Inside No. 9, Episode #6: Streams of Sound 1979 – 2022

Inside No. 9, Episode #6: Streams of Sound 1979 – 2022 This month I entered a realm of rich ambient soundscapes traversing 43 years. Ambient music is one of my go-to genres. As an artistic expression it is often littered with soulless drones and new age trite, but beyond this is a world of transcendental wonder. It can offer a rich and expansive sonic world, … Continue reading Inside No. 9, Episode #6: Streams of Sound 1979 – 2022

Inside No. 9, Episode #5: When I Sing, Mountains Dance

Episode #5: When I Sing, Mountains Dance – a collection of pieces to accompany the book by Irene Solà Here are a collection of songs I put together to accompany my reading of the book ‘When I Sing Mountains Dance’ by Irene Solà. I can’t recommend this book highly enough. She rights with a deft hand and godly imagination; voicing the flora and fauna, as … Continue reading Inside No. 9, Episode #5: When I Sing, Mountains Dance

Inside No. 9, Episode #4: Black Truffle Recipes (part 2) 2016-2022

Episode #4: Black Truffle Recipes (part 2) 2016-2022 And so we enter part two of our Black Truffle feast… I open part two with a piece of incredible music. Behrman is a wonder and his compositions scratch an itch with me that rarely gets a going over. It’s timeless music that feels like it transcends all around it, yet floats in a fixed position – … Continue reading Inside No. 9, Episode #4: Black Truffle Recipes (part 2) 2016-2022

Inside No. 9, Episode #4: Black Truffle Recipes (part 1) 2016-2022

Episode #4: Black Truffle Recipes (part 1) 2016-2022 I have been a fan of the musical works of Oren Ambarchi for a long time. I discovered his work through releases on Touch Records and his collaborations with both Sunn O))) and Jim O’Rourke. I got heavily into his Black Truffle label about 5 years ago and I’ve amassed quite a collection over the years. It’s … Continue reading Inside No. 9, Episode #4: Black Truffle Recipes (part 1) 2016-2022

Inside No. 9, Episode #3: Selected Audio Tapes 2011-2022

Episode #3: Selected Audio Tapes 2011-2022 I returned to my shelves of cassettes for this mix after a determination to pick up more tapes this year after a brief hiatus, and because I’m running out of room for vinyl in my apartment. This mix features several old favourites of mine, including Fennesz and Klara Lewis, but it also features artists new to me such as … Continue reading Inside No. 9, Episode #3: Selected Audio Tapes 2011-2022

Inside No. 9, Episode #2: Electroacoustic Works 1964-2021

Episode #2: Electroacoustic Works 1964-2021 Over the last two years I have found myself, more often than not, returning to musique concrète, noise, and drone. It has been a conduit to escape the prison of lockdown and working from home. I find electroacoustic music and its many genre variations inspiring. It helps me to focus my often unquiet mind. Episode No. 2 of Inside No. 9 opens … Continue reading Inside No. 9, Episode #2: Electroacoustic Works 1964-2021

Inside No. 9, Episode #1: Cracked Rock 1972 – 2021

Inside No. 9 is an attempt to share unique narratives through the mixing of 9 songs. Every episode will showcase a new theme, opening up new tributaries of discovery. Inside No. 9 is presented by Peter Taylor, a former features writer for Foxy Digitalis from back in the late 2000s. Peter is a visual artist and musician and has been creating music as MAbH since 2008.  I have been collecting … Continue reading Inside No. 9, Episode #1: Cracked Rock 1972 – 2021

21 Songs From 21 Albums From 2021

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. A big thanks to Brad Rose for giving me the platform to share 21 of my favourite records from 2021. It’s been a long while since I wrote for Foxy D and it’s lovely to be back. You may remember me from many reports and reviews covering experimental music and … Continue reading 21 Songs From 21 Albums From 2021

The Repository #18: Max Ochs

I pulled this Max Ochs CD out earlier this week while digging through a box looking for something else and damn if it did not scratch an itch I didn’t even know I had. His most recent album, Hooray For Another Day, feels especially apropos in 2021 all things considered. This interview, conducted by the wonderful Peter Taylor, was originally published on Foxy Digitalis in … Continue reading The Repository #18: Max Ochs