Clear your brain with sound waves. This edition of Sound Sunday is packed with ambient drone compositions. Allow them to distract your mind from its usual noise.
Genre: ambient, electronic, idm, downtempo, drone, lo-fi, synth
Limerence is the first full-length album of Irish producer Eyesix. “Nature, psychedelics and a love for all things retro and vintage, are some key elements reflected in his music.”
Source: Sparkwood Records
Genre: ambient, idm, new age, chill, drone, shoegaze, soundscape, synth
The music on this album was recorded in one week in March 2012, a week when I was rather unwell and thought I had done very little other than take my cold medicine and watch TV in bed. I played a few soothing tunes on the piano (well, my facsimile of a piano) from time to time, but it came as quite a surprise to find that all of these recordings (and a few weirder ones not included here) had been recorded during that week.
Genre: ambient, electronic, jazz, chillout, drone
Peaceful sounds with a dark emotional taste. Philadelphia-based artist Crossing Bridges describes his music as sleepy background music.
Genre: ambient, electronic, lo-fi. looping
This EP represents the monotony of Some Listless Day. Samples of breathing sounds, whispers, or rainfall add a spooky atmosphere.
Genre: classcial, drone, minimalism
A re-imagining of Franz Schubert’s Sonata in A minor, D. 784 — unilaterally re-realized as an auditory structure opposed to the physical-acoustical ‘character’ of Schubert’s conception (an abstracted cultural form) and acognitively aligned with Tony Conrad’s predisposition to just-intonation, the immanence of sound, and free of what Henry Flynt would have described as ‘cognitive pretensions’.
Genre: electronic, drone, rock, noise, white noise
Noise. Noise, noise, noise. Melodic noise, crunching noise, whirling noise, pounding noise, all-encompassing noise.
Track 2 is composed entirely from original samples from the streets of Hanoi, looped, pitch-shifted, filtered and then run through a huge range of modulated effects pedals.
Genre: ambient, electronic, drone, noise, progressive, post-rock, shoegaze, noise rock
The Dirt Sea is a single track album that runs for 25 minutes, documenting “a journey through largely grey and ambiguous landscapes with little room for light”.
Genre: ambient drone
Cathedral was composed over a two-year period almost entirely from piano samples, plus a very few of night-time crickets recorded in our wildflower garden in central Ohio, where Elizabeth Deupree took the cover photo. It was originally released in 2008 on the Treetrunk netlabel and is presented here in a remastered version.
Genre: ambient, noise
The artists call this album “an anthology of issues”. It’s based on bad samples left over from previous years. As it turns out, the soundscapes, surreal sounds, and nature sounds were mended into a perfect match for the Rescued Tapes.
Genre: ambient, drone, noise, noisescape, white noise
This album by French experimental noisician EON is best enjoyed with headphones.
Genre: ambient, electronic, drone
Finnish sound designer Janneh blends a perfect mix of dreamy synthesizers and natural acoustic sounds.
Genre: ambient, drone, soundscape
Genre: ambient, drone, nature sounds
Okh.re, the Vibrating Temple. The Wasteland, the Ritual, and the ever-flowing Spirit, free from human dimensions. The Cradle of The Animal Man and the Grave of Caducity. In Stone, in Bone, in all that remains.
You Are Now Relaxed
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Image credits: Featured Image by Keoni Cabral via Flickr