When Is a Beat a Drone?

A 30-minute dream score by Leslie Rollins

Leslie Rollins’s “30 Minute Drumming for Journeying” appears to be exactly that, a rhythmic sonic space to get mentally lost in. Technically it isn’t a drone, in that it has a steady, distinct beat, but a drone can also mean a steady repetitive sound, and on that count this is most certainly a member of the tribe.

He explains his impetus:

My first take on rhythm for dream work and journeying. I am curious to feel how an electronic version of traditionally hand percussion works translates in subconscious spaces. I intentionally didn’t alter much in real time with this but am tempted to make another version with subtle changes through out.

Track originally posted for free download at soundcloud.com/337is. Rollins is based in Berrien Springs, Michigan.

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