Women in drone
January 14, 2014 11:04 AM   Subscribe

Simple really: Can you please recommend drone music made by women?
posted by edgeways to Media & Arts (23 answers total) 67 users marked this as a favorite
Apollo Vermouth
posted by j03 at 11:12 AM on January 14 [1 favorite]

Grouper (example )
posted by K.P. at 11:29 AM on January 14 [2 favorites]

Else Marie Pade (example)
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:33 AM on January 14

I'm not sure if you'd consider Earth to still be a drone band at this point, but Adrienne Davies' drumming has been pretty influential on their current sound.

Eliane Radigue is pretty classically drone. (Seriously, give that video a try. It's fantastic.)

I can't think of any strictly drone musicians coming out of the Mills College electronic music scene in Oakland, but I'd be shocked if there weren't several... Perhaps someone more familiar can fill in the blanks there.
posted by a box and a stick and a string and a bear at 11:35 AM on January 14 [1 favorite]

Pauline Oliveros' Deep Listening Band (example)
posted by substars at 11:42 AM on January 14 [2 favorites]

(It looks like Eliane Radigue's "Trilogie de la Mort" is on Spotify in its full 3 hour glory. Not sure if there's any way to link to Spotify, but searching her name will pull it up.)
posted by a box and a stick and a string and a bear at 11:44 AM on January 14

Some of these are only drone-adjacent, but: Windy & Carl, Julianna Barwick, amiina, Mileece, Colleen.
posted by aparrish at 12:03 PM on January 14 [1 favorite]

Christina Carter, Morgenstern (not Barbara Morgenstern), Pauline Oliveros, Eliane Radigue. Carter Fanni Tutti from Throbbing Gristle also wrote some drone here and there, but it's not typical of her work.
posted by Jairus at 12:17 PM on January 14 [1 favorite]

Everyone above has posted my favorites, but I'll throw in Chubby Wolf (RIP). Like Windy & Carl, she was really more drone-adjacent, but try Ornitheology (cover NSFW) and see if it does anything for you.
posted by mykescipark at 12:25 PM on January 14 [2 favorites]

Inca Ore.
posted by EvaDestruction at 1:41 PM on January 14

Maryanne Amacher.
posted by misteraitch at 1:43 PM on January 14 [1 favorite]

Drone-adjacent, but parts of Shaking the Habitual by The Knife, especially "Old Dreams Waiting to be Realized."
posted by dekathelon at 2:25 PM on January 14

Also drone-adjacent, drifting between drone and general cosmicness: Motion Sickness of Time Travel
posted by coleboptera at 3:41 PM on January 14

Jarboe has done what I would consider some drone work in her various projects, but you would need to pick through.
posted by turbid dahlia at 8:17 PM on January 14

Amacher and Radigue are the big composerly names and mentioned above.

How bout Olivia Block...Vanessa Rossetto...Anne Guthrie...?
posted by Joseph Gurl at 9:36 PM on January 14

Laurel Halo.
posted by nerdfish at 11:44 PM on January 14

Noise, but I'll still suggest: Pharmakon.
posted by inkytea at 8:40 AM on January 15

Dronish ambient: Grouper, Noveller, Christina Vantzou, Grouper.
posted by kbbbo at 6:33 PM on January 15

Lucrecia Dalt's latest album Syzygy has some drone sounds. Listen to a preview on Soundcloud.
posted by yaymukund at 8:35 AM on January 16

noise-lovin' partner recommends Eliane Radigue (very minimalist drone) and Suzanne Ciani (less so but some fits). It's def. more noise in general but the Extreme Music: Women comp also comes to mind.
posted by ifjuly at 7:17 PM on January 17

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