The Gas Bill EP by Kevin Drumm.
Bandcamp Link: The Gas Bill EP
I was thinking about “Ambient” music and thinking back to Eno’s album, “Music for Airports”.
The “songs” on that album were created by running 4 different tape loops of various audio events simultaneously. The way the audio events occurred in temporal space lined up differently depending on the alignment of the tapes. Beyond creating the tapes and pushing “play”, the artist was not involved in the actual creation of the music.
I often wonder how interactive Kevin Drumm’s music is, or if it is some variation on that creative process.
You may recall our long stroll through “A Little Electronic Milky Way of Sound” by Roland Kayn. My understanding is his compositions were similar to Eno’s, but far more elaborate Goldberg contraptions of sound creations. Like Eno, little actual input from artists occurred beyond pressing “play”.
The Gas Bill EP is more similar to “Music for Airports” than it is to Drumm’s more aggressive work, or even yesterday’s “Sunday”.
Eno, again, conceived of “Ambient Music” “‘as ignorable as it is interesting’ that would ‘induce calm and a space to think.'”
Whether Drumm is directly involved in creating the music or not, it functions similarly for me.
I put The Gas Bill EP on and am able to center myself and think. It is somewhat “ignorable” but also interesting.
Not a bad thing.
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