Variable Speeds · Growing
Since the emergence of electronic music in the 20th century, experimental currents and sub-genres have continued to proliferate, leaving a recognizable mark on the standards of Pop-Music. In contrast to mainstream radio programming, Drone Music is the result of an alternative current that originated in the New York artistic milieu of the 1960s. Description and history of a style that goes against the grain of the current music industry.
Growing is a drone musicmusic band formed in Olympia, Washington, and currently based in Brooklyn, New York. The band was founded in 2001 by Kevin Doria, Joe Denardo and Zack Carlson.
Variable Speeds is part of Diptych album.
“Diptych” is a masterclass in slowly undulating ambient drift, and quite possibly the definitive headphone album of the year. Guitars that sound like organs pointed at the heavens are cut with subtly damaged electronic moves, the end result being a record that is at once ecstatic, transportive and gritty.