Drone Islands - Land Raising - Various Artists
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Drone Islands - Land Raising - Various Artists

Pitchfork Media and Allmusic journalist Mark Richardson defined drone music thus: "The vanishing-point music created by drone elders Phill Niblock and, especially, LaMonte Young is what happens when a fixation on held tones reaches a tipping point. Timbre is reduced to either a single clear instrument or a sine wave, silence disappears completely, and the base-level interaction between small clusters of "pure" tone becomes the music's content. This kind of work takes what typically helps us to distinguish "music" from "sound," discards nearly all of it, and then starts over again from scratch."

Since LaMonte Young early experiments till today, drone music has come a long way. Eighth Tower Records is proud to present an anthology featuring 12 projects from artists who work on classic and new stimulating paths for the drone music.

CD comes in a 4-panel, full colour digipak.

1. Ah Cama-Sotz - Crawling Death 06:55
2. Satori - Blood of the Wolves 07:14
3. Kammarheit - The Indefinite Vaults 06:57
4. Ashtoreth - Elemental I 07:16
5. DAIMON - Awash 06:29
6. Stefan Klaverdal - Ambient Earthquakes 06:25
7. SONOLOGYST - Indostan 05:24
8. Instinct Primal - Passage 05:16
9. Lars Bröndum - Slow Movement 04:53
10. Massimo Olla - toxic exhalation 06:12
11. Nihil Impvlse - Malthusian Practices 05:09
12. HLER - Lovi. Segment 1 09:00