Video Premiere: Sarah Davachi “Alas, Departing”

Stillness is an impermeable force on “Alas, Departing” from Sarah Davachi’s Two Sisters. Based on the 15th-century piece, “Alas Departynge is Ground of Woo,” Davachi, with vocalists Jessika Kenney and Dorothy Berry, channels an ageless spirit into evocative, intimate ruminations. Tones intersect with surprising movements, holes in the temporal veil where phantom arrangements pour in to illuminate a focused path. Kenney and Berry’s voices hold a … Continue reading Video Premiere: Sarah Davachi “Alas, Departing”

Video Premiere: Office Culture “Big Time Things”

An emotional cliff looms on the second single from Office Culture’s forthcoming Big Time Things. Worst-case scenarios are repeating mantras in our tired minds, but what happens once we give in? Flickering keyboard motifs draw distracted shapes in the transient skies as Winston Cook-Wilson traces the psychic steps through exposed memory fields and buried fears. Emotive guitar explorations thread the needle of this latticework arrangement while … Continue reading Video Premiere: Office Culture “Big Time Things”

Track Premiere: Amy Reid “Shadow Bath”

Neon lights flood labyrinthine corridors on the bounding synthscapes of Amy Reid’s “Shadow Bath” from her upcoming EP, Utopia. There’s no way to listen to this song and not get up and move. The propulsive rhythm is the instigator, but that bassline flows through every pore. Reid’s voice is a lilting beacon hovering between glowing stars, calling us toward a distant dancefloor where the outside world … Continue reading Track Premiere: Amy Reid “Shadow Bath”

Video Premiere: Mushfoot “My Shrinking Heart”

New York trio, Mushfoot, started as a quarantined remote collaboration but morphed into something bigger as new layers were added and songs began to take shape. Featuring Ian Davis and Katie Vogel of Relatives and Greg Albert of TheRainbows, Mushfoot is visceral like a familiar landscape stripped of its lush surface so that the gnarled, tangled roots become the focal point.  Mushfoot’s debut, Time Before Land, … Continue reading Video Premiere: Mushfoot “My Shrinking Heart”

Video Premiere: Yotam Avni and Karen Vogt “Voices”

Karen Vogt constantly pushes her creative space outward, searching for new directions to follow and landscapes to inhabit. This new collaborative project with producer Yotam Avni combines the best elements from each artist’s work into something engaging and fresh. “In 2021, I reached out to experimental techno artist Yotam Avni to ask if he would remix a track from another project I was involved in,” … Continue reading Video Premiere: Yotam Avni and Karen Vogt “Voices”

Track Premiere: Vicente Hansen Atria’s Orlando Furioso “En tornasol”

On his debut as a bandleader, Chilean drummer and composer Vicente Hansen Atria and his septet, Orlando Furioso, reimagine varying folk traditions in new and otherworldly ways. With unique instrumentation and a diverse, curious spirit, Atria and Orlando Furioso find surprising connections and contradictions within these cosmic spaces.  The first single and album opener, “En tornasol,” features Chilean pop singer, the exquisite Niña Tormenta. “This … Continue reading Track Premiere: Vicente Hansen Atria’s Orlando Furioso “En tornasol”

Track Premiere: Aaron Turner & Jon Mueller “The Yellow Bath”

It’s always a good day when two heavyweights like Aaron Turner and Jon Mueller collide. Following up on 2021’s stellar In the Falls, the duo excavates through the bedrock to find the heaviest atmospheres. The collaborative nature of their work crackles through “The Yellow Bath,” the first single from their upcoming, proper debut on American Dreams, Now That You’ve Found It. Turner’s guitar is a viscous mélange … Continue reading Track Premiere: Aaron Turner & Jon Mueller “The Yellow Bath”

Video Premiere: Ben Glas “VII of Superpositional Melodies”

Keigo Hara’s animations for Ben Glas’s “VII” from Superpositional Melodies heightens the psychoacoustic impact of the shifting tonal framework, adding a surprising meditative construct to the piece. Visualizations are in constant motion, sometimes at odds with Glas’s fragmented sonic inquires. The effect is mesmerizing and overwhelming. Keigo explains, “It’s not “real” visualizing, nor is it based on acoustic engineering, but rather it is an improvisational free-styling response … Continue reading Video Premiere: Ben Glas “VII of Superpositional Melodies”

The Powerful Quiet of Rishin Singh

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. Rishin Singh is a composer from Kuala Lampur now living in Berlin. Having composed for The JACK Quartet, Piano+, and others, his latest work is a solo piece for the Liszt organ in Denstedt, Germany. The instrument is legendary in its own right, but Singh’s approach to it is unique. … Continue reading The Powerful Quiet of Rishin Singh

Video Premiere: Little Mazarn “Lightning in the Water”

The heart is a hushed bonfire on Little Mazarin’s stunning, intimate “Lightning in the Water.” Lindsey Verrill’s music is borne of place; it is timeless and ontological, always inviting anyone in earshot to take a seat and breathe it in. In the glowing Texas sun, joined by Jeff Johnston and Carolina Chauffe, “Lightning in the Water” levitates above the parched fields, a beacon guiding us … Continue reading Video Premiere: Little Mazarn “Lightning in the Water”