Category Archives: Field Recording & Soundscape

BJNilsen ~ Massif Trophies

BJ Nilsen is in great shape.  How do we know?  Look at these mountains.  By the end of his month-long Alpine hike, the artist learned a few lessons about difficulty, determination and perseverance, which are translated to this recording.  We hear

BJNilsen ~ Massif Trophies

BJ Nilsen is in great shape.  How do we know?  Look at these mountains.  By the end of his month-long Alpine hike, the artist learned a few lessons about difficulty, determination and perseverance, which are translated to this recording.  We hear

Abby Lee Tee ~ Herbert’s Archive

We first encountered Abby Lee Tee earlier this year with the superlative riverside burrows, and we’re happy to see the artist return so quickly.  Herbert’s Archive may be a shorter work, but it’s no less scintillating.  Again the artist is underwater, playing percussion with

Abby Lee Tee ~ Herbert’s Archive

We first encountered Abby Lee Tee earlier this year with the superlative riverside burrows, and we’re happy to see the artist return so quickly.  Herbert’s Archive may be a shorter work, but it’s no less scintillating.  Again the artist is underwater, playing percussion with

Yannick Dauby ~ Wā Jiè Méng Xūn

What’s Amphibia Anura to some, is Salientia to others.  If the taxonomy sounds obscure, perhaps their common call may help: “ribbet, ribbet” (or “kreck-ek, kreck-ek,” depending on one’s field guide).  Herpetologists rejoice, sound artist Yannick Dauby’s frog-centric album, Wā Jiè

Yannick Dauby ~ Wā Jiè Méng Xūn

What’s Amphibia Anura to some, is Salientia to others.  If the taxonomy sounds obscure, perhaps their common call may help: “ribbet, ribbet” (or “kreck-ek, kreck-ek,” depending on one’s field guide).  Herpetologists rejoice, sound artist Yannick Dauby’s frog-centric album, Wā Jiè

Izabela Dłużyk ~ Soundscapes of spring

Izabela Dłużyk’s Soundscapes of summer was A Closer Listen‘s favorite soundscape of 2016, and her latest album is just as remarkable.  For this release, the artist has turned the dial back to spring, and we’re hoping (reasonably so) that the project will

Izabela Dłużyk ~ Soundscapes of spring

Izabela Dłużyk’s Soundscapes of summer was A Closer Listen‘s favorite soundscape of 2016, and her latest album is just as remarkable.  For this release, the artist has turned the dial back to spring, and we’re hoping (reasonably so) that the project will

Ludovic Medery ~ eMERgences

One can tell what this disc is about by focusing on the capital letters.  eMERgences is about the sea.  In a piece of semantic irony, the artist’s last name also cradles the word:  Ludovic MEdeRy. With little description, one is invited

Ludovic Medery ~ eMERgences

One can tell what this disc is about by focusing on the capital letters.  eMERgences is about the sea.  In a piece of semantic irony, the artist’s last name also cradles the word:  Ludovic MEdeRy. With little description, one is invited

Fergus Kelly ~ Local Knowledge

Physical formats have seen a great deal of attrition in recent years, but the Unfathomless label has remained consistent.  Their CDs are released in pairs, sent into the world like animals leaving the ark.  Their high quality recordings, sonic diversity

Fergus Kelly ~ Local Knowledge

Physical formats have seen a great deal of attrition in recent years, but the Unfathomless label has remained consistent.  Their CDs are released in pairs, sent into the world like animals leaving the ark.  Their high quality recordings, sonic diversity

Ulf A.S. Holbrook ~ Borka (winds)

Borka (winds) performs a sonic miracle, transforming threatening sounds into active calm.  The 3″ is part of Flaming Pines’ Tiny Portraits series, now five sets and twenty discs strong.  As a pure reflection of place and time, it’s one of our favorites of

Ulf A.S. Holbrook ~ Borka (winds)

Borka (winds) performs a sonic miracle, transforming threatening sounds into active calm.  The 3″ is part of Flaming Pines’ Tiny Portraits series, now five sets and twenty discs strong.  As a pure reflection of place and time, it’s one of our favorites of