A Closer Listen tends to be positive in its reviews, so sometimes it’s difficult to tell which releases we like more than others.  This page lets you know what we’re listening to and enjoying the most.

At the bubble at the beginning of the year, this page seems unnecessary; our recommendations for the prior year can be found in our year-end lists, while our recommendations for the upcoming year can be found in our Winter Music Preview.  And so for now we’re going to use this page to highlight ten tunes that match the season.  We hope you enjoy this selection of cold weather cuts!

Enisle ~ “Glacial Plains,” from A Disturbance of Ice (841650)


Gallery Six ~ “Kirameku,” from Winter in Memory (split release with Bedroom)


The Gentleman Losers ~ “Make We Here Our Bed Of Winter,” from Make We Here Our Bed of Winter (Sound in Silence Records)


Glåsbird ~ “North Pole,” from Drift Stations (Whitelabrecs)


Hugh Marsh ~ “I Laid Down in the Snow,” from Violinvocations (Western Vinyl)


ILUITEQ ~ “A Prayer for the Departed,” from Soundtracks for Winter Departures (TXT)


Into the Back of Beyond, “Alaska,” from True North (Self-Released)


Jari Pitkanen & Shum ~ “Aither Eneke,” from Jää / Jég (Frozen Light Label)


Jon Neher & Michael Scott Dawson ~ “The Young Winter,” from Nothing Is On Fire (Fernwood Rail)


r beny ~ “in the violet and lingering winter dusk,” from eistla (A Place to Bloom)

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