Posts Tagged: Anoice

A Closer Listen’s Best Albums of the Decade

The decade is over, and a new one has just begun!  A happy new year to all of our readers.  As we close the book on the old year and put the last decade to bed, we offer one final

A Closer Listen’s Best Albums of the Decade

The decade is over, and a new one has just begun!  A happy new year to all of our readers.  As we close the book on the old year and put the last decade to bed, we offer one final

A Closer Listen’s Best Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz Albums of the Decade

We notice two recurring themes in this end-of-decade list: disaster and hope.  On one angle, we encounter a remembrance of the Great East Japan Earthquake and a symphony about the end of the world.  On the other, we find artists

A Closer Listen’s Best Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz Albums of the Decade

We notice two recurring themes in this end-of-decade list: disaster and hope.  On one angle, we encounter a remembrance of the Great East Japan Earthquake and a symphony about the end of the world.  On the other, we find artists

Anoice ~ Ghost in the Clocks

If the cover looks familiar, it’s because you’ve almost seen it before. When we reviewed the third record of Anoice, The Black Rain, Rich opened in praise of its beguiling cover art. Artist Yoko Shinto has returned to portray the

Anoice ~ Ghost in the Clocks

If the cover looks familiar, it’s because you’ve almost seen it before. When we reviewed the third record of Anoice, The Black Rain, Rich opened in praise of its beguiling cover art. Artist Yoko Shinto has returned to portray the

ACL 2015: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Rich picked Matana Roberts, Chris picked Michael Price, James picked Ian William Craig, David picked Holly Herndon and Joe picked Heroin in Tahiti.  But this year’s #1, one of the longest albums ever recorded, drew support from across the board.

ACL 2015: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Rich picked Matana Roberts, Chris picked Michael Price, James picked Ian William Craig, David picked Holly Herndon and Joe picked Heroin in Tahiti.  But this year’s #1, one of the longest albums ever recorded, drew support from across the board.

ACL 2015: Top Ten Modern Composition

The loveliest sounds of the year are found right here.  With a tender approach and attention to detail, these composers mine the spectrum of emotions to produce works of gravity and grace. Once upon a time, we called this music

ACL 2015: Top Ten Modern Composition

The loveliest sounds of the year are found right here.  With a tender approach and attention to detail, these composers mine the spectrum of emotions to produce works of gravity and grace. Once upon a time, we called this music

Anoice ~ into the shadows / Interview with Takahiro Kido

Wispish light suffuses the listener from the delicate ivories that grace the start of into the shadows. Given the title, one could be forgiven for being surprised, but long-time fans of Ricco Label’s headline act Anoice will be comforted that

Anoice ~ into the shadows / Interview with Takahiro Kido

Wispish light suffuses the listener from the delicate ivories that grace the start of into the shadows. Given the title, one could be forgiven for being surprised, but long-time fans of Ricco Label’s headline act Anoice will be comforted that

Films ~ a forbidden garden

When one sees both Takahiro Kido and Yuki Marata among the band members, one wonders, “is Films an offshoot of Anoice?”  The answer is yes, but Films is more of a first cousin than a sibling or a child.  The strings form

Films ~ a forbidden garden

When one sees both Takahiro Kido and Yuki Marata among the band members, one wonders, “is Films an offshoot of Anoice?”  The answer is yes, but Films is more of a first cousin than a sibling or a child.  The strings form

ACL 2012: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Thousands of releases, hundreds of reviews, and it all comes down to this: the Top Twenty instrumental and experimental releases of 2012.  This isn’t just the one percent; it’s a small percent of a percent, the cream of the crop.

ACL 2012: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Thousands of releases, hundreds of reviews, and it all comes down to this: the Top Twenty instrumental and experimental releases of 2012.  This isn’t just the one percent; it’s a small percent of a percent, the cream of the crop.