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LUMEN DRONES

 

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Lumen Drones

 

ECM 2434 CD 6025 470 0688 (2)

 

Nils Økland: fiddles

Per Steinar Lie: guitars

Ørjan Haaland: drums

 

 

Lumen Drones is a fascinating and powerful collaboration between Hardanger fiddle master Nils Økland and Per Steinar Lie and Ørjan Haaland, respectively guitarist and drummer with Norwegian ‘post-rock’ group The Low Frequency In Stereo. The participants describe their project as a psychedelic drone band, but its stylistic reach is broad and evocative and will trigger many musical associations. Specific influences include the Doors, Sonic Youth, Durutti Column and “the jazz of the Dave Pike set”, but the Lumen Drones also rove through modal, ambient, multi-folk, minimal and noise zones, making exciting music all the way…