OHMA’s Intersecting 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. The spontaneity and joy woven into the foundation of OHMA’s debut album, Between All Things, is infectious. Serendipity may have played a part in Hailey Niswanger and Mia Garcia meeting, but their sonic chemistry is unique. Built on improvisational ideas and movements, OHMA’s music is colored by … Continue reading OHMA’s Intersecting Worlds

The Voice Goes Beyond: An Interview with Odeya Nini

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 have already said this once, but it bears repeating: Odeya Nini’s voice has no limits. Whenever I listen to her debut album, ODE, my mind goes places. Focused and drifting as the music grows, it becomes an almost out-of-body experience. It’s hard to describe, but Nini … Continue reading The Voice Goes Beyond: An Interview with Odeya Nini

Karen Vogt Finds Home in the Clouds

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon or subscribe to The Jewel Garden. When I hear solo vocal improvisations, they hit a little bit differently. There’s such vulnerability in the approach. Nowhere to hide. Over the last year, Karen Vogt has made some of my favorite music in that realm, and she continues pushing herself further out into the … Continue reading Karen Vogt Finds Home in the Clouds

The Soft Determination of Garek Druss

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon or subscribe to The Jewel Garden. Garek Druss has an impressive track record, but a new side is revealed on his latest album, Soft Fascination. Conceived as a sonic investigation on themes of fatherhood and responsibility, Soft Fascination is a crystalline cauldron of emotions, churning through waves in an attempt to make sense of things. … Continue reading The Soft Determination of Garek Druss

Dividers Keep the Flame Burning

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon or subscribe to The Jewel Garden. From the moment I heard Dividers’ Once More with Feeling EP, I was hooked. Samuel Miller’s ever-evolving project has several disparate touchpoints, but his singular vision knots it all together. Miller continues to push himself as a songwriter, refining an approach that lands on so many levels. Crime of … Continue reading Dividers Keep the Flame Burning

Reviving Our Inner Child With Natalie Beridze

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon or subscribe to The Jewel Garden. When I first heard Natalie Beridze’s recent album on Room 40, Of Which No One Knows, I was enraptured from the first notes of opener, “Ash Wednesday.” The Georgian artist creates tactile sonic spaces where magic and wonder flow and her work takes us somewhere new on … Continue reading Reviving Our Inner Child With Natalie Beridze

Elkhorn & The Growing Landscape

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon or subscribe to The Jewel Garden. Elkhorn never rests. Jesse Sheppard and Drew Gardner have been playing music together as a duo for nearly a decade, but that’s no reason to rest on their laurels and start mailing it in. With each album, new tendrils spin off into their own focused worlds. … Continue reading Elkhorn & The Growing Landscape

Away From the Darkness With William Fowler Collins

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon or subscribe to The Jewel Garden. There is beauty and fragility in William Fowler Collins’s dense expanses. This is doubly true on his latest, Hallucinating Loss. So much of his music is visceral, intended to mine our unseen emotional channels for a connection or a response. That’s the space where I find an … Continue reading Away From the Darkness With William Fowler Collins

Into the Forest With Deep Learning

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon or subscribe to The Jewel Garden. Richard Park’s Deep Learning project returned after a four-year hiatus last month with the excellent Evergreen on Oxtail Recordings. Inspired by walks in the Epping Forest with his son during the height of lockdown, the album is a beautiful surprise. Using a unique approach and palette of CD … Continue reading Into the Forest With Deep Learning

Listening to the Ice With Cheryl Leonard

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon or subscribe to The Jewel Garden. Cheryl Leonard has quickly become an artist in ‘must hear’ territory. Her sonic landscapes are intricate and engaging, inviting listeners into strange, often delicate spaces, where the unfamiliar is simultaneously challenging to our perceptions and comforting. Her latest work, Antarctica: Music from the Ice, is essential. Borne … Continue reading Listening to the Ice With Cheryl Leonard