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Quiet Drones 5

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Quiet Drones 5 is the latest installment
in the continuing compilation series of
experimental ambient drone music. This
edition focuses on Toronto and surrounding
area based musicians. The eight pieces on
Quiet Drones 5 all aim to distance the listener
from our daily existence and transport us to
a different place, weather real, dreamed or
imagined. The musicians featured on Quiet
Drones 5 do not exclusively create ambient
or drone music, but when they do, they create
sonic alchemy.

Compiled by Heiki Sillaste who has collected exclusive beatless
tracks from DE HAGA, HOZERZ, SEVA, dreamSTATE vs. HEIKI, NORTHUMBRIA, CHROMOSPHERE, MICHAEL HOLCER and HEIKI.

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Melt by DE HAGA is the opening track on Quiet Drones 5. De Haga is a music project by Haig
Bedrossian, a New York based artist. Melt is a slowly evolving analogue pulse, slightly evoking
mid-seventies Germanic progressive themes. Take a listen to the ever growing catalogue of De Haga’s music on Sound Cloud.

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Dissonant and unidentified sounds of motors and machines. Controlled distortion via
feedback loops which have been left to their own devices. Who are these elusive liquor-swilling
HOZERZ?

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SEVA musicians include Eric Hopper (Sylken), Beau Lukes and Michel Holcer. Act 3 is
part of SEVA’s live recording of their performance at The Ambient Ping, Toronto in November
2012 which featured an inspired improvised set of organic and fluid musical atmospheres that
morphed seamlessly through a variety of beautiful, dreamy soundscapes.
SEVA was conceived / formed by keyboardist / synthesist Eric Hopper of Sylken, bringing
together three musician friends including Beau Lukes, percussionist and seasoned didgeridoo
performer and Michael Holcer, a long time aficionado of Berlin school grooves and atmos, on
laptop synths. This Ping performance was their first gig together and culminated in the
release of the full SEVA performance from that night.

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dreamSTATE vs. HEIKI continue with their musical collaboration last heard on their critically
acclaimed paper+sound CD/DL “The North Shore”.
This sound piece was recorded live at The Christ
Church Cathedral in Hamilton, Ontario as part the New Harbours Music series. Performed by ambient
duo dreamSTATE with electronic sound-artist Heiki Sillaste, Laurentide is a huge, majestic
soundscape of drones and stirring string-like washes, produced naturally in part by the grand
Cathedral space. The trios’ sound recording also integrates the further processing of field
recordings of rocks being beaten by the heavy waves of Canada’s Georgian Bay.
Founded in 1995, DreamSTATE (Scott M2 & Jamie Todd) is a Canadian ambient music project
known for their soundscape installations and live ambient performances in the Toronto area. Their
soundscapes combine electronic music processes with field recordings and range from light to dark
ambient. Scott and Jamie curate the long-running Ambient Ping concert series in Toronto.
Heiki Sillaste is a veteran of the Toronto electronic music scene and was a founding member
of groups such as Digital Poodle, Kinder Atom and Lazer Caps. Since 1987, Heiki Sillaste has
released an impressive catalogue of well over 45 synthesizer-based records and made over 150
compilation appearances. Heiki currently owns and operates the paper+sound electronic music label.

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Toronto based ambient metal duo NORTHUMBRIA was formed in 2011 by former Holoscene members
Jim Field and Dorian Williamson. Their contribution to Quiet Drones 5 is the ten plus minute ambient
epic Ostara.
Northumbria’s sound is a combination of the various influences each member has brought with them, from industrial metal to goth to post rock. Using only guitar and bass mega amplified and recorded live, Northumbria create a wall of improvised drones that take the listener on a sonic journey through a dystopian landscape.

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Toronto’s CHROMOSPHERE contribute an exclusive new track to Quiet Drones 5 with the truly
spaced-out drone Mapping the Merope-Celaeno Corridor.
The distance between Merope and Celaeno is, at first glance, fairly static, though the
travel timewould be inconceivable to the human experience; 440 light years just to get from
here to the starting point of the journey. The reality is that the distance between the two,
only tangible in light years, is constantly changing, as well as the curved space/time corridor
between. Without a well planned map, we could never get from one to the other and the attempt
to make that transit might be looked at as a fools errand and even with a very well mapped out
trajectory of orbits and time travel, it might be relatively impossible. Still, it’s fun to
make maps.

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Toronto based ambient music artist MICHAEL HOLCER says this about his exclusive track to
Quiet Drones 5, First Landing on NEO: “Since I consider it to be a great honour to be invited to such
a cool project, with so many great composers I decided to do something new and worthy. Inspired by a
piece called “Lost Expedition” I set out to create “Expedition Found” and somehow ended up with
this, focusing instead on the spectrum and psycho-acoustics.” – Michael Holcer

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The Passing Window Drone by HEIKI was used in a video installation in Edinburgh.
“My old friend, Will, commission this piece from me. The first version of the track I
sent him came back with the reply: Too busy. Too many layers. Strip it down and
make it less obvious, as to the sound sources. So I went back to the piece and did so.”
The exhibition space was Project Space C02, which is part of the University of Edinburgh.
The Passing Window was first exhibited in November 2011.
The Passing Window explores the connection between the sensation of transience and collective/
personal memory evoked by journeys made at night. The installation creates a waking-dream like
environment for the viewer through the use of Hitchockian back screen projection and passing light
and shadow. First-person perspective video moving through nocturnal landscapes is rear projected onto
ready-made dissected automobile sections as well as the idiosyncrasies of the individual installation
space.
Studio Installation footage of ‘The Passing Window’, an on-going collaborative mixed-media project
by artists William Mokrynski and Sander Shoonbeek and curator Talia Moscovitz.
Video is specifically sourced from the region of each installation and interwoven
with footage collected from across the UK, Northern Europe and Canada.
Soundscape by Heiki Sillaste.
Watch The Passing Window on Vimeo.

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The album also includes a bonus seamless 32 minute super ambient mix by Heiki, which further
processes and meshes all of the pieces into one continuous drone.

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Listen to Quiet Drones 5
1.DE HAGA: Melt
2.HOZERZ: Freyr
3.SEVA: Act 3
4.dreamSTATE vs. HEIKI: Laurentide
5.NORTHUMBRIA: Ostara
6.CHROMOSPHERE: Mapping the Merope-Calaeno Corridor
7.MICHAEL HOLCER: First Landing on NEO
8.HEIKI: The Passing Window Drone
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