Author Archives: shredfearn

Christina Vantzou ~ No. 4

How do you loosen time? Many consider time to be rigid and inescapable, but it is not. Much of the world just ‘lost’ an hour by welcoming spring with Daylight Saving Time. Take a long-haul flight, and time becomes elastic.

Christina Vantzou ~ No. 4

How do you loosen time? Many consider time to be rigid and inescapable, but it is not. Much of the world just ‘lost’ an hour by welcoming spring with Daylight Saving Time. Take a long-haul flight, and time becomes elastic.

*Press A* ~ The Music of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Videogame soundtracks continue to rise in quality and prominence, with many now available digitally or physically to appreciate as stand-alone works. *Press A* is an article series on A Closer Listen celebrating the finest the medium has to offer, past

*Press A* ~ The Music of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Videogame soundtracks continue to rise in quality and prominence, with many now available digitally or physically to appreciate as stand-alone works. *Press A* is an article series on A Closer Listen celebrating the finest the medium has to offer, past

Philipp Rumsch Ensemble ~ Reflections

Far from the pensive or maudlin connotations usually associated with reflecting in a musical context, Philipp Rumsch likely titled his debut LP after the idea of collisions – not of light, but sound. Extensively trained and with youthful exuberance, the

Philipp Rumsch Ensemble ~ Reflections

Far from the pensive or maudlin connotations usually associated with reflecting in a musical context, Philipp Rumsch likely titled his debut LP after the idea of collisions – not of light, but sound. Extensively trained and with youthful exuberance, the

Efrim Manuel Menuck ~ Pissing Stars

We occasionally stray from our purely instrumental path. Perhaps we want to highlight a small artist who merits a brighter spotlight, or perhaps an artist is simply too significant – too seminal – to overlook. Efrim Manuel Menuck belongs in

Efrim Manuel Menuck ~ Pissing Stars

We occasionally stray from our purely instrumental path. Perhaps we want to highlight a small artist who merits a brighter spotlight, or perhaps an artist is simply too significant – too seminal – to overlook. Efrim Manuel Menuck belongs in

Dean McPhee ~ Four Stones

A cleansing release after festive indulgence, Four Stones sidles up to your consciousness with a single plucked note that waits patiently – 45 seconds in fact – for ingress. When “The Blood of St John” starts proper, the pace picks

Dean McPhee ~ Four Stones

A cleansing release after festive indulgence, Four Stones sidles up to your consciousness with a single plucked note that waits patiently – 45 seconds in fact – for ingress. When “The Blood of St John” starts proper, the pace picks

Brockmann Bargmann ~ Licht

Krautrock aficionados may be well-versed in the work of Timm Brockmann and Franz Bargmann in their more well-known guise as founders of the Berlin rock trio, Camera. The guitar and keys players left behind the guerilla gigs and pulsating beats

Brockmann Bargmann ~ Licht

Krautrock aficionados may be well-versed in the work of Timm Brockmann and Franz Bargmann in their more well-known guise as founders of the Berlin rock trio, Camera. The guitar and keys players left behind the guerilla gigs and pulsating beats

From the Mouth of the Sun ~ Hymn Binding

Aaron Martin and Dag Rosenqvist seem captivated by the idea of togetherness – by the embraces that can result when strangers or genres collide. Weaving together ambient, drone and modern composition threads, the duo’s 2012 debut Woven Tide made an

From the Mouth of the Sun ~ Hymn Binding

Aaron Martin and Dag Rosenqvist seem captivated by the idea of togetherness – by the embraces that can result when strangers or genres collide. Weaving together ambient, drone and modern composition threads, the duo’s 2012 debut Woven Tide made an