Along with Nonplace Urban Field, Drome was another of Burnt Friedman's early aliases. This excellent album was released on Kiff SM in 1995 to little fanfare. It's a downtempo affair: electronica with elements of trip hop, jazz and dub, as well as some nice vocals - heard to great effect on the superb opener 'Moon On My Screen'. Friedman's trademark sound (which I love) of processed live intruments swirling and morphing into one another is already in evidence, creating a slightly disorienting effect, a bit like mushrooms. Highly recommended are more recent albums Secret Rhythms 2 (with Jaki Liebezeit - vol3 is out, but I haven't heard it yet), and the electronic soul album First Night Forever. Support this man - he is a genius!
Worlds made from nothingness.
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