Author Archives: JB

Lucy Railton & Kit Downes ~ Subaerial

If you want to grab our attention, record your album in a cathedral in Iceland. We like Iceland – the music, the scenery, the people. When we cash in our dogecoin investments, all the website’s writers will visit the country,

Lucy Railton & Kit Downes ~ Subaerial

If you want to grab our attention, record your album in a cathedral in Iceland. We like Iceland – the music, the scenery, the people. When we cash in our dogecoin investments, all the website’s writers will visit the country,

Headlock ~ Dragged Away

Dragged Away marks a return of both artist and record label. Sci-Fi & Fantasy, who released the first Headlock album back in 2013, have been keeping a low profile of late, pretty much just releasing label founder Lamin Fofana’s albums

Headlock ~ Dragged Away

Dragged Away marks a return of both artist and record label. Sci-Fi & Fantasy, who released the first Headlock album back in 2013, have been keeping a low profile of late, pretty much just releasing label founder Lamin Fofana’s albums

Celia Hollander ~ Timekeeper

It’s surely just a cosmic coincidence that the new album by Celia Hollander shares its name with the antagonists of the new series Loki – well, at least the Timekeepers are one part of the story. We’ll keep this review

Celia Hollander ~ Timekeeper

It’s surely just a cosmic coincidence that the new album by Celia Hollander shares its name with the antagonists of the new series Loki – well, at least the Timekeepers are one part of the story. We’ll keep this review

Jason van Wyk ~ Threads

There’s a lot of atmosphere on Threads, Jason van Wyk’s fourth full-length album. It’s a noticeable element that runs throughout the record’s duration, far more than on his previous albums. On every track, the composition and arrangement of the music

Jason van Wyk ~ Threads

There’s a lot of atmosphere on Threads, Jason van Wyk’s fourth full-length album. It’s a noticeable element that runs throughout the record’s duration, far more than on his previous albums. On every track, the composition and arrangement of the music

Sarah Neufeld ~ Detritus

If there’s a problem with solely reviewing music we like, it’s that sometimes we struggle with the levels of enthusiasm we bring to writing about a particular project. At A Closer Listen, we don’t spend time writing about records that

Sarah Neufeld ~ Detritus

If there’s a problem with solely reviewing music we like, it’s that sometimes we struggle with the levels of enthusiasm we bring to writing about a particular project. At A Closer Listen, we don’t spend time writing about records that

Simon Leoza ~ Albatross

It’s a bold move to name your debut album after a bird that is best known in popular culture as being a burden or an obstacle. You don’t have to be familiar with the Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem (or the

Simon Leoza ~ Albatross

It’s a bold move to name your debut album after a bird that is best known in popular culture as being a burden or an obstacle. You don’t have to be familiar with the Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem (or the

GROWING ~ Diptych

The pandemic has given us a break from many things; some welcome, others less so. For a while at least, we lost the pollution and noise of traffic and started to hear an increase in the chatter of birds. We

GROWING ~ Diptych

The pandemic has given us a break from many things; some welcome, others less so. For a while at least, we lost the pollution and noise of traffic and started to hear an increase in the chatter of birds. We

Lea Bertucci ~ A Visible Length Of Light

Few images unmistakably capture the American West more than the image on the front cover of Lea Bertucci’s new album, even if this one has been vividly colourised. Sure, there are more distinct rock formations such as the Arches (in

Lea Bertucci ~ A Visible Length Of Light

Few images unmistakably capture the American West more than the image on the front cover of Lea Bertucci’s new album, even if this one has been vividly colourised. Sure, there are more distinct rock formations such as the Arches (in