The Capsule Garden Vol 1.3: January 28, 2022

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. I may have gone a little overboard with this week’s installment, but it was the first ‘normal-ish’ (and I mean, pandemic-normal so still totally fucked up) week we’ve had since the start of the year and I listened to a ton of new music. No apologies, though, because this is … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.3: January 28, 2022

Necking “Final Embers of Sunlight”

I used to have a semi-regular dream where I’d have an insatiable itch and eventually I’d scratch it so much, the skin would break and millions of tiny spiders would pour out. It fucked me up every time. I haven’t had it in ages, thankfully, but there’s a visceral quality to Necking’s horrorshow, Final Embers of Sunlight, that oddly takes me back to those first, sweat-soaked … Continue reading Necking “Final Embers of Sunlight”

Opening Endless Portals With Ka Baird

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. Every time Ka Baird puts new music into the world, I know I’ll be surprised. She is unmoved by boundaries and unconcerned by expectations, singularly following a path of her own. I first heard her as part of the inimitable Spires That in the Sunset Rise, but her solo practice … Continue reading Opening Endless Portals With Ka Baird

Maria Moles “For Leolanda”

Melbourne percussionist Maria Moles treads lightly on her new album for Room4, For Leolanda, but that doesn’t mean this music drifts off without leaving an impression. Varied sonic patterns flow in and out of For Leolanda, but there is always a rhythmic connection to these pieces. Principally inspired by Kulintang music of the Philippines, Moles creates her own connotative expressions in the different emotive shapes this music … Continue reading Maria Moles “For Leolanda”

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #4: Nate Scheible

One of my favorite things about asking people to make mixes for Foxy Digitalis is getting hit with the unexpected. I’ve been a big admirer of Nate Scheible since I first heard him play on those early collaborations with Mark McGuire. Almost five years ago he released the incredible Fairfax and with it getting a well-deserved and much-needed reissue via Warm Winters Ltd, it presented … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #4: Nate Scheible

Premiere: Kee Avil “saf”

Kee Avil’s debut album Crease is a force. On the second single, “saf,” the Montreal-based project led by producer and guitarist Vicky Mettler, fractured dreams morph into real-world anxiety. A hypnotic furor takes hold as Kee Avil slinks along splintering rhythms while phantom layers of Mettler’s voice swirl like black smoke promising the ominous fire to come. Oblique guitar passages flicker like a light giving up the … Continue reading Premiere: Kee Avil “saf”

Video Premiere: Julian Zyklus “Waterpiano n.1”

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve watched this utterly hypnotic video for Julian Zyklus’s “Waterpiano n.1.” Visually it captures the spirit and fluidity of the song with such perfection it’s hard to imagine one existing without the other. Zylkus’s Waterpiano EP is a magical reimagining of orchestral music. The Berlin-based, Italian composer uses an intricate array of delays to mold this timeless piano arrangement into … Continue reading Video Premiere: Julian Zyklus “Waterpiano n.1”

Space Through Reflection: An Interview With Kaleigh Wilder

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. I still don’t remember how I found Kaleigh Wilder’s debut album, Placemaking, last month, but it caught me off guard in the best way. It’s one hell of a record that I’ve been returning to at least once or twice a week since. As soon as I heard it, I wanted … Continue reading Space Through Reflection: An Interview With Kaleigh Wilder

Tiago Sousa “Organic Music Tapes Vol. 1”

On this set of solo piano recordings, Portuguese composer and pianist Tiago Sousa fabricates a delicate, meditative collection from hidden melodies and self-reflective interludes. Organic Music Tapes Vol. 1 is often quiet, but in these hushed passages finds powerful emotions. Sousa’s light touch helps these emotional threads drift toward the surface as asymmetric patterns flicker and emerge from nothingness. Sousa shows his range throughout Organic Music Tapes Vol. … Continue reading Tiago Sousa “Organic Music Tapes Vol. 1”

Okkyung Lee “Na-Reul”

Whenever someone asks me about ‘heavy’ music, Okkyung Lee is one artist I often bring up. Na-Reul, her contribution to Corbett vs. Dempsey’s spectacular Black Cross solo sessions (Joe McPhee’s installment is equally stellar), sits in the dark stillness to harness the bleak energy of the current environment and presses it into a collection of contemplative, and at times manic, sonic expressions. Lee is as good as it … Continue reading Okkyung Lee “Na-Reul”