Posts Tagged: Erased Tapes

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

A Closer Listen’s Best Modern Composition Albums of the Decade

How does one decide between piano and orchestra, between the lugubrious and buoyant?  The modern composition genre offers a wide range of timbres and emotions, and is the only genre we cover that is also recognized by the major music

A Closer Listen’s Best Modern Composition Albums of the Decade

How does one decide between piano and orchestra, between the lugubrious and buoyant?  The modern composition genre offers a wide range of timbres and emotions, and is the only genre we cover that is also recognized by the major music

A Closer Listen’s Best Ambient Albums of the Decade

Our Best of the Decade lists begin today!  These lists celebrate the power ~ and the idiosyncrasies ~ of the individual.  Each of our staffers was invited to list their favorite album of the decade in each of seven categories,

A Closer Listen’s Best Ambient Albums of the Decade

Our Best of the Decade lists begin today!  These lists celebrate the power ~ and the idiosyncrasies ~ of the individual.  Each of our staffers was invited to list their favorite album of the decade in each of seven categories,

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 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

ACL 2019 ~ The Year’s Best Winter Music

We have a soft spot for winter music, as do our readers.  The 25 Best Winter Albums of All Time remains our all-time most-viewed post; every year, as the cold descends, we post an update as The Year’s Best Winter Music.

ACL 2019 ~ The Year’s Best Winter Music

We have a soft spot for winter music, as do our readers.  The 25 Best Winter Albums of All Time remains our all-time most-viewed post; every year, as the cold descends, we post an update as The Year’s Best Winter Music.