Category Archives: Featured Articles

The World According to Sound – Listening Series 2022

A CLOSER LISTEN is honored to co-present Matmos as part of The World According To Sound‘s Winter Listening Series. A streaming concert series designed for our times, each event is dedicated to listening closely together, apart. If, like us, you’re

The World According to Sound – Listening Series 2022

A CLOSER LISTEN is honored to co-present Matmos as part of The World According To Sound‘s Winter Listening Series. A streaming concert series designed for our times, each event is dedicated to listening closely together, apart. If, like us, you’re

SP* Episode 21: FOOD + MUSIC – with GENG PTP [podcast]

RIP Daniel Dumile (July 13, 1971 – October 31, 2020) GENG PTP aka King Vision Ultra memorializes the legacy of the late MF DOOM, who died on Halloween day 2020. GENG shares some memories about NYC hip hop in the

SP* Episode 21: FOOD + MUSIC – with GENG PTP [podcast]

RIP Daniel Dumile (July 13, 1971 – October 31, 2020) GENG PTP aka King Vision Ultra memorializes the legacy of the late MF DOOM, who died on Halloween day 2020. GENG shares some memories about NYC hip hop in the

Fortresses presents Eve Inspirations [mix]

We’re pleased to share a new mix from Sam Ashton, a London based Ambient artist working under the alias Fortresses. That project began with the release of “Spring” in 2020, catching the ear of Yann Novak. Ashton’s debut EP, Eve,

Fortresses presents Eve Inspirations [mix]

We’re pleased to share a new mix from Sam Ashton, a London based Ambient artist working under the alias Fortresses. That project began with the release of “Spring” in 2020, catching the ear of Yann Novak. Ashton’s debut EP, Eve,

Fall Music Preview ~ Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

So far, 2021 has been an incredible year for rock. We’ve already seen some heavy hitters return with memorable albums; GY!BE, Mogwai, Fly Pan Am and Bell Orchestre were all featured on our pages earlier this year.  This fall, they

Fall Music Preview ~ Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

So far, 2021 has been an incredible year for rock. We’ve already seen some heavy hitters return with memorable albums; GY!BE, Mogwai, Fly Pan Am and Bell Orchestre were all featured on our pages earlier this year.  This fall, they

Fall Music Preview ~ Modern Composition

Concerts are back!  Solo performers, orchestras and small ensembles have been finding ways to take their music on the road, whether through outdoor venues or by proof of vaccination.  The modern composition scene has a slight advantage over others in

Fall Music Preview ~ Modern Composition

Concerts are back!  Solo performers, orchestras and small ensembles have been finding ways to take their music on the road, whether through outdoor venues or by proof of vaccination.  The modern composition scene has a slight advantage over others in

Fall Music Preview ~ Experimental

The creative spirit provides energy and a sense of forward motion in a time of perceived stasis.  During the last eighteen months, these sonic innovators have been locked in their labs like Tony Stark in Iron Man. What better time than

Fall Music Preview ~ Experimental

The creative spirit provides energy and a sense of forward motion in a time of perceived stasis.  During the last eighteen months, these sonic innovators have been locked in their labs like Tony Stark in Iron Man. What better time than

Fall Music Preview ~ Electronic

Over 100 releases in this article alone!  The electronic genre is exploding in the absence of the club scene. Perhaps this may represent our desire to dance, or ~ considering the heartbeat pulse of the music ~ to live. Perhaps

Fall Music Preview ~ Electronic

Over 100 releases in this article alone!  The electronic genre is exploding in the absence of the club scene. Perhaps this may represent our desire to dance, or ~ considering the heartbeat pulse of the music ~ to live. Perhaps

Fall Music Preview ~ Ambient & Drone

Get ready ~ we’re about to cover over 365 albums in five days!  Today is the first day of meteorological fall In the Northern Hemisphere, and the release schedule is already packed to the gills.  This week, we’ll list all

Fall Music Preview ~ Ambient & Drone

Get ready ~ we’re about to cover over 365 albums in five days!  Today is the first day of meteorological fall In the Northern Hemisphere, and the release schedule is already packed to the gills.  This week, we’ll list all