Posts Tagged: Lawrence English

ACL 2014: Top Ten Drone

The extended tones of drone can undulate and loop or attack like disturbed bees; they can lull one to sleep or startle one awake.  Both types of drone are represented in this year’s picks.  Some familiar names are present, joined

ACL 2014: Top Ten Drone

The extended tones of drone can undulate and loop or attack like disturbed bees; they can lull one to sleep or startle one awake.  Both types of drone are represented in this year’s picks.  Some familiar names are present, joined

ACL 2014: Top Ten Ambient

This year, A Closer Listen continued to receive more ambient music than any other type, over 500 releases in all.  The ambient field is so competitive that only the most distinctive releases manage to break through and to form a lasting impression.

ACL 2014: Top Ten Ambient

This year, A Closer Listen continued to receive more ambient music than any other type, over 500 releases in all.  The ambient field is so competitive that only the most distinctive releases manage to break through and to form a lasting impression.

Lawrence English + Werner Dafeldecker ~ Shadow of the Monolith

I recently heard an Australian speaker commenting on tourists.  “I love when people come to Australia and say that they’re just passing through.  Passing through to where?  The South Pole?”  In this case, the answer is yes, as this collaborative

Lawrence English + Werner Dafeldecker ~ Shadow of the Monolith

I recently heard an Australian speaker commenting on tourists.  “I love when people come to Australia and say that they’re just passing through.  Passing through to where?  The South Pole?”  In this case, the answer is yes, as this collaborative

Lawrence English + Stephen Vitiello ~ Fable

We last encountered Lawrence English on the immersive Wilderness of Mirrors, released earlier this year; we last encountered Stephen Vitiello at the New York exhibition “In the Garden of Sonic Delights”.  On Fable, the artists join forces for the second time, following  2011’s Acute Inbetweens (Crónica).  Each album shares a

Lawrence English + Stephen Vitiello ~ Fable

We last encountered Lawrence English on the immersive Wilderness of Mirrors, released earlier this year; we last encountered Stephen Vitiello at the New York exhibition “In the Garden of Sonic Delights”.  On Fable, the artists join forces for the second time, following  2011’s Acute Inbetweens (Crónica).  Each album shares a

Lawrence English ~ Wilderness of Mirrors

It’s been three years since Lawrence English‘s last album (longer than our site has been around!), but the artist has remained in the public eye through his Room40 label and his live appearances.  During this time, he’s grown interested in “the

Lawrence English ~ Wilderness of Mirrors

It’s been three years since Lawrence English‘s last album (longer than our site has been around!), but the artist has remained in the public eye through his Room40 label and his live appearances.  During this time, he’s grown interested in “the

Alberto Boccardi / Lawrence English ~ Split

When does modern composition become drone?  When the original elements are sunk into a sea of strings, brass and electronics, as they are on this evocative split release.  Each of the artists composes, but in a modern fashion, either by manipulating

Alberto Boccardi / Lawrence English ~ Split

When does modern composition become drone?  When the original elements are sunk into a sea of strings, brass and electronics, as they are on this evocative split release.  Each of the artists composes, but in a modern fashion, either by manipulating

Machinefabriek ~ Veldwerk

Perhaps more than anyone, Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) exemplifies the nature of our site.  A few years ago, he curated and produced a short gift book titled Take a Closer Listen, in which he invited friends to submit descriptions of their

Machinefabriek ~ Veldwerk

Perhaps more than anyone, Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) exemplifies the nature of our site.  A few years ago, he curated and produced a short gift book titled Take a Closer Listen, in which he invited friends to submit descriptions of their