The smarter the fox becomes, the faster and more resourceful the hare becomes.
How it sounds
Slowlyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. Like the doom of doom metal.
It is basically a mix of stoner with post-rock at half speed.
Why listen to it
It produces several melodies, it is quite Avant-garde and allows experimentation.
And because life goes on slowlyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy sometimes.
Because it brings a headache after a while and because we have more things to do.
And because brown noise * catches you and you can’t find a toilet easily.
Where we meet it
The USA, and specifically in Seattle, Washington.
When did it start
The early 1990s
Who are the pioneers
The first record of the genre was made by Earth as “minimalist post-grunge”.
Stephen O’Malley’s Burning Witch later gave the genre a solid foothold, although they only released EPs under the Slap-a-Ham label.
His next band, Sunn O))), became the trademark of the genre.
At the same time in England, Godflesh was created, and in Japan Boris from Tokyo, as well as Corrupted from Osaka.
You have to listen
Nadja, Locrian, Jesu, Black Boned Angel, Khanate, Ocean, and many more.
Days of glory
Strange as it may seem, it has its fanbase and in fact fanatic, but in infinite and indefinite time.
Slower than a civil servant.
The use of strange frequencies is probably intended to communicate with aliens, rather than to feed our ears.
What is it confused with
With Doom metal, post-metal, and Avant-garde metal.
How do you describe it to an irrelevant
Imagine the notes as if some sluggards who have smoked very good pot are trying to cross a road. This… in music.