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Drums and Drones I

by Drums and Drones

  • Drums and Drones: Decade is a beautiful 144 page book with three CDs and download card.

    The three CDs include the albums
    Drums and Drones I (2013)
    Drums and Drones II: Ataraxia (2015)
    Drums and Drones III: Acoustic (2017)

    The 5"x7" 144 page book contains
    Extensive liner notes for each album detailing the story and process for the making of the music;
    An essay on Just Intonation discussing its technical aspects and how it functions in the work of La Monte Young as well as Drums and Drones;
    A series of video stills by NYC artists Ursula Scherrer and Erik Zajaceskowski taken from their videos on the Drums and Drones DVD (2013);
    Many photos from live performances (featuring the light environments of Ursula and Erik), recording sessions, and personal archives;
    Personal notes and reflections on the Drums and Drones project.

    The CDs are inserted in three pages at the back of the book.
    The download card contains a link to the same music as is on the CDs.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Drums and Drones I via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Drums and Drones I is the first album of the collection Drums and Drones: Decade, a triple album and 144 page book. The three albums are available here individually for download but as physical copies come packaged together with the book. Included with this album download is an abridged sample pdf of the book containing the chapter on Drums and Drones I plus additional selections.

    DnD I was originally released in 2013 on Pogus Productions. The initial release is packaged as both a CD and DVD. The DVD contains videos for each of the album's ten tracks by NYC video artists Ursula Scherrer and Erik Zajaceskowski. Their videos are amazing and represent the close relationship between Drums and Drones and live video. This CD/DVD is available via Pogus at the following link: ... more
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Aum Drone 05:14
Cymbal Drone 10:24


Performed, Recorded, and Mixed by Brian Chase
Brooklyn, NY 2007-2011
Mastered by Tom Hamilton
NYC 2012


released June 15, 2018

Cover art: Ursula Scherrer, still from the video Drone State of Mind, v.1 (2013)


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Drums and Drones New York

Drums and Drones is the solo project of Brian Chase, drummer for rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs and NYC’s experimental music scene. Inspired initially by La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela’s legendary Dream House installation, the Drums and Drones project aims to evoke meditative qualities through the use of resonant tones and sonic subtleties derived from drums and percussion. ... more

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