Category Archives: Featured Articles

LCNL 094: Moon Ra presents ‘Back to School: Cherubini Session CHIMERA’

Rosa Maria Sarri goes by many names: Marie Rose, Marie e le Rose, MonoLogue. Here she dons her Moon Ra persona to gift us a unique sonic postcard of healing and transition. A snapshot of music she’s been listening to

LCNL 094: Moon Ra presents ‘Back to School: Cherubini Session CHIMERA’

Rosa Maria Sarri goes by many names: Marie Rose, Marie e le Rose, MonoLogue. Here she dons her Moon Ra persona to gift us a unique sonic postcard of healing and transition. A snapshot of music she’s been listening to

LCNL 093: The Static Hand presents Set Your Maps To Zero

 Set Your Maps To Zero comes to us from Gary Charles, an Oxford based sound artist & musician. Under the moniker The Static Hand, Charles produces sparse, ambient electronic music, as exemplified on his latest new album, Lemsip Days. He

LCNL 093: The Static Hand presents Set Your Maps To Zero

 Set Your Maps To Zero comes to us from Gary Charles, an Oxford based sound artist & musician. Under the moniker The Static Hand, Charles produces sparse, ambient electronic music, as exemplified on his latest new album, Lemsip Days. He

*Press A* ~ The Music of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Videogame soundtracks continue to rise in quality and prominence, with many now available digitally or physically to appreciate as stand-alone works. *Press A* is an article series on A Closer Listen celebrating the finest the medium has to offer, past

*Press A* ~ The Music of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Videogame soundtracks continue to rise in quality and prominence, with many now available digitally or physically to appreciate as stand-alone works. *Press A* is an article series on A Closer Listen celebrating the finest the medium has to offer, past

LCNL 092: DBGO presents ‘Las Nubes proyectaban sobre los llanos’

Regular readers probably know that I am a big fan of Italian music. Last year I was listening to some record or another on youtube while working when autoplay took me to something I wasn’t familiar with. The youtube playlist

LCNL 092: DBGO presents ‘Las Nubes proyectaban sobre los llanos’

Regular readers probably know that I am a big fan of Italian music. Last year I was listening to some record or another on youtube while working when autoplay took me to something I wasn’t familiar with. The youtube playlist

Sound Propositions 014: Nicola Ratti

Sound Propositions is an ongoing, semi-regular series of conversations with artists exploring their creative practices and individual aesthetics, conceived of as a counter-narrative to a dominant trend in music journalism which fetishizes equipment and new technologies. Rather than writing copy

Sound Propositions 014: Nicola Ratti

Sound Propositions is an ongoing, semi-regular series of conversations with artists exploring their creative practices and individual aesthetics, conceived of as a counter-narrative to a dominant trend in music journalism which fetishizes equipment and new technologies. Rather than writing copy

Pecking at Borders with Corvo Records

Corvo Records‘ mission is best expressed by the label’s animated logo: a black vinyl disc blinking beside a record player’s arm. As Corvo’s owner Wendelin Büchler explains, the icon shares the profile of a black-faced bird (in Italian, corvo means crow):

Pecking at Borders with Corvo Records

Corvo Records‘ mission is best expressed by the label’s animated logo: a black vinyl disc blinking beside a record player’s arm. As Corvo’s owner Wendelin Büchler explains, the icon shares the profile of a black-faced bird (in Italian, corvo means crow):

For Varying Degrees of Winter

The title is taken from Lawrence English’s classic winter album, released in 2007.  The music comes from across the globe: ten artists, ten countries, ten new releases, each attempting to put their stamp on the season before it melts away.

For Varying Degrees of Winter

The title is taken from Lawrence English’s classic winter album, released in 2007.  The music comes from across the globe: ten artists, ten countries, ten new releases, each attempting to put their stamp on the season before it melts away.