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

Inside No. 9, Episode #2: Electroacoustic Works 1964-2021

Episode #2: Electroacoustic Works 1964-2021 Over the last two years I have found myself, more often than not, returning to musique concrète, noise, and drone. It has been a conduit to escape the prison of lockdown and working from home. I find electroacoustic music and its many genre variations inspiring. It helps me to focus my often unquiet mind. Episode No. 2 of Inside No. 9 opens … Continue reading Inside No. 9, Episode #2: Electroacoustic Works 1964-2021

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

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #8: Jeffrey Alexander

Jeffrey Alexander is a lifer. His discography through the years, from The Iditarod and Black Forest/Black Sea to Dire Wolves/DWLVS, The Heavy Lidders, and his solo work, is a sprawling, wonderfully tangled web. One little taste and it’s near impossible to not end up falling down the rabbit hole, exploring every winding avenue he’s ventured down. In recent years, Dire Wolves has been front of … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #8: Jeffrey Alexander

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #7: Jeff Tobias

Like Jeff Tobias’s fantastic Recurring Dream, this mix goes into all sorts of different zones. It never feels disconnected or random, always held together by a flowing thread. Beyond that, the way Tobias pieces the tracks together and the different sonic elements of each track, it’s reminiscent of Recurring Dream, or at least carries that same spirit throughout.  Here’s some context directly from Jeff: I’ve tried to … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #7: Jeff Tobias