78 R.P.M. - Enemy Drones Are In The Sky

What makes this album truly fantastic is that they have created a spontaneous chaotic sound track that they are in control of.

78 R.P.M. have been around for some time tinkering away when they have time and have finally released another wonderful collage of sound that is Enemy Drones Are In The Sky. The album stitches together aspects of the ambient, gritty and sublime. I think it is fare to say that Enemy Drones Are In The Sky takes reasonable influence from the post rock legends God Speed You! Black Emperor, aspects of the Swans and minimalist heroes Earth all strapped together with loops and electronic noise.

78 R.P.M. make use of small progressive steps and long crescendos that build atmosphere over the course of the tracks. This is the sort of music that requires either nothing going on around you or could be a bit of a mediative anchor amidst chaos. 78 R.P.M. make great use of delay loops and reverb to create a psychedelic wash of sound that for me brings visions of great desert expanses. In part two you start to get a feel for the title of the album. As the sound cracks and breaks up under the strain of white noise and distortion you can really hear the impending urgency and panic driven by the drones. What makes this album truly fantastic is that they have created a spontaneous chaotic sound track that they are in control of. There is no obvious beat pulsating to keep them on course. A bit of a lets take our chances in the open ocean boys type of approach but, it works.

What can I say, I love this music. It produces such mood and emotion without relying on lyrical queues in order to draw the listener in. The long minimalist progressive sound produced by the organic and electronic is perfectly balanced. The build up of textures add the details that allow you to really escape into the landscape of sound that they create.

Want to hear it for your self? Check them out on Band Camp

Written by William Riever, 2014-03-28