Table of Contents and Introduction
1 - DroneOn Specifics 2 - General Net Resources 3 - Music - Current 4 - Music - Ancestors 5 - Music - Even Earlier
6 - Vendors 7 - Everything Else 8 - Zines/Books 9 - Gear/Musician Toys

Part 2: General Net Resources

In This Section:


These are net sites which are general in scope. Indexes, lists of lists, general newsgroups, etc. Don't forget some of the larger "omni" sites such as:

The Ultimate Band List:
http://american.recordings.com/wwwofmusic/ubl/ubl.shtml
The Indie Record Label List:
http://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/twicks/ill/

2.1 - The Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock

While the GEPR is focused mainly on obscure prog bands, the on-line encyclopedia contains a lot of useful information on bands such as Amon Duul, Popul Vuh, and Neu through current bands such as Porcupine Tree and Sundial. Be forwarned that things are reviewed with a progressive filter over their ears - what they describe as being "bizarre and weird" could be a recommendation for droners.

The GEPR can be found at http://www.cogsci.ed.ac.uk/~philkime/GEPR/gepr.html


2.2 - The Dreampop Site

Oriented mainly towards "dreamy pop" bands such as Slowdive, Cocteau Twins, the Boo Radleys, etc. This site has the usual discographies and stuff. Too many mentions of R.E.M., Oasis, and general rants for my taste, but there is a useful "guitar geek" page which details the guitar rigs of some notable guitarists.

The Dreampop site can be found at http://www.itp.tsoa.nyu.edu/~student/brendonm/dp1map.html


2.3 - EPSILON: The Ambient Music Information Archive

Ambient music, such as Brian Eno, The Orb, Main, etc. are the focus here, but the site also contains information on early electronic groups like Cluster and even Neu.

EPSILON can be found at http://hyperreal.com/ambient/


2.4 - Kiwimusic Database

New Zealand bands are the focus here with pages on Dead C, Gate, Chris Knox, and Peter Jefferies. Contains links to many other NZ music pages, the NZ music mailing list, etc.

The KiwiMusic Database can be found at http://www.sanger.ac.uk/~sd/kiwimusic/HOME


2.5 - USENET Newsgroups

The following USENET newsgroups may be of interest to droneon'ers. Be forwarned that with few exceptions the signal-to-noise ratio isn't all that great.

alt.noise:
Too many punk rock posts for me, but some occasional talk on Merzbow, Heino, etc. Fortify your kill file before entering.

alt.music.independent:
Indiekids(tm) talk about indiebands(tm) and whether or not so-and-so is independent or not. Some occasional talk on bands like Labradford, Yo La Tengo, etc.

alt.music.psychedelic, rec.music.psychedelic, alt.rock-n-roll.psychedelic:
Most posts are like: "Is [name of band] psychedelic or not?", "What kind of music goes with which drugs?", and "The Grateful Dead rule man!"

rec.music.ambient:
Lots of talk on people like Brian Eno and Mixmaster Morris with occasional veers into new age spew or who the current UK "vanguard isolationist" is. Occasional talk about Spiritualized and Labradford.


2.6 - Mailing Lists

The Bomp-L Mailing List:
Talk on/about weird old garage and psych rock and pop from the 60's through today.


2.7 - Delerium's Psychedelic Web

While it's primarily a front for the Delerium record label and mail order company, this site also contains a well-organized and thorough encyclopedia of U.S. and U.K. psychedelic bands of the 60's and 70's, as well as selected issues of Freakbeat Magazine. Go here if you're looking for something that would fit on Pebbles or Electric Sugarcube Flashbacks rather than Krautrock Sampler 1972 (or something).

Delerium's Psychedelic Web can be found at http://www.delerium.co.uk/
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