The Capsule Garden Vol 1.32: September 9, 2022

Kicking back into a higher gear after a slow(er) August, it’s been a busy week. So much good music has come across my plate that it’s been hard to narrow down what to write about (I wish I had a couple clones of myself!), but everything on this list is well worth your time. And a reminder that The Jewel Garden has a couple of … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.32: September 9, 2022

KonstruKt and Peter Brötzmann “Dolunay”

While they’re pretty much ignored in their native Turkey, the free-form collective KonstruKt has built a global following in the almost 15 years since they formed. Listening to their music, it’s not hard to understand why Umut Çağlar (guitar, organ, electronics, traditional instruments), Korhan Futaci (reeds, traditional instruments), and their bandmates are so well-liked in free jazz circles. They can be freaky, funky, or completely … Continue reading KonstruKt and Peter Brötzmann “Dolunay”

An Illustrated Review of Revelator Sound System’s “Revelators”

Carl Antonowicz is a Texas-reared, Tulsa-based illustrator, performer, writer, director, cartoonist, and calligrapher. Support his work on Patreon! I live for unexpected moments. Tease expectations and then throttle them before rising into the cosmic cloud with something from another dimension, and I am hooked. MC Taylor and Cameron Ralston are known for digging through the deepest roots, but the divine ghosts resurrected on these intimate spiritual explosions … Continue reading An Illustrated Review of Revelator Sound System’s “Revelators”

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.30: August 26, 2022

I don’t know if anyone has really noticed, but Foxy Digitalis has purposefully been moving at a slower pace in August. Not because it felt unsustainable where things were, but mainly so I could focus more time and energy on finishing some music projects (side note: it’d be a great time to subscribe to The Jewel Garden as fall is going to see a mountain of new … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.30: August 26, 2022

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.29: August 19, 2022

Special shout-out to Aidan Hanratty and Bandcloud today who hangs it up after over 400 weekly emails covering weird electronic music (and more!). Aidan was one of the most supportive people when Foxy Digitalis came back from the dead, and I will appreciate that forever. An amazing run, though – can’t be understated. Go give him some love and appreciation for the endless hours of … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.29: August 19, 2022

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.28: August 12, 2022

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon or subscribe to The Jewel Garden. Another week of abbreviated reviews, but all gems, all the time. A lot of self-released treats this week, which is always a beautiful thing. Forest Management Closing Credits (Self-Released) The hazy spaces between consciousness and sleep hum with sonorous effulgence. Loops become tangled webs spilling over with sonic … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.28: August 12, 2022

Pinkcourtesyphone “All Intensive Purposes”

“Everything’s pink in this villa, so it’s called the pink villa,” explains Mrs. Goforth, the dying protagonist of Tennessee Williams’ play The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore. The color pink has been a conceptual thread and namesake of Richard Chartier’s Pinkcourtesyphone project, dialing up its tenth year with All Intensive Purposes, seven tracks released on Lawrence English’s Room40 label and described succinctly as “catastrophe muzak.” Chartier … Continue reading Pinkcourtesyphone “All Intensive Purposes”

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.27: August 5, 2022

August is going to be a slow month here at FDHQ as I soak up the last bits of summer vacation with my daughter before school starts back and try to finish up a host of music projects that have been languishing the previous few months. (Though debuts from two new duos, Country Wifi and Building Buildings are close now!) Today, a new Ajilvsga, Choker, album … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.27: August 5, 2022

Amirtha Kidambi & Luke Stewart “Zenith/Nadir”

The fierce scream of now. That’s how an article in the Jazz Right Now blog described an Amirtha Kidambi and Luke Stewart live set, and that’s as apt of a description of the music produced by these two creative musical stalwarts as any. Kidambi’s voice runs through the entire cycle of human emotion, from calm to chaos. Whether she’s singing with her band Elder Ones … Continue reading Amirtha Kidambi & Luke Stewart “Zenith/Nadir”