Category Archives: Rock, Post-Rock, Folk and Jazz

Toh-Kichi ~ Baikamo

Under the name of Toh-Kichi, the duo of Satoko Fujii and Tatsuya Yoshida have released but three albums in the past 15 years, but the combination of their expertise and sheer creativity into such highly original music makes any wait

Toh-Kichi ~ Baikamo

Under the name of Toh-Kichi, the duo of Satoko Fujii and Tatsuya Yoshida have released but three albums in the past 15 years, but the combination of their expertise and sheer creativity into such highly original music makes any wait

2020 Winter Preview ~ Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

Will 2020 be another good year for post-rock, or will the genre dissipate?  We remain confident that at the end of this decade, we’ll still be talking about the genre that wouldn’t die.  Our final winter preview contains a few solid contenders

2020 Winter Preview ~ Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

Will 2020 be another good year for post-rock, or will the genre dissipate?  We remain confident that at the end of this decade, we’ll still be talking about the genre that wouldn’t die.  Our final winter preview contains a few solid contenders

A Closer Listen’s Best Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz Albums of the Decade

We notice two recurring themes in this end-of-decade list: disaster and hope.  On one angle, we encounter a remembrance of the Great East Japan Earthquake and a symphony about the end of the world.  On the other, we find artists

A Closer Listen’s Best Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz Albums of the Decade

We notice two recurring themes in this end-of-decade list: disaster and hope.  On one angle, we encounter a remembrance of the Great East Japan Earthquake and a symphony about the end of the world.  On the other, we find artists

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

2019 was the best year for post-rock in recent memory. We knew it early; by spring we were well on our way to a top ten.  The dominance of post-rock on this year’s list is a sign of strength which

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

2019 was the best year for post-rock in recent memory. We knew it early; by spring we were well on our way to a top ten.  The dominance of post-rock on this year’s list is a sign of strength which

Memory Drawings ~ Phantom Lights

One of the many projects that spun out of defunct Leeds-based band Hood, Anglo/American collective Memory Drawings employs an unusual combination of hammered dulcimer and guitar. Phantom Lights started life as a limited-run tour CDr, and now has been given new

Memory Drawings ~ Phantom Lights

One of the many projects that spun out of defunct Leeds-based band Hood, Anglo/American collective Memory Drawings employs an unusual combination of hammered dulcimer and guitar. Phantom Lights started life as a limited-run tour CDr, and now has been given new

V/A ~ Ethereal Transects: The Lore of Celestial Objects

Ethereal Transects is a perfect December album, leaning into the winter solstice.  The set honors the celestial orbs of our solar system, starting with the Sun and eventually restoring a bit of Pluto’s lost honor.  Each artist selected a specific body

V/A ~ Ethereal Transects: The Lore of Celestial Objects

Ethereal Transects is a perfect December album, leaning into the winter solstice.  The set honors the celestial orbs of our solar system, starting with the Sun and eventually restoring a bit of Pluto’s lost honor.  Each artist selected a specific body

Human Pyramids ~ Power Pose

Power Pose is an ebullient album, set for release on Christmas morning, just as children are opening their presents.  Although it’s not a Christmas-themed set, it fits the occasion and will make a perfect alternative for those tired of hearing the

Human Pyramids ~ Power Pose

Power Pose is an ebullient album, set for release on Christmas morning, just as children are opening their presents.  Although it’s not a Christmas-themed set, it fits the occasion and will make a perfect alternative for those tired of hearing the