The new album by Sarah Davachi, Cantus, Descant, reminded me I have a predilection for organ drones. The others here are Hymns Spheres (1976) by Keith Jarrett, Nine Songs From The Garden Of Welcome Lies (1997) by Paul Schütze, and Ceremony (2012) by Anna von Hausswolff.
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I love Anna von Hausswolff, especially The Marble Eye from Dead Magic.
I wish there was more contemporary organ music like that, at least that I’m aware of. I guess Dungeon Synth will need to fill my fix until I find a new artist.
Thanks for the recommendations, I’ll check these others out.
They cover quite a range despite being connected via organ drones. The Keith Jarrett is as improvised as his piano recordings, and manages a kind of baroque jazz to begin with. The Paul Schütze riffs on the dronier side of the Jarrett but still manages to sound like Schütze music.
I saw Anna von Hausswolff last year when she was supporting Sunn O))) on their UK tour; one of those gigs that makes others pale into insignificance. AvH played a thunderous version of Ugly And Vengeful. A maximum thrill.
Tim Hecker RAVEDEATH, 1972
I’m sure there are many more examples out there. The Tim Hecker is one I’ve heard but I don’t have a hard copy.
Kali Malone is top of the organ drone pops
See also Ellen Arkbro…
Thanks, I’m very familiar with Ellen’s album since I assisted with the packaging. I’ve done layouts for many of the albums on Subtext; the design was Ellen’s which I helped make print-ready.
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