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LCNL 089: ▲†NONCONNAH’S Long Live Witch House Mix ’18†▲

The author of this mix, Zachary Corsa, should be familiar to our regular readers. He played in the drone group Lost Trail with his wife Denny, and solo as the ambient-folk project Pines. He ran Wood Thrush Tapes and writes for

LCNL 089: ▲†NONCONNAH’S Long Live Witch House Mix ’18†▲

The author of this mix, Zachary Corsa, should be familiar to our regular readers. He played in the drone group Lost Trail with his wife Denny, and solo as the ambient-folk project Pines. He ran Wood Thrush Tapes and writes for

Winter Music Preview 2018 ~ The Next 150

The old year has ended, the new year has just begun!  We enter 2018 with dreams of brighter things: kinder politicians, cleaner air, freer people.  Shared dreams keep possibilities alive, because they encourage us to work together to create a

Winter Music Preview 2018 ~ The Next 150

The old year has ended, the new year has just begun!  We enter 2018 with dreams of brighter things: kinder politicians, cleaner air, freer people.  Shared dreams keep possibilities alive, because they encourage us to work together to create a

New Music for Christmas!

Over a thousand Christmas singles, EPs and albums were released this season on Bandcamp alone.  Here at A Closer Listen, we’ve received a few winners, and are happy to share them with you today: a Christmas mix from Fluid Audio, seven

New Music for Christmas!

Over a thousand Christmas singles, EPs and albums were released this season on Bandcamp alone.  Here at A Closer Listen, we’ve received a few winners, and are happy to share them with you today: a Christmas mix from Fluid Audio, seven

ACL 2017 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

2017 was the most tumultuous year in recent memory, and we’re still trying to make sense of it all.  One thing we do know: the year produced a lot of great music, much of it related to the hopes and

ACL 2017 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

2017 was the most tumultuous year in recent memory, and we’re still trying to make sense of it all.  One thing we do know: the year produced a lot of great music, much of it related to the hopes and

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Rock and Post-Rock

This year’s chart is dominated by rock and post-rock, in particular the Constellation roster, represented by an amazing four out of ten releases.  No wonder it was our Label of the Year.  But there’s plenty more to be found here,

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Rock and Post-Rock

This year’s chart is dominated by rock and post-rock, in particular the Constellation roster, represented by an amazing four out of ten releases.  No wonder it was our Label of the Year.  But there’s plenty more to be found here,

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern Composition was our hottest genre this year, with 28 albums nominated for only ten spots.  From solo piano to full orchestra, consonance to dissonance, giving up to going on, these picks represent a grand variety of composed sound.  Their

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern Composition was our hottest genre this year, with 28 albums nominated for only ten spots.  From solo piano to full orchestra, consonance to dissonance, giving up to going on, these picks represent a grand variety of composed sound.  Their

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

While each of our categories travels around the world, only this one sounds like a passport book.  From the beaches to the mountains, Belgrade to Tibet, these artists unpack their listening devices and head into the wild.  Sometimes this means

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

While each of our categories travels around the world, only this one sounds like a passport book.  From the beaches to the mountains, Belgrade to Tibet, these artists unpack their listening devices and head into the wild.  Sometimes this means