Source: A Closer Listen.
If ambience is what we play when we seek peace, drone is what we play when we need catharsis. The dark, often unrelenting tones can produce agitation, disquiet, turbulence and tenseness. But when we feel helpless about racism, politics and the pandemic, there’s nothing like noise to drown out the voices in our heads.
Drone’s sibling is closely related. Dark Ambient is the sound of haunted houses, rattling chains and the approach of fall. She doesn’t care about your pumpkin latte, but it’s a sure bet she’ll steal your candy. If you’re lucky, you’ll live to tell the tale.