Posts Tagged: ghostly international

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 Modern Composition

Modern composition is arguably the most upscale of our categories, and often includes music composed for film, dance and theatre.  The genre lends itself well to conceptual projects and is strong enough to incorporate a great deal of experimentalism without

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern composition is arguably the most upscale of our categories, and often includes music composed for film, dance and theatre.  The genre lends itself well to conceptual projects and is strong enough to incorporate a great deal of experimentalism without

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

Mary Lattimore ~ Silver Ladders

Mary Lattimore’s evocative soundscapes are too often framed by the absence of other contemporary harpists. Her previous work has been compared to both the prog folk odysseys of Joanna Newsom and neo-renaissance fanfare, two milquetoast associations that only highlight the

Mary Lattimore ~ Silver Ladders

Mary Lattimore’s evocative soundscapes are too often framed by the absence of other contemporary harpists. Her previous work has been compared to both the prog folk odysseys of Joanna Newsom and neo-renaissance fanfare, two milquetoast associations that only highlight the

Jacaszek ~ Music for Film

The work of Polish composer Jacaszek has always seemed cinematic, so it’s no surprise he’s turned his talents to film.  As these films have not yet found their global audience, the appearance of this collection is a gift.  This being said,

Jacaszek ~ Music for Film

The work of Polish composer Jacaszek has always seemed cinematic, so it’s no surprise he’s turned his talents to film.  As these films have not yet found their global audience, the appearance of this collection is a gift.  This being said,

Mary Lattimore ~ Collected Pieces

The harp is one of the more evocative instruments out there, its sound echoing down the millennia and tapping into our deep sub-consciousness. There’s a reason that the clichéd ‘flash-back’ effect in movies and TV shows is a harp, as

Mary Lattimore ~ Collected Pieces

The harp is one of the more evocative instruments out there, its sound echoing down the millennia and tapping into our deep sub-consciousness. There’s a reason that the clichéd ‘flash-back’ effect in movies and TV shows is a harp, as