Category: Drone

Mathias Grassow – Opus Posthumum

Only becoming familiar with Mathias Grassow’s work through his collaboration with Agalloch’s John Haughm, I felt it necessary to explore his solo work. The majority of his ambient drone releases clock in at a staggering three to 5 hours in length of consistently high quality. (more…)

Dälek – Gutter Tactics

Dälek is a unique anomaly in underground hip-hop. They combine the beats of hip-hop with industrial drone noise music. The result is a hypnotic journey through the decay of urban society. Gutter Tactics is the duos fifth full-length album, and unfortunately, it seems they are currently on indefinite hiatus. As with their other releases, the music is quite repetitive as a result of the continuous drone. Walls of noise and industrial drone meander along and ceaselessly flow from track to track and never really end. Hip hop (more…)

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Dälek – Absence

Now this is a very interesting and unique hip hop group that I have discovered. I saw them recommended in, of all places, a Katatonia forum. Dälek consists of two members: MC Dälek on vocals/co-producer and Oktopus as producer. Dälek’s sound can be described as drone industrial music with hip hop drumming. Lyrically, they speak of social commentary and issues affecting urban society. Their album, Absence, is their “heaviest” and most drone/industrial album. (more…)

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