Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 3, #3: Devin Sarno

For decades, Devin Sarno has carved out a unique path through experimental sound and outsider art. His work continues to push across boundaries as he doesn’t rest on past ideas but seems always be searching for new sonic vistas. Last year’s Studies series of duo recordings showed different sides of his creative practice, working with several stellar collaborators. As he readies his new full-length, Misshapen Heart, he was … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 3, #3: Devin Sarno

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 3, #2: Juho Toivonen

A mix of New Zealand weirdness from an artist/label out of Finland? I’m not sure something exists more in my wheelhouse. Be sure to check out Juho’s label, AKTI, and the latest releases from Antony Milton, Jackie O Motherfucker, Jon Collin & Niclas Anderstedt Lindgren, and Black Bevy (a new collab between Antony Milton and Thaniel Ion Lee). Tracklist:Pumice – Poor Paw PoStrange Girls – … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 3, #2: Juho Toivonen

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 3, #1: Mona Demone

Mona Demone’s 2022 album, S3RP3NT, is incredible. Beyond the effervescent melodies, pristine production, infectious rhythmic patterns, and engaging sonic construction, Demone’s music has a deeply-rooted emotional core. This music washes over our entire bodies with a sharp, cleansing force. Not only does it get us moving, but it also gets us feeling everything within and around us. It’s fantastic. Unsurprisingly, Demone brings that same generous spirit … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 3, #1: Mona Demone

Foxy Digitalis 2022 Favorites: Notice Recordings

Full disclosure that one of Notice Recordings‘ early releases was from my project, The North Sea, but watching and listening to the label continue to improve and evolve over the past 13 years has been incredible. Evan Lindorff-Ellery (previously with Travis Bird) has created something special, tapping into a unique strain of improvised and experimental sonic art. It’s unsurprising, then, that this mix of 2022 selections from … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis 2022 Favorites: Notice Recordings

Foxy Digitalis 2022 Favorites: Michael James Tapscott

When I learned that Michael Tapscott and Isaac Edwards (aka Odawas) had rejoined forces, had a new album coming out (via Bluesanct) as Pacific Walker (now as a trio with Raphi Gottesman), I was thrilled. I loved Odawas (The Blue Depths remains an underappreciated masterpiece in my book) so this is excellent news for me. With that, I wanted to know what Tapscott had been … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis 2022 Favorites: Michael James Tapscott

Foxy Digitalis 2022 Favorites: zaké

Allow me to preface that I am not one to do ‘favorite’ or ‘end of year’ best of’ lists, mainly because my list would be never-ending, and I don’t like ranking things, especially when it comes to music, an artist’s most personal and vulnerable representation of their self. What I have prepared is a set of arrangements that I found myself playing on constant repeat. … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis 2022 Favorites: zaké

Foxy Digitalis 2022 Favorites: Lawrence English

What more can I say about Lawrence English? He is one of the finest people working in contemporary and experimental music, whose artistry is only outweighed by his generous spirit. In a year where he released one of the finest slabs of conceptual drone and his label, Room 40 (full disclosure, one of those releases was my own), continued to be a beacon for the margins, English shows no signs … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis 2022 Favorites: Lawrence English

Foxy Digitalis 2022 Favorites: Yann Novak

Yann Novak was involved in a lot of wonderful music that has become mainstays at FDHQ, from his solo work to the incredible year of releases on his Dragon’s Eye Recordings label. So, of course, I couldn’t wait to hear what some of his favorites were this year. Hop over to his Bandcamp and the Dragon’s Eye website for some choice cuts (huge recommendation to Dorian Wood’s Invasiva) Tracklist:ROSALÍA — … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis 2022 Favorites: Yann Novak

Foxy Digitalis 2022 Favorites: Drekka

Back in the earliest days of Foxy Digitalis (and Digitalis, even more), Michael Anderson’s Bluesanct label was one I looked at as a semi-model for what I had in mind. His solo project, Drekka, was always something that caught my ear. Years ago, we worked on a few projects and stayed in touch intermittently. In other words, Anderson is a longtime friend of the show, … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis 2022 Favorites: Drekka

Foxy Digitalis Favorites 2022: Regional Attraction

Portland, Oregon’s Regional Attraction has been pretty quiet in 2022, but the one album they released, David Lackner’s Waiting For Sunday, is fantastic. Label boss Andrew Heuback is a longtime friend and collaborator who has turned me on to so much good music through the years, I had to hear where his head has been throughout 2022. Some words from Heuback about this mix: This … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Favorites 2022: Regional Attraction