Posts Tagged: PAN

ACL 2017 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

2017 was the most tumultuous year in recent memory, and we’re still trying to make sense of it all.  One thing we do know: the year produced a lot of great music, much of it related to the hopes and

ACL 2017 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

2017 was the most tumultuous year in recent memory, and we’re still trying to make sense of it all.  One thing we do know: the year produced a lot of great music, much of it related to the hopes and

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Experimental

This may be where music is headed ~ but then again, maybe not.  These artists are iconoclastic in their approach to sound.  From radio waves to distortion, puppetry to improvisation, they blaze their own trails, and those who can’t keep

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Experimental

This may be where music is headed ~ but then again, maybe not.  These artists are iconoclastic in their approach to sound.  From radio waves to distortion, puppetry to improvisation, they blaze their own trails, and those who can’t keep

ACL 2017 ~ The Year’s Best Album Covers

Hundreds of albums are released every single day.  So how does one stand out?  By making a great first impression.  Great art calls attention to great music.  On this list, appearance is everything.  We enjoyed each of the albums listed below,

ACL 2017 ~ The Year’s Best Album Covers

Hundreds of albums are released every single day.  So how does one stand out?  By making a great first impression.  Great art calls attention to great music.  On this list, appearance is everything.  We enjoyed each of the albums listed below,

Pan Daijing ~ Lack 惊蛰

Pan Daijing does not sound like anyone else.  This is a rare accomplishment, nearly unheard of for a debut LP.  Even her label (in an unusual confluence, PAN) avoids namedropping, despite the fact that such comparisons have become de rigueur. The sonic

Pan Daijing ~ Lack 惊蛰

Pan Daijing does not sound like anyone else.  This is a rare accomplishment, nearly unheard of for a debut LP.  Even her label (in an unusual confluence, PAN) avoids namedropping, despite the fact that such comparisons have become de rigueur. The sonic

ACL 2016: Top Ten Experimental

Here’s our fun section; few will be able to predict the contents. Haunted ballrooms, washing machines, stuttered poetry and mythological black dogs all find their place under the experimental umbrella.  Some people may call this “different” or “difficult” music; we

ACL 2016: Top Ten Experimental

Here’s our fun section; few will be able to predict the contents. Haunted ballrooms, washing machines, stuttered poetry and mythological black dogs all find their place under the experimental umbrella.  Some people may call this “different” or “difficult” music; we

ACL 2016: Music for Haunted Houses

Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s time for A Closer Listen‘s first wrap-up chart of 2016! 2016 was a particularly good year for dark music, as these selections are culled from a list many times their size.  The

ACL 2016: Music for Haunted Houses

Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s time for A Closer Listen‘s first wrap-up chart of 2016! 2016 was a particularly good year for dark music, as these selections are culled from a list many times their size.  The

Valerio Tricoli ~ Clonic Earth

When the sun goes down, Valerio Tricoli comes out.  Or at least that’s what we’re imagining, because this is not daytime music.  It’s far too dark and intricate for that.  Nighttime brings out the nuances of Tricoli’s electro-acoustic works, exposing their tiny

Valerio Tricoli ~ Clonic Earth

When the sun goes down, Valerio Tricoli comes out.  Or at least that’s what we’re imagining, because this is not daytime music.  It’s far too dark and intricate for that.  Nighttime brings out the nuances of Tricoli’s electro-acoustic works, exposing their tiny