Posts Tagged: ACL 2012

ACL 2012: Sound Propositions

Before resuming the Sound Propositions series, I’d like to take some time to reflect on 2012.  I’m a bit late on this, granted, though I have my reasons (and not just that I’ve been recovering from the holidays and a

ACL 2012: Sound Propositions

Before resuming the Sound Propositions series, I’d like to take some time to reflect on 2012.  I’m a bit late on this, granted, though I have my reasons (and not just that I’ve been recovering from the holidays and a

ACL 2012: Guest Lists Part I

We don’t always discover all the good music ourselves; in order to do so, we also rely on our friends.  This month, we invited dozens of guest artists and label owners to submit their own year-end lists.  We’re really happy

ACL 2012: Guest Lists Part I

We don’t always discover all the good music ourselves; in order to do so, we also rely on our friends.  This month, we invited dozens of guest artists and label owners to submit their own year-end lists.  We’re really happy

ACL 2012: Top Ten Rock & Post Rock

Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz is an umbrella category that is dominated by, but not exclusive to post-rock.  As evidenced by this year’s incredibly diverse selection, the old horse seems to have no intention of lying down any time soon.

ACL 2012: Top Ten Rock & Post Rock

Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz is an umbrella category that is dominated by, but not exclusive to post-rock.  As evidenced by this year’s incredibly diverse selection, the old horse seems to have no intention of lying down any time soon.

ACL 2012: Top Ten Modern Composition

The Modern Composition genre is the heir to the Classical: music composed for piano, brass, strings or orchestra.  One might expect to encounter these artists in churches and other resonant spaces designed for full musical palettes and rich timbral shades.

ACL 2012: Top Ten Modern Composition

The Modern Composition genre is the heir to the Classical: music composed for piano, brass, strings or orchestra.  One might expect to encounter these artists in churches and other resonant spaces designed for full musical palettes and rich timbral shades.

ACL 2012: Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

An expert field recording requires more than just a good weather-resistant microphone.  One needs a feel for one’s subject matter, a discriminating ear, and the ability to make sound so powerful that it makes up for the lack of sight.

ACL 2012: Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

An expert field recording requires more than just a good weather-resistant microphone.  One needs a feel for one’s subject matter, a discriminating ear, and the ability to make sound so powerful that it makes up for the lack of sight.

ACL 2012: Top Ten Experimental

Many artists claim to be experimental, simply since they experiment; but this does not make them experimental artists.  In order to be placed in this category, an artist must be wildly improvisational, incredibly creative, or straight out hard to define.

ACL 2012: Top Ten Experimental

Many artists claim to be experimental, simply since they experiment; but this does not make them experimental artists.  In order to be placed in this category, an artist must be wildly improvisational, incredibly creative, or straight out hard to define.

ACL 2012: Top Ten Electronic

It would appear that the Electronic section of A Closer Listen is the poor relation of the site, which in a way is no bad thing; certainly the remit when the site was founded was to give those artists who

ACL 2012: Top Ten Electronic

It would appear that the Electronic section of A Closer Listen is the poor relation of the site, which in a way is no bad thing; certainly the remit when the site was founded was to give those artists who