.N.) - Always In Postscript - Own Records
39. Windy & Carl - The Smell of old books - We will always be - Kranky
40. Damien Valles - Movement 4 - Nonparallel (In Four Movements) - Experimedia
41. Thom Brennan - Vibrant water - Vibrant water - Raingarden Music
42. Quinn Walker - The Weight of care - The Weight of Care - Rural Colours

droid
13-06-2017, 02:45 PM
This one is a 6 deck smorgasbord. Good deal more hyperactive than the stuff we're doing at the moment, which concentrates more on 1-3 tunes mixed and sent through custom effects. Quite proud of the piper alpha documentary edits.

john eden
13-06-2017, 03:55 PM
I endorse this mix.

droid
14-06-2017, 12:12 PM
Getting a lot of pleasure out of 80's New Age influenced Japanese ambient ATM.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=530PeKyZuuw

m99188868
14-06-2017, 01:06 PM
Great album. Japanese music with a chique French album title (containing a pun to boot), what's not to like? I think this twilight zone between drone and ambient is where it's really at for me. Not the too harsh stuff, nor the too idyllic melodies. Both are too demanding/distracting.

Also thanks for mix, droid. It's really great stuff

m99188868
14-06-2017, 01:43 PM
https://youtu.be/XLb79i9hO9U

droid
14-06-2017, 01:53 PM
https://youtu.be/XLb79i9hO9U

Wonderful!

droid
14-06-2017, 01:57 PM
Great album. Japanese music with a chique French album title (containing a pun to boot), what's not to like? I think this twilight zone between drone and ambient is where it's really at for me. Not the too harsh stuff, nor the too idyllic melodies. Both are too demanding/distracting.

Also thanks for mix, droid. It's really great stuff

Highly recommend the wave notation albums plus Hiroshi Yoshimura - Pier & Loft, 4 post cards, A.I.R. and Soundscape 1 - surround.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ProvVFrF6b8&t=1437s

Glad you liked the mix! Tempted to try an all Jap set next.

droid
14-06-2017, 02:04 PM
Tempted to try an all Jap set next.

No need! http://www.dissensus.com/showthread.php?t=14067&p=338316&posted=1#post338316

john eden
22-06-2017, 08:29 PM
I like this dude and his droney London field recordings vibe:
https://thesorg.bandcamp.com/album/a-void

Name your price, philistines!!!

droid
23-06-2017, 10:16 AM
Thanks!

Another decent name your price droney bandcamp thing here: https://jamesthoma.bandcamp.com/

droid
27-06-2017, 02:24 PM
More lovely name your price drone

https://marifa.bandcamp.com/album/nafs

m99188868
28-06-2017, 10:00 AM
Nice stuff, especially the Marifa is really delicious.

m99188868
28-06-2017, 02:03 PM
Highly recommend the wave notation albums plus Hiroshi Yoshimura - Pier & Loft, 4 post cards, A.I.R. and Soundscape 1 - surround


https://youtu.be/MojW0fVaaFE?t=11m4s

Indeed :) Fantastic album.

droid
01-07-2017, 09:39 PM
Getting some great results out of our new setup.

https://twitter.com/weareie/status/880893200071876608
https://twitter.com/weareie/status/880946139020832769

droid
03-07-2017, 03:16 PM
I know you're all dying to find out, so yes, that was a groundbreaking session. Produced a magnificent dark drone/ambient mix in less than two hours with almost no planning. Dont know of anybody else on the planet doing the shit we can do with this setup.

nomos
03-07-2017, 04:18 PM
I know you're all dying to find out, so yes, that was a groundbreaking session. Produced a magnificent dark drone/ambient mix in less than two hours with almost no planning. Dont know of anybody else on the planet doing the shit we can do with this setup.
I want to talk you about this. I have an idea.

droid
03-07-2017, 05:08 PM
Come at me bro.

droid
04-07-2017, 03:58 PM
Tracklist for Friday's session.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DD5aVv7XsAEVqK0.jpg:large

m99188868
05-07-2017, 08:49 AM
Some very nice (and hard to find!) tracks in there! That Ojima track is a case in point.

luka
05-07-2017, 09:40 AM
I know you're all dying to find out, so yes, that was a groundbreaking session. Produced a magnificent dark drone/ambient mix in less than two hours with almost no planning. Dont know of anybody else on the planet doing the shit we can do with this setup.

