Category Archives: Drone

bvdub ~ Ten Times the World Lied

With nearly 40 albums to his credit, it’s a surprise to hear that this is bvdub‘s first album without vocals. After all, we’re an instrumental-based site and we’ve reviewed a lot of them.  But to be fair, Brock van Wey usually

bvdub ~ Ten Times the World Lied

With nearly 40 albums to his credit, it’s a surprise to hear that this is bvdub‘s first album without vocals. After all, we’re an instrumental-based site and we’ve reviewed a lot of them.  But to be fair, Brock van Wey usually

Spring Music Preview 2020 ~ Ambient & Drone

The world is worried.  On top of our normal concerns (war, famine, politics, economics, relationships), now we have a virus to contend with as well.  Ambient music offers calm in the midst of anxiety, peace in the midst of turmoil.

Spring Music Preview 2020 ~ Ambient & Drone

The world is worried.  On top of our normal concerns (war, famine, politics, economics, relationships), now we have a virus to contend with as well.  Ambient music offers calm in the midst of anxiety, peace in the midst of turmoil.

Giulio Aldinucci ~ Shards of Distant Times

As Shards of Distant Times is the third album Giulio Aldinucci has recorded for Karlrecords, one might consider the set a triptych.  Borders and Ruins was an incredibly timely work, appearing in the early days of Brexit and Trump’s wall, while 2018’s Disappearing in a Mirror examined the

Giulio Aldinucci ~ Shards of Distant Times

As Shards of Distant Times is the third album Giulio Aldinucci has recorded for Karlrecords, one might consider the set a triptych.  Borders and Ruins was an incredibly timely work, appearing in the early days of Brexit and Trump’s wall, while 2018’s Disappearing in a Mirror examined the

Sontag Shogun, Stijn Hüwels ~ The Floating World & The Sorrowful World

The Floating World & The Sorrowful World was always meant as a diptych, but for nearly a year the two tracks were cut off from one another, set adrift, seeking the balance of their complementary twin.  Ironically, this temporary excision adds

Sontag Shogun, Stijn Hüwels ~ The Floating World & The Sorrowful World

The Floating World & The Sorrowful World was always meant as a diptych, but for nearly a year the two tracks were cut off from one another, set adrift, seeking the balance of their complementary twin.  Ironically, this temporary excision adds

Thomas Dimuzio ~ Sutro Transmissions

All the music on A Closer Listen wishes to communicate with listeners. Some of it also thinks about communication – the processes, technologies, difficulties, and contradictions that happen when information is transmitted. Last year, one album channelled the radio waves

Thomas Dimuzio ~ Sutro Transmissions

All the music on A Closer Listen wishes to communicate with listeners. Some of it also thinks about communication – the processes, technologies, difficulties, and contradictions that happen when information is transmitted. Last year, one album channelled the radio waves

Phill Niblock ~ Music for Organ

Phill Niblock has a penchant for anagrams, as this record makes clear with the names of its two compositions, “Unmounted / Muted Noun” and “Nagro (aka Organ)”. In the same spirit, I note that Music for Organ might be rendered

Phill Niblock ~ Music for Organ

Phill Niblock has a penchant for anagrams, as this record makes clear with the names of its two compositions, “Unmounted / Muted Noun” and “Nagro (aka Organ)”. In the same spirit, I note that Music for Organ might be rendered

2020 Winter Music Preview ~ Ambient & Drone

Today we shift from the best music of the 10s to the first music of the 20s.  This one is our biggest Winter Music Preview ever, listing nearly 200 albums in five days! A new year starts with new hopes

2020 Winter Music Preview ~ Ambient & Drone

Today we shift from the best music of the 10s to the first music of the 20s.  This one is our biggest Winter Music Preview ever, listing nearly 200 albums in five days! A new year starts with new hopes