Premiere: The Sheaves “Excess Death Cult Times”

The angles might seem all wrong on The Sheaves’ debut, the exquisitely titled Excess Death Cult Times, but perception is a twisted thing. Winding vocal melodies fall off cliffs, chased by guitar and keyboard structures that could fall to pieces at any minute. So much of The Sheaves’ charm is the ramshackle undercurrent throughout their songs. It’s a hoax, though, because this music is beautifully constructed, like a … Continue reading Premiere: The Sheaves “Excess Death Cult Times”

Inside No. 9, Episode #8: Nine Tons for Free 1975-2922

Inside No. 9, Episode #9 Nine Tons for Free 1975-2922 This has been a joy to put together. Spurned on by some recent reissues of crucial records from the avant-garde. This mix is almost 3 hours of some of the most eclectic, far-out, full-on, and subtle experimental music you’ll ever hear. From classic improv sessions to intricate modern compositions, each and every piece of music … Continue reading Inside No. 9, Episode #8: Nine Tons for Free 1975-2922

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.28: August 12, 2022

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon or subscribe to The Jewel Garden. Another week of abbreviated reviews, but all gems, all the time. A lot of self-released treats this week, which is always a beautiful thing. Forest Management Closing Credits (Self-Released) The hazy spaces between consciousness and sleep hum with sonorous effulgence. Loops become tangled webs spilling over with sonic … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.28: August 12, 2022

The 11th Hour, Episode #15: Red Hot Moon

The 11th Hour is a podcast where two dudes in their 40s discuss a different Rancid song each week. They reflect on their lives, their (inexplicable) fandom, and why certain parts of our youth continue to hold meaning beyond simple nostalgia. Is it a midlife crisis or honest self-reflection? Join us on a journey to the end and find out. Follow along on Twitter or Instagram and find The 11th … Continue reading The 11th Hour, Episode #15: Red Hot Moon

Track Premiere: Lake Mary “Slow Grass”

The shape of the horizon is evolving. Chaz Prymek strings shadows together to uncover the hidden remnants of past lives and alternative memories lost in the ether. Emotive acoustic guitar plucks are searching, emboldened by Prymek’s Fuubutsushi bandmate Patrick Shiroishi’s saxophone motifs and their whimsical restraint. Birds sing. Clouds grow. Inside tiny moments, expansive landscapes bloom, rife with emotional depth and a pensive curiosity. These … Continue reading Track Premiere: Lake Mary “Slow Grass”

The Structure of Ether: An Interview With Steve Fors

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon or subscribe to The Jewel Garden. I’ve spent a lot of time with Steve Fors’ upcoming album, it’s nothing, but still, and it only grows better each time. Sometimes, something catches me out of nowhere like a silk thread on a jagged edge, and the more I try to cut it loose, … Continue reading The Structure of Ether: An Interview With Steve Fors

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #43: Yui Onodera

Yui Onodera knows how to harness the power of subtlety in his work, honing in on tiny moments and turning them into grand, emotive aural scenes. Texture becomes a living, breathing instrument in his hands. On his latest, Too Ne, these moments become overwhelming to the point of it being too much. Emotions mix with distant memories and explode into pensive sonic supernovas. Onodera stitches together intimate … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #43: Yui Onodera

Video Premiere: Sarah Davachi “Alas, Departing”

Stillness is an impermeable force on “Alas, Departing” from Sarah Davachi’s Two Sisters. Based on the 15th-century piece, “Alas Departynge is Ground of Woo,” Davachi, with vocalists Jessika Kenney and Dorothy Berry, channels an ageless spirit into evocative, intimate ruminations. Tones intersect with surprising movements, holes in the temporal veil where phantom arrangements pour in to illuminate a focused path. Kenney and Berry’s voices hold a … Continue reading Video Premiere: Sarah Davachi “Alas, Departing”

Video Premiere: Office Culture “Big Time Things”

An emotional cliff looms on the second single from Office Culture’s forthcoming Big Time Things. Worst-case scenarios are repeating mantras in our tired minds, but what happens once we give in? Flickering keyboard motifs draw distracted shapes in the transient skies as Winston Cook-Wilson traces the psychic steps through exposed memory fields and buried fears. Emotive guitar explorations thread the needle of this latticework arrangement while … Continue reading Video Premiere: Office Culture “Big Time Things”

Pinkcourtesyphone “All Intensive Purposes”

“Everything’s pink in this villa, so it’s called the pink villa,” explains Mrs. Goforth, the dying protagonist of Tennessee Williams’ play The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore. The color pink has been a conceptual thread and namesake of Richard Chartier’s Pinkcourtesyphone project, dialing up its tenth year with All Intensive Purposes, seven tracks released on Lawrence English’s Room40 label and described succinctly as “catastrophe muzak.” Chartier … Continue reading Pinkcourtesyphone “All Intensive Purposes”