Covid-19 is dangerously impacting the social-economic category of musicians. No concerts, poor political and social consideration, uncertain earnings. As a consequence, an ever-growing number of musicians, especially those from the experimental area, are trying to promote their music on BandCamp in digital format only. It is increasingly difficult for me to follow and review this incredible flow of music. I therefore decided to open this section on my blog Neuguitars where I propose music in digital format that I consider particularly interesting and worthy of attention. I hope you like it. Let’s support musicians. They need it.
Droned Home by Michael Oscillate, Bandcamp, 2021 on #neuguitars #blog
One of multiple 2021 releases, Droned Home is the most recent EP of Michael Oscillate and is comprised of just four songs, totalling almost a half hour between them. As is self-evident in the title, this project centres around the use of drones to manufacture an aura of serenity and encourage inward reflection and contemplation. This music is best listened to with eyes shut, allowing the atmospheric drones and the celestial melodies to move within you and carry you away into a world totally disconnected from the world that you knew before those eyelids met. The 5-and-a-half-minute opener, Subduction Zone, is the height of tranquillity in its astonishing spacey and angelic sways. Hysteria returns to Oscillate’s proclivity for the eerie and spectral, which is carried on too through Dwindling. Droned Home closes itself out with the unabating and lengthy, Isolated–which remains both dynamic and gripping through its 11-and-a-half-minute run.
released March 7, 2021