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December 17, 2011

Steve Dewhurst’s Subversive Top 10

2011 has been something of an annus mirabilis for drone and ambient music, so it’s sad that Seasons (Pre-Din) decided to call it a day with Lesser and Still. For my money, the mysterious Mr. (Pre-Din) has released some of the most engaging drone music in recent years, and he left us with one of his best. Consisting of five connected tracks that get heavier as they progress, the music on Lesser and Still is a far cry from the quaint piano tinkles he started out with in 2007, yet still provides a fascinating (if slightly unsettling) insight into a creative mind that reached an exhausted end.