Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #18: Kate Carr

Whether it’s her own solo work or the music released through her label Flaming Pines, Kate Carr always has my attention. With the lovely fake creek, it all comes together in a enchanting, aqueous package. It’s an excellent example of what makes Carr’s work so interesting and engaging in that there’s some familiarity with the individual sounds, but she has a singular, inventive way of … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #18: Kate Carr

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #17: Heavy Cloud

Heavy Cloud stays busy. His small-run releases are always inviting as he shifts through different soundscapes and palettes, never moving in any real linear direction. That last part is one of the things I like most about Heavy Cloud’s recent run of releases. There’s always something new to be heard; new zones to explore and get lost within. His latest, Season Shift, explores his personal relationship … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #17: Heavy Cloud

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #16: Kendraplex

Considering how much I love Kendraplex’s music, I shouldn’t be surprised at how much this mix got to me, but here we are. It’s not just the selection of great tunes (many of which I was previously unfamiliar with), but she has such a good ear and unique perspective that the way she put this together is just as important. I hope you will do … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #16: Kendraplex

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #15: Ned Milligan

I remember hearing Ned Milligan’s 2017 album, Nature Always Needs Improving, for the first time and being immediately taken in by its gentle resonance and luminous tonal spaces. Plenty of artists do great work with field recordings and making music outdoors, but there’s a certain intimacy to Milligan’s work that deeply connects with me. His use of chimes continually surprises me, but it’s a perfect medium … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #15: Ned Milligan

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #14: Beachers

There’s an element of the unexpected to Daryl Worthington’s Beachers project. When I think about the three releases I’ve heard, the main connective tissue is the underlying curiosity. Worthington is an explorer. He never seems settled, but there’s a certain comfort in the fluidity of his sound. As a listener, it keeps me guessing and excited about where the road will take the project next. … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #14: Beachers

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #13: Influx & SYNE

When Past Inside the Present decided to venture into the realm of ambient techno, it makes sense that the first offering from this new series is from two label stalwarts. SYNE is Dennis Huddleston, best known for his work as 36 and Influx is James Bernard (side note: check out the fantastic new awakened souls (his duo with marine eyes) album that’s just out). On PULSE 01, their … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #13: Influx & SYNE

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #12: Marjorie

I’m a big fan of Marjorie’s Doesn’t Exist and keep finding new aspects to it that keep me coming back for repeated listens. The duo of Melodie Stancato and Zachary Taube bring an array of different ideas to the table but mix them in ways that spur something new. When I asked them to make a mix, I wasn’t sure what to expect but the perfectly-named Songs We … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #12: Marjorie

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #11: Regional Attraction

I admit to being a little biased when it comes to the excellent Portland label, Regional Attraction, but that’s okay. Run by my longtime friend, Andrew Heuback, there’s a curatorial consistency to the label that hits so many of my weaknesses. Heuback has always had great taste and his previous label, Overland Shark, was a jumping off point. Regional Attraction feels like the slightly-older, cooler … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #11: Regional Attraction

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #10: ML Wah

Tomorrow, Matt LaJoie’s (as ML Wah) Mirrored Night is officially released. I have a lot of admiration LaJoie at the best of times, but it’s ticked up a few notches with the release of his first solo piano album. There’s a real vulnerability to not just the music itself, but the approach and mindset he has with this release. It’s a fantastic example of pushing … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #10: ML Wah

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #9: The Vex Collection

The more I got into The Vex Collection’s forthcoming debut, the more I started thinking about music made with or focused around instruments with double reeds. So while I started doing a little of my own digital crate digging, it made more sense to get outside reinforcements. Considering how unique the approach of the ensemble is (and the quality of their album!), I asked The Vex … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #9: The Vex Collection