Friday, August 31, 2007

Metal - Birthday Drones Three (2007)

Here is the latest Birthday Drones record (for my 27th birthday). By now you have probably figured out that I was born in 1980. Once again, all the material was written and recorded by Aaron Shepherd in the past couple months. This is probably my favorite one so far. It starts off with a massive ambient drone that conjures up imagery of mountain tops and deep forests. This movment makes up for about the first 15 minutes or so, then the mood changes slightly when slow guitars enter the scene. Tonally it reminds me of some of Vincent Gallo's early film soundtrack recordings. Very melanchollie, very still. Around the 19 minute mark, a slow pulsing drum breifly enters and leaves quietly. The third movement is an acoustic guitar mantra with a field recording behind it that sort of has a lonesome cowboy vibe. A distant desert song, probably good music for drinking modelo negro in a field with your friends... This record is one untitled track that lasts about 40 minutes. Aaron is the man! Go get it.

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