Posts Tagged: Soft Recordings

ACL 2016: Top Ten Drone

While ambient music can be surprisingly loud, drone can be surprisingly soft; the genres dance around each other like yin and yang, never separating yet never quite reconciling.  In each genre, the sharpest contrast makes the biggest impact. Drone can

ACL 2016: Top Ten Drone

While ambient music can be surprisingly loud, drone can be surprisingly soft; the genres dance around each other like yin and yang, never separating yet never quite reconciling.  In each genre, the sharpest contrast makes the biggest impact. Drone can

Julia White ~ In the Cities of Dust

Paris-based musician Julia White‘s In the Cities of Dust almost never appeared. David Teboul, the label owner at Soft Records, played an important part in finally realizing the record, eventually persuading Julia to continue with her project. ‘The weeks and months

Julia White ~ In the Cities of Dust

Paris-based musician Julia White‘s In the Cities of Dust almost never appeared. David Teboul, the label owner at Soft Records, played an important part in finally realizing the record, eventually persuading Julia to continue with her project. ‘The weeks and months

EUS ~ Luminar

Luminar is a wide, yawning gulf shrouded by mists of uncertainty and self-doubt. It spirals the listener into a kind of free fall, because its intense music challenges the mind on its associated, long-held beliefs. Luminar is rooted in the problems that

EUS ~ Luminar

Luminar is a wide, yawning gulf shrouded by mists of uncertainty and self-doubt. It spirals the listener into a kind of free fall, because its intense music challenges the mind on its associated, long-held beliefs. Luminar is rooted in the problems that

Soft Recordings ~ Discovery 1

  At A Closer Listen, we wholeheartedly endorse, approve of and recommend the compilation approach. Unfortunately, it’s hard enough for artists as it is. It’s been that way for years, so a compilation album isn’t just a great (and sometimes necessary)

Soft Recordings ~ Discovery 1

  At A Closer Listen, we wholeheartedly endorse, approve of and recommend the compilation approach. Unfortunately, it’s hard enough for artists as it is. It’s been that way for years, so a compilation album isn’t just a great (and sometimes necessary)

ACL 2015: The Year’s Best Album Covers

Album art can draw listeners to music, or push them away.  The best album art enhances the overall presentation, while the worst detracts from it.  In some cases, we’ve reviewed albums because of the art, while in others we’ve declined.

ACL 2015: The Year’s Best Album Covers

Album art can draw listeners to music, or push them away.  The best album art enhances the overall presentation, while the worst detracts from it.  In some cases, we’ve reviewed albums because of the art, while in others we’ve declined.

Sound Propositions 09: Kate Carr

Sound Propositions is an ongoing, semi-regular series of conversations with artists exploring their creative practices and individual aesthetics, conceived of as a counter-narrative to a dominant trend in music journalism which fetishizes equipment and new technologies. Rather than writing copy

Sound Propositions 09: Kate Carr

Sound Propositions is an ongoing, semi-regular series of conversations with artists exploring their creative practices and individual aesthetics, conceived of as a counter-narrative to a dominant trend in music journalism which fetishizes equipment and new technologies. Rather than writing copy

EUS, Postdrome & Saåad ~ Different Streams

The opening, shredded melody that lets us into Different Streams is at once transcendent and slightly disturbing, like a trippy hallucination that lasts a little longer than it should’ve done. It is a threat that never really goes away. A drone

EUS, Postdrome & Saåad ~ Different Streams

The opening, shredded melody that lets us into Different Streams is at once transcendent and slightly disturbing, like a trippy hallucination that lasts a little longer than it should’ve done. It is a threat that never really goes away. A drone