Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Further Noise

My first review in the webzine has been published, about an American now living in Scotland, Bill Thompson. Even from the first listening, Thompson's new work of electronic drones caught my attention as something a little different from a lot of the drone music I've been hearing lately -- an unabashed acceptance of electronics. Coming off a steady diet of layered, field recording drones for the past couple of weeks, Thompson's direct approach is refreshing. Remarkably, Thompson also spent time in Austin, Texas, which was also a formative location for Michael Northam, Seth Nehil and John Grzinich, notable drone artists about whom I've blogged recently. Like them, Thompson layers his sounds, but the analog electronic drones, without the added white noise from the environment, are purer, and there's a fair amount of skronk in Thompson's music as well.

Check it out here, including additional links and sound bites.

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