Category Archives: Experimental

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

Maja S.K. Ratkje ~ Vannstand

Vannstand begins with what sounds like underwater breathing, a quiet back and forth surrounded by something that feels vast and yet is made up of but a few tones and noises. The sensation of a great multiplicity coming into being

Maja S.K. Ratkje ~ Vannstand

Vannstand begins with what sounds like underwater breathing, a quiet back and forth surrounded by something that feels vast and yet is made up of but a few tones and noises. The sensation of a great multiplicity coming into being

Francesca Ter-Berg ~ In Eynem

This is turning out to be an incredible spring for cello music.  Today we are spotlighting the debut EP from klezmer specialist Francesca Ter-Berg, who is also half of the duo Fran & Flora.  Ter-Berg offers a unique take on the

Francesca Ter-Berg ~ In Eynem

This is turning out to be an incredible spring for cello music.  Today we are spotlighting the debut EP from klezmer specialist Francesca Ter-Berg, who is also half of the duo Fran & Flora.  Ter-Berg offers a unique take on the

Blackford Hill ~ Transmissions / Volume One

Simon Lewin’s recently founded Blackford Hill label continues its amazing run of releases with the charity compilation Transmissions / Volume One.  All profits go to the housing and homelessness charity Shelter. The 2CD hardback edition is a treasure, with 32 pages of extras

Blackford Hill ~ Transmissions / Volume One

Simon Lewin’s recently founded Blackford Hill label continues its amazing run of releases with the charity compilation Transmissions / Volume One.  All profits go to the housing and homelessness charity Shelter. The 2CD hardback edition is a treasure, with 32 pages of extras

Roxane Métayer ~ Éclipse des ocelles

Multidisciplinary artist Roxane Métayer’s debut album is like a dream of ageless folk music, every droning harmony an intuitive insight of the natural world as it has bloomed and died again and again under a timeframe more mineral than organic.

Roxane Métayer ~ Éclipse des ocelles

Multidisciplinary artist Roxane Métayer’s debut album is like a dream of ageless folk music, every droning harmony an intuitive insight of the natural world as it has bloomed and died again and again under a timeframe more mineral than organic.