Drone Pop #1 is the second album by cosmic drone-pop septet Documenta. Recorded over four days at Start Together Studios Belfast by Ben McAuley and the band, it also features additional production from David Holmes on ‘Love As A Ghost’.
Influenced by the English guitar minimalism emanating from 1980s Rugby, the darkness and light of Detroit’s hit factory, and the German Kosmische set’s concrète groove – Documenta present a true psychedelia through repetition, melody and rhythm.
A patient year-long process of experimentation and mixing – where the group added “washing machines, aircraft and the sound of Saturday night” – encouraged a fuller overall feel and a marked sonic progression. “We experimented at home quite a bit before returning to the studio so we got to stretch our imagination. We’re constantly learning as a band and this seemed like the next musical step.”
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Soul music in outer space.
1. Idle Hands
2. Spanish Artist
3. Horror Vacui i
5. Love As A Ghost
7. Horror Vacui ii
8. The Day My Heart Stood Still