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daevid allen

The Seven Drones

2032 00CD (2008)

Sounds to remember the forgotten - music for the journey. Designed for relaxation, to be used in conjunction with meditational practise and other personal growth therapies. Comes in a triple-fold didgi-pak with detailed liner notes written by daevid for the 12 page booklet. Turn on, get comfy, close eyes, breathe/relax/melt/expand/merge/gliss/bliss/glid/lift the lid - pop! You might have to practise a bit.

The most minimalistic and yet most intricately subtle music by daevid - a distillation of years of experimentation into the nature of sound. Created with layers of glissando guitar and synth which combine to form the subtly fluctuating basic note of the drone, one for each Chakra or energy centre of the body following the classical Indian tradition. On top of this root drone are more layers of sound, chosen to be appropriate for the qualities of each Chakra. These are created in a variety of ways, more gliss guitar and synth, didgeridoo, space whisper, chimes, flute, and even in one or two places some words. These overlayers seemlessly merge in and out of the root drone in a harmonious way to complete the piece.

Tracks [60'54]
  1. C Drone [7'30] -
  2. D Drone [8'17] -
  3. E Drone [5'57] -
  4. F Drone [5'00] -
  5. G Drone [7'04] -
  6. A Drone [5'33] -
  7. B Drone [6'12] -
  8. Heartspace Meditation [15'17] -
  • daevid allen {Glissando guitar, tape constructs and composition}
  • Gilli Smyth {Voice: D Drone; space whisper: B Drone}
  • Harry Williamson {Synthi: C Drone; technical advisor}
  • Didier Malherbe {Flute: D Drone}
  • Hakim Gillian {Synthi: D, F, G, A, B Drones}
  • Miss Hansen {Synthi: E Drone}
  • Bart Willoughby {Didgeridoo: C Drone}
  • Judith Downs {Harp: G Drone}
  • Kelly Wilson {Vocals: C Drone}
  • Nimbin Symphony {Voice Drones}