I've just copied the setup bought all the same gear and the same music so now there's two of us ploughing that furrow

droid
05-07-2017, 09:48 AM
Killer tune that.

Not sure when this will be published, but will upload an exclusive preview here once we've taken care of all the details.

droid
05-07-2017, 09:50 AM
I've just copied the setup bought all the same gear and the same music so now there's two of us ploughing that furrow

Brill! Have you managed to solve the problem with ground hum when the a199 doepfer spring reverb is used with the dynamic oscillator?

luka
05-07-2017, 10:22 AM
Yeah just rerouted it through the thermic generator. Seemed straightforward enough

Mr. Tea
05-07-2017, 10:50 AM
I've just copied the setup bought all the same gear and the same music so now there's two of us ploughing that furrow

I shudder to think how many poems you've got to flog to afford what looks like HAL9000's motherboard.

droid
07-07-2017, 10:10 AM
Continuing the tradition of giving dissensus first bite, here's the exclusive on this one:

http://i.imgur.com/nWFG75B.jpg

No PLace Like Drone - Emergent Topographies 1: Strategic noise mapping

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1d28y9o4REdZDlFZko4QWFlRFU

01. Gareth Davis - Filament - Filament - Slaapwel Records (2016)
02. K. Leimer - Threshold - Closed System Potentials - Palace Of Lights (1980)
03. Stuart Dempster - Didjerilayover - Underground Overlays from the Cistern Chapel - New Albion (1994)
04. Dedekind Cut - So Far… So Good - American Zen - Ninjatunes (2016)
05. Ultra Red - Lewd Conduct (Unnatural Microphonics) - Second Nature: An Electroacoustic Rastoral - Mille Plateaux (1999)
06. Marifa - Raja - Nafs - Minus Silence (2015)
07. David Toop - Waxed Skin - Black Chamber - Sub Rosa (2003)
08. Rafael Torel - Measurement of Noise - Violence Of Discovery And Calm Of Acceptance - Touch (2001)
09. Vidna Obmana, Djen Ajakan Shean, Steve Roach - Challenging Boundaries - The Spiritual Bonding - Extreme (1994)
10. Roger Winfield - East Wind - Windsongs: The Sound of Aeolian Harps - Say Disc (1991)
11. Chris Abrahams - Leiden - Play Scar - Room 40 (2010)
12. Siavash Amini - A Dream's Frozen Reflection - TAR - Hallow Ground (2017)
13. Robert Rich & B.Lustmord - Delusion Fields - Stalker - Fathom (1995)
14. Douglas Quin - Antarctic 64°49’S 64°02’W - Fathom - Taiga Records (2010)
15. Pinkcourtesyphone ‎– All Made Up - Foley Folly Folio - LINE [SEGMENTS] (2012)
16. Rafael Anton Irisarri - Her Rituals - The Unintentional Sea (2013)
17. Rob Mazurek - Waxing Crescent #1 - Fall 2014 Sampler - International Anthem (2014)
18. Stephan Mathieu - Third Consort - Radiance VII: Process - Schwebung (2017)
19. Eliane Radigue - Geelriandre - Geelriandre-Arthesis - Fringes Recordings (1979/2003)
20. Eleh - Pulsing Study of 7 Sine Waves Part One - Floating Frequencies/Intuitive Synthesis (2011)
21. Yoshio Ojima - #02 - Airy Walks - Wacoal Art Center (1987)
22. JD Emmanuel - Visions During Movement – Rain Forest Music (1981)

Feedback appreciated.

droid
11-07-2017, 03:17 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DEcGK20XUAA8J66.jpg:large

droid
12-07-2017, 03:23 PM
Live here now if anyone wants to boost it. https://www.mixcloud.com/noplacelikedrone/emergent-topographies-1-strategic-noise-mapping/

droid
13-07-2017, 10:40 AM
More name your price bandcamp stuff:

Experimental French tape concrete label: https://falt.bandcamp.com/

Lovely digital ambidrone: https://midnightcircles.bandcamp.com/album/recordings-on-an-empty-stomach

droid
08-09-2017, 04:34 PM
I have another unpublished mix, hot from the basement - anyone want it?

