Is "uplifting drone" a genre? Because that's what I need: many more tracks that sound like Blanck Mass at its most altering
. Layers and layers of sound; a structure that builds and builds; an intense, relentless, and repetitive melodic payoff that goes on for longer than you'd think was feasible. So basically, Fuck Buttons
, but a little less percussive. Or something along the lines of this
. My Last.fm profile
should indicate what is—and is not—currently on my musical radar. Thanks!
posted by Sonny Jim
on Aug 22, 2013 -
What is this music? It was a piece by a woman composer; I think she had won some sort of important contemporary classical music award or was otherwise highly acclaimed, but the piece had a very postmodern/rockish sensibility. The beginning is a repetitive, kind of Olympo-fascist horn line and I think it resolves into something messier partway through the song. It's very catchy despite being kind of cacophonous. There was a music video for it that somehow involved, I think, horses or pegasi, an MS Paint aesthetic, and things with bright red eyes. [more inside]
posted by threeants
on May 27, 2013 -
I want to put together an unmanned aerial vehicle for capturing aerial photos over a small area (probably <1 km2). Ultimately, I would like to be able to extract a digital elevation model from those photos. How can I get started? [more inside]
posted by dialetheia
on Aug 29, 2012 -
Emmylou Harris ordinarily uses a Gibson acoustic guitar, but on some songs (notably The Pearl) she uses a crazy guitar with its lowest string lifted off the fretboard as a drone. Who makes it?
Here is a (mesmerizing) video of her playing The Pearl
And here is a photo of her playing it.
(The pic shows the luthier's mark on the headstock, but I do not recognize it).
posted by capnsue
on Mar 6, 2011 -
Music like these guys
? I've been slowly making my way through the musicians on this page
, but it's rough going. I'm looking for stuff that's droning (vocals and held instrumental notes), repetitive, minimalist, spare, but somewhat structured and not too experimental. If it "never gets going," "never takes off," and thus leaves me with a relaxed, alert, listening/reaching, even slightly incomplete sort of feeling--that's perfect.
posted by zeek321
on Oct 4, 2010 -
Music recommendations at two ends of the spectrum: Soul/R&B and Ambient/Drone/F'd up 20th C. classical... And, bonus question
: what are your favorite sources for buying these kinds of music and finding out more about them? Examples of what I like inside... [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy
on Aug 26, 2009 -