The Enduring Serendipity of Manongo Mujica

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. Manongo Mujica is always listening; always on the search for new sounds from any source. This enduring spirit is why the percussionist, composer and visual artist has been a vital force in Peru’s contemporary music scene for nearly 50 years. From his early ensembles with Susana Baca and work with … Continue reading The Enduring Serendipity of Manongo Mujica

Steven R. Smith is Still Here

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. It’s hard to believe how long I’ve known Steven R. Smith (going on 20 years), but even more incredible is how, through all that time and before, he’s consistently written and released such good music. In the past decade or so his solo output has morphed into an entire family … Continue reading Steven R. Smith is Still Here

The Opening of a Journey With An Laurence

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. An Laurence’s debut, Almost Touching, is a journey. The Montréal-based guitarist and composer brings together a number of composers to create countless new, expressive worlds in spaces that seem just out of reach. Almost Touching shows a graceful vulnerability that transforms these compositions into a powerful suite of emotive manifestations.  The further I … Continue reading The Opening of a Journey With An Laurence

Lithuanian Diamonds: An Interview With Twenty Fingers Duo

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. Lithuania’s Twenty Fingers Duo have only been on my radar for about a year, but in that time I have been completely taken in by their work. The siblings, violinist Lora Kmieliauskaitė and cellist Arnas Kmieliauskas have a keen sense of how each other plays (unsurprisingly!) and use that to … Continue reading Lithuanian Diamonds: An Interview With Twenty Fingers Duo

The Road Continues: An Interview With Mark Helias

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. Mark Helias should need no introduction considering his unparalleled body of work. There are few bassists over the last half-century that have composed and played on as much imaginative and influential work. I find myself returning to his solo albums with regularity, always intrigued by the breadth of sound they … Continue reading The Road Continues: An Interview With Mark Helias

A Sense of Place With Jeremiah Chiu & Marta Sofia Honer

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. It’s not easy to make a record that gives listeners a distinct sense of a specifc place, but that’s exactly what Jeremiah Chiu and Marta Sofia Honer did with the enchanting Recordings from the Åland Islands. In the emotive details and aural reveries, Chiu and Honer paint a vivid picture of a … Continue reading A Sense of Place With Jeremiah Chiu & Marta Sofia Honer

The Summer of Anne Malin

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. I can’t get away from Anne Malin’s upcoming album, Summer Angel. After listening to it for the first time, I wasn’t quite sure how I felt about it until days later I found myself still thinking about its enigmatic narratives and her transfixing performance. Almost daily I found myself returning to … Continue reading The Summer of Anne Malin

Amanda Irarrázabal’s Bass is an Entire World

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. There’s something so incredibly satisfying about a good solo bass record. When I first heard Amanda Irarrázabal’s Desprendimiento, I knew she was an artist I needed to learn more about. There’s something about the way she plays her instrument that is filled with emotion and curiosity, but her technical ability allows … Continue reading Amanda Irarrázabal’s Bass is an Entire World

Around in Circles: An Interview With Eugene Carchesio

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. Perhaps best known for his visual art, Eugene Carchesio’s interest in sound has been a constant for just about as long. I still remember hearing his duo album with Leighton Craig, Leaves, for the first time and being immediately smitten with its simple elegance and weightlessness. From that point on, I … Continue reading Around in Circles: An Interview With Eugene Carchesio

Personifying Florida With Euglossine

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. With summer starting to show its earliest signs here in Tulsa, my season connection with Tristan Whitehill’s work as Euglossine always gets deeper. Based in Gainesville, Florida, Euglossine is a bizarre and beguiling mirror of the environment where Whitehill composes and records. It’s sunkissed through-and-through with a prismatic diffusion that … Continue reading Personifying Florida With Euglossine