01. Inchoate Antichrist Intro
02. Vangelis - Creation Du Monde - L'Apocalypse Des Animaux - Polydor (1973)
03. France Jobin and Stephan Mathieu - The Answer V - Radiance II: Music For The Answer - Schwebung (2016)
04. Brian Eno & Peter Schwalm - Like Pictures Part #1 - Drawn From Life - Opal Records (2001)
05. Anthony Child - Caught Dreaming In A Perfect Past - You Have Already Surrendered Your Total Will - Frequency Domain (2016)
06. Ariel Kalma - Open Like a Flute - Open Like a Flute - Astral Muse (1982)
07. Celer - Strong, Exhilarating Effects - Climbing Formation - Entropy Records (2013)
08. Roger Winfield - Windsong 1 - Windsongs: The Sound Of Aeolian Harps - Saydisc ‎(1991)
09. Gregg Kowalsky - Ashes From Evermore - Through The Cardial Window - Kranky (2006)
10. William Basinski - A Shadow in Time - A Shadow in Time - Temporary Residence Limited (2017)
11. Tongues Of Light - Awakening Side - Channelled Messages At The End Of History - Pre-Cert Home Entertainment (2016)
12. Steve Peters + Steve Roden - Two Or Three Fireflies - Not A Leaf Remains As It Was - 12k (2012)
13. Prisoner of Consciousness - A Tribute to Clive Wearing
14. Kyle Bobby Dunn - Sets of Four (Its Meaning Is Deeper Than Its Title Implies) - A Young Person's Guide To Kyle Bobby Dunn - Low Point (2010)
15. Abbess Hildegard Of Bingen, Emma Kirkby, Christopher Page - Hildegard: O Euchari - A Feather On The Breath Of God - Hyperion (1982)
16. Windy & Carl - I Have Been Waiting to Hear Your Voice - The Dream House / Dedications To Flea - Kranky (2005)
17. Stuart Dempster - Shell Shock – Underground Overlays From The Cistern Chapel - New Albion (1995)
18. Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster, Panaiotis ‎- Ione - Deep Listening - New Albion (1989)
19. Kyle Bobby Dunn - Boring Foothills of Foot Fetishville - Kyle Bobby Dunn & The Infinite Sadness - Students Of Decay (2014)
20. Satoshi Ashikawa - Still Sky - Wave Notation 2 - Sound Process (1982)
21. Oöphoi - Floating Through The Gates Of Time - Static Soundscapes: Three Lights At The End Of The World - Hic Sunt Leones (1996)
22. Duane Pitre - Mvmt IV. Koan - Origin - Root Strata (2010)
23. Eliane Radigue - Jetsun Mila, Pt. 2 - Jetsun Mila - Lovely Music (1986/2007)
24. Duane Pitre - The Healer - The Seeker And The Healer - Students Of Decay (2014)
25. Phil Niblock - A Third Trombone - A Young Person's Guide To Phill Niblock - Blast First (1995)
26. Stars of the Lid - A Lovesong (For Cubs)+, Part 2 - Stars of the Lid - A Lovesong (For Cubs) - Kranky (2001)
27. France Jobin and Stephan Mathieu - The Answer I - Radiance II: Music For The Answer - Schwebung (2016)
28. Celer - The Carved God Is Gone; Waking Above The Pileus Clouds - Discourses of the Withered - Infraction (2008)

luka
08-09-2017, 06:52 PM
Go on

droid
08-09-2017, 11:22 PM
Exclusive.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1d28y9o4REdVVpOWThmNkhFVTA

Particularly good melange of ambient piano, medieval religious singing, post rock guitar and tragic cut up documentary at about 28 mins.

