My name is Andrew. I met Phil this past summer when we lived and worked together in Jerusalem, sticking it to the man. Turns out we both listen to too much music, so he let me in on this cool blog you guys got going. Anyways, I'm from Connecticut, USA, go to school there, waste my life there, etc, and this is my first post.
I recently decided to try out some drone bands for size. This band, Earth, is my favorite so far. They are from Seattle Washington, and fathered an entire scene of metal-drone heads, but eventually their music morphed from dark metal chords to western-influenced soundscapes. The two albums below are filled with relaxing, beautiful tunes. Believe it or not, a Youtube comment describes it best: "This makes me wanna sit in a chair on a farm in a big feild next to a fence starring at the scenery of trees off in the distance and the giant barn infront of me while i live life slowly as i puff on a joint watching the vibrational energy of existance take its course seeing the truth that the man made reality ignores..."
If you're in a darker mood, check out their older stuff too (i.e. Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons), but be ready for some sludge.
Check it. Drone on.
Earth - Hex (Or Printing In The Infernal Method) (c) 2005 Earth/Southern Lord
Earth - The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull (c) 2008 Southern Lord