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sandyb
i like noise music a lot, especially drones. i kind of make noise music - these are a couple of drones that i have done. phill niblock is a fairly big influence when it comes to this sort of stuff - if you've never checked out his work i highly suggest you give some a listen. any other drone artist recommendations?

http://share.ovi.com/media/sandyb.public/sandyb.10012

http://share.ovi.com/media/sandyb.public/sandyb.10009

the first track is a shortened and processed version of the second.

sandy
humanfaculties
Eliane Radigue is really amazing when it comes to drone work. Almost all of her super-subtle music is composed using a lone ARP 2500 and multi-tracked tape.

Sublime.

Roycie Roller
Its amazing how Elaine Radigue still has her Arp too- she was featured in the Wire magazine a while back. Pauline Oliveros has done some droney works early on & i think her Deep Listening Band do drones that include acoustic instruments (her main axe is a piano accordian, although her early works were electronic). Coil have done a few drone albums (one of them was done on a Russian synth where you literally draw a picture on an acetate plate & the synthesizer converts the image into sound! Dalia Derbyshire actually invented something very similair after she left the BBC Radiophonic Workshop). A lot of the early soundtrack works, although not necessarily droney, do exhibit similair traits eg. Louis & Bebe Barron's works. Also, Nurse With Wound have put out some great stuff- 'Salt Marie Celeste' is a dreamy work with shipwreck themes. There's also a ton of drone industrial stuff originating in Scandinavian countries like Norway & Sweden eg. Brighter Death Now. It's pretty big in the US now i think (noise/drone). Id like to put together a dream machine which would be great to use alonside of drones.
Muff Wiggler
i dunno much about any sort of 'drone' genre or if this really fits, but my piece 4rg i worked very hard on, and i think maybe it counts as a drone?

it's been around the block a few times, but anyway

www.muffwiggler.com/music/4rg.mp3
D/A A/D
First off, nice work Sandy!.. Great sounds. For artists that are working within "that" sort of sound I would check out the following:

Emeralds:
http://emeraldsohio.com/

Damion Romero:
http://www.poweracoustics.org/

Shameless plug, but I also work extensively in drone... Unfortunately there isn't much on my myspace due to length constraints.

Alex

p.s. I really dug that stuff man...
Kwote
D/A A/D wrote:
First off, nice work Sandy!.. Great sounds. For artists that are working within "that" sort of sound I would check out the following:

Emeralds:
http://emeraldsohio.com/

Damion Romero:
http://www.poweracoustics.org/

Shameless plug, but I also work extensively in drone... Unfortunately there isn't much on my myspace due to length constraints.

Alex

p.s. I really dug that stuff man...


just load up all your shit in playlist. i got some long ass stuff on there. used to have a 30 minute droan up. it's embedded on my myspace.

http://www.playlist.com/user/23224578

http://www.myspace.com/kwotemusic
sandyb
@human faculties and roycie roller - i think eliane radigue is great - i have the adnos triple cd but need to buy some more! i've got some of the "older" stuff you mention like the coil ANS cd / louis and bebe barron etc but will definitely check out some of the other artists you've mentioned smile

@mr wiggler - nice sounds! i haven't heard this before

@D/A A/D - thanks for the comments and recommendations. i've listened to some of your myspace tracks before - they sound good. i use ovi (used to be twango) to host tracks as you can put up some pretty long things (i think it's a 100mb limit per file), especially if they're mp3s.

i'm considering a drone release for the 2008 artist challenge...

sandy
spbaker
hey sandyb- great work, blissed out to this for a while today- drone is my aid to meditation... for some of my tracks i've been working with using breaths as a sequence/timing tool

nice trak Mr Muff! SlayerBadger!

lots of cool references here guys thanks- i'll def check out Ms Radigue.
i remember running thru london one early winter morning and one of the ANS tracks came on random on the ipod- wonderfully spooky, all misty, fog you can't see 5 metres ahead of you, a fond memory.
here's one of coils plates from the synth:


Alan Lamb is also someone to track down, making awesome awesome drones with wires- check out last anzac or primal image

and if peeps are self promoting too then please check out either of the links in my sig for drone drone and more drone
Kent
SlayerBadger!

That's a thumb and 2 fingers up for that drone. Loved it. Great work, sandy. I'd like to download it so I can stick it up my iPod. Any chance of hooking a brother up?

