Posts Tagged: Warp

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

Jon Hassell ~ Seeing Through Sound

You don’t hear too many octogenarian trumpet players. The horn is a cruel instrument, in that embouchure collapse cuts many brass players’ careers short. (A good friend of mine was disappointed many a time by Freddie Hubbard cancelling a gig

Jon Hassell ~ Seeing Through Sound

You don’t hear too many octogenarian trumpet players. The horn is a cruel instrument, in that embouchure collapse cuts many brass players’ careers short. (A good friend of mine was disappointed many a time by Freddie Hubbard cancelling a gig

ACL 2017 ~ The Year’s Best Film Scores

The mainstream and the avant-garde meet in the field of film scoring.  Even those who don’t follow instrumental music are likely to own a few soundtracks.  When movie scores break big, their themes are seared in the public’s ears.  Despite

ACL 2017 ~ The Year’s Best Film Scores

The mainstream and the avant-garde meet in the field of film scoring.  Even those who don’t follow instrumental music are likely to own a few soundtracks.  When movie scores break big, their themes are seared in the public’s ears.  Despite

ACL 2012: Electronic Observations

The first annual report. I tend not to make New Year Resolutions, partly because I think that 1/1 is a fairly arbitrary date to start anything but mostly because I’m terrible at keeping them. My resolution to not make any

ACL 2012: Electronic Observations

The first annual report. I tend not to make New Year Resolutions, partly because I think that 1/1 is a fairly arbitrary date to start anything but mostly because I’m terrible at keeping them. My resolution to not make any

Leila ~ U&I

Eleven years ago, Fischerspooner stunned the club world with “Emerge”.  Electroclash was born!  And then a few months later, it was forgotten.  Leila‘s fourth album attempts to bring it back for yet another generation, and in some aspects, it succeeds.

Leila ~ U&I

Eleven years ago, Fischerspooner stunned the club world with “Emerge”.  Electroclash was born!  And then a few months later, it was forgotten.  Leila‘s fourth album attempts to bring it back for yet another generation, and in some aspects, it succeeds.