Ambient and drone music has always fascinated me. Without a doubt, it thrilled me extensively to hear about the artistic capabilities of he didnt and their EP “(sic).” It’s a mysterious and soothing record with solid guitar arrangements and effects. The nature of each melody is more like an experience and invites you in to hear them all like a meditative encounter.
“Trouble Every Day (Beatrice Dalle version)” enters with a trippy guitar sequence and a trippy avant-garde style sequence. Filled with effects and a calming aura, this first track sets the stage for the rest to follow. It does this and all the while creates a memorable sequence of ambient textures. The second song entitled “Diversion, earth” has some connection with space rock, just because of the deep accented notes. It’s a bass-heavy number that pertains to a rather intergalactic sound and sends you in an orbit of cadence that is tough to back away from. The last number “Econowives (Praise be! version)” is an interesting dive into experimental music with a tinge of rock. This time around, an eccentric beat is active and surrounds the track’s atmosphere. It isn’t your usual time signature, yet is a meaty addition to the music.
The music of he didnt is pretty enthralling. If you’ve got time on your hands folks, grab your headphones, listen to (sic), and let the melodic vibes casually flow through you. Trust the sound folks, and relax.
Review By: Damien Reid