Mysticism, Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal

Mysticism, Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal

Author: Owen Coggins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350025110

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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This is the first extensive scholarly study of drone metal music and its religious associations, drawing on five years of ethnographic participant observation from more than 300 performances and 74 interviews, plus surveys, analyses of sound recordings, artwork, and extensive online discourse about music. Owen Coggins shows that while many drone metal listeners identify as non-religious, their ways of engaging with and talking about drone metal are richly informed by mysticism, ritual and religion. He explores why language relating to mysticism and spiritual experience is so prevalent in drone metal culture and in discussion of musical experiences and practices of the genre. The author develops the work of Michel de Certeau to provide an empirically grounded theory of mysticism in popular culture. He argues that the marginality of the genre culture, together with the extremely abstract sound produces a focus on the listeners' engagement with sound, and that this in turn creates a space for the open-ended exploration of religiosity in extreme states of bodily consciousness.
Mysticism, Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Owen Coggins
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-01-25 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

This is the first extensive scholarly study of drone metal music and its religious associations, drawing on five years of ethnographic participant observation from more than 300 performances and 74 interviews, plus surveys, analyses of sound recordings, artwork, and extensive online discourse about music. Owen Coggins shows that while many
Mysticism, Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Owen Coggins
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-01-25 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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