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Jóhann Jóhannsson 1969-2018

One of our favorite composers, Jóhann Jóhannsson, passed away on Friday in Berlin at the age of 48, and we already miss him.  In addition to producing some of the finest music of our time, he was also a wonderful conductor

Jóhann Jóhannsson 1969-2018

One of our favorite composers, Jóhann Jóhannsson, passed away on Friday in Berlin at the age of 48, and we already miss him.  In addition to producing some of the finest music of our time, he was also a wonderful conductor

LCNL 090: John Thayer presents Memories Of A Possible Future (Dustbin Ephemera)

John Thayer of the duo Drunken Sufis has produced an enveloping sonic travelogue compiled from dustbin finds at Thrift Stores across the globe. When John first proposed this mix I immediately agreed, as the concept deeply resonated with my own

LCNL 090: John Thayer presents Memories Of A Possible Future (Dustbin Ephemera)

John Thayer of the duo Drunken Sufis has produced an enveloping sonic travelogue compiled from dustbin finds at Thrift Stores across the globe. When John first proposed this mix I immediately agreed, as the concept deeply resonated with my own

ACL 2017: Sound Propositions

I say this every year: I hate lists, but I love reflection.  So here we are again, the first month of the year nearly over and I’m still processing all that’s come in the last year. And while there were

ACL 2017: Sound Propositions

I say this every year: I hate lists, but I love reflection.  So here we are again, the first month of the year nearly over and I’m still processing all that’s come in the last year. And while there were

LCNL 089: ▲†NONCONNAH’S Long Live Witch House Mix ’18†▲

The author of this mix, Zachary Corsa, should be familiar to our regular readers. He played in the drone group Lost Trail with his wife Denny, and solo as the ambient-folk project Pines. He ran Wood Thrush Tapes and writes for

LCNL 089: ▲†NONCONNAH’S Long Live Witch House Mix ’18†▲

The author of this mix, Zachary Corsa, should be familiar to our regular readers. He played in the drone group Lost Trail with his wife Denny, and solo as the ambient-folk project Pines. He ran Wood Thrush Tapes and writes for

Winter Music Preview 2018 ~ The Next 150

The old year has ended, the new year has just begun!  We enter 2018 with dreams of brighter things: kinder politicians, cleaner air, freer people.  Shared dreams keep possibilities alive, because they encourage us to work together to create a

Winter Music Preview 2018 ~ The Next 150

The old year has ended, the new year has just begun!  We enter 2018 with dreams of brighter things: kinder politicians, cleaner air, freer people.  Shared dreams keep possibilities alive, because they encourage us to work together to create a

New Music for Christmas!

Over a thousand Christmas singles, EPs and albums were released this season on Bandcamp alone.  Here at A Closer Listen, we’ve received a few winners, and are happy to share them with you today: a Christmas mix from Fluid Audio, seven

New Music for Christmas!

Over a thousand Christmas singles, EPs and albums were released this season on Bandcamp alone.  Here at A Closer Listen, we’ve received a few winners, and are happy to share them with you today: a Christmas mix from Fluid Audio, seven

ACL 2017 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

2017 was the most tumultuous year in recent memory, and we’re still trying to make sense of it all.  One thing we do know: the year produced a lot of great music, much of it related to the hopes and

ACL 2017 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

2017 was the most tumultuous year in recent memory, and we’re still trying to make sense of it all.  One thing we do know: the year produced a lot of great music, much of it related to the hopes and