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LISTEN: Nico Muhly - Drones & Piano
The Quietus , May 23rd, 2012 04:52

Stream whole new EP through Bedroom Community below

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Nico Muhly tends to keep himself busy. On top of collaborating with a host of names that cross over between poppier concerns and modern composition - Bedroom Community labelmates like Ben Frost and Sam Amidon, as well as the likes of Owen Pallett - he manages to find time to write and record solo music. His new EP, Drones & Piano, is out now through Bedroom Community. It's the first in a series of three Drones releases, and you can listen to it in full below, or buy at his Bandcamp page. It was produced by Valgeir Sigurðsson, and performed by Bruce Brubaker with Nadia Sirota.


"I started writing the Drones pieces as a method of developing harmonic ideas over a static structure," says Muhly of the Drones EPs. "The idea is something not unlike singing along with one’s vacuum cleaner, or with the subtle but constant humming found in most dwelling-places. We surround ourselves with constant noise, and the Drones pieces are an attempt to honor these drones and stylize them."

Killian Manning
May 23, 2012 11:28am

Long-awaited and very beautiful. Thanks, Nico.

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May 23, 2012 12:13pm

It's intense, weird, and totally beautiful.

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Gary Bonas
May 23, 2012 12:59pm

Very enjoyable! Interesting and, at times, a little mystical. A reflection on life, I suppose.

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May 29, 2012 7:19pm

Thanks for this. It's cool and sort of addictive.

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