heida – wearedissolved – Single Review

The US multi-disciplinary artist Bryce Hample who performs musically as heida released the one track plus a live version drone single wearedissolved  yesterday.

heida

heida

Atypically of drone the song rather than being linear in structure is a series of, what are as described in the song title, dissolving pulses.

The studio version is of synthesised instrumentation which launches and builds in intensity prior to fading in to a paused silence before emitting once again –  minding of a slowed rendition of a cardiac cycle waveform.

Typically of drone the pieces are not brief with the studio version running to a margin under twenty two and a half minutes.

The live version, lasting almost sixteen and three quarters minutes, which is my pick of the release – is played slightly more rapidly with the sharp edges of the bow clearly carving through the speakers adding an intensity which is not present otherwise. The more explicit fading to silence is however not as dramatic, making both (available on bandcamp) well worth investing the time to explore.

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Prairie – Sisters – Audio

The Belgium based drone project of Marc JacobsPrairie – releases the LP After The Flash Flood on the 28th of April.

Prairie - photo credit - Khristine Gillard

Prairie – photo credit – Khristine Gillard

The first track to surface from the album (which is available through Denovali) Sisters – is an ambient flow of brooding and unstoppable dystopian ambience which fills the room with a palpable chill as it skitters between industrial havoc and grinding oppression, indicating of an album that will become an essential on the dark moments playlist.

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Dark Voice Of Angelique – They – Audio

The Russian drone project Dark Voice Of Angelique released the LP Noire on the 14th.

Dark Voice Of Angelique - They

Dark Voice Of Angelique

Noire (available on bandcamp) whilst still of dark cloud, is of less dystopian menace than music previously featured.

The nine tracks are less compacted and resultingly afford for the listener to more readily explore the melodies and nuances of the roughly fifty six minutes album as the multifarious layering of electronica, synthesised instruments and vocal flows through the room.

The fourth composition and my pick of the release is the just over six minutes – They.

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Nanook Of The North – Siulleq – Audio

Nanook Of The North is a Polish drone duo.

Nanook Of The North

Nanook Of The North

On the 16th their eponymous 10 track LP will be released on vinyl through Denovali.

Siulleq, the first of the ten tracks, gives a sense to the album as violin and piano decay into a synthesis of scattered photons in a dreamscape flow of ambient drone.

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Chvad SB – Structure – Single Review

The US drone creator Chvad SB released the two track single Structure on the 29th of December.

Chvad SB - photo credit - Heather Bondra

Chvad SB – photo credit – Heather Bondra

The two track single (available on bandcamp) runs for roughly three quarters of an hour of immersive soundscape.

The opening track Column sits around an extended note from which half-caught inflections almost imperceptibly surface akin to, invisible to the naked eye, imperfections in glass.

Pillar, my pick of the release, is a blurry flow of frequencies which clear to reveal, again, an extended single note, circled by detuned melodics of guitar.

As is usually the case with drone – be in no hurry having hit play as Pillar lasts the better part of twenty two minutes.

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