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droneuary

The Droneuary concept came to me in late 2012. It was inspired by what Darren Hayman (Hefner) had done in 2011 called January Songs where he wrote & recorded a new song each day in January often with collaborators. So I wanted to do a drone version of the same thing, but life was in the way of me being able to do it & I tried to run a Kickstarter to help me get the equipment to record in this way, but it didn't get financing. So the idea was in the background & in 2018 I decided to revive it in a way I could manage, getting a different artist to have a different new piece each day with their own take on drone from new age to industrial. & so here we are with over a two months worth of tracks & I think we're going to do it again next year. Thanks for your interest & support, it always means a lot to me.
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Brian John Mitchell

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January 1 slicnaton - Provenance
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January 2 Littered With Arrows - Ever Distant And Constant Shadow
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January 3 Drekka + rir Georg - Beings of ImberIndus
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January 4 Lycia - The Emptiness Of Airports
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January 5 Baptizer - Holodomor
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January 6 80's Horns - Poser of Sleep
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January 7 Nonconnah - Bruised Hearts Burn Like Cellophane
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January 8 Ocean in a Bottle - Dawn Chorus
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January 9 Mason Jones - The Giants Hold The Key To Other Stars
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January 10 Electric Bird Noise - noitatidem
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January 11 Fornever - Emerge
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January 12 If Thousands - Pulsar
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January 13 Subscape Annex - Shimmer
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January 14 Grand Kali Ma - Durian Crystal Mooncake
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January 15 Switchblade Kid - Skaro 1963
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January 16 Martin Newman - Stock Maggot
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January 17 CHANGES TO blind - Tolerating Destruction
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January 18 Determinist? - Reunion Tour
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January 19 Doors In The Labyrinth - Requiem (for Hardy Fox)
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January 20 Llarks - Luxury
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January 21 Carl Kruger - Kelly Now
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January 22 Tristan Welch - Reaching for Revolution (Practice not Perfection)
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January 23 Premature Burial - The Spiral
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January 24 X-Bax - The Lightness of Unbearable Being (Unrated Mix)
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January 25 Sommer Drekka - It will wash away; both pillar and tongue
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January 26 The Corrupting Sea - Flights to the Underworld
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January 27 Philip Polk Palmer - It's Lurking
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January 28 Nebh - Death Tower
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January 29 remst8 - Encounter v1.30
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January 30 Gargle - Abandoned Memories
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January 31 Robert Poss - Frozen Flowers Drone
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February 1 The Sand Rays - Ruddy
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February 2 xLWBxDRx - untitled
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February 3 sound_00/lefterna - collab 34
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February 4 Remora - On My Back Or In My Arms
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February 5 ShieldEyesFromLight - Hope and Loss
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February 6 The Strange Walls - A Bright Light When the Witches Fight
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February 7 Luka Fisher - A Mild Spring in Purgatory
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February 8 Seesar - Even Death May Die
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February 9 Small Life Form - Glide
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February 10 Petridisch - Newton Highlands
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February 11 Anaccordion - Cajole and Capsize
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February 12 Weather Machine - Three Thousand Realms in a Single Moment of Thought
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February 13 Drekka - Veracity and its consequence (stability can sometimes be pathological)
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February 14 Soriah with Ashkelon Sain - Temictli Citlalpol
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February 15 Chvad SB - Ellis Island 1892
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February 16 80 lb. Test - God-Emperor Birthday March
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February 17 Bryce Eiman - Unfurnished Eyes
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February 18 Ben Link Collins - Massive (The Trains of Atlanta)
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February 19 Ivan Kapec - the gray side of dance
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February 20 Darryl Blood - Omolese (Movements 1-3)
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February 21 mwvm - Gotta Walk A Dog
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February 22 O Culto do Fogo Negro - Conjuring the High Priest
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February 23 Konbanwa - Non-Slave
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February 24 Intonarumori - We Aural Orbs
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February 25 Mykel Boyd - Errata Adoration
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February 26 Lather - Kitchen Organ Drone
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February 27 Passenger Pigeon - Wilhelm Raabe
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February 28 Kivig Gniben - Wooden Threshold
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March 1 Heavy For The Vintage - Take Me With You
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March 2 remst8 <--> Drekka - Sense of Sint-Baafsabdij v1.44
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March 3 Clade - The History of the Hanging Tree
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March 4 Discord - Solitude
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March 5 A Death Cinematic - in this faint, ashen twilight of acrid smoke
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March 6 Dronestore Cowboys - These Sleep and Dreams
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March 7 Kirchenkampf - Lovecraft
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March 8 Nathan Amundson - Chaos & Noise
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March 9 Wave Assembly - Spiral Nebula
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March 10 Troum - Bhereg
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March 11 Shifter Drifter - Error Areola
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March 12 Muscle Mass - Transparent
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March 13 Sapiotaxis - Platonic Muses
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March 14 Green Light Cameras - Dividing by Zero
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March 15 Shaun Sandor - Morning Sun
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March 16 <MASS> - <01> Listen on Spotify | Listen or download on Bandcamp

March 17 Yellow6 - Droneuary LXXVI Listen on Spotify | Listen or download on Bandcamp

March 18 thisquietarmy - Lost Frequencies for Bhuts Listen on Spotify | Listen or download on Bandcamp

March 19 P.D. Wilder - Palo Duro Canyon Listen on Spotify | Listen or download on Bandcamp

March 20 Ms. - Dronin' John Mitchell
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March 21 Space Sweeper - A-11 Listen on Spotify | Listen or download on Bandcamp

Reviews:
Throughout January, Silber Records are doing "Droneuary"- putting out a new drone work from a different artist every day, all of them available on Bandcamp with a "name your price" setting- for the sake of good experimental music, here's hoping that enough people don't just type '0' all the time. Some of the drones are only five minute atmospheres, while others are whole extended soundscapes spanning over twenty minutes, or in the case of the Grand Kali Ma offering, almost 47 minutes of deep rumbling sinisterness. It's a series certainly worth checking out.
I've singled out "Skaro 1963" mainly because of the title- I'm a semi-closeted Whovian. Eschewing the famous 'Dalek ship' radiophonic workshop atmosphere, instead Switchblade Kid offers up a dark sci-fi texture with metallic undertones, the constant whirrs of distant grinding alien machinery reverberating into abstraction. It's mentally transformative and rewarding to listen to.
Other highlights so far from Droneuary, which we're still only halfway through, include the wailing relentless alarm call of Subscape Annex's "Shimmer", and the more overtly prog rock guitar noodling of Electric Bird Noise's "Noitatidem". Ocean In A Bottle's "Dawn Chorus" is notably different, building from a long period of layered genuine birdsong into much warmer chords.
Silber say that they've got so many submissions lined up for the series that it might well run into February. Here's hoping that they get more and have to start thinking of puns on the word 'March'.
~ Stuart Bruce, Chain D.L.K.