m99188868
04-10-2017, 08:04 AM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0JFs5-XgrC0

droid
23-10-2017, 03:48 PM
The mix above has now been published if anyone's interested: https://www.mixcloud.com/noplacelikedrone/emergent-topographies-2-spectral-geomancy/

Mr. Tea
25-10-2017, 04:27 PM
Just came across this on YT. Dunno if it's 'drone' exactly, but ambient certainly, very nice, don't think it's been posted here yet.


https://youtu.be/11JITPeYAWs

droid
26-10-2017, 11:35 AM
Down in the studio again last night working on a new mix. Went full hippie. Crystals and everything

luka
26-10-2017, 11:45 AM
its a slippery slope

droid
26-10-2017, 11:56 AM
Its OK, we live on the slope, in little hollows winnowed from the dirt.

droid
31-10-2017, 04:45 PM
Tracklist for the next mix...

01 Chris Watson - Veracruz - El Tren Fantasma - Touch (2011)
02. Robert Slap/David Naegele - Flutes of the Vortex - Sedona: The Psychic Vortex Experience - Valley Of The Sun (1986)
03. Richard Skelton - Green Withins Brook - Landings - Type (2009)
04. Gregg Kowalsky - X-XI - Tape Chants - Kranky (2009)
05. Félicia Atkinson - Valis - Hand In Hand - Shelter Press (2017)
06. Ekin Fil - Timesickness - Being Near - Helen Scarsdale Agency (2016)
07. Yoshio Ojima - Market - Une Collection Des Chainons II: Music For Spiral - Wacoal Art Center/Newsic (1989)
08. Marifa - Tariqat - Nafs - Not on Label (2016)
09. Janek Schaefer - Unfolding Honey - Unfolding Luxury beyond the City of Dreams - Dekorder (2014)
10. Sarah Davachi - Tiergarten - Barons Court - Students Of Decay (2015)
11. RVNES - REST - REST / RELIEF - Not on Label (2014)
12. Hallock Hill - Pencil Spin - The Union - Hundred Acre Recording, (2011)
13. Steve Hillage - Garden Of Paradise - Rainbow Dome Musick - Virgin (1979)
14. Aino Tytti - Fronte Precipitium - Fronte Preciptitium/Tergo Lupi Digitalis Limited (2010)
15. Judith Trip - Li Sun - I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age Music In America, 1950 - 1990 Light In The Attic (2013)
16. Olivia Block - Aberration of Light - Aberration of Light - NNA Tapes (2015)
17. NPLD - Freeman’s Lament
18. Celer - Bereft Oversight - Continents - Not on Label CDR (2006)
19. Kevin Drumm - Gradual Extinction - Tannenbaum - Hospital Productions (2013)
20. Loscil - Charlie - Plume Kranky (2006)
21. Laraaji - Sun Zither - Celestial Music 1978-2011 - All Saints (1984/2014)
22. Olivier Alary - Autodrome - Fiction / Non-Fiction - 130701 (2017)
23. Arash Akbar - Falling - Absence: A Compilation of Iranian Experimental Music - Flaming Pines (2016)
24. 3x2 (Exit) - Aix Em Klemm - Aix Em Klemm - Kranky (2000)
25. Basic House - L-Wave & Comb - Oats - Alter (2013)
26. Steve Halpern - Rainbows of Life - Spectrum Suite - SRI (1976)
27. Dino Spiluttini - Learn 2 Love - To Be a Beast - Cut Surface (2017)
28. Ali Wade - Imago - Partials Vol. 1 Frequency Domain (2017)
29. Robert Fripp & Brian Eno - Wind on Water - Air Structures, Live in Paris 1974 - The Impossible Recordworks (1978)

droid
01-11-2017, 12:19 PM
https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0614508549_10.jpg

I was at a drone/ambient gig on Saturday. Sunken Foal and Donnacha Costello in the Unitarian Church in Dublin. The former was great, melodic electronic, mostly song based ambient, but the latter was full on hardcore drone. Costello is a minimal techno bod who's done stuff for raster noton and is generally held in high regard. This show was based on his Mouvement album, and had really interesting visuals - a large black rectangle taking up 70% of the screen with subtle gradient changes around its edges. An eclipse or occlusion. Aurally it was synth based drone with a bit of field recordings - somewhere between Anthony Childs and Eliane Radigue.

