Blocking by Kevin Drumm.
Bandcamp Link: Blocking

Unlike his “May 18” release, Blocking is NOT “user friendly” Kevin Drumm.

There’s a joke in the drone/noise circles about mic’ing an oscillating fan.

This doesn’t exactly sound like mic’ing an oscillating fan. The experience is more like dozing, half-asleep, in a hammock on a hot summer day, while the neighbors on three yards elsewhere in your neighborhood mow their lawns. Not quite disturbing enough to wake you up, yet too disturbing for you to get a really good nap.

Or maybe trying to nap in the middle of a power transformer or nuclear reactor.

There are some repetitions and decreases in volume that sort of give the recording a feeling of progress and some tonal interaction between different pitched drones which occasionally is almost like tension or musical content.

And if you really listen, the tone is not pure, it is always modulating and changing, a foggy cloud of sounds being driven by winds or alien forces not recognizable as intention.

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Conquistador by Dylan Carlson.
Bandcamp Link: Conquistador

Dylan Carlson is the main guy behind the heavy drone band Earth.

This is his first solo album in a while (he also sometimes records under the name Dr Carlson Albion). Atmospheric, scorched earth, desert maladies for your post-apocalyptic listening pleasure.

My main complaint with Conquistador is it ends far too soon. Any of these songs seem like the sort of late night studio exploration that could go on for hours, yet the album is only a half an hour long. Please, Sir, I want some more.

FYI: He’s touring this summer and will be playing solo August 09 at the Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco and on Oct 12 he will be back in SF performing “Bees Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull” with Earth. Bring ear protection.

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