Posts Tagged: Birds of Passage

ACL 2018 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

After 2500 submissions and 350 reviews, we finally have a winner!  Our top album of 2018 comes from a prolific female artist who has unveiled a dozen releases in the last five years.  This one is her best to date.

ACL 2018 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

After 2500 submissions and 350 reviews, we finally have a winner!  Our top album of 2018 comes from a prolific female artist who has unveiled a dozen releases in the last five years.  This one is her best to date.

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

2018 started off slowly for post-rock, but picked up steam in the closing months.  Many of our favorite acts were quiet this year, leaving the door open for others to be noticed.  One band even made a triumphant return after

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

2018 started off slowly for post-rock, but picked up steam in the closing months.  Many of our favorite acts were quiet this year, leaving the door open for others to be noticed.  One band even made a triumphant return after

First Half Highlights ~ The Top 20

We’ve reached the midway point of 2018, and polled our staff to discover their first half highlights!  This is a great way to keep track of what we’ve reviewed so far and are still enjoying in July.  We suspect many

First Half Highlights ~ The Top 20

We’ve reached the midway point of 2018, and polled our staff to discover their first half highlights!  This is a great way to keep track of what we’ve reviewed so far and are still enjoying in July.  We suspect many

Birds of Passage ~ The Death of Our Invention

Alicia Merz cultivates wilderness within vulnerability. The New Zealand singer-songwriter known as Birds of Passage pens faded folk frayed by silvery drones, attic songs whispered while one’s parents quarrel downstairs. But The Death of Our Invention doesn’t sag with what’s

Birds of Passage ~ The Death of Our Invention

Alicia Merz cultivates wilderness within vulnerability. The New Zealand singer-songwriter known as Birds of Passage pens faded folk frayed by silvery drones, attic songs whispered while one’s parents quarrel downstairs. But The Death of Our Invention doesn’t sag with what’s

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,