Posts Tagged: FatCat

Ian William Craig ~ Red Sun Through Smoke

Red Sun Through Smoke is a revelation.  We’ve been fans of Ian William Craig for years, and over the course of time he’s invited listeners to draw closer and closer.  In the beginning, his voice was obscured by layers of static, loop and

Ian William Craig ~ Red Sun Through Smoke

Red Sun Through Smoke is a revelation.  We’ve been fans of Ian William Craig for years, and over the course of time he’s invited listeners to draw closer and closer.  In the beginning, his voice was obscured by layers of static, loop and

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

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Ambient

And now, the first of the Big Seven Lists!  We receive more ambient music than anything else, at times equal to all the other genres combined.  This makes the field our most competitive, which is ironic considering the fact that

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Ambient

And now, the first of the Big Seven Lists!  We receive more ambient music than anything else, at times equal to all the other genres combined.  This makes the field our most competitive, which is ironic considering the fact that

Minor Pieces ~ The Heavy Steps of Dreaming

Ian William Craig is a perennial presence in our year-end charts.  His gorgeous, operatic voice, fed through layers of tape decay, is instantly recognizable.  But until this point, he’s always sounded a bit lonely.  All of this changes on The Heavy Steps

Minor Pieces ~ The Heavy Steps of Dreaming

Ian William Craig is a perennial presence in our year-end charts.  His gorgeous, operatic voice, fed through layers of tape decay, is instantly recognizable.  But until this point, he’s always sounded a bit lonely.  All of this changes on The Heavy Steps

Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch ~ Organes Electriques Mixtape Premiere

  On the eve of her digital EP release Only You, Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch shares a vibrant mix that showcases some of her influences, from the classic (Olivier Messiaen) to the modern (Hilde Marie Holsen).  The mix flows smoothly while taking listeners to

Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch ~ Organes Electriques Mixtape Premiere

  On the eve of her digital EP release Only You, Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch shares a vibrant mix that showcases some of her influences, from the classic (Olivier Messiaen) to the modern (Hilde Marie Holsen).  The mix flows smoothly while taking listeners to

Resina ~ Traces – Remixes

In the old days, a remix EP usually meant that a single track would be remixed into the most club-friendly form possible.  The artist’s original vision was often buried beneath the almighty beat.  This hit-or-miss proposition was often prompted by

Resina ~ Traces – Remixes

In the old days, a remix EP usually meant that a single track would be remixed into the most club-friendly form possible.  The artist’s original vision was often buried beneath the almighty beat.  This hit-or-miss proposition was often prompted by

ACL 2018 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

After 2500 submissions and 350 reviews, we finally have a winner!  Our top album of 2018 comes from a prolific female artist who has unveiled a dozen releases in the last five years.  This one is her best to date.

ACL 2018 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

After 2500 submissions and 350 reviews, we finally have a winner!  Our top album of 2018 comes from a prolific female artist who has unveiled a dozen releases in the last five years.  This one is her best to date.

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Ambient

2018 was a particularly strong year for ambient music. We received over a thousand albums for consideration, in some weeks more than all other genres combined ~ and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  While composing this introduction, we

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Ambient

2018 was a particularly strong year for ambient music. We received over a thousand albums for consideration, in some weeks more than all other genres combined ~ and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  While composing this introduction, we