Now That's What I Call Drone: Vol. 1
July 24, 2012 7:48 AM   Subscribe

Now That's What I Call Drone: Vol. 1
With this compilation, the challenge was for musicians to create drone versions of Top 40 pop songs. The word 'drone' was to be interpreted by each artist as they saw fit. The results are varied, interesting, and pretty damn good. Pop drone psychic energy. (Yes, "Call Me Maybe" is in here.)

Here's the description / liner notes:

like all significant ideas throughout history, this started as a joke on twitter.

we kicked it around a bit, bouncing fake remix ideas off each other. then a bunch of us realized that we actually wanted to hear this imaginary album, and decided to make it happen.

the concept is simple: drone versions of top 40 pop songs. covers, remixes, interpretations. 'drone' is used liberally; it was up to each artist to determine what the word meant to them.

this was conceived and organized almost entirely via twitter, through a series of @ messages, DMs and retweets. we ended up with everything from ethereal bliss to howling noise, which is exactly as things should be.

the artwork was done by jennifer krause - hand-painted with a 3d effect. it works with anaglyph 3d glasses. the artist will send you glasses for $1, customized for $5. email schooloftsunami [at] gmail if you'd like a pair. silk-screened posters may be a thing in the future, if there's enough interest.

this is a free compilation. donate if you feel especially inclined, but don't worry. enjoy!
Role: organizer, contributor
posted by naju (9 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by Theta States on July 27, 2012: the hard part is performing the dance moves this slowly

Can't wait to listen. I have high-hopes it goes beyond timestretching.
posted by Theta States at 8:47 AM on July 24, 2012

Yeah, I strongly discouraged timestretching. To my ears, only 1 or 2 tracks use it, but in unusual ways (i.e., there's more happening than just running a track through an algorithm.)
posted by naju at 9:42 AM on July 24, 2012

posted by cortex at 4:25 PM on July 24, 2012

Haha what, we got written up in The Atlantic.
posted by naju at 2:55 PM on July 26, 2012 [3 favorites]

I repeat, ha!
posted by cortex at 3:22 PM on July 26, 2012 [1 favorite]

The "We Found Love" track is phenomenal! (Will listen to the rest later.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 5:17 PM on July 26, 2012

Listened to it today, lots of great stuff on it!

I want in on the next round!
posted by Theta States at 10:59 AM on July 27, 2012

posted by djdrue at 12:41 PM on July 27, 2012

I like this stuff a lot!
posted by freakazoid at 1:10 PM on July 27, 2012

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