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.

Valotihkuu ~ Fragile Melodies (Whitelabrecs)
Fragile Melodies is the pinnacle of the artist’s work to date, but our appreciation for this beautifully nuanced album stretches to the artist’s entire discography.  Those who appreciate the changing of the seasons will find a perfect partner here.


Spurv ~ Myra (Fysisk Format)
The first great post-rock album of the year, Myra is another huge step forward for this powerful Norwegian band, whose orchestral yet bombastic sound may remind some of Mono.  Play it loud and play it proud!


Maciek Dobrowolski ~ Ephemera
The album sounds like poetry, and for good reason: it was inspired by W.B. Yeats’ poem of the same name.  Ephemera breaks the heart, then tries to put it back together again, but the pieces leave a jagged, beautiful scar.

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