Posts Tagged: Erased Tapes

ACL 2021 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

If 2020 was the most surreal year in recent memory, 2021 was the runner-up.  A rollercoaster of emotion was supplanted by a mountain of malaise.  And yet, many artists broke through with the finest albums of their careers.  Some of

ACL 2021 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

If 2020 was the most surreal year in recent memory, 2021 was the runner-up.  A rollercoaster of emotion was supplanted by a mountain of malaise.  And yet, many artists broke through with the finest albums of their careers.  Some of

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Rock and Post-Rock

Sorry, friends, no folk or jazz made our top ten this year ~ 2021 was the year of rock and post-rock!  With almost every major post-rock band releasing an EP or album in 2021, even some of the top performers

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Rock and Post-Rock

Sorry, friends, no folk or jazz made our top ten this year ~ 2021 was the year of rock and post-rock!  With almost every major post-rock band releasing an EP or album in 2021, even some of the top performers

Rival Consoles ~ Overflow

Overflow is a dance album, composed for Alexander Whitley’s production of the same name; but some of the tracks have enormous club potential as well.  The album also manages the rare feat of being a dynamic home listen; as the music

Rival Consoles ~ Overflow

Overflow is a dance album, composed for Alexander Whitley’s production of the same name; but some of the tracks have enormous club potential as well.  The album also manages the rare feat of being a dynamic home listen; as the music

Bell Orchestre ~ House Music

Over a decade has passed since we last heard new music from Bell Orchestre.  Fans agonized over the thought they might never hear the band again.  Then came last fall’s announcement that the band had been signed to Erased Tapes, and

Bell Orchestre ~ House Music

Over a decade has passed since we last heard new music from Bell Orchestre.  Fans agonized over the thought they might never hear the band again.  Then came last fall’s announcement that the band had been signed to Erased Tapes, and

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Electronic

One of 2020’s greatest ironies was a surge in dance music ~ while clubs were being shuttered across the globe.  The surge reflected the desire to dance, and people didn’t stop dancing, happily demonstrated by Berlin’s drive-in raves.  Others danced

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Electronic

One of 2020’s greatest ironies was a surge in dance music ~ while clubs were being shuttered across the globe.  The surge reflected the desire to dance, and people didn’t stop dancing, happily demonstrated by Berlin’s drive-in raves.  Others danced

Rival Consoles ~ Articulation

2020’s cavalcade of top summer releases continues with Rival Consoles‘ Articulation, the follow-up to 2018’s remarkable Persona.  This summer is unlike any we can remember, as many artists prefer to wait until fall; but we need it now, and we’re grateful. As befits

Rival Consoles ~ Articulation

2020’s cavalcade of top summer releases continues with Rival Consoles‘ Articulation, the follow-up to 2018’s remarkable Persona.  This summer is unlike any we can remember, as many artists prefer to wait until fall; but we need it now, and we’re grateful. As befits

Ben Lukas Boysen ~ Mirage

“On Mirage, I’m trying to hide the human,” writes Ben Lukas Boysen, making his new album a challenging form of hide and seek.  We’re aware of the collaborators, which include Anne Müller and Daniel Thorne, but must strain to find them.  And while

Ben Lukas Boysen ~ Mirage

“On Mirage, I’m trying to hide the human,” writes Ben Lukas Boysen, making his new album a challenging form of hide and seek.  We’re aware of the collaborators, which include Anne Müller and Daniel Thorne, but must strain to find them.  And while

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