Posts Tagged: Temporary Residence

Explosions in the Sky ~ Big Bend (An Original Soundtrack for Public Television)

Even without video, post-rock conjures images of mountains and valleys, deserts and streams ~ so when Explosions in the Sky was asked to compose the score to a National Geographic documentary about local treasure Big Bend National Park, they were already

Explosions in the Sky ~ Big Bend (An Original Soundtrack for Public Television)

Even without video, post-rock conjures images of mountains and valleys, deserts and streams ~ so when Explosions in the Sky was asked to compose the score to a National Geographic documentary about local treasure Big Bend National Park, they were already

MONO ~ Pilgrimage of the Soul

2021 is shaping up as a great year for MONO.  After releasing a devastating double live album earlier this year, they’ve unveiled a pummeling post-rock opus.  Pilgrimage of the Soul is loosely based on William Blake’s Auguries of Innocence, a poem whose

MONO ~ Pilgrimage of the Soul

2021 is shaping up as a great year for MONO.  After releasing a devastating double live album earlier this year, they’ve unveiled a pummeling post-rock opus.  Pilgrimage of the Soul is loosely based on William Blake’s Auguries of Innocence, a poem whose

Bruno Bavota ~ For Apartments: Songs & Loops

Last year, we reviewed Bruno Bavota‘s Apartment Songs and Apartment Loops, noting that each EP was technically a Volume 1 and would “be joined by its other half somewhere down the line, with the possibility of a mega-release in 2021.”  Now that time has come!  One

Bruno Bavota ~ For Apartments: Songs & Loops

Last year, we reviewed Bruno Bavota‘s Apartment Songs and Apartment Loops, noting that each EP was technically a Volume 1 and would “be joined by its other half somewhere down the line, with the possibility of a mega-release in 2021.”  Now that time has come!  One

Mogwai ~ As the Love Continues

Exactly 25 years after the release of their first double-A single, Mogwai returns with their tenth album.  In this industry, that’s quite an achievement.  Even more impressive is the feeling that the Glasgow band may actually be getting better with age.  At

Mogwai ~ As the Love Continues

Exactly 25 years after the release of their first double-A single, Mogwai returns with their tenth album.  In this industry, that’s quite an achievement.  Even more impressive is the feeling that the Glasgow band may actually be getting better with age.  At

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 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

ACL 2020 ~ The Happiest Music of the Year

The year was so rough that we feared there would be no happy music.  Thankfully, we found that we had reviewed plenty in every genre!  The very concept of happiness is difficult to define, and a wide definition includes inner

ACL 2020 ~ The Happiest Music of the Year

The year was so rough that we feared there would be no happy music.  Thankfully, we found that we had reviewed plenty in every genre!  The very concept of happiness is difficult to define, and a wide definition includes inner

William Basinski ~ Lamentations

A low, slow, bell tolls during the opening minutes of Lamentations.  The album title references the Jewish book of mourning; the track title references John Donne. We are in a time of lamentation right now, and the bell tolls for all

William Basinski ~ Lamentations

A low, slow, bell tolls during the opening minutes of Lamentations.  The album title references the Jewish book of mourning; the track title references John Donne. We are in a time of lamentation right now, and the bell tolls for all