Posts Tagged: Denovali

Ricardo Donoso ~ Content

The quote that accompanies Ricardo Donoso‘s latest album comes from former hostage Terry Waite, who when asked what he had learned from his captivity, answered “Contemporary humanity has lost the ability to engage in productive solitude.”  The quote is all the

Ricardo Donoso ~ Content

The quote that accompanies Ricardo Donoso‘s latest album comes from former hostage Terry Waite, who when asked what he had learned from his captivity, answered “Contemporary humanity has lost the ability to engage in productive solitude.”  The quote is all the

Michael Vallera ~ Window In

To look in is to look out: the world is a vision rooted upon our imagination and our experience, or so believed a few early Romantics. The “window” of painting and then photography was not really a look into how

Michael Vallera ~ Window In

To look in is to look out: the world is a vision rooted upon our imagination and our experience, or so believed a few early Romantics. The “window” of painting and then photography was not really a look into how

Philipp Rumsch Ensemble ~ µ: of Anxiety x Discernment

This is a time of collective anxiety. This is a time of rejecting collective discernment. Death tallies ever rising beget social media scaremongering begets store shelves emptying. This is a time that needs discernment now more than ever, from those

Philipp Rumsch Ensemble ~ µ: of Anxiety x Discernment

This is a time of collective anxiety. This is a time of rejecting collective discernment. Death tallies ever rising beget social media scaremongering begets store shelves emptying. This is a time that needs discernment now more than ever, from those

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