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RIP, Drocsid

A tribute-in-sound to a recently deceased musician

RIP, Drocsid, an electronic musician whose death from cardiac arrest was announced on his SoundCloud.com page, where tribute recordings are piling up. Among them is this three-part affair, opening with field recordings of bird song. Those nature sounds slowly glitch their way into a remote piano piece, which about halfway through the track’s four-plus minute running time kicks up to a nonetheless still quite downtempo procession: spare percussion, synthetic woodwind with celtic aura, and, at times, a rousing if sonically sublimated cry. It is a touching piece, all the more so for the way it is part of a collective act of public grieving that has resulted in the production of these audio hommages.

Track originally posted at soundcloud.com/doesnotmatter.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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