CDR: Twenty Hertz 
it seems that I have been reviewing quite a few drone music oriented releases
of late, however when they are done as well as this there is certainly
no cause for complaint. Although I have not come across Mr Wells before,
this has little bearing on his excellently honed skills for creating fluid,
yet tensile atmospherics.
With a clear and crystalline sound production it is easy to get lost within
the shimming & semi metallic sounding drones that form a taut introduction
to the single 22 minute track. Likewise with a solid grasp of dynamics,
the technique of using sections of almost silence only serves to intensify
the track’s heavier tonal sections.
With the track’s core being suitably melancholic, but steering away
from being spesifically dark, David Wells has presented a fine example
of where drone music can still be taken.
fine product released on Paul Bradleys’s Twentyhertz label, this
release consists of a single track, 22.41 mins. long of pure Dronescape.
There is a gentle intro into of finely manipulated tones, drones, and
oscillations which blends seamlessly permitting deep meditative exploration
and imagery. This is a delicate yet multilayered construction. With a
sharp change in direction the listener is directed down new avenue permitting
even deeper indulgence in new deamspaces. This then gives way to a slightly
more involving sonic environment. Again a deep meditative sound evolves
as the lower frequencies become more prominent as they penetrate the trance-like
rhythms of waves crashing onto some distant forgotten shore-line.
A truly enjoyable trip.
Wells] / [Twenty
/ Paul Bradley: [Op.5
/ Heart Of Embra]
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