Posts Tagged: Richard Allen

Solo Collective ~ Part One

Solo Collective isn’t quite large enough to be called a supergroup, but it’s definitely a super trio.  Combining the talents of Dictaphone’s Alex Stolze (violin), Nils Frahm collaborator Anne Müller (cello) and The War On Drugs’ Sebastian Reynolds (piano), these versatile musicians demonstrate a great

Solo Collective ~ Part One

Solo Collective isn’t quite large enough to be called a supergroup, but it’s definitely a super trio.  Combining the talents of Dictaphone’s Alex Stolze (violin), Nils Frahm collaborator Anne Müller (cello) and The War On Drugs’ Sebastian Reynolds (piano), these versatile musicians demonstrate a great

Ranges ~ The Ascensionist

Nothing says “post-rock” like a big ‘ol mountain on the cover.  Add the name Ranges and the album title The Ascensionist, and the association is cemented.  But just as we’re starting to make a list of all the other post-rock bands with mountains on

Ranges ~ The Ascensionist

Nothing says “post-rock” like a big ‘ol mountain on the cover.  Add the name Ranges and the album title The Ascensionist, and the association is cemented.  But just as we’re starting to make a list of all the other post-rock bands with mountains on

Aquarelle ~ Leave Corners

Autumn is a time for reflection and evaluation, a pause before giving thanks, an opportunity to put all things into perspective.  Four years after August Undone, Ryan Potts again releases an album that is perfect for fall, its measured pace

Aquarelle ~ Leave Corners

Autumn is a time for reflection and evaluation, a pause before giving thanks, an opportunity to put all things into perspective.  Four years after August Undone, Ryan Potts again releases an album that is perfect for fall, its measured pace

Obsequies ~ Organn

Isidore-Lucien Ducasse’s surrealist prose poem Les Chants de Maldoror is centered around “a figure of absolute evil who is opposed to God and humanity, and has renounced conventional morality and decency” (Wikipedia).  The work is accompanied by a public warning, and

Obsequies ~ Organn

Isidore-Lucien Ducasse’s surrealist prose poem Les Chants de Maldoror is centered around “a figure of absolute evil who is opposed to God and humanity, and has renounced conventional morality and decency” (Wikipedia).  The work is accompanied by a public warning, and

Snow Palms ~ Origin and Echo

One cannot listen to the music of Snow Palms without making associations.  The use of mallet instruments, in particular glockenspiel, marimba and metallophone, conjures images of snow, winter, Christmas and magic lands.  The reason is likely subliminal, as church bells and sleigh

Snow Palms ~ Origin and Echo

One cannot listen to the music of Snow Palms without making associations.  The use of mallet instruments, in particular glockenspiel, marimba and metallophone, conjures images of snow, winter, Christmas and magic lands.  The reason is likely subliminal, as church bells and sleigh

Aner Andros ~ Artefacts and Sonic Brushstrokes

The name of the EP is perfect, as it describes the sound with the best possible metaphor.  The tag softronica is not, as it implies something sedate and unobtrusive.  Artefacts and Sonic Brushstrokes may be quiet, but it’s not plain. By

Aner Andros ~ Artefacts and Sonic Brushstrokes

The name of the EP is perfect, as it describes the sound with the best possible metaphor.  The tag softronica is not, as it implies something sedate and unobtrusive.  Artefacts and Sonic Brushstrokes may be quiet, but it’s not plain. By

Izabela Dłużyk ~ Soundscapes of spring

Izabela Dłużyk’s Soundscapes of summer was A Closer Listen‘s favorite soundscape of 2016, and her latest album is just as remarkable.  For this release, the artist has turned the dial back to spring, and we’re hoping (reasonably so) that the project will

Izabela Dłużyk ~ Soundscapes of spring

Izabela Dłużyk’s Soundscapes of summer was A Closer Listen‘s favorite soundscape of 2016, and her latest album is just as remarkable.  For this release, the artist has turned the dial back to spring, and we’re hoping (reasonably so) that the project will