Track Premiere: RA Washington / Jah Nada “Bobbi Lynn”

Mourning [A] BLKstar’s RA Washington and Bloody Show’s Jah Nada are joined by a cast of all-stars for an expansive beam of ethereal sonic fantasy on In Search of Our Father’s Gardens. Across three sides (and nearly 90 minutes of music), Washington, Jah Nada, and crew open a tarnished portal that cuts through the universe’s memory hole. It’s such a massive record it generates its own … Continue reading Track Premiere: RA Washington / Jah Nada “Bobbi Lynn”

Video Premiere: Arthur King “Caminando”

On Arthur King’s forthcoming album, Changing Landscapes (Mina Las Pintadas), going into the depths of the earth becomes a potent cosmic trip. The project is borne from Peter Walker’s AK Studios, and for Changing Landscapes, he and his collaborators set up at a Chilean mine. Exploring the landscape and observing the space ultimately led to a performance deep within. From all those experiences, a new sonic world was … Continue reading Video Premiere: Arthur King “Caminando”

Inside No. 9, Episode #7 (Part 1): Andrew Chalk – Everything, in a moment, and then forever gone again 2006-2022

Inside No. 9, Episode #7 (Part 1): Andrew Chalk – Everything, in a moment, and then forever gone again 2006-2022 I have been a fan of Andrew Chalk and his label Faraway Press since discovering his record Goldfall back in 2006. To this day, Goldfall is very high in my greatest records of all time and is one of the most transformative ambient records ever made; it’s truly breathtaking. … Continue reading Inside No. 9, Episode #7 (Part 1): Andrew Chalk – Everything, in a moment, and then forever gone again 2006-2022

Track Premiere: Justin Wright “Morning is a Stray Thread”

Montreal composer Justin Wright distills time on “Morning is a Stray Thread” from his beguiling new album, A Really Good Spot. Wright’s poignant string arrangements are disjointed tears in the sky open to a place where long-lost remembrances become whole again. Emptiness remains, but John Guliak’s wounded voice is a fractured beacon keeping us from overthinking the lingering darkness. Beauty is hidden in each crack, ready … Continue reading Track Premiere: Justin Wright “Morning is a Stray Thread”

Bodies & Water: An Interview With seah

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. I don’t remember where I first heard seah’s music, but I was immediately enamored with the mix of sounds she creates. Her work is simultaneously otherworldly and grounded. She uses familiar environments as jumping-off points to create new, exciting worlds. Her latest, conduits of the hydrosphere, is a prime example. Using … Continue reading Bodies & Water: An Interview With seah

Joachim Nordwall “Healing Music”

In this rotten age, Joachim Nordwall’s harsh, angular electronics tap into something sacral to erase the anxious horror spread around us. This music is pointed and rigidly refined. Oscillations electrify our firing synapses, overloading the thought patterns and distracting each movement until a comatose-like tranquility sets in. Healing Music is obliterating. Warning sirens ping the distance to the exit using reflective metallic surfaces as waypoints on the … Continue reading Joachim Nordwall “Healing Music”

Video Premiere: Monogamy “Never Seen You Dance”

I am a sucker for an unexpected anthem. Monogamy’s “Never Seen You Dance” may not be the fist-pumping stadium firewall of my youth, but this song ticks all the boxes. The Chicago-via-Michigan indie pop trio narrates late-night hijinx with hook after hook, including one of my favorite lyrics of the year, “Never seen you dance, but I wanna dance like you!” Scraggly guitar arrangements bop … Continue reading Video Premiere: Monogamy “Never Seen You Dance”

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.22: July 1, 2022

Another week in the books. Another pile of excellent tunes to dig through. Last week, my label, The Jewel Garden, released this blown-out proto dub gem from Carl Antonowicz’s Open Casket Sound System. Carl illustrates/collaborates on the Illustrated Reviews with me for Foxy Digitalis, and he’s put together a 16-page illustrated zine to go along with the album. Check it out! Meanwhile, on to the reviews… … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.22: July 1, 2022

Track Premiere: Lawrence English “Approach V: First Encounter”

Shadows from our youth have a way of following us even if we don’t realize it and grow into a towering reminder when we least expect it. Lawrence English’s new album, Approach, is a sculpture developed from forgotten memories and emotional forebearers that left a lasting mark. Massive drones rise like leviathans from churning waters, sunk and buried eons ago, but still living, breathing organisms shaping … Continue reading Track Premiere: Lawrence English “Approach V: First Encounter”

The 11th Hour, Episode #9: Old Friend

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 #9: Old Friend