reversing into the future


drøne – reversing into the future

Side A this strange life l
Side B this strange life ll

[Pomperipossa Records # PRLP2]
Limited Edition Vinyl (500 copies) is now sold out
Release date: 16th April 2016
Still available on Bandcamp (digital download only)

“This thrilling piece – surely the most kinetic non-dancefloor record in an age” [Lend Me your Ears]

Pomperipossa Records, curated by Anna von Hausswolff, is delighted to announce the forthcoming release of the first album by drøne. Field recordings, short wave radio, modular synth all combine to form an enticing, arresting, moving journey of electrically-charged dissonance, drones and electronic melodies… Anna calls it “a jewel”.

“A very hot day in the hills above Los Angeles… only possible to work in the mornings because of the sweltering afternoon heat, so all a bit frantic, but with a kink in time. There is no wifi-controlled air conditioning; the car is electric-powered and charging up. It has barely rained for months, (if not years) and the hoses are working overtime. Its an analogue session; Mark’s modular synth set up is working furiously and overheating. We are pushing sounds through and seeing what works… and things gradually take shape. The forms seem to determine themselves; how much control do we have? How much do we want? Some peculiar things start to happen and the haze bends. Some of the sounds seem alive and are quick to reform as we struggle to contain them, like trying to stuff snakes into a bag. The sounds moan and sing, forming their own phonemes.”

Bandcamp – available from 29th April 2016
Listening extractthis strange life
Publicity shot (photo: Hendrix Van Hoen/Bethan Kellough)

Cover image by Maria von Hausswolff
Cut by Jason @ Transition
Font by Nico

with thanks to Jon Savage


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