Drone Pop is a genre designation that seems oxymoronic. When it’s not used to identify unmanned aircraft or a male bee, “drone” implies a low energy, dull tone. On the other hand, Pop music tends to be high energy. But the self-designation by Documenta as being a band in the Drone Pop genre meets with approval. “Chiaroscuro” includes a saxophone that for a few seconds is both genius and poorly played. Clearly, “Idle Hands” is not pure Pop, since it includes vocals and some instrumentation that is intentionally limited in the frequency range.
Documenta is a band based in Belfast.