Yes, three drummers. That should make up for some potent rhythm section. However, in track one those three sound very modest, almost subdued. I don't mind but somehow it feels like this multi-drummer thing is not yet reaching its full potential on this one. That will probably change soon. On a side note, I wonder if the idea comes from Dirk Serries who once formed Fearfallsburning, also with three drummers. It was one of the heaviest drone-ambient things I've ever heard.
Perhaps heaviness is not the characteristic Hypnodrone Ensemble aims for. Perhaps here the focus lies on immersiveness and a dreamy atmosphere. In that, this act certainly succeeded. Track two is equally friendly, a bit rougher but just as meditative as it's predecessor. For the record, there are four tracks, each over ten minutes long, so there is plenty of ambient rock jazz kraut goodness to be found here.
Oddly enough, throughout the album, the music invites me to continuously adjust the volume. I played track one on a mild level, track two a bit harder and track four on neighbours-annoying levels. Oh shit, I'm becoming my friend Marc, who often manages to annoy an entire city with his high volume jazz. Oh well, I guess that's what good music does, no? And this is good music, you can be certain of that.
If I have to pick a favorite track here, it will number three. Here the drummers are more prominent than on the previous ones. Here they really got the kraut going. Minami Deutsch suddenly comes to mind. The band shows a similar joy-of-playing. I can easily imagine crowds dancing, shaking their behinds and nodding their head to this music. I hope one day I will be one of them. I really want to see this thing live. But for now, I'll just recommend it to the entire city, at high volume of course.