Category Archives: Drone

Spring Music Preview 2022 ~ Ambient and Drone

Little darling, it’s been a long, cold, lonely winter, as epitomized by the cover of Graziano Tassi’s album Blue.  But now spring is upon us, and we’re watching the buds of hundreds of new albums as they get ready to

Spring Music Preview 2022 ~ Ambient and Drone

Little darling, it’s been a long, cold, lonely winter, as epitomized by the cover of Graziano Tassi’s album Blue.  But now spring is upon us, and we’re watching the buds of hundreds of new albums as they get ready to

Jóhann Jóhannsson ~ Drone Mass

The long goodbye to Jóhann Jóhannsson continues with the release of Drone Mass, commissioned by the American Contemporary Music Ensemble in 2015 and premiered by ACME and Roomful of Teeth under Jóhannsson’s direction.  Inspired by Nag Hammadi texts, the work is rife

Jóhann Jóhannsson ~ Drone Mass

The long goodbye to Jóhann Jóhannsson continues with the release of Drone Mass, commissioned by the American Contemporary Music Ensemble in 2015 and premiered by ACME and Roomful of Teeth under Jóhannsson’s direction.  Inspired by Nag Hammadi texts, the work is rife

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.

2022 Winter Music Preview ~ Ambient and Drone

We absolutely love this time of year at A Closer Listen. As we survey the musical landscape, we see over 200 new releases on the near horizon and our hearts are filled with hope.  Artists continue to be inspired, labels continue

2022 Winter Music Preview ~ Ambient and Drone

We absolutely love this time of year at A Closer Listen. As we survey the musical landscape, we see over 200 new releases on the near horizon and our hearts are filled with hope.  Artists continue to be inspired, labels continue

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Drone

Drone is the music of suspension: a constant underpinning of sound graced by modulation.  The music was perfect for a year in which things seemed to move very slowly, as if through molasses.  Many of the artists on this year’s

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Drone

Drone is the music of suspension: a constant underpinning of sound graced by modulation.  The music was perfect for a year in which things seemed to move very slowly, as if through molasses.  Many of the artists on this year’s

Ian Wellman ~ On the Darkest Day, You took My Hand and Swore It Will Be Okay

On the Darkest Day, You took My Hand and Swore It Will Be Okay is a pure pandemic album, conceived during the lockdowns, protests and wildfires of Los Angeles.  Sometimes Ian Wellman had the stamina to venture out, to record as ash fell

Ian Wellman ~ On the Darkest Day, You took My Hand and Swore It Will Be Okay

On the Darkest Day, You took My Hand and Swore It Will Be Okay is a pure pandemic album, conceived during the lockdowns, protests and wildfires of Los Angeles.  Sometimes Ian Wellman had the stamina to venture out, to record as ash fell

Richard Skelton ~ A Guidonian Hand

A Guidonian hand is a Medieval mnemonic device that utilizes the hexachord to teach people how to sing, assigning different notes to different parts of the hand.  While Richard Skelton certainly needs no Guidonian hand, his assignment of notes has always followed a mysterious

Richard Skelton ~ A Guidonian Hand

A Guidonian hand is a Medieval mnemonic device that utilizes the hexachord to teach people how to sing, assigning different notes to different parts of the hand.  While Richard Skelton certainly needs no Guidonian hand, his assignment of notes has always followed a mysterious

Various Artists ~ Touch: Displacing

12 months, 12 tracks, 3 hours and 42 minutes of sound: this is Touch: Displacing, the subscription series that followed Touch: Isolation and is now offered as a complete set.  The focus is on extended tracks; only one is less than ten

Various Artists ~ Touch: Displacing

12 months, 12 tracks, 3 hours and 42 minutes of sound: this is Touch: Displacing, the subscription series that followed Touch: Isolation and is now offered as a complete set.  The focus is on extended tracks; only one is less than ten