Valentina Magaletti “A Queer Anthology of Drums”

Released initially on Cafe Oto’s excellent Takuroku label, Valentina Magaletti’s crucial A Queer Anthology of Drums has been expanded and remastered for a vinyl release on bié Records. In a discography full of gems and essential works, A Queer Anthology of Drums stands out. Within its confines exists an ageless world where rhythm and ritual collide. I first became an admirer of Magaletti’s work when I heard Tomaga’s debut, Sleepy … Continue reading Valentina Magaletti “A Queer Anthology of Drums”

Video Premiere: Briana Marela “Uncertainty and the Unknown”

Amidst the heaviest heartbreak, a detached poignancy can grow. Briana Marela’s spellbinding “Uncertainty and the Unknown” was written a week after discovering her father’s death. The lyrics are vulnerable, raw to the point of stillness. “Your heart couldn’t hold all the love you built,” she sings, her voice hanging on by the thinnest, most fragile thread. “I want to live my life for you, but … Continue reading Video Premiere: Briana Marela “Uncertainty and the Unknown”

Video Premieres: Yann Novak & Robert Takahashi Crouch

Kudos to The Tapeworm for pairing LA power couple Yann Novak and Robert Takahashi Crouch on this new split tape, Giving Water to the Dead. Novak and Crouch create some of the most engaging, emotionally-dense music around. They started with the same source material for this split but went on their own sonic treks. Each side is its own statement, but they work together as a … Continue reading Video Premieres: Yann Novak & Robert Takahashi Crouch

Looking Back to Move Forward: Charles Curtis on Terry Jennings, La Monte Young, & the Weight of Sound

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. In a conversation between Saltern’s Tashi Wada and Charles Curtis from Blank Forms 07, they discuss the perception that many of Curtis’s performances of certain pieces are seen as “definitive.” It’s an interesting conversation that feels pertinent in relation to the release of Curtis’s performance of Terry Jennings’s Piece for … Continue reading Looking Back to Move Forward: Charles Curtis on Terry Jennings, La Monte Young, & the Weight of Sound

Merzbow & Lawrence English “Eternal Stalker”

It’s hard to believe Eternal Stalker is the first official collaboration between these two titans of experimental sound, but the wait is worth it. Across 40 caustic minutes, Merzbow and Lawrence English sonically dissect the lives of machinery and production. Bristling in the midnight glow of fire-breathing engines, they let the harrowing hellscape throw its most brutal punches through a buffer of electronic mayhem.  A world is … Continue reading Merzbow & Lawrence English “Eternal Stalker”

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #34: Meadow Argus

Meadow Argus, aka Tynan Krakoff, and I go way back. He used to run the excellent DNT label and distro and could always be counted on to find something new, weird, and fried. Honestly, it’s impossible to remember how many stellar projects he’s turned me onto over the years. When he got in touch again last year and introduced me to his excellent project, Meadow … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #34: Meadow Argus

Track Premiere: Grieving Sea “So Pure”

“So Pure” seethes in fractures, expanding to strengthen the seemingly-infinite tiny cracks threatening to break the world apart. Grieving Sea is the first musical collaboration between Void (Feed Them Death, Pseudodoxia) and Giorgio Barroccu (Derhead), both cofounders of the Brucia label. A fading intimacy simmers beneath the lilting surface of “So Pure,” bringing listeners into this dim, collapsing terrain. Mouth Wound’s Trine Paaschburg stars on … Continue reading Track Premiere: Grieving Sea “So Pure”

Susana López “The Edge of the Circle”

A mix of ominous electronics and darkly ethereal voices open the curtain on Susan López’s latest, The Edge of the Circle. Her arrangements move with precision, laser-focused. The sound design is captivating, and these pieces are produced in a way where every detail is honed to a point and can be heard or dissected. The Edge of the Circle is a sledgehammer with enough gravity to create its … Continue reading Susana López “The Edge of the Circle”

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.21: June 24, 2022

Well, I hoped to maybe get an installment of The Capsule Garden out while were in the Pacific Northwest, that obviously didn’t happen. There’s been a bunch of great, interesting music coming out in that time and I’ll never get to it all, so here’s a smattering of music I listened to on the trip. Golden Donna It Won’t Be There When You Reach For It (Self-Released) … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.21: June 24, 2022

The 11th Hour, Episode #8: Rats in the Hallway

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 #8: Rats in the Hallway