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It’s Not a “Drone” in the Military Sense

Except to the extent that it sounds that way

“That’s Not Me”feels like the sound design for the opening credits to a thriller — maybe a video game, likely a film, but in any case a very good thriller, indeed, packed with septuple agents and all matter of styling, technologically mediated skullduggery. The underlying pulse of the piece is a slow, methodical burr that rises up and cuts off. It’s like a contained flare, or an especially militant drone. The track, recorded by Adam Fielding, sets the pace for a growing assembly of careful additions. There’s a secondary beat that eventually arrives, the echo treateed as a rhythmic shadow, and then vaporous percussion and thick atmosphere synthesis fill in the space between those pulses.

Track originally posted at soundcloud.com/adfielding. It’s part of a Bandcamp subscriber release, Apparitions, at adamfielding.bandcamp.com. More from Adam Fielding, who’s based in Huddersfield, England, at www.adamfielding.com and twitter.com/misterfielding.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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