APRIL 29th 2017.
Basilica Hudson and Le Guess Who? present
24-HOUR DRONE: EXPERIMENTS IN SOUND AND MUSIC
in collaboration with Second Ward Foundation, Wave Farm / WGXC
IIVII – COLONY
Reaping the approval of critics floored by Graham’s exploration of ominous synth soundscapes, Noisey likens the recording to a, “score for a trip into the great black beyond.” Soundframes commends an, “encompassing; trance inducing experience.” Nine Circles notes, “Very rarely can an artist do so much with so little in an effort to create an environment around its listener. Yet, with Colony… Josh Graham has truly created something memorable. It is ambient electronic droning that guides an audience around the far reaches of our known universe, inciting self-reflection and imagination. It takes patience, as the notes drag on as infinitely as our universe, but it is a perfect supplement to the curiosity behind our own existence that we all have, whether we are aware of it or not.”
About.com concurs, “The soundscapes come across moody and beautiful, embodying the desolation, isolation and wonder of space. Song titles reflect these themes such as ‘Shaping Itself From Dust,’ ‘Colliding Horizons’ and ‘On The Shores Of Markarian 335.’ These soundtracks to the exploration of the unknown caress the unfathomable depths of space and time through sound with a haunting, alien dread countering an unshakable sense of reverence.”