Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Acre "Painless" (2008) Students of Decay
Coupla' great Acre reviews over at Church of Drone had me dustin' off his recent CDR on Students Of Decay. I've been able to cop most of those Acre releases mentioned on his blog posting, but this is the only one I can rip for your listening pleasure
Painless is a 70 minute long drone overload, much more straightforward than the releases I've come across. That, however, doesn't make it any less interesting. Painless is heavy on the layering of his droning synths, well, at least what I make out to be synths, most of which are likely to be of the vintage variety. Most of these untitled tracks begin with a simple cyclical drone which slowly pans back and forth between the speakers. Many more layers are slowly added over the course of twenty minutes (3 of the tracks on Painless are around 20 minutes), the panning picks up in pace until the speakers and your brain are rattling with ecstasy...or terror, depending on your threshold for such music. Painless is a great entry into the ever-widening world of Acre.
DOWNLOAD PART 1 OF PAINLESS HERE
DOWNLOAD PART 2 OF PAINLESS HERE
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One other piece of interesting drone news...
Via the newly launched Aquarius Records blog, I've come across this incredible drone piece: an audio stream of Beethoven's 9th Symphony stretched out over 24 hours. It's been broadcasting for over 3 years! Tune in...