Posts Tagged: FatCat

Rutger Hoedemaekers ~ The Age of Oddities

While we haven’t finished saying goodbye to Jóhann Jóhannsson, we may have found his successor. Not that Rutger Hoedemaekers wanted to carry such a torch; he’d rather have his friend alive.  The Age of Oddities pays tribute to the beloved composer, now three years

Rutger Hoedemaekers ~ The Age of Oddities

While we haven’t finished saying goodbye to Jóhann Jóhannsson, we may have found his successor. Not that Rutger Hoedemaekers wanted to carry such a torch; he’d rather have his friend alive.  The Age of Oddities pays tribute to the beloved composer, now three years

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 Ambient

A Closer Listen received over 10,000 submissions this year, 7000 of them valid, and we listened to at least a segment of every one.  Now we’ve chosen 70 of them ~ one percent ~ to include in our year-end lists.  The competition has never

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Ambient

A Closer Listen received over 10,000 submissions this year, 7000 of them valid, and we listened to at least a segment of every one.  Now we’ve chosen 70 of them ~ one percent ~ to include in our year-end lists.  The competition has never

Dmitry Evgrafov ~ Surrender

We’ve been fans of Moscow’s Dmitry Evgrafov from the very start, when he released Lying on Your Shoulder in a cardboard sleeve with tuck-in flap.  From there he’s gone from strength to strength; Comprehension of Light is one of ACL’s top modern composition albums of the

Dmitry Evgrafov ~ Surrender

We’ve been fans of Moscow’s Dmitry Evgrafov from the very start, when he released Lying on Your Shoulder in a cardboard sleeve with tuck-in flap.  From there he’s gone from strength to strength; Comprehension of Light is one of ACL’s top modern composition albums of the

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