Posts Tagged: The Cloisters

ACL 2012: Top Ten Ambient

A Closer Listen receives more submissions in the Ambient field than in any other, which means that our ambient artists must try even harder to stand out.  This seems ironic, since the nature of ambient music has been not to stand out.

ACL 2012: Top Ten Ambient

A Closer Listen receives more submissions in the Ambient field than in any other, which means that our ambient artists must try even harder to stand out.  This seems ironic, since the nature of ambient music has been not to stand out.

ACL 2012: The Year’s Best Album Covers

These are times of widespread disconnect, and music is one of the most genuine ways for a person all alone to feel understood. We’re seeing DIY backlashes against this loss of connection everywhere (Just look into the boom on homesteading

ACL 2012: The Year’s Best Album Covers

These are times of widespread disconnect, and music is one of the most genuine ways for a person all alone to feel understood. We’re seeing DIY backlashes against this loss of connection everywhere (Just look into the boom on homesteading

ACL 2012: The Year’s Best Winter Music

As the leaves land, as the frost forms, and as the first flakes begin to fall, we set our minds to winter.  Some will experience the stalwart winter of Wallace Stevens, and others the cold, claustrophobic winter of Sylvia Plath.

ACL 2012: The Year’s Best Winter Music

As the leaves land, as the frost forms, and as the first flakes begin to fall, we set our minds to winter.  Some will experience the stalwart winter of Wallace Stevens, and others the cold, claustrophobic winter of Sylvia Plath.

The Cloisters ~ The Cloisters

Michael Tanner has had a busy year and has been covered frequently on these pages, although only the most astute readers might have noticed.  In addition to recording under his own name, Tanner is also known as Plinth and The Cloisters,

The Cloisters ~ The Cloisters

Michael Tanner has had a busy year and has been covered frequently on these pages, although only the most astute readers might have noticed.  In addition to recording under his own name, Tanner is also known as Plinth and The Cloisters,

Cloisters ~ Little Winter

Little Winter is a tiny treasure, balanced precariously on the boundary between the old year and the new, Christmas and the white oblivion beyond.  Wind runs throughout the desolate opening track, as if scoring the forlorn journey of the traveler

Cloisters ~ Little Winter

Little Winter is a tiny treasure, balanced precariously on the boundary between the old year and the new, Christmas and the white oblivion beyond.  Wind runs throughout the desolate opening track, as if scoring the forlorn journey of the traveler