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LCNL 096: Morgen Wurde presents Scattered to the Four Winds

Morgen Wurde returns with an expressive cinematic tale  of neo-classical, lyric jazz, and cinematic electronic styles. Scattered to the Four Winds has a filmic quality of strong imagery and emotional arcs, at times merciless and cathartic, then soothing and liberatory.

LCNL 096: Morgen Wurde presents Scattered to the Four Winds

Morgen Wurde returns with an expressive cinematic tale  of neo-classical, lyric jazz, and cinematic electronic styles. Scattered to the Four Winds has a filmic quality of strong imagery and emotional arcs, at times merciless and cathartic, then soothing and liberatory.

First Half Highlights ~ The Top 20

We’ve reached the midway point of 2018, and polled our staff to discover their first half highlights!  This is a great way to keep track of what we’ve reviewed so far and are still enjoying in July.  We suspect many

First Half Highlights ~ The Top 20

We’ve reached the midway point of 2018, and polled our staff to discover their first half highlights!  This is a great way to keep track of what we’ve reviewed so far and are still enjoying in July.  We suspect many

Ten MORE Tracks That Sound Like Summer!

Our first installment was so popular that it spawned a sequel!  Here are 10 more tracks that sound like summer, culled from new and unreleased albums.  From lapping waves to happy beats, this is music to play in the Jeep,

Ten MORE Tracks That Sound Like Summer!

Our first installment was so popular that it spawned a sequel!  Here are 10 more tracks that sound like summer, culled from new and unreleased albums.  From lapping waves to happy beats, this is music to play in the Jeep,

*Press A* ~ 2018’s Best Videogame Soundtracks So Far

This year has already been an eye-catching one for videogame music at large. Not only have the big industry releases come with surprisingly daring selections (Hammock for one disc of Far Cry 5, for example), but the indie scene has

*Press A* ~ 2018’s Best Videogame Soundtracks So Far

This year has already been an eye-catching one for videogame music at large. Not only have the big industry releases come with surprisingly daring selections (Hammock for one disc of Far Cry 5, for example), but the indie scene has

*Press A* ~ The Music of the Sonic and Mario Rivalry (pt. 2)

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 the Sonic and Mario Rivalry (pt. 2)

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 the Sonic and Mario Rivalry (pt. 1)

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 the Sonic and Mario Rivalry (pt. 1)

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 095: SUBDUXTION presents Darkness is Your Ally

Christopher Gilmore (aka subduxtion, FluiD), is a Kansas City, Missouri (US) based electronic musician, DJ, composer, technologist and sound artist. The latest edition to the Alrealon Musique family, Gilmore released the ‘Ambulate’ b/w ‘Dry’ EP in February of this year, with

LCNL 095: SUBDUXTION presents Darkness is Your Ally

Christopher Gilmore (aka subduxtion, FluiD), is a Kansas City, Missouri (US) based electronic musician, DJ, composer, technologist and sound artist. The latest edition to the Alrealon Musique family, Gilmore released the ‘Ambulate’ b/w ‘Dry’ EP in February of this year, with