Utilised in genres as disparate as modern and traditional classical, folk, techno, Chicago blues and even heavy metal, the repetition of a single note or chord of fixed pitch - otherwise referred to as a drone - serving as permanent focus in a given opus, has graced as many compositions as it has influenced others. Having first been introduced into contemporary rock forms by the Velvet Underground in the early 1960s, its ongoing attraction to each new generation of musicians and writers does nothing if not emphasise its enormous importance in musical score. The origins of drone are as indefinite as time itself, and the most primitive forms of rhythm and melody known to man are clearly embedded with the drone as a driving force. In terms of recorded sound, a century of which has now lapsed, the use of this effect can be found everywhere - although guidance on where to look may well be required. This compilation serves as a much anticipated but never before compiled guidebook to the finest examples of the use of drone throughout the age of magnetic tape, albeit in forms outside those loosely labeled modern music . A boon for both the uninitiated and the serious collector, the choices contained herein will surely satisfy the most curious of tastes. Containing offerings from artists and musicians as eclectic as John Cage, Gorge Formby, Sam Cooke, John Lee Hooker, The Philharmonic Orchestra, Bo Diddley ,Rolf Harris and an huge array of others, those who have waited long for a set of this nature could not be rewarded with a more representative collection than that which is here presented across 2 CDs.
2CD set focusing on early examples of repetition of a single note or chord of fixed pitch. John Cage, One String Sam, Wagner, Miklos Rozsa, Yves Klein & more