Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #53: Office Culture

Office Culture’s new album, Big Time Things, takes us over a cliff in the gentlest possible way. Even if the landing is soft, though, it still stings. It’s a pristine album, a crystalization of the band’s approach leading up to this point. Winston Cook-Wilson’s ‘Great Vocal Performances’ mix sheds a different light on the album. Big Time Things is out now on Northern Spy. I can’t recommend it enough. … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #53: Office Culture

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #52: Elkhorn

I can’t stop listening to Elkhorn’s Distances. It’s as though it’s littered with secret passages and hidden messages that we can only find through thorough investigation. Something like that, anyway. Truthfully it’s just a great album that is simultaneously innately listenable and endlessly curious. That said, while I don’t know if Drew Gardner’s mix here will shed further light on the vast sonic expanses of Distances, it’s … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #52: Elkhorn

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #51: Savvas Metaxas

Savvas Metaxas has been on quite the run lately with releases on LINE, Granny Records, and Flaming Pines. Each piece of music Metaxas creates has a life of its own, treading new ground in similar spaces with an air of exploratory wonder woven in the foundational sonic fabric. His music swims in moving textures, always taking listeners into unexpected places.  For this mix, Metaxas assembled a collection of … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #51: Savvas Metaxas

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #50: Dividers

Every time I listen to Dividers, I get lost in an ever-shifting haze. The lens continues to widen as the project evolves as a solo endeavor from Sam Miller, dipping toes into cosmic fried country and liminal Americana. The music scratches at the edges of familiarity but is doused in such a heady spectral bath that it becomes its own sonic entanglement. Earlier this year, … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #50: Dividers

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #49: Brown Calvin

I have used a lot of superlatives when talking about Brown Calvin and his incredible d i m e n s i o n // p e r s p e c t i v e album (and I could probably use more – it’s just that good), but I need to turn my attention to this peach of a mix. That same searching, cathartic spirit threaded throughout his … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #49: Brown Calvin

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #48: Duncan Park

Duncan Park’s latest album, In the Floodplain of Dreams, is an ecstatic steel-stringed reverie. From the opening shred on “In the Mountains of Sour Grass” that builds into a festive backwoods jamboree to the fingerpicking delight of “Ballad for the Soft Green Moss” and Park’s folk-infused hymnals, a rich, sonic world unfolds. It’s fantastic. He brings that same spirit to this mix called “Music Inspired by … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #48: Duncan Park

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #47: Nat Baldwin

Nat Baldwin has significantly influenced my listening habits over the last year or so. Between an incredible run with his solo and collaborative work on top of his label, Tripticks Tapes, not many days pass without something he’s involved with coming through my headphones. It’s hard to know where to start, though his most recent collaboration ticks all the boxes. Baldwin, a bassist, pairs up … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #47: Nat Baldwin

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #46: Ghosts of Electricity

Ghost of Electricity’s excellent collection, Field Recordings 2017-2021, on Dub Cthonic is the bounty from years of harvesting fertile sonic territory. The duo of Michael Plater and Dean Richards hold a candle, bringing flickering illumination to the moments in between breaths. Each piece fits with the next while maintaining its own lives and boundaries, the sum most certainly greater than the parts. Richards and Plater have … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #46: Ghosts of Electricity

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #45: Rishin Singh

Rishin Singh’s mewl infans is an album that has stuck in my mind since the first time I heard it. Singh captures the spirit of the Liszt organ in Denstedt, Germany, elevating its haunting tones into a warm, elegiac procession. It’s one of my favorite albums of 2022. Pick up a copy from Beacon Sound while listening to this beautiful mix. Tracklist: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, “Meri … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #45: Rishin Singh

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #44: Alberto Boccardi

The same restraint and precision running beneath Alberto Boccardi’s most recent album, Petra, sneaks into the architecture of this mix. While these pieces’ rich and evolving textures are front and center, this music covers a wide emotional swath. Boccardi keeps his finger on the pulse, though, guiding listeners through each pace with an unwavering focus. It turns the hour of this mix into a lasting, memorable … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #44: Alberto Boccardi