Previous

14tracks of Drone Pop

Next
  • Email
  • Bookmark and Share
  • 14
156

MOUNTAINS

Blown Glass Typewriter

MOUNTAINS

Blown Glass Typewriter

Brendon Anderegg and Koen Holtkamp sounding like classic Eno recorded during a tropical downpour...

156

Bj Nilsen

Black Light

Bj Nilsen

Black Light

Environmental sounds collected in Sweden, Iceland and England layered with dense electronic parts.

156

YELLOW SWANS

Mass Mirage

YELLOW SWANS

Mass Mirage

A shoegazing motif buried by an emerging, unstoppable, gargantuan wall of sound...

156

BEN FROST

...i lay my ear to furious latin

BEN FROST

...i lay my ear to furious latin

beneath the electro-acoustic prowess and academic veneer there's pop music waiting to be discovered.

156

TOD DOCKSTADER

Shout

TOD DOCKSTADER

Shout

The legendary 75 year old with music built around shortwave radio recordings plucked from the ether...

156

Windy and Carl

Sunrise

Windy and Carl

Sunrise

Timeless, organic drone music made with shimmering guitar - sounding like trodden-on snow.

156

JASPER TX

Some Things Broken, Some Things Lost

JASPER TX

Some Things Broken, Some Things Lost

An incredible 20 minute exercise in beauty emerging out of a quiet fog of repetition.

Plugdrone
156

THE FUN YEARS

Powerball Annie

THE FUN YEARS

Powerball Annie

Jazz-loops and hazy half-speed drones somewhere between Fennesz, Vincent Gallo and Philip Jeck.

156

GAS

Tal 90 (Version)

GAS

Tal 90 (Version)

Pulsating, crumbling sounds and proto pop ambience across 13 minutes of pure drone bliss.

156

BURNING STAR CORE

Hopelessly Devoted

BURNING STAR CORE

Hopelessly Devoted

Spencer Yeh with melancholy and slightly ambiguous sequence of tones, drones and an alien aesthetic.

156

SEAWORTHY

Map In Hand pt. 3

SEAWORTHY

Map In Hand pt. 3

Languorous post-rock from a combination of guitar drone, field recordings and electronic treatments.

156

AETHENOR

Part 3.

AETHENOR

Part 3.

Stephen O'Malley and friends exploring a death ambient aesthetic.

156

TIM HECKER

azure azure

TIM HECKER

azure azure

A distorted vision of somewhere quite beautiful...

156

Robert Henke

Signal to Noise II

Robert Henke

Signal to Noise II

Monolake's Robert Henke with a breathless and slowly evolving musical vocabulary...

