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

Gilroy Mere ~ Over the Tracks

This is the sort of release that the U.K. needs right now ~ a gentle reminder of quiet pleasures.  In 2017, Gilroy Mere paid tribute to The Green Line of double decker buses; this year, he returns to honor dismantled railway stations.  Over

Gilroy Mere ~ Over the Tracks

This is the sort of release that the U.K. needs right now ~ a gentle reminder of quiet pleasures.  In 2017, Gilroy Mere paid tribute to The Green Line of double decker buses; this year, he returns to honor dismantled railway stations.  Over

Oiseaux-Tempête ~ Tlamess (Sortilège)

Oiseaux-Tempête returns to its instrumental strength with Tlamess (Sortilège), the score to a Tunisian film about a soldier who leaves the war upon learning of his mother’s death.  Directed by Ala Eddine Slim, the film has been making the festival rounds

Oiseaux-Tempête ~ Tlamess (Sortilège)

Oiseaux-Tempête returns to its instrumental strength with Tlamess (Sortilège), the score to a Tunisian film about a soldier who leaves the war upon learning of his mother’s death.  Directed by Ala Eddine Slim, the film has been making the festival rounds

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