Tyresta & Ruan “Already Complete”

Focusing can be one of my biggest challenges. There are days where everything seems just out of reach, drifting by in the periphery like ghosts fading into the ether. Beautifully crafted moments are crystallized in Tyresta and Ruan’s collaborative Already Complete, purposefully at a distance with an invitation extended. There’s a sheen across the entirety of Already Complete where everything feels new, untouched. Arpeggios break apart, drifting skyward … Continue reading Tyresta & Ruan “Already Complete”

Andromelos2 “Space Wrecked Castaways”

Let me preface this review by recommending that anyone reading this should check out Kawabata Mokoto’s Bandcamp page. It’s an unbelievable treasure trove of solo recordings, random collaborations, AMT rarities, and so much more. One such gem is this new album from the trio of Kawabata, Nakaya Koichi, and Okano Futoshi. The original Andromelos featured Masonna on electronics back in 2004, but Kawabata and Futoshi … Continue reading Andromelos2 “Space Wrecked Castaways”

Video Premiere: Nasturtium “Across Withered Grass”

The opening guitar chords of “Across Withered Grass” float like prismatic reflections hovering above a swiftly moving current. Nasturtium, the duo of Geneva Skeen and Erin Dawson, holds a mirror toward the sun, bending the refracted waves into submission as bass growls, building into a towering inferno. Those calm early moments give way to sheer catharsis, screaming electronics firing rockets through black clouds while monuments … Continue reading Video Premiere: Nasturtium “Across Withered Grass”

The Repository #16: Head Full of Cool – David Kilgour

Came across this piece recently that my dear friend, Lee Jackson, did for Foxy Digitalis in 2004. Since Lee’s passing in 2012, I’ve thought a lot about the work we did together and as Foxy Digitalis has come back into the fold, getting these pieces back into the world has been one of the many things I’ve wanted to get done. So, with that here’s … Continue reading The Repository #16: Head Full of Cool – David Kilgour

Eric Arn “Highest Order”

Eric Arn is a lifer. I was first introduced to his work in 1993 on Shrimper’s Abridged Perversion compilation (a release that I often say changed my life and that’s no exaggeration). His presence in Primordial Undermind (And All Tall Monsters Stand fried my brain when I first heard it nearly 30 years ago) stands out and his evolving, individual vision and talent are on display with this … Continue reading Eric Arn “Highest Order”

Foxy Digitalis Mix #6: Jeffrey Silverstein

Our man from the Northwest returns with this killer set of deep-cut psych and cosmic country rippers to get us all in the mood for the heat-soaked weekend to come. Let’s get the groove going, take a heavy rip, and dance all the way into the deepest reaches of the night. While you’re here, head over to Jeffrey’s bandcamp and throw him some support (his … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix #6: Jeffrey Silverstein

Imka “Manyara”

I can’t quite remember how I found Imka’s work, but his compositions built around bio-electrical signals generated from plants are, above everything else, deeply moving sonic portraits. Manyara’s gently flowing landscapes are intimate vignettes, connected through spindly tendrils and warm sun rays, collecting dust in corners we ignore lest we have to confront too many painful moments. Yet, Manyara also provides moments of otherworldly solace. These two sides … Continue reading Imka “Manyara”

Ash U Ra “Inútil”

Ancient spirits collide with the concrete and kick up a sonic dust cloud filled with dead spirits on Ash U Ra’s latest, Inútil. Death rituals pulse through the viscous air on murky opener “Mantener silencio,” as buried drums sling their rhythms from beneath the mud. Slowed voices rise from a shadowed veil, further adding to the overwhelming ominous feeling. “Mantener silencio” is heavy in every … Continue reading Ash U Ra “Inútil”

The Sound Comes From Everywhere: A Conversation With Beatriz Ferreyra

It’s honestly difficult to know where to begin with Beatriz Ferreyra, an electroacoustic composer who has always walked a unique path. From her earliest days at Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) beginning in 1963 through her recent works for Room 40, Ferreyra’s ear for sound and ability to craft expansive ideas, often from a singular aural source, is unmatched. Through her early work and studies … Continue reading The Sound Comes From Everywhere: A Conversation With Beatriz Ferreyra

Track Premiere: Blue Lick “II”

Havadine Stone already made one of my favorite albums of 2021 and now she’s joined forces with Ben Baker Billington as Blue Lick and with “II,” we get our first peek inside the glass jar. Stone’s words sting like the fury of 100 fire ants, zigzagging between blades of grass seeming innocuous until the moment they make contact. “I love watching people I love,” she … Continue reading Track Premiere: Blue Lick “II”