Disco01
Hip_hop02
Tokyo02
Jazz01
Summer01
Xela01
Echo_chamber01
Piano01
Volmeter
Verandaillustration
Hardcorenebulus
Ladiesjkndfl
Berghaindjgkgkg
Super8dnf
Kompakt
Dubwise14
Illustration_china
Coversversiondhfdh
Hybriddubstep
Corrosivesign
Oscilloscope
Detroitbeyone
Reinforcedhghg
Plugdrone
Shiva
Basichannel14hjfhjgj
14trackswonkyehch
Cello
Fieldrecordings
14trackscharts08
Bestoffff008
Bestof142008
2step14tracks
14tracksgamelandg
Surgeonsty
14yracksdarkambient
Logo_g_wackies
Heartbreakdhfhfh
Melodicaaccordio
Clonebadge_3
Wonkypart2
Sonicyouth14
Earlyelectronics
14tlarrywarehouse
Moved14
Filmnoir
Bristol_badge
Sunracosmic
Janjelinek
Cache_2
Hypercolorsynth
14tracksmali
14tracksbowed
Rushhourtgh
Jamalmoss
Casiomt40_2
Ukfunky
Digitalhardcore
14_tracks_r_henke
Spraycan1
Takoma
La beats
Junglerave
Alvanoto
Rustie_1
Jeckbasinski
Silhouette
Orange-gradient
Vladislav-delay
Underground-resistance
Mikavainio
Tropical14
Hauntology
Headintheclouds
Redshape
Dynamicsteppers
Dj
Citynight
Something3
Chocolate_box
Chocolate_box_part2
Chocolate_box_part3
Chocolate_box_part4
Disco_neon
Psychedelicwanderlust
Mirror
Triangulation_green
Minimal-wave
Roedelius
Blacknoodles
Roska
Finderskeepers
Newton_cradle
14tracks_lolly
Nigeria
Claro
Numbers
Shoe
Chair
Image
Joe-gibbs
Linn
Bmw
Puzzlecube
Img
Icecream
Fu4
Mpp
Taperecorder
Oaktree
Img
Tape
Opn
Calypso
Echospace
Dancedujour
Pressuresounds
Cone_moire
Coke
Fonalrecordings_3
Bullet-train
Digitalis
Image
Bowling
Commodore
Sacred-bones
Ballet
Prismrainbow
14tracks-fold
Cc
14tracks_bestof_1
14tracks_bestof_2
14tracks_bestof_3
14tracks_bestof_4
Image
Anvil
Gluteus_maximus
Seefeel
Dolphin
Ghostbox
Two_men
Trax
Pyramid
Lighthouse
Newbeat
Buchla100
Notnotfun
14tracks
14tracks_caipirinha
14-tracks-vector
Collar
Img
Pressure
Motorway
Underconstruction
Irregular
Img
Icon_2
Bird
Deckchair
Switch_more_transp
Img
Rabbit
Engine
Mannequin
Img
Building
Tr808
Mask
Building
Rim
Anworthkirk_girl
Champagne
Img
Bestof2011-1
Bestof2011-2
Bestof2011-3
Bestof2011-4
Bestreissuesarchival2011
Sneakers
Spheres
14tracks_2
Bronze-artifact
Img
14tracks-statue
14tracks_apple
Glasshouse
Hospitalproductions
Cake
Img
Cctv_camera
Plant-bowl
Boiler
Head-bust
Ibiza
Out-of-body
Tangled-wire
Fatcat-split-series
Juke-box
Pill-bottle
Toolbox
Ms-pac-man
Golf-guy
Orange
Dx7-rocket
Dog-&-muzzle
Syrian-guys
Stonehenge
Capoeira
Land-rover-defender
Fetish-chair
Native-american-mask
Watch
Wine-bottles_poster
Indian-flying-fox
Turntable
Campfire
Dr-marten
14-tracks_best-of-2012_circles_1
14-tracks_best-of-2012_circles_2
14-tracks_best-of-2012_circles_3
14-tracks_best-of-2012_circles_4
14-tracks_best-of-2012_reissues
Mushroom
Haptic-hand
Irad
14tracks_jackscrew
14-tracks_digital-smoke
Mechanical-bird_vector
14tracks_19-03-13
Jackhammer_14tracks
14tracks_09-08-13_starfish
14tracks_biomass
14tracks_holo-head
14tracks_30-04-13_elephant
14tracks_14-05-13_pump
14tracks_21-05-13_willow-tree
14tracks_04-06-13_bongos
14tracks_11-06-13_space-shuttle
14tracks_18-06-13_cb-radio
14tracks_25-06-13_horn
14tracks_02-07-13
14tracks_09-07-13_light-meter
14tracks_16-07-13_rubiks-cube
14tracks_23-07-13_rollerskate
14tracks_30-07-13_allegly-tablets
14tracks_06-08-13_cut-throat-razor
14tracks_13-08-13_spine
14tracks_20-08-13_carnival-lady
14tracks_27-08-13_datura
14tracks_03-09-13_woodcraft-badge
14tracks_10-09-13_tape-machine
14tracks_17-09-13_levitating-model
14tracks_24-09-13_head-scuplture
14tracks_01-10-13_loops
14tracks_08-10-13_dynamo
14tracks_29-10-13_octopus
14tracks_05-11-13_speaker
14tracks_12-11-13_player
14tracks_19-11-13_muslim
1white
2
3
4
Reissues
14tracks_14-01-14_globe
14tracks_21-01-14_kiwi
Satellite
Helmet
Candle
Willis_tower
14tracks_template
14tracks_template
Red
Egg
Typewriter
Polaroid
1
Solar
14tracks_template
Lolly_template
Box
Pod
14tracks_globe
Car
Dice
Protractor_3
Sign
Building_14tracks_template
14tracks_template
Balloons
Feathers
Diamond
Coral
Blue-sun
Scrolly_spinner

