Tag Archives: Drone

Implodes – Recurring Dream (2013)

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Tracklist:
1. Wendy
2. Scattered in the Wind
3. Sleepyheads
4. Necronomics
5. Zombie Regrets
6. You Wouldn’t Know It
7. Ex Mass
8. Dream Mirror
9. Melted Candle
10. Prisms and the Nature of Light
11. Bottom of a Well

Implodes are a fairly new band to me, although they’ve been around for quite some time. Thus little expectations did I have. But regardless whether you already know this band or you haven’t ever heard of them: “Recurring Dream” is a very pleasant album to listen to. At least if you like very drawn out, reverb heavy shoegaze music (yeah, even for shoegaze) with some drone influences. Especially the second track ‘Scattered in the Wind’ is absolutely astonishing and definitely one of my all-time favorite songs in this genre (and quite suiting for road trips). The whole album has a very interesting psychedelic feel to it that enables the sometimes repetetive songs to sustain tension. All the while it’s very soothing and invites the listener to some daydreaming disgress. Well, what more can I say… time for you to see it for yourself.

USA, 2013
Psychedelic Drone/Shoegaze
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4.5/5.0

Barn Owl – Lost in the Glare (2011)

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Tracklist:
1. Pale Star
2. Turiya
3. Devotion I
4. The Darkest Night Since 1683
5. Temple of the Winds
6. Midnight Tide
7. Light Echoes
8. Devotion II

I must admit that I’ve actually never heard of Barn Owl until a good friend of mine (Drakemirow) pointed out that they have released a new album. You must know that the whole genre of drone is a rather difficult one for me because there are many, many bands that I virtually don’t like but at the same time I came across the most breathtaking and tripping music I’ve ever listened to. Barn Owl is one of these artists that literally take me to other places when I’m losing myself in their sounds. I can’t figure out what exactly arouses these feelings. It has to be the sheer otherworldly composition and the almost perfect dynamics of dreamy interludes with folkish influences. Well, if there is anything left to say… this album is a masterpiece.

USA, 2011
Drone, Ambient, Psychedelic
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4.75/5.0