Happy Drone Day

by Ruin

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Happy Drone Day is, really, the first official Ruin LP. I say this, although I have released other long play format albums before, because what has been released before have mostly been compilations, or edited into long playing format after the fact.

Happy Drone Day is, not so much a spotlight, but a magnifying glass on the Ruin perspective of the drone genre. Barely any of the tracks on the album are strictly drone; but that doesn't matter. What matters is the idea and aesthetic of drone; where you can stretch ideas and sounds out into massive pipelines of texture. The majority of songs have a strong rhythmic element cast into them, because with my love of drone comes my love of rhythm and percussion. I wanted to fuse the ideas of the 'classical' industrial, which I assume as post-industrial, with ideas of drone and ambient musics. For the most part unintentionally, a strong undercurrent of war and industrialization is present within the tracks, as well as other cultural subjects. It is seen through the eyes nostalgia, while remaining unfamiliar and disorienting.

Happy Drone Day receives transmissions from other times and weaves them into its grungy, filthy fabric. The drones move in clouds, poisoning the sound, decaying it; and the rhythms move carefully about, narrowly missing the corrosion. All this talk of destruction... it is inherent in Ruin, but some of the tracks seem almost happy. Almost. They are more carefree, mildly uplifting. Only to be swallowed up by loneliness and desolation. Finally, Happy Drone Day is the soundtrack to a post-apocalypse. All memories and instances of a world yet to be.

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released May 1, 2009

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Ruin Toronto, Ontario

Ruin is a polymorphic mass of forgotten and misused technology, rusty scrap metal, charred skeletons and decaying husks; slowly traversing a vast expanse of desolated wasteland. It travels alone, it can only travel alone. No signs of civilization on the horizon. Just an ever hanging dying sun; and the din of Ruin. ... more

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