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Fall Music Preview ~ Electronic

Our Fall Music Preview comes to a close with the largest of our five articles.  Together, we’ve listed an average of four albums a day for the next two months.  And since we’ve only included pre-September announcements, we’re expecting the

Fall Music Preview ~ Electronic

Our Fall Music Preview comes to a close with the largest of our five articles.  Together, we’ve listed an average of four albums a day for the next two months.  And since we’ve only included pre-September announcements, we’re expecting the

Fall Music Preview ~ Experimental

Tired of hearing the same old stuff?  The fall experimental schedule includes a collection of unearthed Soviet treasures, a boxed set of field recordings, a debut album of gothic theremin, art books, free jazz, improvisation and an industrial opera.  Originals

Fall Music Preview ~ Experimental

Tired of hearing the same old stuff?  The fall experimental schedule includes a collection of unearthed Soviet treasures, a boxed set of field recordings, a debut album of gothic theremin, art books, free jazz, improvisation and an industrial opera.  Originals

Fall Music Preview ~ Rock and Post-Rock

Miss the heat?  Then you’re probably not near Italy’s Mount Etna or Hawai’i’s Kilauea.  Rock music provides the perfect soundtrack for an eruption, and this fall’s crop has riffs to spare.  Like last year, the best albums were slow to

Fall Music Preview ~ Rock and Post-Rock

Miss the heat?  Then you’re probably not near Italy’s Mount Etna or Hawai’i’s Kilauea.  Rock music provides the perfect soundtrack for an eruption, and this fall’s crop has riffs to spare.  Like last year, the best albums were slow to

Fall Music Preview ~ Modern Composition

The sweet sounds of modern composition are tailor-made for fall.  Solo piano scores the falling of leaves, while strings reflect the season’s bittersweet emotions. When orchestras bloom, they offer a sense of fullness; the heart can overflow even when the

Fall Music Preview ~ Modern Composition

The sweet sounds of modern composition are tailor-made for fall.  Solo piano scores the falling of leaves, while strings reflect the season’s bittersweet emotions. When orchestras bloom, they offer a sense of fullness; the heart can overflow even when the

Fall Music Preview ~ Ambient & Drone

When we started to receive fall music announcements early this spring, we knew something special was in the air.  By the time summer started, we already had enough for an article.  Now we have enough for five.  The brand new

Fall Music Preview ~ Ambient & Drone

When we started to receive fall music announcements early this spring, we knew something special was in the air.  By the time summer started, we already had enough for an article.  Now we have enough for five.  The brand new

Moderna Summer Singles Series

  We don’t review singles at A Closer Listen, but we do review singles series, especially when the series is as beautiful as the first batch from Moderna Records.  We’ve come to know Moderna for its cross-blend of modern composition and electronic

Moderna Summer Singles Series

  We don’t review singles at A Closer Listen, but we do review singles series, especially when the series is as beautiful as the first batch from Moderna Records.  We’ve come to know Moderna for its cross-blend of modern composition and electronic

Grúska Babúska ~ Tor

Filled with music boxes, glockenspiel and peculiar percussion, the latest release from Icelandic female trio Grúska Babúska bubbles with abundant charm.  This is the same band whose debut was a USB stick embedded in a babushka doll.  Much has happened since

Grúska Babúska ~ Tor

Filled with music boxes, glockenspiel and peculiar percussion, the latest release from Icelandic female trio Grúska Babúska bubbles with abundant charm.  This is the same band whose debut was a USB stick embedded in a babushka doll.  Much has happened since