Posts Tagged: Facture

Norihito Suda ~ Light Snowfall

Is it time for snowfall yet?  The season’s first frost is predicted for this evening, and this album is playing in preparation.  The skies are already grey.  A hint of chill is in the air.  The radiators are beginning to

Norihito Suda ~ Light Snowfall

Is it time for snowfall yet?  The season’s first frost is predicted for this evening, and this album is playing in preparation.  The skies are already grey.  A hint of chill is in the air.  The radiators are beginning to

Tape Loop Orchestra ~ Go Straight Towards The Light Of All That You Love

Lighter than its predecessor, In A Lonely Place (2012), and more in tune with its true self, Go Straight Towards The Light Of All That You Love is another essential release from Tape Loop Orchestra. The underlying sadness isn’t an issue

Tape Loop Orchestra ~ Go Straight Towards The Light Of All That You Love

Lighter than its predecessor, In A Lonely Place (2012), and more in tune with its true self, Go Straight Towards The Light Of All That You Love is another essential release from Tape Loop Orchestra. The underlying sadness isn’t an issue

Talvihorros ~ Eaten Alive

An upright skeleton with outstretched wings:  both foreboding and hopeful at once.  Such is the nature of Talvihorros‘ Eaten Alive, a chronicle of addiction and recovery that sheds layers of skin and sinew as it crawls toward the light. For Ben Chatwin

Talvihorros ~ Eaten Alive

An upright skeleton with outstretched wings:  both foreboding and hopeful at once.  Such is the nature of Talvihorros‘ Eaten Alive, a chronicle of addiction and recovery that sheds layers of skin and sinew as it crawls toward the light. For Ben Chatwin

The Seaman & the Tattered Sail ~ Light Folds

Seven hours on a sea of sound.  That’s what The Seaman & the Tattered Sail has to offer: an amazing seven hours of music on 2 CDs, 2 DVDs and 2 slabs of vinyl.  The question is never one of quality when it comes

The Seaman & the Tattered Sail ~ Light Folds

Seven hours on a sea of sound.  That’s what The Seaman & the Tattered Sail has to offer: an amazing seven hours of music on 2 CDs, 2 DVDs and 2 slabs of vinyl.  The question is never one of quality when it comes

ACL 2012: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Thousands of releases, hundreds of reviews, and it all comes down to this: the Top Twenty instrumental and experimental releases of 2012.  This isn’t just the one percent; it’s a small percent of a percent, the cream of the crop.

ACL 2012: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Thousands of releases, hundreds of reviews, and it all comes down to this: the Top Twenty instrumental and experimental releases of 2012.  This isn’t just the one percent; it’s a small percent of a percent, the cream of the crop.

ACL 2012: Top Ten Ambient

A Closer Listen receives more submissions in the Ambient field than in any other, which means that our ambient artists must try even harder to stand out.  This seems ironic, since the nature of ambient music has been not to stand out.

ACL 2012: Top Ten Ambient

A Closer Listen receives more submissions in the Ambient field than in any other, which means that our ambient artists must try even harder to stand out.  This seems ironic, since the nature of ambient music has been not to stand out.

Olan Mill ~ Paths

Poignancy with brevity. That about sums up the ambient chamber duo Olan Mill, a pair from England who compose strictly in the winter time. “Bleu Polar” picks up right where their debut Pine left off with gorgeous etchings of violins

Olan Mill ~ Paths

Poignancy with brevity. That about sums up the ambient chamber duo Olan Mill, a pair from England who compose strictly in the winter time. “Bleu Polar” picks up right where their debut Pine left off with gorgeous etchings of violins