Author Archives: JB

Crush String Collective ~ Aeriform

February 14th, as every fan of Community knows, is the day we celebrate the birth of St Valentine. It is also the chance for the grumpier and more cynical among us to point out that Valentine’s Day ritualizes an uncomfortably

Crush String Collective ~ Aeriform

February 14th, as every fan of Community knows, is the day we celebrate the birth of St Valentine. It is also the chance for the grumpier and more cynical among us to point out that Valentine’s Day ritualizes an uncomfortably

Dohnavùr ~ The Flow Across Borders: The Remixes

There has been a recent tendency on A Closer Listen when we have reviewed the remix album of a record that we’ve missed on the initial release. So as we have previously looked at Eartheater’s Phoenix: La Petite Mort Edition

Dohnavùr ~ The Flow Across Borders: The Remixes

There has been a recent tendency on A Closer Listen when we have reviewed the remix album of a record that we’ve missed on the initial release. So as we have previously looked at Eartheater’s Phoenix: La Petite Mort Edition

Kinbrae & Clare Archibald ~ Birl Of Unmap

Lost villages, abandoned workings, hidden gardens – things you might find on an unmap. The places in-between, transient, neither one thing or another. Places that you might discover by accident or walk past without knowing what is behind the hedgerow.

Kinbrae & Clare Archibald ~ Birl Of Unmap

Lost villages, abandoned workings, hidden gardens – things you might find on an unmap. The places in-between, transient, neither one thing or another. Places that you might discover by accident or walk past without knowing what is behind the hedgerow.

Vilhelm Bromander ~ aurora

There are times when we check an album’s genre tags on Bandcamp to be sure we are in the right area. Does the artist consider their work drone or ambient, for example? It’s a useful pointer if we are feeling

Vilhelm Bromander ~ aurora

There are times when we check an album’s genre tags on Bandcamp to be sure we are in the right area. Does the artist consider their work drone or ambient, for example? It’s a useful pointer if we are feeling

Jimmy Behan ~ Here We Are Now

If the pandemic prompted some people to reach for their duvet and binge Tiger King, then it also sparked a creative burst in others. Take up knitting, finish that novel, write that album, and so on. We’ve observed the phenomenon

Jimmy Behan ~ Here We Are Now

If the pandemic prompted some people to reach for their duvet and binge Tiger King, then it also sparked a creative burst in others. Take up knitting, finish that novel, write that album, and so on. We’ve observed the phenomenon

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