The culture of Drone music is one of austerity and esotericism. I remember my first taste of drone (before it was just experimental noise music) when I heard Godflesh’s Pure album. The track ‘Pure II’ was a mediation into the vestige of drone. It was an alkaline cold streaming sonic gaze that lulls one into a trance for over 10 minutes. As the years progressed, I hear of other projects like Mick Harris with his experimental alias Lull, Neurosis with its Tribes Of Neurot extension, and during MySpace days I discovered Dirk Serries aka Vidna Obmana aka Fear Falls Burning, then members of Burning Witch and Thorr’s Hammer formed Sunn O))) and one of God Speed You Black Emperor side project affiliates Set Fires Too Flames, Aidan Baker/Nadja, etc.
The list goes on of many different artist who perform DRONE))))))). As wikipedia describes it, Drone music is a minimalist genre that emphasizes the use of sustained sounds, notes, or tone clusters called drones. But, I want to add, that Godflesh produced the “Selfless” CD with a song called ‘Xnoybis.’ As guitarist, singer JK Broadrick explained, “‘Xnoybis’ is a song about spiritual transcendence…..” Hence, if you listen to the song you will hear a pummeling drum machine loop and a harmonics-based guitar riff repeating throughout the length of the song. The minimal into the extreme ethereal sound of illumination and descension. It’s a balance like life. Praise The Drone))))))))).
Below is a short video of my drone music from my Tacoma Sessions 3. You can listen on bandcamp (https://hiakukumizu.bandcamp.com/). For those of you intrigued or never heard of Drone music, check out some of the artist I listed above. There are so many, but ones I listed above are the predecessors and legends of this genre.
THE EQUIPMENT TO MANIFEST THE DRONE. BUILDING THE STRUCTURE OF SONIC SYNAPSES. AS I PREY UPON EACH NOB WITH MY FINGERTIPS, I CAN DISSECT THE INNER PSYCHE TO OSCILLATE AND HARMONIZE EVERY DETAIL OF MY CREATIVE ENNUI……..PRAISE THE DRONE)))))))))))
Here is some Drone Guitar works from the legend himself Dirk Serries as Fear Falls Burning……..