DRONE-MIND // MIND DRONE – Volume 3 LP
with: JIM HAYNES / EXIT IN
KSHATRIY / MANINKARI
The LP-series from Drone Records, dedicated to the Drones of
the World, and the Drones of our Minds. A kind of continuation of
the Drone 7"-series on a more user-friendly format. Each LP
features four artists from the international drone-scene and is
limited to 500 copies, pressed on four different vinyl-colours.
Vol. 3: JIM HAYNES (USA), MANINKARI (France), KSHATRIY (Russia),
EXIT IN GREY (Russia). stunning artwork paintings by British
artist PETE GREENING, design by TILMANN BENNINGHAUS.
JIM HAYNES: psychogeographical drones of rust and decay.
This highly interesting sound-artist from San Francisco (also
active as painter, label-manager, & writer) is focused on the
unpredictable processes of rust & decay in connection with the
perception of time. For his contribution "He stopped at a
picture…" to the re-newed Drone Rec-series he is using field
recordings from a world war 2 era radar outpost (located near the
Golden Gate Bridge), combined with shortwave, motors, wire-tapping
microphones, analogue electric sounds.. => a breathtaking
experimental & raw drone-collage, full of tension & almost
dramatic suction, sound of " psychic loss & american paranoia"
EXIT IN GREY: timeless natural drones.
The main project of Russian Sergey [S] from the Moscow-area (who
is also active as FIVE ELEMENTS MUSIC & SISTER LOOLOMIE) is
mesmerizing the listeners since years with small & handmade
editions of emotional daydream-drones, intuitively woven together
with guitar, field recordings & analog synths. The long piece
"Drawn by Memory/The Wind 2012" is a perfect example of his skills
and creates with minimal instrumental & natural sound-sources
an atmosphere of timelessness and nostalgia..
KSHATRIY : dark psychedelic (higher?) consciousness drones.
KSHATRIY means 'warrior' in Sanskrit and expresses the artists
believe in the universal power of sound. Hailing from the
fascinating St. Petersburg scene in Russia comes this "fractal
dark drone ambient' project, especially focused on
cosmic/transpersonal consciousness themes – these "Shifting Waves"
sound secretful & mysterious with a phantastic spatial
sound-quality (open to both digital & analogue sound sources)
for the perfect cosmic mind-movie.
MANINKARI : handplayed / instrumental trance drones.
This French duo (consisting of two twin-brothers from Paris) has
blown us away with their captivating "handplayed" instrumental
drone music, with influences from various styles like Jazz, Art
Rock and Classical Music, combining improvisation and composition.
Often based on percussion & strings, they look at their sound
as a spiritual tool causing a disorder of the mind, a 'visible'
transformation of the uncontrollable dreams & their own
subsconscious. The two pieces "Enstase 1 & 2" sound at the
same time subtle, airy and dense using a suprising
instrumentation, and show impressively one of the possible new
directions of drone music.
= four projects that differ considerably from each other, but
united through the idea of the power of the Drone.
~ ~ The drones of their minds "materialized" ~ ~ The
"intelligence" of drones materialized ~ ~
four vinyl-colours, each 125 x: WHITE & GREEN MIXED // BLACK
// MIXED YELLOW RED // CHRYSTAL CLEAR & WHITE MIXED. design by
Tilmann Benninghaus (Berlin) using bronce-colour & UV gloss.