We can’t wait to start sharing new music with you! Even though the releases may be months away, we’d like to share our excitement, and what better way than to let you hear what we’ve been hearing! Even better, most of these are available in vinyl form. There’s nothing like the smell of a new record. It’s time to break out those dust sleeves and brush the needle with a dry paintbrush; it’s going to be a wonderful season! A Closer Listen hit another milestone in April with a record number of average daily home page views. The most-viewed posts were the Alrealon Musique Mix and Electronic Observations #3; the most-viewed reviews were for Clorinde, Giulio Aldinucci and Svarte Greiner. Thank you to all of our readers!
Greg Haines ~ Where We Were (Denovali, 24 May)
Boards of Canada ~ Tomorrow’s Harvest (Warp, 10 June)
Amiina ~ The Lighthouse Project EP (early June)
Efterklang with Copenhagen Phil ~ The Piramida Concerts (4AD, 14 June)
Sigur Rós ~ Kveikur (XL, 17 June)
Aquarelle ~ August Undone (Students of Decay, Summer)