Posts Tagged: Denovali

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 Drone Albums of the Decade

Drone can be as soft and comforting as a refrigerator hum, or as loud and abrasive as a jackhammer.  The full range is represented here, from hum to noise, sine wave to distortion.  Some call drone the sibling of ambience,

A Closer Listen’s Best Drone Albums of the Decade

Drone can be as soft and comforting as a refrigerator hum, or as loud and abrasive as a jackhammer.  The full range is represented here, from hum to noise, sine wave to distortion.  Some call drone the sibling of ambience,

ACL 2019 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Our reviewers have an ear for the unique, as evidenced by this list. Every writer voted for a different #1.  But when the votes were counted, one album stood above them all, winning a broad base of support that unified

ACL 2019 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Our reviewers have an ear for the unique, as evidenced by this list. Every writer voted for a different #1.  But when the votes were counted, one album stood above them all, winning a broad base of support that unified

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

2019 was the best year for post-rock in recent memory. We knew it early; by spring we were well on our way to a top ten.  The dominance of post-rock on this year’s list is a sign of strength which

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

2019 was the best year for post-rock in recent memory. We knew it early; by spring we were well on our way to a top ten.  The dominance of post-rock on this year’s list is a sign of strength which

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Some of the year’s most ambitious projects are found in this category, crisscrossing the globe from the history of Appalachia to the future of Australia.  Visual poems tell deep stories; singers connect to folklore and spirit.  And everywhere, there are

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Some of the year’s most ambitious projects are found in this category, crisscrossing the globe from the history of Appalachia to the future of Australia.  Visual poems tell deep stories; singers connect to folklore and spirit.  And everywhere, there are

Ricardo Donoso ~ Re_Calibrate

Re_Calibrate is the counterpart to 2018’s Calibrate, an industrial album that has aged particularly well.  The rounded geometrical shapes on the cover have been replaced by angles, but the sense of drama remains intact; if anything, it’s been amplified.  This is the

Ricardo Donoso ~ Re_Calibrate

Re_Calibrate is the counterpart to 2018’s Calibrate, an industrial album that has aged particularly well.  The rounded geometrical shapes on the cover have been replaced by angles, but the sense of drama remains intact; if anything, it’s been amplified.  This is the

Mario Diaz de Leon ~ Cycle and Reveal

There’s a mythical register to Mario Diaz de Leon’s Cycle and Reveal that is hard to explain, but that seems to come from a certain classicism in the overall development of the music. I’m not referring to the inventions of

Mario Diaz de Leon ~ Cycle and Reveal

There’s a mythical register to Mario Diaz de Leon’s Cycle and Reveal that is hard to explain, but that seems to come from a certain classicism in the overall development of the music. I’m not referring to the inventions of