PIOTR, DEREK - DRONO (CD)


"Derek Piotr's Drono is, as its name suggests, a drone album. It emphasizes the form and durational composition of drone through unquantized, glitching samples and near-absence of rhythm. Yet this is a drone album preoccupied with mutability: the tracks are technically built on sustained harmonic centers, but they feature variation, movement and depth that transcend the limits of drone's singularity. Rather than emphasising static monotony, each composition is a subdued journey through shifting moods and textures. Drono was mastered by Antye Greie-Ripatti, and its long-form pieces comprise samples of Piotr's manipulated vocals, self-made sample banks of glittering noise and moments of 16kps. The record's title is multi-dimensional, referencing both the record's drone aesthetic and a Norwegian island. 'Drono' is also Malagasy for 'wash', aptly reflecting the transient nature of the album. Drono is 'washed out' in its faded, droning quality, but it is also 'washed' clean: fertile and bountiful in its freshness. It draws the line between the lapping waves of an ocean and the tranquil stillness of a lake, a cascading water droplet and a motionless pond." (label info) feat. Thomas Brinkmann and Maja Ratkje
in stock | US| 2016| LINE | 13.90


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