It might be a ridiculous idea for a lowly music critic to attempt to explain what is going on with the NovaDrone, but I can tell you this: the thing sounds damn cool. It's basically a crazy synth, attached to a decorated circuitboard, built by Nonhorse (G. Lucas Crane) and Casper Electronics (Pete Edwards), who has been building different synths and other musical and light-based electronics for a while. (See his sound-responsive light orbs in permanent installation at the Wallet. Since that space is right underneath an elevated train, they flicker intensely about every five minutes, regardless of whatever's happening in the room.)
The NovaDrone seems like a handy little thing, apt for making screaming throbs while lighting your entire electronics setup, and possibly the room.