Posts Tagged: Birds of Passage

ACL 2014: Top Ten Ambient

This year, A Closer Listen continued to receive more ambient music than any other type, over 500 releases in all.  The ambient field is so competitive that only the most distinctive releases manage to break through and to form a lasting impression.

ACL 2014: Top Ten Ambient

This year, A Closer Listen continued to receive more ambient music than any other type, over 500 releases in all.  The ambient field is so competitive that only the most distinctive releases manage to break through and to form a lasting impression.

Birds of Passage ~ This Kindly Slumber

This Kindly Slumber is Alicia Merz’s third outing as Birds of Passage. It is kindly, for awhile, but it bears the thorn of sorrow, too. Hopes and dreams lay beside the pavement; they’ve taken such a battering that they seem unresponsive, left for

Birds of Passage ~ This Kindly Slumber

This Kindly Slumber is Alicia Merz’s third outing as Birds of Passage. It is kindly, for awhile, but it bears the thorn of sorrow, too. Hopes and dreams lay beside the pavement; they’ve taken such a battering that they seem unresponsive, left for

Sound Propositions 03: Leonardo Rosado

Listen to an exclusive excerpt of Leonardo Rosado’s The conscious illusion: homage to Bergman The avant-garde of the 20th century radically expanded the potential of sonic arts in at least two important ways. With the advent of sound recording technologies,

Sound Propositions 03: Leonardo Rosado

Listen to an exclusive excerpt of Leonardo Rosado’s The conscious illusion: homage to Bergman The avant-garde of the 20th century radically expanded the potential of sonic arts in at least two important ways. With the advent of sound recording technologies,

LCNL 014: ACL 2012 Mix

LCNL 014: Best of 2012 Mix by the new objective Download: http://bit.ly/ACLOSERLISTEN2012 Well my friends, 2012 is coming to a close and as I look back it has been quite a strong year for experimental music.  We also just celebrated

LCNL 014: ACL 2012 Mix

LCNL 014: Best of 2012 Mix by the new objective Download: http://bit.ly/ACLOSERLISTEN2012 Well my friends, 2012 is coming to a close and as I look back it has been quite a strong year for experimental music.  We also just celebrated

Premiere: Birds of Passage – “The Numinous Place”

A Closer Listen is proud to present the world premiere of a new track by Alicia Merz aka Birds of Passage entitled “The Numinous Place.” You might remember Merz from Dear and Unfamiliar,  her fabulous collaboration with Leonardo Rosado.  Released on

Premiere: Birds of Passage – “The Numinous Place”

A Closer Listen is proud to present the world premiere of a new track by Alicia Merz aka Birds of Passage entitled “The Numinous Place.” You might remember Merz from Dear and Unfamiliar,  her fabulous collaboration with Leonardo Rosado.  Released on

Brother Sun, Sister Moon ~ Brother Sun, Sister Moon

Collaborative projects are tricky beasts at the best of times. Just a few years ago, they would consist of two, three or more musicians sitting in a room together and hoping something would spark. More recently, there’s been no need

Brother Sun, Sister Moon ~ Brother Sun, Sister Moon

Collaborative projects are tricky beasts at the best of times. Just a few years ago, they would consist of two, three or more musicians sitting in a room together and hoping something would spark. More recently, there’s been no need

Birds of Passage & I’ve Lost ~ I Was All You Are

The cover of I Was All You Are says it all: blinding sunshine, dried weeds, a woman walking alone.  Alicia Merz (Birds of Passage) seems to have been raised in haziness, forever existing just a bit out of focus.  When

Birds of Passage & I’ve Lost ~ I Was All You Are

The cover of I Was All You Are says it all: blinding sunshine, dried weeds, a woman walking alone.  Alicia Merz (Birds of Passage) seems to have been raised in haziness, forever existing just a bit out of focus.  When