Friday, December 9, 2011
Kevin Drumm - Imperial Distortion
Very minimal, yet dense tones from Chicago-based noise/drone musician Kevin Drumm.
This album is a great example of using the most minimal materials to startling effect, as the majority of it is made up of ambient drones. While this may seem excessively simple of the surface, the slightest ripple caused by a change in timbre or tone leads to the texture being altered (un)dramatically. These drones are like slowly moving monoliths, exposed to the elements and changing at an almost unnoticeable pace. The deep and complex textures only reveal themselves more as you give yourself over.