Track-by-Track: Purple Decades’ “Journey Test”

As an album title, Journey Test sends my thoughts skittering in multiple directions, but as an actual album, I find calm and focus within its gentle movements and warm glow. Cincinnati-based composer Tristan Eckerson has released countless albums of modern classical music, but with Purple Decades, he reveals something cocoon-like and introspective. Using a minimal palette but moving into more electronic corridors than his usual solo work, Journey Test becomes … Continue reading Track-by-Track: Purple Decades’ “Journey Test”

The Indelible Attraction of Chris Abrahams’ Sound Worlds

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 spent some time over the holidays and into the early part of 2023 going back through Chris Abrahams’s discography, relistening to favorites, and further exploring albums I needed to become more familiar with. Beyond his distinct compositional style and unique palette, Abrahams’s commitment to sonic … Continue reading The Indelible Attraction of Chris Abrahams’ Sound Worlds

christina vantzou’s Worlds of Sound

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon or subscribe to The Jewel Garden. For as long as I have been listening to it, christina vantzou’s music has been a gentle, immersible force. Her ability to craft sonic environments that are simultaneously tactile and ephemeral creates extraordinary spectacles where the edges are soft, and the horizon never ends. Emotional depth … Continue reading christina vantzou’s Worlds of Sound

Frank Meadows Remembers 2022

Frank Meadows made one of my favorite ‘singer-songwriter’ records of 2022 with Dead Weight, and further, contributed so much great music to the world with label he helps run, Dear Life Records. Frank and I had been talking about him doing a mix for a while, but life kept interfering with the timing of it, so I’m thrilled he had some downtime to put together … Continue reading Frank Meadows Remembers 2022

The Intricacies of History Making With Sunik Kim

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon or subscribe to The Jewel Garden. Sunik Kim is a musician, writer, and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Their work is dynamic, ever-evolving, but always striking a visceral edge where the emotive threads within become a grounding point amidst chaos. This spirit takes the form of wondrous density in Kim’s new album … Continue reading The Intricacies of History Making With Sunik Kim

Strength In Movement: An Interview With Sugar Vendil

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon or subscribe to The Jewel Garden. Sugar Vendil’s work is a recent revelation, but once her latest album, May We Know Our Own Strength, crossed my path, it’s become a bit of a fixture. There’s a captivating power in her work, as though the way she plays piano, and the entrancing movement threaded … Continue reading Strength In Movement: An Interview With Sugar Vendil

Interconnecting Forests: Patricia Wolf & Jordan Reyes Interview Each Other

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon or subscribe to The Jewel Garden. Patricia Wolf and Jordan Reyes have both been heavily featured in the pages of Foxy Digitalis over the last two years (and will continue to be, I’m sure!). It would take ages to catalog all of the great music they’ve been involved in throughout 2022 alone. … Continue reading Interconnecting Forests: Patricia Wolf & Jordan Reyes Interview Each Other

Track-by-Track: Aviva Endean’s “Moths & Stars”

The world that unfolds on Aviva Endean’s tremendous Moths & Stars feels expansive and deeply rooted within a vulnerable space. Visceral stretches permeate every layer of the album while its breadth grows with each track’s forward progression. Electronics spin pensive drones into aural memories spreading through our inner thoughts, encased in the glow of vibrating strings and roaming voice shadows. Endean’s clarinet passages are the high point … Continue reading Track-by-Track: Aviva Endean’s “Moths & Stars”

Track-by-Track: Sinemis’s “Dua”

Sinemis is the new moniker from Circassian-Turkish producer Sine Buyuka, and her debut, Dua, is a wonder. Fusing disparate styles in surprising yet seamless ways and imbuing each passage with a wealth of emotion opens an immersive, transportive world. Buyuka channels the fraught unknown of experiencing and recovering from a life-threatening illness into every facet of Dua. It’s a moving, often intense listening experience that rewards repeated … Continue reading Track-by-Track: Sinemis’s “Dua”