Flower of Love is the third album by artist, composer and musician Ian Drennan. The album will complete a trio of a typical, meditative records that Drennan has composed using partially automated software processes. Flower of Love follows The Wonderful World, which Drennan debuted for Underwater Peoples in 2012, and Prelude to Bleu Bird Cabaret, which was released on Underwater People's sister label PIKdisc in 2013.
Uncrowded textures and sequences show Drennan's equal sensitivity to the physical and temporal elements of sound, placing his music in a lineage that includes other transitional noise, avant and musique concrete outfits who have hybridized influences towards more individualized ends.
The greatest innovators are often characterized by their love – hate relationship with popularity and acceptance. To accept what is ‘now’ is to stagnate, yet to reject it is to become irrelevant. The true harbingers of the ‘new’ reach for the stars with one arm while clinging to the ground with the other. In essence, dragging us forward.
Such is the case with The Wonderful World, Ian Drennan’s debut solo work, to be released September 11, 2012, as a double LP on Underwater Peoples.
The Wonderful World is as gratifying as it is unnerving, the music weds perfectly with the boundless number of variables facing those alive, today. The sensitive listener in search of a thesis statement will enjoy voyaging through Bill Nelson’s melodic lure and Otomo Yoshihide’s stylized noise, yet they may find an optimistic message to murky and fucked to be considered a workable form of positivism. Ian Drennan’s first solo effort is sorrowful, active and curious; a vast record that is exponentially enjoyed by the emotionally attuned.