Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #41: Ben Shemie

Even as a fan of SUUNS’ particular brand of exploratory pop-infused weirdness, Ben Shemie’s new solo effort, Desiderata, is an even headier trip than expected. Wielding his background in classical music, Shemie ventures into unknown realms with imaginative, unique sonic combinations and a cache of uncovered sympathies. The album swarms listeners with an array of strings (c/o the incredible Molinari String Quartet), electronics, and, most memorably, … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #41: Ben Shemie

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #40: Stephen Vitiello

So often, when I listen to Stephen Vitiello’s work, I end up spacing out and drifting off into my own head. It’s a compliment to the nature of his work, where expansive landscapes and intimate details combine in a unique, engaging manner. Over the weekend, I immersed myself in his 2021 piece with The Quiet Club, Black Iris. It represents so many aspects of Vitiello’s music that … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #40: Stephen Vitiello

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #39: Scanner

Robin Rimbaud is always reliable in coming up with something interesting, lovely, and exciting, whether it’s his recordings as Scanner, his other sound and installation work, his writing, or any other projects he’s worked on. Such is also the case with this surprisingly funky Foxy Digitalis mix. Whether Rimbaud ever sleeps, I cannot confirm, but he recently released his latest album, The Homeland of Electricity, an … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #39: Scanner

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #38: Steve Fors

On his forthcoming album, it’s nothing, but still, Zurich-based Steve Fors weaves every ounce of himself into six emotive, visceral songs. It’s a deceptive album that uses a palette I’ve heard many times before, but a new approach emerges in the emotional propulsion and pristine sonic palette. With a backdrop of the last few years still raw, Fors creates his own magic. The album looks inward … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #38: Steve Fors

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #37: Seawind of Battery

I wrote about Seawind of Battery (a project from goldkey’s Mike Horn, which is also excellent) in last week’s Capsule Garden, and I think I’ve listened to Clockwatching another four or five times since. It’s simply that good. They released a second cassette edition last week, and it’s going fast. Grab that HERE. Now, this mix… it’s a monster, but the calmest, heaviest on the vibes monster possible. It … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #37: Seawind of Battery

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #36: Tiers La Familia

Tiers La Familia is a blown-out collision of so many divergent spirals that it’s hard to keep track. Bandleader Joe Sidney never lets up on their second album in the past six months, Active Cultures​/​Active Couture, this time for Jeff Tobias’s new label, Strategy of Tension. Sidney’s iron first productions are rapid speed blitzkriegs, covered in grime and sharp angles that try, but fail, to obscure … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #36: Tiers La Familia

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #35: Carlos Ferreira

I love when I ask an artist to make a mix for the site, and the end result is something that manages to embody the underlying spirit of their own work. Brazilian composer Carlos Ferreira’s discography is vast. His music is pinned to the surface with subtle force while the ends drift skyward like loose threads trying to detach themselves and float away. There’s always … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #35: Carlos Ferreira

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #34: Meadow Argus

Meadow Argus, aka Tynan Krakoff, and I go way back. He used to run the excellent DNT label and distro and could always be counted on to find something new, weird, and fried. Honestly, it’s impossible to remember how many stellar projects he’s turned me onto over the years. When he got in touch again last year and introduced me to his excellent project, Meadow … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #34: Meadow Argus

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #33: Natalie Beridze (Part 2)

If you missed Part 1, go fix that now. Get immersed. Sink to the bottom then come back. Natalie Beridze is still going. Press play and find the end of the monolithic rainbow. Of Which One Knows will be released by Room 40 on July 30. Pre-order HERE. Tracklist:Ryuichi Sakamoto- Thousand KnivesFrank Ocean- SeigfriedMorton Feldman- piano and String QuartetAutechre- Gantz GrafAlice Coltrane- Krishna KrishnaSteve Reich- Electric Counterpoint (fast)Olivier … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #33: Natalie Beridze (Part 2)

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #32: Natalie Beridze (Part 1)

Natalie Beridze’s forthcoming album, Of Which One Knows, is immense, tactile. Built around her voice and intricate, emotive arrangements, she arrives in a place where time is distilled into small, soft fragments. Beridze pieces these sonic granules together into moving visages that spread across a barren landscape, bringing life back to the parched Earth. Her music is an invitation into a new dimension that moves in … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #32: Natalie Beridze (Part 1)