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Drone Versus Beat

Lords of the Last Man experiment with the direction of entropy.

The core parts of “Darvaza” are a study in contrast: a thick, wooly drone and a microscopic, chattering beat. Whether the drone subsumes the beat or the rhythmic ticking cuts through the voluminous sonic tapestry is up to the listener. It was posted by Lords of the Last Man, aka Kav, hailing from Birmingham, Britain, whose SoundCloud account includes the brief description of modus operandi: “sonic experiments around ambience and ideas of signal degradation, noise and entropy.” The question becomes one of which is more entropic: a cloud slowly settling or an energetic element tunneling its way through, unabated.

Track originally posted by soundcloud.com/lordsofthelastman.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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