Posts Tagged: One Little Independent

AVAWAVES ~ Chrysalis

AVAWAVES (Anna Phoebe and Aisling Brouwer) is poised for crossover success with the release of their second album.  This is the sort of music that brings new people to the instrumental fold, combining beats and orchestral elements in an engaging, danceable

AVAWAVES ~ Chrysalis

AVAWAVES (Anna Phoebe and Aisling Brouwer) is poised for crossover success with the release of their second album.  This is the sort of music that brings new people to the instrumental fold, combining beats and orchestral elements in an engaging, danceable

Manu Delago ~ Environ Me

Handpan player Manu Delago is having a lot of fun on his latest album, AND his work been good for the environment ~ as the title offers a revealing play on words.  Even the vinyl is made of recycled materials.  This

Manu Delago ~ Environ Me

Handpan player Manu Delago is having a lot of fun on his latest album, AND his work been good for the environment ~ as the title offers a revealing play on words.  Even the vinyl is made of recycled materials.  This

Sarah Neufeld ~ Detritus

If there’s a problem with solely reviewing music we like, it’s that sometimes we struggle with the levels of enthusiasm we bring to writing about a particular project. At A Closer Listen, we don’t spend time writing about records that

Sarah Neufeld ~ Detritus

If there’s a problem with solely reviewing music we like, it’s that sometimes we struggle with the levels of enthusiasm we bring to writing about a particular project. At A Closer Listen, we don’t spend time writing about records that

Music to Play on Christmas Day

Merry Christmas to all our readers who celebrate it! We realize that this is going to be a difficult Christmas for a lot of people who won’t be able to gather as they would like; and that many will spend

Music to Play on Christmas Day

Merry Christmas to all our readers who celebrate it! We realize that this is going to be a difficult Christmas for a lot of people who won’t be able to gather as they would like; and that many will spend

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 Drone

Fewer drone releases came in this year than ever before.  The world was so dark, it seemed that even recording artists weren’t in the mood to record dark music.  But by the end of the year, we began to notice

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Drone

Fewer drone releases came in this year than ever before.  The world was so dark, it seemed that even recording artists weren’t in the mood to record dark music.  But by the end of the year, we began to notice

Galya Bisengalieva ~ Aralkum

Last year we were blown away by Galya Bisengalieva‘s second EP, which was so diverse it left us with no idea where she would head next.  Her debut full-length album is another revelation.  The Kazakh / British artist has funneled her

Galya Bisengalieva ~ Aralkum

Last year we were blown away by Galya Bisengalieva‘s second EP, which was so diverse it left us with no idea where she would head next.  Her debut full-length album is another revelation.  The Kazakh / British artist has funneled her