The Capsule Garden Vol 1.22: July 1, 2022

Another week in the books. Another pile of excellent tunes to dig through. Last week, my label, The Jewel Garden, released this blown-out proto dub gem from Carl Antonowicz’s Open Casket Sound System. Carl illustrates/collaborates on the Illustrated Reviews with me for Foxy Digitalis, and he’s put together a 16-page illustrated zine to go along with the album. Check it out! Meanwhile, on to the reviews… … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.22: July 1, 2022

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.21: June 24, 2022

Well, I hoped to maybe get an installment of The Capsule Garden out while were in the Pacific Northwest, that obviously didn’t happen. There’s been a bunch of great, interesting music coming out in that time and I’ll never get to it all, so here’s a smattering of music I listened to on the trip. Golden Donna It Won’t Be There When You Reach For It (Self-Released) … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.21: June 24, 2022

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.20: June 3, 2022

I had an experience I never wanted to have this week when a bunch of friends and acquaintances started texting and emailing to see if we were alright. A mass shooting in Tulsa was inevitable and I’m frankly surprised it doesn’t happen here more often. It’s all so fucked. We’re fine, though, obviously – I mean as much as anyone is fine these days.  Anyway, … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.20: June 3, 2022

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.19: May 27, 2022

Missed last week due to being under the weather, but back in action with a stack of new music to end this super ugly week. Felidae Katla (Full Spectrum) It can be difficult to capture the potency of a specific moment in time where planets align just right and that tenuous sliver of magic reveals itself, but Felidae (the duo of Sharmi Basu and Fanciulla Gentile) capture … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.19: May 27, 2022

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.18: May 13, 2022

If anyone thought I was kidding about starting a Rancid podcast, I certainly wasn’t. It’s been way too much fun to record and I hope people give it a listen. Meanwhile, quite a slate of killer tunes this week. Astrid Sonne “How Far” (SA Recordings) “How Far” is the newest offering from The Hearing Experience and Astrid Sonne’s stunning vocal arrangements are pure, blissful magic. Sonne always … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.18: May 13, 2022

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.17: May 6, 2022

There was a lot of new music during this brutal week and in the bleakness, I am ever thankful for these sounds. It’s also Bandcamp day so, like every other day, it’s a good time to support artists. Any of these albums would be lovely additions to your collection. There’s also a new collaborative record between myself and Matt LaJoie (Herbcraft, Flower Room, Cursillistas, ML … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.17: May 6, 2022

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.16: April 29, 2022

Busy, wild week here with Jon Mueller in town (go see him perform Afterlife Cartoons if you have the opportunity over the coming weeks. It’s absolutely transcendent), but there’s always time to talk about some fantastic new music. Dig in. Natalia Beylis tinch (Self-Released) Count me in for anything Natalia Beylis is doing. tinch is a beautiful, spacious piano improvisation inspired by and dedicated to a little white cat of the … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.16: April 29, 2022

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.15: April 22, 2022

It’s been a wild week over here at FDHQ, but some surprise bits of good news have trickled through so I’m heading into the weekend feeling more positive than usual. With that, I made everything at The Jewel Garden pay-what-you-want so if you’ve been wanting to catch up, dig in, or fill gaps, this would be a great weekend to do that (everything goes back … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.15: April 22, 2022

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.14: April 15, 2022

The weeks continue and the sounds do too. Let’s get straight into it. Klara Livet Varandra (Self-Released) Dead folk-blues (that remind me enough of Flaming Tunes to mention it) from Astrid Mortensen (whose recent Skærgårdslyd is essential listening) and Dan Johansson. Keyboards wheeze like there’s no electricity left in the batteries but the instruments still hold a charge and have sounds that need to be extracted. Mortensen’s voice is a painted … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.14: April 15, 2022

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.13: April 8, 2022

The world keeps spinning and the music keeps flowing. Here’s some recordings that have been in my ear this week and refuse to leave. Lola de la Mata KOH – Klee – uh (SA Recordings) Kicking off SA Recordings’ single series, The Hearing Experience, Lola de la Mata’s tactile, introspective “KOH – Klee – uh.” The piece, based on her experience with tinnitus, finds grinding bass sludging forward … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.13: April 8, 2022