Posts Tagged: Deutsche Grammophon

Dustin O’Halloran ~ Silfur

A pandemic affords the opportunity for reflection, even in those who prefer to look forward.  Dustin O’Halloran is one of these people, although given his expansive, award-studded history, one would imagine he’d be happy to dwell on his triumphs.  Silfur was recorded

Dustin O’Halloran ~ Silfur

A pandemic affords the opportunity for reflection, even in those who prefer to look forward.  Dustin O’Halloran is one of these people, although given his expansive, award-studded history, one would imagine he’d be happy to dwell on his triumphs.  Silfur was recorded

Clark ~ Playground in a Lake

Playground in a Lake is about climate change, the loss of innocence and the death of humanity: a concept album about the last person on earth.  In tone, the album recalls Last Days’ The Safety of the North, although the finale is

Clark ~ Playground in a Lake

Playground in a Lake is about climate change, the loss of innocence and the death of humanity: a concept album about the last person on earth.  In tone, the album recalls Last Days’ The Safety of the North, although the finale is

Music to Play on Christmas Day

Merry Christmas to all our readers who celebrate it! We realize that this is going to be a difficult Christmas for a lot of people who won’t be able to gather as they would like; and that many will spend

Music to Play on Christmas Day

Merry Christmas to all our readers who celebrate it! We realize that this is going to be a difficult Christmas for a lot of people who won’t be able to gather as they would like; and that many will spend

ACL 2020 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

After all the chaos of 2020, there’s some solace found in the fact that the artist who scored our Album of the Decade at the beginning of the year now receives our Album of the Year award at year’s end.

ACL 2020 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

After all the chaos of 2020, there’s some solace found in the fact that the artist who scored our Album of the Decade at the beginning of the year now receives our Album of the Year award at year’s end.

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern composition is arguably the most upscale of our categories, and often includes music composed for film, dance and theatre.  The genre lends itself well to conceptual projects and is strong enough to incorporate a great deal of experimentalism without

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern composition is arguably the most upscale of our categories, and often includes music composed for film, dance and theatre.  The genre lends itself well to conceptual projects and is strong enough to incorporate a great deal of experimentalism without

Max Richter ~ Voices

Max Richter‘s Voices is the perfect album for this weekend, indeed for this time in human history: a heartfelt reflection on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Today is the 4th of July in the United States, a day when Americans celebrate

Max Richter ~ Voices

Max Richter‘s Voices is the perfect album for this weekend, indeed for this time in human history: a heartfelt reflection on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Today is the 4th of July in the United States, a day when Americans celebrate

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

Jóhann Jóhannsson ~ Englabörn & Variations

The music world continues to mourn the loss of Jóhann Jóhannsson, who just before his death was working on a remastered edition of his debut album, Englabörn.  The album, accompanied by a second disc of new takes and remixes, was meant to

Jóhann Jóhannsson ~ Englabörn & Variations

The music world continues to mourn the loss of Jóhann Jóhannsson, who just before his death was working on a remastered edition of his debut album, Englabörn.  The album, accompanied by a second disc of new takes and remixes, was meant to