Category Archives: Field Recording & Soundscape

Ron Jost ~ Walking Around a Cleveland Steel Mill

And then there was one.  Cleveland’s ArcelorMittal steel mill is the only remaining testament to a once-dominant industry.  The plant runs 24 hours a day, keeping up with demand yet always on the verge of dissolution.  As a testimony to

Ron Jost ~ Walking Around a Cleveland Steel Mill

And then there was one.  Cleveland’s ArcelorMittal steel mill is the only remaining testament to a once-dominant industry.  The plant runs 24 hours a day, keeping up with demand yet always on the verge of dissolution.  As a testimony to

Manja Ristić ~ kairos & the dwellers

What to do when stuck on an island during the pandemic?  Some would embrace such a fate, while others would decry it. Manja Ristić, confined to the island of Korčula (Croatia), made the most of her unexpected furlough, wandering the

Manja Ristić ~ kairos & the dwellers

What to do when stuck on an island during the pandemic?  Some would embrace such a fate, while others would decry it. Manja Ristić, confined to the island of Korčula (Croatia), made the most of her unexpected furlough, wandering the

Stéphane Marin & Ludovic Medery / Vincent Menu / Stéphane Montavon ~ Phonokainôsis

We first covered the sublime Weber & Alcantu label last year when we listed Schneewehen in our roundup of The Year’s Best Winter Music.  The label is devoted to small-run limited edition zines paired with digital downloads.  The photos shared on Bandcamp

Stéphane Marin & Ludovic Medery / Vincent Menu / Stéphane Montavon ~ Phonokainôsis

We first covered the sublime Weber & Alcantu label last year when we listed Schneewehen in our roundup of The Year’s Best Winter Music.  The label is devoted to small-run limited edition zines paired with digital downloads.  The photos shared on Bandcamp

Ká ~ A Hidden River

Ká returns to the Bohemian forest to find A Hidden River, both literal and metaphoric.  It’s a thrill to walk deep into the heart of nature, following the sound of flowing water, and there to stumble on a reservoir, a waterfall,

Ká ~ A Hidden River

Ká returns to the Bohemian forest to find A Hidden River, both literal and metaphoric.  It’s a thrill to walk deep into the heart of nature, following the sound of flowing water, and there to stumble on a reservoir, a waterfall,

Masayuki Imanishi ~ insects are

Google “Osaka, Japan” and one will find references to finance, technology, food, architecture and night life. But one will not find nature sounds at the top of the list.   In this album-length soundscape, Masayuki Imanishi exposes a different side of his

Masayuki Imanishi ~ insects are

Google “Osaka, Japan” and one will find references to finance, technology, food, architecture and night life. But one will not find nature sounds at the top of the list.   In this album-length soundscape, Masayuki Imanishi exposes a different side of his

Alessio Degani ~ Cityscape – Brixia

Cityscape – Brixia is Alessio Dagani‘s love letter to his current home in Northern Italy, an “auditory tour” through seasons and systems.  The album follows a loose arc, from morning to soft snow, but pauses to unveil multiple sonic treasures along the

Alessio Degani ~ Cityscape – Brixia

Cityscape – Brixia is Alessio Dagani‘s love letter to his current home in Northern Italy, an “auditory tour” through seasons and systems.  The album follows a loose arc, from morning to soft snow, but pauses to unveil multiple sonic treasures along the

Dominic Razlaff ~ Unterwegs

Oh, the gentle glories of the spring walk!  On the new (free) Impulsive Habitat release Unterwegs, Dominic Razlaff leads us through the neighboring woods and nature reserve of Braunschweig, Germany, where he makes his home. During the pandemic, more people than ever have

Dominic Razlaff ~ Unterwegs

Oh, the gentle glories of the spring walk!  On the new (free) Impulsive Habitat release Unterwegs, Dominic Razlaff leads us through the neighboring woods and nature reserve of Braunschweig, Germany, where he makes his home. During the pandemic, more people than ever have

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