Released 26. Mar 2021
Written and produced by Michael Bargen
Arrangement, mixing and mastering by Michael Bargen
One of multiple 2021 releases, Droned Home is the most recent EP of Michael Oscillate and is comprised of just four songs, totalling almost a half hour between them. As is self-evident in the title, this project centres around the use of drones to manufacture an aura of serenity and encourage inward reflection and contemplation. This music is best listened to with eyes shut, allowing the atmospheric drones and the celestial melodies to move within you and carry you away into a world totally disconnected from the world that you knew before those eyelids met. The 5-and-a-half-minute opener, Subduction Zone, is the height of tranquillity in its astonishing spacey and angelic sways. Hysteria returns to Oscillate’s proclivity for the eerie and spectral, which is carried on too through Dwindling. Droned Home closes itself out with the unabating and lengthy, Isolated–which remains both dynamic and gripping through its 11-and-a-half-minute run.