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The Drone Cycle

by dreamSTATE

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

    The Drone Cycle was a monthly series of ambient drone concerts dreamSTATE performed in 2000, with a different special guest each show. In 2024, a piece will be added each month from the original recordings to celebrate the 2nd "Chromatic Anniversary". Each track will have a unique cover embroidered by fiber-artist Lynn Harrigan. More notes below...

    PLEASE NOTE - The album will be released one-track-at-a-time on the anniversary dates of the original recordings. The cost will be Free until the end of 2024, when it will increase to $6 for the album download.

    This is because dreamSTATE really want you to join them on this journey in sound throughout 2024. The original Drone Cycle was a significant period in their musical growth, as they improvised each month with amazing special guests. Come along for the trip...
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The 12 song CD edition features all the artists dreamSTATE performed with during The Drone Cycle 2000.

    PLEASE NOTE - The physical CD will be released in December 2024 when all the monthly individual Drone Cycle tracks have been released. Buy it now and follow along with each month's free digital track, which is included with your CD purchase. The final album cover will be unique and different from this placeholder.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Drone Cycle via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    shipping out on or around December 5, 2024

      $8 USD or more 




The Drone Cycle 2000 was a series of concerts in which dreamSTATE visited one note of the chromatic scale each month of the year as a foundation for ambient improvisations with a rotating cast of special guests. The drone note was not omnipresent and was only implied at times, but was a home and harbour while venturing into unrehearsed ambient improvisations with each guest before a live audience.

In 2012, on the "Chromatic Anniversary" of The Drone Cycle 2000, dreamSTATE launched the Cycle again, with new special guests.

In 2024, to celebrate the 2nd "Chromatic Anniversary" dreamSTATE are releasing music from each month of The Drone Cycle 2000 on the dates of the original concerts until a 12-track album is completed on December 5th.

Click on each track name for info about the artist and their primary links plus a unique fiber-art piece by Lynn Harrigan and the street poster designed by Jamie Todd and Mario Georgiou for the original concert series each month.

Join dreamSTATE on this journey in sound throughout 2024. A CD will also be available in December 2024. 2000 was a landmark year for dreamSTATE, who had the great privilege of creating new ambient drone music live each month with amazing soundartists - who will be revealed each month. Come along for the trip...


released January 25, 2024

February's track is
"Northern Ark" featuring Kurt Swinghammer
Recorded on February 22nd, 2000 - in C#
Orig. Poster Webview: www.dreamstate.to/dronecycle/posters/02.jpg
Orig. Poster for Print: www.dreamstate.to/dronecycle/posters/02.pdf

Kurt Swinghammer is known as both a musician/composer and a visual artist. He's a longtime electronic musician but is also an ace on guitar and a veteran live-looper and those latter skills are featured in this track. If you visit his Bandcamp, you'll discover his singer/songwriter talents as well. For Kurt's instrumental works there, try exploring "Remote", the later tracks on "Another Another" & his soundtrack for "Ginger Snaps 2".

The cover is an embroidery by Lynn Harrigan inspired by of one of Kurt's paintings "Northern Ark" which also gave us the song title. Kurt is a multi-discipline artist and has deepened his exploration of "Canadiana" themes in recent works - which we encourage you to view at his Instagram link below.


from "The Drone Cycle", track released February 22, 2024
Music by Kurt Swinghammer, Scott M2 and Jamie Todd (SOCAN)
Produced by Scott McGregor Moore
Cover art by Lynn Harrigan
Poster design by Jamie Todd and Mario Georgiou



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dreamSTATE Toronto, Ontario

Founded in 1995, the dreamSTATE duo of Scott M2 (Scott McGregor Moore) and Jamie Todd (URM) are a Canadian ambient music group best known for their soundscape installations and trailblazing live ambient and drone music performances.

They also curate the long-running AMBiENT PiNG concert series in Toronto and are founders of the DRONE:KLUB community drone-improv group.
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