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Ian William Craig ~ Music for Magnesium_173

One doesn’t listen to an Ian William Craig album as much as experience it.  This is again the case with Music for Magnesium_173, which finds the composer at the top of his abilities and still rising.  Surprisingly, the album is the score to

Ian William Craig ~ Music for Magnesium_173

One doesn’t listen to an Ian William Craig album as much as experience it.  This is again the case with Music for Magnesium_173, which finds the composer at the top of his abilities and still rising.  Surprisingly, the album is the score to

Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch ~ Ravage

The death of a parent is never easy, especially when the relationship is strained or the death is unexpected. For good or ill, parents scaffold our lives and when they suddenly disappear, we’re forced to relearn how to stand. When

Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch ~ Ravage

The death of a parent is never easy, especially when the relationship is strained or the death is unexpected. For good or ill, parents scaffold our lives and when they suddenly disappear, we’re forced to relearn how to stand. When

Resina ~ Speechless

How does one speak without words?  Resina answers the question by using voice as instrument and texture, percussion and emotion, howl and hum ~ expressing a massive inner galaxy, worlds upon worlds, all without a single word.  Stripped to basic inflection,

Resina ~ Speechless

How does one speak without words?  Resina answers the question by using voice as instrument and texture, percussion and emotion, howl and hum ~ expressing a massive inner galaxy, worlds upon worlds, all without a single word.  Stripped to basic inflection,

Rutger Hoedemaekers ~ The Age of Oddities

While we haven’t finished saying goodbye to Jóhann Jóhannsson, we may have found his successor. Not that Rutger Hoedemaekers wanted to carry such a torch; he’d rather have his friend alive.  The Age of Oddities pays tribute to the beloved composer, now three years

Rutger Hoedemaekers ~ The Age of Oddities

While we haven’t finished saying goodbye to Jóhann Jóhannsson, we may have found his successor. Not that Rutger Hoedemaekers wanted to carry such a torch; he’d rather have his friend alive.  The Age of Oddities pays tribute to the beloved composer, now three years

ACL 2020 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

After all the chaos of 2020, there’s some solace found in the fact that the artist who scored our Album of the Decade at the beginning of the year now receives our Album of the Year award at year’s end.

ACL 2020 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

After all the chaos of 2020, there’s some solace found in the fact that the artist who scored our Album of the Decade at the beginning of the year now receives our Album of the Year award at year’s end.

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Ambient

A Closer Listen received over 10,000 submissions this year, 7000 of them valid, and we listened to at least a segment of every one.  Now we’ve chosen 70 of them ~ one percent ~ to include in our year-end lists.  The competition has never

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Ambient

A Closer Listen received over 10,000 submissions this year, 7000 of them valid, and we listened to at least a segment of every one.  Now we’ve chosen 70 of them ~ one percent ~ to include in our year-end lists.  The competition has never

Dmitry Evgrafov ~ Surrender

We’ve been fans of Moscow’s Dmitry Evgrafov from the very start, when he released Lying on Your Shoulder in a cardboard sleeve with tuck-in flap.  From there he’s gone from strength to strength; Comprehension of Light is one of ACL’s top modern composition albums of the

Dmitry Evgrafov ~ Surrender

We’ve been fans of Moscow’s Dmitry Evgrafov from the very start, when he released Lying on Your Shoulder in a cardboard sleeve with tuck-in flap.  From there he’s gone from strength to strength; Comprehension of Light is one of ACL’s top modern composition albums of the

Ian William Craig ~ Red Sun Through Smoke

Red Sun Through Smoke is a revelation.  We’ve been fans of Ian William Craig for years, and over the course of time he’s invited listeners to draw closer and closer.  In the beginning, his voice was obscured by layers of static, loop and

Ian William Craig ~ Red Sun Through Smoke

Red Sun Through Smoke is a revelation.  We’ve been fans of Ian William Craig for years, and over the course of time he’s invited listeners to draw closer and closer.  In the beginning, his voice was obscured by layers of static, loop and