Hard Times Drone

During the heat and smoke of August 2020 in Central Washington State, Anderhill recorded and released Hard Times Drone.

This two-track project is based on the massive drone of a giant air-conditioning unit running at a recently abandoned hospital during 100+ degree summer days. I recorded several samples of the ominous sound while walking my dog, Shep.

The first track is very simple and plays the droning sounds back mixed with some subtle musical elements. In the the second track, I chop the samples up, and add some vocals and harmonica for a completely different type of composition with a blues quality.

Something feels right about the last music post of 2021 being Hard Times Drone. We’ve had a couple of tough years. May 2022 be better. – dse

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Author: Dan Steven Erickson

Dan Steven Erickson is a great undiscovered American songwriter.