This time on 14tracks:

“14 tracks of Drone Pop”

Drone music makes use of repetition and imperceptible change often embodied by a low, continuous hum designed to mesmerise and submerge. This selection, however, celebrates those dronesmiths who see the form as a means to an end rather than an end in itself, utilising the blurry repetition in the back of the mix as a point of contrast for more approachable, colloquial arrangements at the front. These are pieces of music built on a stylistic polarity, bridging between the sustained persistence of a single sound, and the subtle arrangement surrounding it. The result may not be Pop music in any traditional sense, but those of you who thrive on the suggestion of melody and form will understand exactly why we've tagged these tracks Drone Pop...

Take part! Leave a comment!

What do you think of this selection?
Any suggestions?
All comments are warmly welcomed.






On 22 Oct 12:33 stuart erickson said:

“perfection”

I've heard of some of these artists above but have never heard of the majority of them and the music i'm hearing is everything i've dreamt of since first discovering Tim Hecker a couple of years ago. Every track here is amazing - thanks so much for bringing them to my attention.

On 22 Oct 13:32 Peter Hollo said:
http://www.frogworth.com/utilityfog/

“Unusual and interesting selection”

Beautiful mixture of stuff here, and kinda bizarre (and cool) to hear any of it described as "pop". Especially nice to see Burning Star Core included!

On 22 Oct 16:43 rogerniner said:

“Dear Boomkat,”

I love you. This selection of music is the best mixtape you ever "gave" to me. You are the bestest music curators ever.

With much love,
9er.

On 22 Oct 16:49 Stephen Craig said:

“14”

The 14 tracks formula is great!

On 22 Oct 17:24 Si Clark said:
http://www.si-clark.co.uk

“Sublime”

This is truly your best selection yet. Every track here is stunning.

On 22 Oct 20:20 DJ Dragonfly said:

Etherically washed grungy undertones of beauty and restraint...great music to accompany the passage between death and wherever is next!

The most useful (and beatless) tunes I have purchased in years...thanks for the research!

On 23 Oct 04:02 lukerom said:

“uncertainy & the glaciers”

this splendid mix more than makes up for the last installment. do keep up the awesome research. i live off you guys.

On 23 Oct 13:58 Eddy Lohse said:

“Everywhere”

Great idea.
14 is clearly the best way to learn about music of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
I need that on my iPhone!

On 23 Oct 16:39 elektrolad said:
http://www.myspace.com/elektrolad

“Wonderful!”

Peaceful, relaxing, yet challenging at the same time. More please!

On 24 Oct 01:48 trans1ent said:
http://www.trans1ent.com

“overwhelmed”

i have been searching for music like this for years without even really knowing it. this 14 tracks concept is incredible as is the authenticity and beauty of all of this. thanks so much.

On 26 Oct 17:01 Mal said:

“WE heart Boomkat”

The drone one is great

How about 'thrash after Slayer'

On 01 Nov 19:31 djemptyx said:

“You Are So On”

I've sat and listened to nearly every track sample posted here. This has got to be one of the best music shop compilations I have come across. Every track is consistently and blissful in its own right. I would love to see this in lossless! Any hesitation I feel in purchasing this compilation this second is due to the fact that it is not offered in a lossless format. These tracks are deep and meditative and deserve to be experienced in 'intended' quality. Thank you nonetheless for your efforts here! I learned some new names.

On 01 Nov 19:38 djemptyx said:

“P.S.”

I also wish to make mention of the actual presentation of '14 tracks'. This is a beautiful website that is both pleasing to the eye and easily navigable. Great job!

On 20 Mar 21:31 Shawn Korvan said:
http://civilradio18.blogspot.com

“Respect.”

Respect to Boomkat for opening our ears to a more different and unusual realm of music! I have completed my own mix dedicated to dark ambient/drone on my website, check it out if you appreciate this selection.