You dont get to see quite this level of drone very often, so it was interesting to be in an audience, in the dark, in a church staring at a mostly black rectangle with the kind super intense experience that you get from focussed listening to drone at high volume. I was struck by the decadent austerity of it... the dearth of functionality in the music & thoughts of the dissolute society which would allow this kind of ritual to take place - in contrast to the starkness of the content of the music itself. It was like a scene from a dystopian 70's sci fi film illustrating some godless alien future or a Ballardian cult meeting.

Fundamentally though the biggest impact was in terms of intensity. Confirmed a lot of things Ive been thinking about for years. The aural ganzfeld effect is a real phenomenon and it's a potent force. Also, its torture to subject people to thoses kind of extreme sensations without comfortable surroundings - so if going to a sit down 'performance' ambient gig - bring a pillow. I learnt my lesson last time.

Anyway, buy the record, its really good:

https://donnachacostello.bandcamp.com/track/mouvement-i

droid
02-11-2017, 02:02 PM
I have a master of the mix above if anyone wants it. Also collated a list of effects processing gear:

Mutable Instruments Clouds: Granular audio processor/Texture Synthesiser
Intellijel Rainmaker: 16-tap stereo spectral rhythm delay and comb resonator
Ornament and Crime: Polymorphic CV generator
Make Noise Maths: Analog computer
MFB dual LFO
Mutable Instruments: Tidal modulator
Bastl Cinnamon: Voltage controlled state variable filter
Mutable Instruments Warps
Nord Micro Modular
Eventide H9 Harmoniser: Multi effect processor
Strymon BigSky: Multidimensional reverb
Ableton Live

droid
09-11-2017, 10:30 AM
Went to see Sarah Davachi last night. Gig was in a small museum with about 80-100 people seated in candlelight. She played an unusually minimal 40 min set, one very droney piece with a hint of strings, shifting between frequencies and overtones. All analog electronics but with a slight organic tone. I forgot my cushion, but almost drifted away anyway. The experience was compromised by the sound setup - all the speakers were to the right of the audience, so it lacked the required immersiveness.

There was a chat beforehand with a... ...verbose interlocutor and the night was sponsored by a wine company, so there was a wine and cheese reception beforehand. She came across as sound, if a bit academic, but the cheese let the whole thing down.

Leo
09-11-2017, 02:48 PM
you have a trusty gig cushion, do you?

droid
09-11-2017, 02:51 PM
I go to a fair amount of 'serious' ambient type gigs and one of my main bugbears is the total lack of comfort.

So yes, I have a cushion, and am contemplating a beanbag. The ultimate aim is to hammock.

droid
09-11-2017, 02:56 PM
I also have a hoodie that has an inflatable pillow built into the hood, but I have yet to deploy it publicly.

Leo
09-11-2017, 06:06 PM
that's pretty cool, droid. although it might be a bit awkward to go out for post-gig drinks while lugging a beanbag around.

droid
09-11-2017, 08:13 PM
Yeah, I need to find pants with an inflatable ass pad, like one of those avalanche backpacks except for your bottom half - triggered automatically by excessive reverb.

luka
10-11-2017, 08:36 AM
cyclists have arse panel shorts i think. jenks could lend you some

droid
10-11-2017, 09:57 AM
Oh, I have cycling shorts, but you cant walk them around town, gives you an awful rash.

Im thinking of something like this, except for pants.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8p_3u5luQUI

droid
10-11-2017, 10:04 AM
You could even inflate them using your own gases. Kill two birds with one stone.

Leo
10-11-2017, 02:22 PM
god, we're old.

droid
10-11-2017, 06:49 PM
Yes, but Ive been banging this drum since the chill out days, when comfort & ambient were synonymous.

droid
10-11-2017, 06:50 PM
But anyway, who wants to invest in my fart powered inflatable drone pants?

Leo
10-11-2017, 07:21 PM
But anyway, who wants to invest in my fart powered inflatable drone pants?

catchy name, go for it!