Mother Drone and Other Ancient Spirits of Great Power
by Jeremy Kerr for CFRC
I came up with the name Mother Drone and Other Ancient Spirits of Great Power after googling how to summon demons. I stumbled upon the image of a being called Caim which is depicted as a thrush and drew the album cover. Prior to this I had been working on some music built around the idea of reverb trails, as in taking source material, applying reverb and cutting away as much as possible except the reverb to create a new timbre. As experimental music can be quite cold I felt that by making the piece about the character of Mother Drone I could give it a personality rather than just showcasing whatever technical process I came up with. As such Mother Drone became the spirit of the piece, and the piece became the story of Mother Drone.
Jeremy Kerr is a musician and sound artist based in Kingston, Ontario. He got his start writing and recording music while living in the middle of nowhere as a kid with no internet and nothing better to do. He attended queens university in Kingston and obtained his Bachelor of Music degree in 2018. He continues to make music in a variety of styles and plays regularly around Kingston. He is currently playing bass in the Meringues and working on a noise-pop/drone album titled In the End Everyone Lets You Down.