Category Archives: Experimental

Kate Carr ~ dawn, always new, often superb, inaugurates the return of the everyday

The splendid title may sing of post-rock, but dawn, always new, often superb, inaugurates the return of the everyday is more accurately described as post-music; a set of soundscapes culled from London’s Bricklayers Arms roundabout and chopped into minuscule pieces.  The album

Kate Carr ~ dawn, always new, often superb, inaugurates the return of the everyday

The splendid title may sing of post-rock, but dawn, always new, often superb, inaugurates the return of the everyday is more accurately described as post-music; a set of soundscapes culled from London’s Bricklayers Arms roundabout and chopped into minuscule pieces.  The album

Double Goocher Shop ~ The Kaplan Text

The radio play may now seem like a quaint relic of a bygone age, made obsolete by the ascendancy of television, but there is much potential still to be explored in the form. The novelty of radio initially created opportunities

Double Goocher Shop ~ The Kaplan Text

The radio play may now seem like a quaint relic of a bygone age, made obsolete by the ascendancy of television, but there is much potential still to be explored in the form. The novelty of radio initially created opportunities

Front & Follow ~ You Can Never Leave

Sadly, this is the last project we’ll ever hear from the sublime Front & Follow label, or as the label writes, “one final final FINAL project” since even this is a bonus.  But Bandcamp leaves the door ajar by saying that the

Front & Follow ~ You Can Never Leave

Sadly, this is the last project we’ll ever hear from the sublime Front & Follow label, or as the label writes, “one final final FINAL project” since even this is a bonus.  But Bandcamp leaves the door ajar by saying that the

SØVN Records ~ Music for queuing at the supermarket

When it comes to “most hated genres,” supermarket music comes in second only to elevator music. SØVN Records hopes to change all that with its 30th release, a creative compilation from across its 6-year roster.  Where else might we always

SØVN Records ~ Music for queuing at the supermarket

When it comes to “most hated genres,” supermarket music comes in second only to elevator music. SØVN Records hopes to change all that with its 30th release, a creative compilation from across its 6-year roster.  Where else might we always

Cheryl E. Leonard ~ Schism

“If your home were on fire, what item would you rescue first?”  In 2019, the top answer was the laptop. During the pandemic, we became even more attached to our electronic devices.  It’s hard to imagine getting through our lockdowns without

Cheryl E. Leonard ~ Schism

“If your home were on fire, what item would you rescue first?”  In 2019, the top answer was the laptop. During the pandemic, we became even more attached to our electronic devices.  It’s hard to imagine getting through our lockdowns without

Pan Daijing ~ Jade 玉观音

In many ways, Jade 玉观音 is the opposite of Lack, although one might regard the two as operating in compliment, approaching from different sides of Pan Daijing‘s personality.  After the success of that vital 2017 release, we wished only the best for the

Pan Daijing ~ Jade 玉观音

In many ways, Jade 玉观音 is the opposite of Lack, although one might regard the two as operating in compliment, approaching from different sides of Pan Daijing‘s personality.  After the success of that vital 2017 release, we wished only the best for the

anrimeal ~ Could Divine, Remembered

It’s rare for A Closer Listen to cover albums that are remixed or reimagined when we haven’t covered the parent project ~ but now we’re doing it for the second time in one week.  Just as Eartheater turned a vocal electronic project

anrimeal ~ Could Divine, Remembered

It’s rare for A Closer Listen to cover albums that are remixed or reimagined when we haven’t covered the parent project ~ but now we’re doing it for the second time in one week.  Just as Eartheater turned a vocal electronic project

Jeremy Young ~ Amaro

Jeremy Young is no stranger to collaboration.  The artist first caught our attention as an integral part of the interdisciplinary collective Sontag Shogun, but in recent years the artists has branched out into solo work, producing such a wide variety of

Jeremy Young ~ Amaro

Jeremy Young is no stranger to collaboration.  The artist first caught our attention as an integral part of the interdisciplinary collective Sontag Shogun, but in recent years the artists has branched out into solo work, producing such a wide variety of