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Jordan Christoff presents ‘post global solarpunk’ [mix]

Happy Solstice! The Summer Solstice is the day with the longest period of daylight, and has come to mark the beginning of summer. So it seemed fitting to share this solarpunk inspired mix from Jordan Christoff. Back in 2015, Jordan

Jordan Christoff presents ‘post global solarpunk’ [mix]

Happy Solstice! The Summer Solstice is the day with the longest period of daylight, and has come to mark the beginning of summer. So it seemed fitting to share this solarpunk inspired mix from Jordan Christoff. Back in 2015, Jordan

SP* Episode 19: UNFOLLOW ME – with La Meme Young [podcast]

Max Alper is best known for La Meme Young, his popular Instagram account turning niche experimental music jokes into dank memes. But a deep interest in music pedagogy is at the heart of everything Alper does, including his non-profit Sonic

SP* Episode 19: UNFOLLOW ME – with La Meme Young [podcast]

Max Alper is best known for La Meme Young, his popular Instagram account turning niche experimental music jokes into dank memes. But a deep interest in music pedagogy is at the heart of everything Alper does, including his non-profit Sonic

Pacific Loon presents Stillness in double exposure [mix]

Stillness in double exposure is a calming mix translating images into sound, courtesy of Naples’ Francesco Busiello aka Pacific Loon.  With Leana Pizzoferrato, Busiello inaugurated the Pacific Loon project in London during the summer of 2012, and has since developed projects

Pacific Loon presents Stillness in double exposure [mix]

Stillness in double exposure is a calming mix translating images into sound, courtesy of Naples’ Francesco Busiello aka Pacific Loon.  With Leana Pizzoferrato, Busiello inaugurated the Pacific Loon project in London during the summer of 2012, and has since developed projects

Franco Battiato: all the records and all the songs [Interview with Fabio Zuffanti]

In recent years, audiences in the United States have finally been discovering the Italian artist Franco Battiato. Battiato’s reputation has grown in part due to Superior Viaduct re-releasing four of his classic albums from the early 1970s on vinyl there

Franco Battiato: all the records and all the songs [Interview with Fabio Zuffanti]

In recent years, audiences in the United States have finally been discovering the Italian artist Franco Battiato. Battiato’s reputation has grown in part due to Superior Viaduct re-releasing four of his classic albums from the early 1970s on vinyl there

MHJ’s Brazilian Classics Mix (with plenty of Nascimento)

This mix is admittedly a bit outside of the kind of music we usually feature in our mixes, but we have always prided ourselves on our range. The influence of Brazilian music is far reaching, and can be heard in

MHJ’s Brazilian Classics Mix (with plenty of Nascimento)

This mix is admittedly a bit outside of the kind of music we usually feature in our mixes, but we have always prided ourselves on our range. The influence of Brazilian music is far reaching, and can be heard in

Premiere: Robert Curgenven ~ The Boatman’s Shadow [video]

A Closer Listen is honored to premiere Robert Curgenven‘s “The Boatman’s Shadow.” This film by Alex Eve was originally produced in 2006 on the occasion of Curgenven’s performance of “Wisla Reorientations” for 24Hr Art  in Darwin, Australia. Quarantine spent on

Premiere: Robert Curgenven ~ The Boatman’s Shadow [video]

A Closer Listen is honored to premiere Robert Curgenven‘s “The Boatman’s Shadow.” This film by Alex Eve was originally produced in 2006 on the occasion of Curgenven’s performance of “Wisla Reorientations” for 24Hr Art  in Darwin, Australia. Quarantine spent on

Premiere: Ben Stidworthy + Stefan Christoff ~ Basil Jet

A Closer Listen and Lost Children are pleased to present Basil Jet, the debut collaboration between Ben Stidworthy and Stefan Christoff. Ben is a musician from Portland who plays music in many projects, best known as a member of Ought.

Premiere: Ben Stidworthy + Stefan Christoff ~ Basil Jet

A Closer Listen and Lost Children are pleased to present Basil Jet, the debut collaboration between Ben Stidworthy and Stefan Christoff. Ben is a musician from Portland who plays music in many projects, best known as a member of Ought.

Abby Lee Tee presents ‘young frogs & golden lakes’ [mix]

Abby Lee Tee (Fabian Holzinger, b. 1987) is an Austrian producer and DJ whom we once described as being more playful than an otter. His ever-evolving solo material has drawn on a wide range of influences from beat tapes to

Abby Lee Tee presents ‘young frogs & golden lakes’ [mix]

Abby Lee Tee (Fabian Holzinger, b. 1987) is an Austrian producer and DJ whom we once described as being more playful than an otter. His ever-evolving solo material has drawn on a wide range of influences from beat tapes to