Posts Tagged: Sonic Pieces

Hauschka with Rob Petit and Robert Macfarlane ~ Upstream

Late last year, a gorgeous half-hour film appeared online, streamed by Emergence.  Upstream is now back on the film festival circuit, and comes highly recommended, especially for those who enjoyed Esther Kokmeijer’s Stillness.  The films share a slow-moving depth, an environmental tug and

Hauschka with Rob Petit and Robert Macfarlane ~ Upstream

Late last year, a gorgeous half-hour film appeared online, streamed by Emergence.  Upstream is now back on the film festival circuit, and comes highly recommended, especially for those who enjoyed Esther Kokmeijer’s Stillness.  The films share a slow-moving depth, an environmental tug and

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Ambient

A Closer Listen received over 10,000 submissions this year, 7000 of them valid, and we listened to at least a segment of every one.  Now we’ve chosen 70 of them ~ one percent ~ to include in our year-end lists.  The competition has never

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Ambient

A Closer Listen received over 10,000 submissions this year, 7000 of them valid, and we listened to at least a segment of every one.  Now we’ve chosen 70 of them ~ one percent ~ to include in our year-end lists.  The competition has never

Midori Hirano ~ Invisible Island

Invisible Island is a place of comfort without trivialization: a collection of simple songs that invite blissful quietude without any of the hollowness us cynics often see in anything optimistic. Berlin-based, Tokyo-born Midori Hirano instead tells us— through the transcendental language

Midori Hirano ~ Invisible Island

Invisible Island is a place of comfort without trivialization: a collection of simple songs that invite blissful quietude without any of the hollowness us cynics often see in anything optimistic. Berlin-based, Tokyo-born Midori Hirano instead tells us— through the transcendental language

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Electronic

Half of this year’s picks are from female artists, who represent a growing strength in the industry.  In 2018, we also saw a huge increase in the amount of ethnic-based, personal releases, with deep drums and deeper stories.  This year’s

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Electronic

Half of this year’s picks are from female artists, who represent a growing strength in the industry.  In 2018, we also saw a huge increase in the amount of ethnic-based, personal releases, with deep drums and deeper stories.  This year’s

ACL 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Film Scores

What makes a great film score?  There are many ways to answer this question, but on our site, there’s only one criterion: does the album stand on its own?  The best film scores, like the best ads, make us want

ACL 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Film Scores

What makes a great film score?  There are many ways to answer this question, but on our site, there’s only one criterion: does the album stand on its own?  The best film scores, like the best ads, make us want

Rauelsson ~ Mirall

Witness the continuing evolution of Rauelsson, a musical chameleon who continues to paint in new colors (although his primary palette remains green).  In retrospect, the electronic shift of Mirall can be gleaned in 2013’s Vora, although that album also showed great movement from the

Rauelsson ~ Mirall

Witness the continuing evolution of Rauelsson, a musical chameleon who continues to paint in new colors (although his primary palette remains green).  In retrospect, the electronic shift of Mirall can be gleaned in 2013’s Vora, although that album also showed great movement from the

Otto A. Totland ~ The Lost

The holidays are upon us; some might say they’ve been here for a while.  The next month will bring a mad rush of shopping, cooking and company.  It’s the perfect time to invest in Otto A. Totland‘s music.  Concerned with “the

Otto A. Totland ~ The Lost

The holidays are upon us; some might say they’ve been here for a while.  The next month will bring a mad rush of shopping, cooking and company.  It’s the perfect time to invest in Otto A. Totland‘s music.  Concerned with “the

Christoph Berg ~ Conversations

Conversations is the latest in the Sonic Pieces series of handmade color-coded albums.  We’re calling this the chocolate one.  It’s the first Sonic Pieces release from violinist Christoph Berg, as well as the artist’s second release of the season, arriving on the

Christoph Berg ~ Conversations

Conversations is the latest in the Sonic Pieces series of handmade color-coded albums.  We’re calling this the chocolate one.  It’s the first Sonic Pieces release from violinist Christoph Berg, as well as the artist’s second release of the season, arriving on the