A collective of Montreal artists, gathered by means of a modest social media push, has compiled an album of drone sounds in support of a good cause.
The project, titled Balcony Drone, is an offshoot of a series of events organized by Mtl. Drone during the first COVID-19 lockdown.
More specifically, every Friday evening in May, Montreal artists were invited to produce drone music in the key of D from their respective balconies and open windows. At first, the project was meant to serve as a beacon of hope and solidarity. However, the initiative was met with such a positive response that organizers decided to compile recordings of the performances to create an album in support of On ne laisse personne derrière/Nobody Left Behind, a local initiative that supports people in Montreal experiencing homelessness.
Balcony Drone comes out on November 20 on Cuchabata Records and was curated by Hubert Gendron-Blais and John Triangles Stuart with mastering by Jackie Gallant.
Preview the album below: