Daniel Avery
Drone Logic


4.0
excellent

Review

by OriginsOfSymmetry USER (3 Reviews)
June 10th, 2021 | 7 replies


Release Date: 2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Chemical Brothers and Underworld disowned their baby bro.

‘Drone Logic’ defies dullness by embracing the funky essence of deep/acid house. It is retro rave music propelled by resounding deep beats, faint, relentlessly skittering drums, and the infrequent inclusion of voice samples to drive the melody.


Repetition is a standout feature in Avery’s music. Simple rhythms are introduced until they are instinctively familiar then with pristine timing a new sequence surfaces, smoothly usurping the previous one. The subtle shift in dynamics, and the revival of grooves, revealed earlier in the track, leads to a maelstrom of riff heavy layers which are simply enrapturing! As a result, exposure to 58 minutes of electronic music DOES NOT becoming a tediously, ear numbing experience.


‘Drone Logic’ caters for the big stage. ‘Water Jump’ for instance incorporates a looped, candied voice -hypnotically beckoning – rivalling the appeal of a mythological Siren. A rippling sonic sound akin to frothing liquid is interspersed with a flat robotic tenor announcing “Water Jump” – a clear invitation to dive into the core of the mix. Despite stretching for 8 minutes – ‘Water Jump’ does not come even remotely close to faltering.


Eponymous track ‘Drone Logic’ is crisp and majestic. Once again, a female voice is sparsely employed to inject an exclusive intimacy “Noise flies high/ no one there to see it”. The compression of lyrics into segmented extracts ensures that attention is not diverted away from the ethereal atmosphere carefully cultivated.


‘Free Floating’ is a truly immersive piece, operating on a strict 2 frequency beat – whilst a drone resembling insidious exhaling lurks in the background. The garbled ‘squelchy’ fuzz so often remarked by avid listeners of 1980s Detroit Acid Movement, infiltrates ‘Free Floating’.


Drone Logic is intense, without being overtly loud, or thrusting. Calm and laidback - (last 3 tracks in particular) - it expects a devoted audience, without demanding one.


user ratings (95)
3.8
excellent


Comments:Add a Comment 
BaselineOOO
June 10th 2021


931 Comments


I love this album, and that's why I'm going to say this, I mean, sorry, but your review reads like it was written by a deep learning AI. I expect you to be more true to yourself in your next review.

Cygnatti
June 10th 2021


35217 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Omg

Digging: Space Needle - Voyager

BaselineOOO
June 10th 2021


931 Comments


Also, stop writing like (you know what I mean), this. Find a way to avoid brackets, they're not aesthetic.

OriginsOfSymmetry
June 10th 2021


3 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thank you Baseline000 for your feedback. Trying to highlight the technical aspects of the music to sort of convey how it sounds.



As for the brackets - good tip. Will probably try to shorten sentences.



DadKungFu
June 10th 2021


1195 Comments


thanks for turning me on to this, it's a really solid release and a good review.

Ryus
June 10th 2021


23809 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

swag

OriginsOfSymmetry
June 11th 2021


3 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks everyone for the support. Much appreciated!



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2019 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy