Posts Tagged: Kranky

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 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

A Closer Listen’s Best Drone Albums of the Decade

Drone can be as soft and comforting as a refrigerator hum, or as loud and abrasive as a jackhammer.  The full range is represented here, from hum to noise, sine wave to distortion.  Some call drone the sibling of ambience,

A Closer Listen’s Best Drone Albums of the Decade

Drone can be as soft and comforting as a refrigerator hum, or as loud and abrasive as a jackhammer.  The full range is represented here, from hum to noise, sine wave to distortion.  Some call drone the sibling of ambience,

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

Loscil ~ Equivalents

Many people say that listening to ambient music reminds them of cloudgazing, but few artists are as intentional about making the connection as Loscil.  Scott Morgan’s 12th album under this moniker takes inspiration from a series of photographs by Alfred Stieglitz

Loscil ~ Equivalents

Many people say that listening to ambient music reminds them of cloudgazing, but few artists are as intentional about making the connection as Loscil.  Scott Morgan’s 12th album under this moniker takes inspiration from a series of photographs by Alfred Stieglitz

Tim Hecker ~ Anoyo

Anoyo, which means “the world over there,” is the counterpart to last year’s glorious Konoyo, or “the world over here.” While the two are certainly closely related, both built around the prominent contributions of members of Tokyo Gakuso, it would

Tim Hecker ~ Anoyo

Anoyo, which means “the world over there,” is the counterpart to last year’s glorious Konoyo, or “the world over here.” While the two are certainly closely related, both built around the prominent contributions of members of Tokyo Gakuso, it would

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.