Category Archives: Featured Articles

Gabelicious Thee Most Delicious Mix Fart Un [mix]

This mix was selected by Gabe Bogart, old friend and colleague from the site before this one, occasional contributor to ACL. Back in 2013, I asked him for some hip hop producer recommendations, and we put together these beat-centric mixes.

Gabelicious Thee Most Delicious Mix Fart Un [mix]

This mix was selected by Gabe Bogart, old friend and colleague from the site before this one, occasional contributor to ACL. Back in 2013, I asked him for some hip hop producer recommendations, and we put together these beat-centric mixes.

Ukrainian Field Notes XI

For the current episode of Ukrainian Field Notes we speak to r.roo, who managed to reunite with his family in Germany, about the difficulty of making long term plans while Yuliia Vlaskina in Berlin talks to us about grief and

Ukrainian Field Notes XI

For the current episode of Ukrainian Field Notes we speak to r.roo, who managed to reunite with his family in Germany, about the difficulty of making long term plans while Yuliia Vlaskina in Berlin talks to us about grief and

Ukrainian Field Notes X

Time for some number crunching as we’ve reached the tenth episode of Ukrainian Field Notes. What started off as a one off has become a fortnightly series comprising interviews with over 60 musicians from all over Ukraine, many of them

Ukrainian Field Notes X

Time for some number crunching as we’ve reached the tenth episode of Ukrainian Field Notes. What started off as a one off has become a fortnightly series comprising interviews with over 60 musicians from all over Ukraine, many of them

The Immensity of Oceans ~ An Interview With Oksana Linde

Oksana Linde is an artist from Venezuela with Ukrainian heritage, whose recent debut, Aquatic and Other Worlds, presents her electronic works from the 1980s to the public for the first time. Her oeuvre puts the participation of women in experimental

The Immensity of Oceans ~ An Interview With Oksana Linde

Oksana Linde is an artist from Venezuela with Ukrainian heritage, whose recent debut, Aquatic and Other Worlds, presents her electronic works from the 1980s to the public for the first time. Her oeuvre puts the participation of women in experimental

Ukrainian Field Notes IX

Episode IX of Ukrainian Field Notes sees us cracking (absurd) jokes with Andrey Kiritchenko, while looking at New Ukrainian Rave Culture courtesy of СПАЛАХ (and yes, the embedded doc comes with English subtitles). We also sense Poly Chain‘s frustration in

Ukrainian Field Notes IX

Episode IX of Ukrainian Field Notes sees us cracking (absurd) jokes with Andrey Kiritchenko, while looking at New Ukrainian Rave Culture courtesy of СПАЛАХ (and yes, the embedded doc comes with English subtitles). We also sense Poly Chain‘s frustration in

First Half Highlights ~ The Top Twenty

We’ve hit the halfway mark of 2022 ~ intermission time!  We’ve invited our staffers to pore over their playlists and select a group of first half highlights: albums making an impact now, that may become contenders at year’s end. The

First Half Highlights ~ The Top Twenty

We’ve hit the halfway mark of 2022 ~ intermission time!  We’ve invited our staffers to pore over their playlists and select a group of first half highlights: albums making an impact now, that may become contenders at year’s end. The

The 25 Best Summer Albums of All Time

The keenly observant reader of A Closer Listen will have noticed that we tend to focus on one season above the rest. Our Best Winter Albums of All Time features are among the most viewed in our history, so we

The 25 Best Summer Albums of All Time

The keenly observant reader of A Closer Listen will have noticed that we tend to focus on one season above the rest. Our Best Winter Albums of All Time features are among the most viewed in our history, so we

The Utopia Strong presents ‘Arrival In Utopia’ [mix]

Mixes have been less and less frequent lately, but I’m trying to get at least one new mix published monthly. To that effect, I’m pleased to share Arrival in Utopia. Modular synth group The Utopia Strong have just released their

The Utopia Strong presents ‘Arrival In Utopia’ [mix]

Mixes have been less and less frequent lately, but I’m trying to get at least one new mix published monthly. To that effect, I’m pleased to share Arrival in Utopia. Modular synth group The Utopia Strong have just released their