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ARTIST
TITLE
Roots Of Drone
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
CHROME 5078CD CHROME 5078CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/2/2012

"Utilized 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. 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'." Artists include: John Cage , John Lee Hooker, Efisio Melis, The Borodin Quartet, Clarence Ashley, Floyd Jones, Sam Cooke & The Soul Stirrers, Muddy Waters , Ravi Shankar, OneWebern's Five Pieces For Orchestra, La Monte Young, Wagner, Giacinto Scelsi, Lou Monte, Bo Diddley, Howlin' Wolf, Khuda Box Mandrani, Miles Davis, Rolf Harris, Sir Thomas Beecham & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Yves Klein.