Category Archives: Modern Composition

Molly Herron ~ Through Lines

Through Lines is a gentle work, so gentle one might miss it, if not for a pair of intriguing videos.  “Canon No. 3” is playful and fun, while “Lyra” is lovely and restrained.  Together they showcase two sides of composer Molly Herron,

Molly Herron ~ Through Lines

Through Lines is a gentle work, so gentle one might miss it, if not for a pair of intriguing videos.  “Canon No. 3” is playful and fun, while “Lyra” is lovely and restrained.  Together they showcase two sides of composer Molly Herron,

Rose Riebl ~ Do Not Move Stones

The album title is enigmatic, a reference to Greek poetess Sappho’s fragment 145.  These four words ~ do not move stones ~ have inspired multiple artists, from poet Anne Carson to experimental musician Portia Winters, who scrapes stones in the track of

Rose Riebl ~ Do Not Move Stones

The album title is enigmatic, a reference to Greek poetess Sappho’s fragment 145.  These four words ~ do not move stones ~ have inspired multiple artists, from poet Anne Carson to experimental musician Portia Winters, who scrapes stones in the track of

*Press A* ~ Hundred Days

Tumult Kollektiv’s latest soundtrack proves just how much the group is willing to grow and expand in terms of artistic vision. Where 2019’s Pine was a tight, lush impressionist landscape, Hundred Days is relaxed, indulgent in melodies straight out of

*Press A* ~ Hundred Days

Tumult Kollektiv’s latest soundtrack proves just how much the group is willing to grow and expand in terms of artistic vision. Where 2019’s Pine was a tight, lush impressionist landscape, Hundred Days is relaxed, indulgent in melodies straight out of

V/A ~ Realismo Mágico

Another music label turns five this year (wow, these little moppets grow up so fast) and Sergio Díaz De Rojas’ piano and coffee records celebrates with a fresh compilation from friends old and new, inspired by magical realism.  The genre inspires creative

V/A ~ Realismo Mágico

Another music label turns five this year (wow, these little moppets grow up so fast) and Sergio Díaz De Rojas’ piano and coffee records celebrates with a fresh compilation from friends old and new, inspired by magical realism.  The genre inspires creative

Peter Knight & Australian Art Orchestra ~ Crossed & Recrossed

Music inspired by literature possesses an inherent depth, serving as the aural twin to prose: a pair of disciplines that each conjure visual images.  In two side-long pieces, Peter Knight & Australian Art Orchestra tackle two poles of geography.  “The Plains” describes

Peter Knight & Australian Art Orchestra ~ Crossed & Recrossed

Music inspired by literature possesses an inherent depth, serving as the aural twin to prose: a pair of disciplines that each conjure visual images.  In two side-long pieces, Peter Knight & Australian Art Orchestra tackle two poles of geography.  “The Plains” describes

Tiny Leaves ~ View From Here

Joel Pike (Tiny Leaves) describes View From Here as “a shifting of perspective,” but as a year has passed between genesis and release, the EP represents two perspectives, one mid-pandemic and one emerging. Last spring the artist turned to nature for solace

Tiny Leaves ~ View From Here

Joel Pike (Tiny Leaves) describes View From Here as “a shifting of perspective,” but as a year has passed between genesis and release, the EP represents two perspectives, one mid-pandemic and one emerging. Last spring the artist turned to nature for solace

Sarah Neufeld ~ Detritus

If there’s a problem with solely reviewing music we like, it’s that sometimes we struggle with the levels of enthusiasm we bring to writing about a particular project. At A Closer Listen, we don’t spend time writing about records that

Sarah Neufeld ~ Detritus

If there’s a problem with solely reviewing music we like, it’s that sometimes we struggle with the levels of enthusiasm we bring to writing about a particular project. At A Closer Listen, we don’t spend time writing about records that

Odalie ~ Derrière l’Écran

Odalie returns to TELESKOP with her second EP, Derrière l’Écran (Behind the Screen).  The set’s title references the multi-media nature of the work, which includes visualizations by Alma Alta, and even a tote bag for those who are interested.  Once the

Odalie ~ Derrière l’Écran

Odalie returns to TELESKOP with her second EP, Derrière l’Écran (Behind the Screen).  The set’s title references the multi-media nature of the work, which includes visualizations by Alma Alta, and even a tote bag for those who are interested.  Once the