Here's a bit of ghostly drone on a 3" cd-r. There's only one track on this disc, but the liner notes divide it into two parts and a coda. The first part loops a few sounds: ominous piano, some faintly shrieking metallic chiming, some sort of percussive sound, possibly electronic, and most prominently, a ghostly wail that aurally equates a recurring shiver down your spine.
I guess part two starts after nine minutes or so, when the background drone gets louder, and it sounds like some sort of zombie orchestra is tuning up underneath. Some more half-imagined melodies poke through, eventually followed by an almost bluesy moaning. I'm guessing the coda is the final minutes, when some kettle whistling, static (which escalates into noise), softly clanging metal, and more ominous piano bring the piece to a close.
No clue who Henrietta Marie is/was, but I can only assume she lived a hellish, tortured existence and this disc is the sound of her soul crying out for mercy. 7/10 -- Paul Simpson (16 June, 2010)