The Repository #16: Head Full of Cool – David Kilgour

Came across this piece recently that my dear friend, Lee Jackson, did for Foxy Digitalis in 2004. Since Lee’s passing in 2012, I’ve thought a lot about the work we did together and as Foxy Digitalis has come back into the fold, getting these pieces back into the world has been one of the many things I’ve wanted to get done. So, with that here’s … Continue reading The Repository #16: Head Full of Cool – David Kilgour

Alisha Through The Looking Glass: An Interview with Alisha Sufit

I forgot that James Blackshaw wrote for Foxy Digitalis briefly in the early/mid 2000s, but came across this lovely interview he did in 2005. Alisha Sufit is still out there and you can visit her Facebook page HERE and Magic Carpet Records’ website HERE. – BR In music, the seldom thrills of discovery are truly joyous occasions.  When the North London-based group Magic Carpet’s LP … Continue reading Alisha Through The Looking Glass: An Interview with Alisha Sufit

The Repository #14: Baby Dee’s Small Song

I’m not being hyperbolic when I say that few artists and their work have moved me as deeply and influenced me at my core than Baby Dee. Her work is quietly devastating and completely enrapturing. Whenever she plays and sings, time stops and I have to stop and give my full attention. Credit goes to both John Darnielle (for covering “When I Get Home” during … Continue reading The Repository #14: Baby Dee’s Small Song

Within Mirrors: An Interview With Paul Clipson From 2011

Paul Clipson’s unexpected passing in 2018 was crushing. His lifetime of work was incredible and resonated deeply with so many. There are some great, in-depth recollections about him at the Criterion website published in 2018. I was first introduced to his films, like many in my circle, by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma through the collaborations the two began in the mid-to-late 2000s. This interview was published in … Continue reading Within Mirrors: An Interview With Paul Clipson From 2011

The Repository #12: Slip It to the Android – G.K. Spain on Chrome

I am the black sheep: I love not the flowers, I love the green of grass and forest firs. Take back your pillars and your mighty towers: Give me a tree, that bends when a breeze stirs. Mother was a fine piano accompanist and substitute organist who also played harp, clarinet, bassoon, and gave me my first violin lessons. She (and my karma) bequeathed me … Continue reading The Repository #12: Slip It to the Android – G.K. Spain on Chrome

The Repository #11: Lailson de Holanda

Originally published in 2005, this interview with Lailson de Holanda from Recifé, Brazil’s all-time great psych group, Satwa, has been on my mind the past few weeks. Currently I am working on episode #3 of The Electric Rubicon which focuses on the inimitable Time-Lag Records. Time-Lag reissued Satwa’s only album in 2005 before reissuing things like that were all the rage. I’m not sure I … Continue reading The Repository #11: Lailson de Holanda

An Illustrated Review of Albert Ayler’s “Holy Ghost” Box

Back in 2005, Chris Fischer of Unread Records sent me a huge package of drawings as a submission to Foxy Digitalis. It was a review of the Albert Ayler Holy Ghost boxed set (well, half of it), but done in his trademark visual style. It remains one of my favorite things Foxy Digitalis published and, having found the scans on an old hard drive this … Continue reading An Illustrated Review of Albert Ayler’s “Holy Ghost” Box

The Repository #10: A multi-part one question interview w/ Blevin Blectum

Originally published in 2005, Michael Kaufmann (formerly of Asthmatic Kitty Records) did a mini-series of one-question interviews, one of which was with Blevin Blectum. With the reemergence of the mighty Blectum From Blechdom, who have a new album, Deep Bone, coming in July on Deathbomb Arc, it seemed like a good time to get this fun piece back into the world. Wait a minute…Don’t they … Continue reading The Repository #10: A multi-part one question interview w/ Blevin Blectum

The Repository #9: Black Forest/Black Sea

Revisiting an interview from 2004 as the duo release a new CD full of rarities from 2003-2008. I remember first hearing Black Forest/Black Sea nearly 20 years ago and being immediately smitten. The duo of Jeffrey Alexander and Miriam Goldberg made a handful of great albums, toured the world, and generally left a lot of good in their wake. Last week, Alexander released a CD … Continue reading The Repository #9: Black Forest/Black Sea

The Repository #8: Paul LaBrecque

An interview from 2009 with the (former?) Sunburned Hand of the Man mainstay as the band unleashes a new piece of hellfire… It seems fitting to post this a few days after Three Lobed released Sunburned Hand of the Man’s first proper album in ages, the stellar Pick A Day to Die. While I am hoping to have a review of that ready for next week’s … Continue reading The Repository #8: Paul LaBrecque