Veering a bit off topic; are there any other classic 'drone' synths? I imagine, in my naivete, that at least 2 to 3 oscillators are required (unless multi-tracking). Any other thoughts about minimum requirements or classic synths?
Roycie Roller
Spooky man! Alan Lamb's 'Primal Image' is amazing. Just to add a bit more info about it for the non-Aussies, Alan Lamb bought mile-long sections of old telephone wires in the Nullabor desert off the West Australian government. He devised a system whereby he could hook up contact microphones & record the signals being sent along the wires. You hear all kinds of funnelling whips as the odd crow lands on a wire. It's a truly transportive record that one for sure!
Another album which blew me away is Current 93's 'I have a special plan for this world'. The combination of David Tibet's monotone reading of the horror writer Thomas Ligotti's psycho- murderous story & Steven Stapleton & Colin Potter's (Nurse With Wound) ever-menacing looping drone-track, is totally mesmerising.
Roycie Roller
Kent, thats an awesome topic for a new subject- Drone Synths.
The fisrt one that comes to mind is the Electronic Dream Plant WASP. Early Whitehouse tracks were just massive sheets of sizzling drone-noise made on a Wasp. Pretty psycho lyrics though- it's not everyones cup of tea. That was 2 digital oscillators with analog filter & modulation (as far as i recall). Funny how on many of those old synths, if there was an envelope you opened sustain & release fully & jammed a stick between 2 keys to get it to drone. Not necessarily how the manufacturer intended the instrument to be played, but then again, much electronic synthesis has evolved from early experiments along those lines.
Cat-A-Tonic
I went to see the Rita last year and his style is apparently classified as a new sub-genre of noise known as "WALL."
I think "wall" (of noise) is merely a louder and even more subtley changing version of "drone."
It was explained to me that it is supposed to be a "purity statement."
D/A A/D
Harsh walls are not new... At all, some of the earliest forms of noise as we know it today started at "harsh walls"...

Re: Merzbow circa 1990 or Voice Crack circa 1985...

I personally have little taste for walls, in fact I am currently selling a lot of my walls stuff.

p.s. Cat-A-Tonic I accidentally posted my reply in yours... Sorry...
Cat-A-Tonic
I realize people have been at that sound for quite a while now.
I think what the guy meant was that people who were doing that were also doing other stuff before and these days some people are starting to focus on one style more instead of experimenting all over the noisey realm...
Alot of so-called sub-genres are bullshit anyway.
I like the dynamic stuff alot more too.

The Incapacitants headlined that show and they brought it!
Tralphaz was really energetic and great too.
D/A A/D
All 3 of those dudes are really awesome.

More to the drone... All you guys need to check out Astromero, its a colab between Damion Romero and Hiroshi Hasegawa (Astro)... Straight up synth drone goodness...

Alex
Kent
Thanks for the post, Roycie. I'd love to get my hands on an EDP Wasp one day. Am I being naive in thinking that almost anything can be used for 'drone' based work? It seems to be pretty open.
Roycie Roller
No, i reckon you could use just about anything. As long as its capable of producing continuous tone. Thats probably a bit boring though. Old monosynths are good for drones and a pair of them or more would give you a 2-3 or more oscillator bank. Elby Designs (Australia) sell a Wasp clone if you're interested. 2nd hand original Wasps are pricey and rare as hens teeth. I like the Music From Outer Space SoundLab- a DIY tone generator with lots of knobs. The 4ms Pedals Tri-Wave picogenerator is also pretty amazing.
Babaluma
i often work in the drone paradigm, here's an effort from last summer:

http://darkflame.hermetech.net/Musick/Babaluma-DeepDrone.mp3
cebec
Babaluma wrote:
i often work in the drone paradigm, here's an effort from last summer:

http://darkflame.hermetech.net/Musick/Babaluma-DeepDrone.mp3


Thanks, Babaluma... I've always enjoyed that one.

Drones and noise are the two primary styles I work in. Here are some drone and related tracks I've improv'd with my modular:
http://share.ovi.com/channel/cebec.demo
D/A A/D
I hate plugging myself, but there is an arse ton of drone on my myspace...
spbaker
D/A A/D wrote:
there is an arse ton of drone on my myspace...


metric or imperial? MY ASS IS BLEEDING
Kwote
Babaluma wrote:
i often work in the drone paradigm, here's an effort from last summer:

http://darkflame.hermetech.net/Musick/Babaluma-DeepDrone.mp3


hey. Babaluma. long time no post man. good to see you here again. i remember a little while back surfin through tapeop and seeing a thread of yours. it got 0 replies. totally reminds me of when i post my tunes over there.

that track is sicc though. i like how you combined kinda active stuff with the droney stuff. makes it more atmospheric and enjoyable.
Babaluma
thanks for listening and commenting. i had a kid, my job is well busy, and i've been working on upgrading/using the studio more, so i haven't been posting around as much. real life takes over sometimes, which is as it should be.

i LOVE the tapeop forum and have made many gear purchases based on recommendations from trusted members over there (chandler germanium compressor, avalon u5, various mics etc), but they do seem to be very "band" foucused, as in guitar/drums/bass/vocals, so there doesn't seem to be as much love for pure synth or contemplative based musick.

i just recently got a matrix 1000, i have been doing some insane drones with it's six oscillators!
Kwote
cebec wrote:

http://share.ovi.com/channel/cebec.demo


sick.
Roycie Roller
I only had time to listen to sandyb's drones & J3RK's Noise Ring mp3's today, but i was really impressed with all of them. sandyb's 2nd track sounds as good as anything i've heard in electronic soundscape work. I'll definitely be keen on getting a copy of your upcoming cd, sandy!
Rest of stuff tomorrow smile
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