Author Archives: shredfearn

Dean Valentine ~ Ventricular Beats

With much of the Northern hemisphere sweltering in at times overwhelming heat, an intense electronic set inspired by a desert makes a fitting soundtrack. Oppressive and kinetic, Ventricular Beats is derived from the soundtrack to a 2016 film, Tiger Raid,

Dean Valentine ~ Ventricular Beats

With much of the Northern hemisphere sweltering in at times overwhelming heat, an intense electronic set inspired by a desert makes a fitting soundtrack. Oppressive and kinetic, Ventricular Beats is derived from the soundtrack to a 2016 film, Tiger Raid,

Luke Howard ~ Open Heart Story

Is it possible to retain a sense of intimacy – even isolation – when backed by a 23-strong orchestra? Through his short yet prolific career, Luke Howard has distinguished his piano-based work amidst a sea of imitators by its variety

Luke Howard ~ Open Heart Story

Is it possible to retain a sense of intimacy – even isolation – when backed by a 23-strong orchestra? Through his short yet prolific career, Luke Howard has distinguished his piano-based work amidst a sea of imitators by its variety

Floex & Tom Hodge ~ A Portrait of John Doe

Some collaborations are like a firework – instant, uncontrollable and short-lived. Others are like a hearthstone fire – calculated, nurtured and long-lasting. After meeting at Berlin Festival in 2014, Czech composer/artist Tomas Dvorak (aka Floex) and UK composer/pianist Tom Hodge

Floex & Tom Hodge ~ A Portrait of John Doe

Some collaborations are like a firework – instant, uncontrollable and short-lived. Others are like a hearthstone fire – calculated, nurtured and long-lasting. After meeting at Berlin Festival in 2014, Czech composer/artist Tomas Dvorak (aka Floex) and UK composer/pianist Tom Hodge

*Press A* ~ 2018’s Best Videogame Soundtracks So Far

This year has already been an eye-catching one for videogame music at large. Not only have the big industry releases come with surprisingly daring selections (Hammock for one disc of Far Cry 5, for example), but the indie scene has

*Press A* ~ 2018’s Best Videogame Soundtracks So Far

This year has already been an eye-catching one for videogame music at large. Not only have the big industry releases come with surprisingly daring selections (Hammock for one disc of Far Cry 5, for example), but the indie scene has

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