Valentina Villarroel ~ Mares

Valentina Villarroel is one of the most unassuming artists we’ve even encountered.  Content to let her work speak for itself, she provides only sparse descriptions. In a single sentence, she writes that Mares was recorded at “different locations around the region of Bio

Valentina Villarroel ~ Mares

Valentina Villarroel is one of the most unassuming artists we’ve even encountered.  Content to let her work speak for itself, she provides only sparse descriptions. In a single sentence, she writes that Mares was recorded at “different locations around the region of Bio

Lapsihymy ~ Collections 02

We’ve been championing the career of Finnish artist Lapsihymy since he was a teen, and with Collections 02 he’s continued to perfect his sound.  His mastering continues to be crisp and loud, his tunes enveloping, swirling like Amazonian butterflies.  He deserves to be as

Lapsihymy ~ Collections 02

We’ve been championing the career of Finnish artist Lapsihymy since he was a teen, and with Collections 02 he’s continued to perfect his sound.  His mastering continues to be crisp and loud, his tunes enveloping, swirling like Amazonian butterflies.  He deserves to be as

Siete Catorce ~ Agnosia

Siete Catorce is a Mexican producer closely associated to the ‘ruidosón’ movement, a musical reaction to a country torn apart by war, all the once joyful dances bathed in neon lights of border cities now a ghostly presence amidst bullet-riddled

Siete Catorce ~ Agnosia

Siete Catorce is a Mexican producer closely associated to the ‘ruidosón’ movement, a musical reaction to a country torn apart by war, all the once joyful dances bathed in neon lights of border cities now a ghostly presence amidst bullet-riddled

Valotihkuu ~ Fragile Melodies

The new summer-themed album from Cherepovets musician Valotihkuu is so endearing that it sent us in search of his earlier works.  Whitelabrecs writes that it signed the Russian artist after falling in love with last year’s Spring And All.  When we looked up

Valotihkuu ~ Fragile Melodies

The new summer-themed album from Cherepovets musician Valotihkuu is so endearing that it sent us in search of his earlier works.  Whitelabrecs writes that it signed the Russian artist after falling in love with last year’s Spring And All.  When we looked up

Detieti ~ Frogressive Punk

You knew this was odd when you saw it, right?  That’s what a cover can do: tip off the listener to what may be inside.  When one hears the giant chords of the opener, the high operatic voice, the military

Detieti ~ Frogressive Punk

You knew this was odd when you saw it, right?  That’s what a cover can do: tip off the listener to what may be inside.  When one hears the giant chords of the opener, the high operatic voice, the military

*Press A* ~ The Music of the Sonic and Mario Rivalry (pt. 2)

Videogame soundtracks continue to rise in quality and prominence, with many now available digitally or physically to appreciate as stand-alone works. *Press A* is an article series on A Closer Listen celebrating the finest the medium has to offer, past

*Press A* ~ The Music of the Sonic and Mario Rivalry (pt. 2)

Videogame soundtracks continue to rise in quality and prominence, with many now available digitally or physically to appreciate as stand-alone works. *Press A* is an article series on A Closer Listen celebrating the finest the medium has to offer, past

Sam McLoughlin ~ Folklore of Plants Vol. II – The Venefic Garden

Last Fall, Folklore Tapes launched their Folklore of Plants series with a multi-media collection of flora-related material.  Volume II zeroes in on one specific subset: poisonous wort.  Sam McLoughlin showed his affinity for the subject on the first volume with an entry on the psychedelic henbane.

Sam McLoughlin ~ Folklore of Plants Vol. II – The Venefic Garden

Last Fall, Folklore Tapes launched their Folklore of Plants series with a multi-media collection of flora-related material.  Volume II zeroes in on one specific subset: poisonous wort.  Sam McLoughlin showed his affinity for the subject on the first volume with an entry on the psychedelic henbane.