CD: Crucial Blast CBR33 [2004]

Ruhr Hunter – In memory with blackest wings I fly
Troum – Uswena
Unearthly Trance – Scarlet
Thuja – Cave floor
Scott Jenerik – Of a dead God
House of Low Culture – A.T.Drone Home
Amon – Drone/Evidence/Foundation
Chaos as Shelter – Nihil
Beneath the Lake – Hong Kong
Francisco Lopez – Untitled 133

Here’s a fact for you to masticate over. That’s masticate not masturbate you sad wankers, and its this: drone music is the oldest form of music ever played. Since the dawn of civilisation the drone has been associated with the spirtualisation of human expression and worship. Education in a review. Whatever next? Now there maybe some of you out there who think drone music is just one note s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d out for an eternity and then repeated endlessly but you would be wrong. Ok…you could also be slightly right but no need to let that put you off.

Drone music can take many forms. As is proved by "Record of Shadows Infinite", which should really be subtitled ‘An introduction to drone music’, because here every facet of drone music is covered by artists known and unknown in one complete package. A beginners guide if you will. From the experimental abstractness of ‘Thuja’ through the claustrophobic ambience of Amon to the avant garde beats of Francisco Lopez: it's all here. And yes there is a s-t-r-e-t-c-h-y one included also. "Record of Shadows Infinite" will break down your preconceptions of drone music and make you realise what you’ve been missing if you’ve never experienced this stuff before. Calming and relaxing, in a very chilled out way, it beats the hell out of whale music that those New Age tossers get off on.


[Crucial Blast]

Direct Link: