'Disorders of Consciousness' is the new album from Dustin Craig's Headphone Science alias. His first on n5MD digital affiliate Enpeg since his Raumdämonen album back in 2011 (in the time between, Craig has released an album and two EPs via his own HDSC Bandcamp page). 'Disorders of Consciousness' was originally made by Craig as an aural aide to an increasingly frequent insomnia problem. Comprised of nine long-form drone pieces and while this album is not Craig's first foray into drone it is the culmination of his earlier experiments in the genre. 'Disorders of Consciousness' is 3+ hours long with the longest track eclipsing 35 minutes. The album's length might come as a daunting proposition for some, however all the works encapsulated take the listener on a sonic journey, something that can often be absent from other works in the drone genre. Admittedly, calling 'Disorders of Consciousness' strictly drone is a bit of a misnomer as one might hear the sonic textural experimentation of artists such as Fennesz or Tim Hecker as well as early dark hued isolationists like Coil, Final and Lull. Here are some simple instructions to enjoy 'Disorders of Consciousness': Set aside 3 hours, turn up the volume, turn off the lights and let 'Disorders of Consciousness' take over.
released June 3, 2016
Produced & Mastered by Dustin Craig
Cover Art by Jeff King