Posts Tagged: Ian William Craig

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

Ian William Craig & Daniel Lentz ~ In a Word

FRKWYS Vol. 16: In a Word is the latest volume of an intergenerational project.  We last visited the project with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani’s Volume 13, which ended up on our list of the Best Ambient Albums of the

Ian William Craig & Daniel Lentz ~ In a Word

FRKWYS Vol. 16: In a Word is the latest volume of an intergenerational project.  We last visited the project with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani’s Volume 13, which ended up on our list of the Best Ambient 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 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 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,

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.