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

The Repository #7: Plankton Wat

Plankton Wat’s newest album, Future Times, came out last week on Thrill Jockey so it seems like the perfect time to revisit Jordan Anderson’s interview with him from late 2011. Dewey’s music has always inspired me. He’s got an innate ability to take listeners on an aural trip and with Future Times, he finds new levels to explore. It’s a fantastically deep, rich sound world that is full of … Continue reading The Repository #7: Plankton Wat

The Repository #6: Ghédalia Tazartès

A piece from 2008 that we published in conjunction with his appearance at Pauze Festival in Belgium. It’s hard to grasp the titans we lost this week. Ghédalia Tazartès, Chick Corea, and Milford Graves in three successive days, basically, is a hard thing to get your head around. I’ve spent a lot of time this weekend listening to all three and trying to expose my … Continue reading The Repository #6: Ghédalia Tazartès

The Repository #5: Christian Kiefer

An interview from 2007 right after the release of his excellent Dogs & Donkeys album. This week’s archival piece comes at the end of a bit of a breadcrumb trail. I was doing some research for an interview I’m doing next week with Tom Carter (for another publication) and ended up going down quite the rabbit hole of his collaborative works. In doing so, I was reminded … Continue reading The Repository #5: Christian Kiefer

The Repository #4: Telecult Powers

Here on Imbolc, a Foxy Digitalis archival interview with the one and only Telecult Powers from 2011. This interview was done in late 2011 and coincided with the release of their first (and utterly essential!) LP Zion Traveler. Enjoy. Few bands have left a bigger crater in their wake in 2011 than the duo of Telecult Powers.  Witchbeam and Mister Mathews have been brewing up some … Continue reading The Repository #4: Telecult Powers

The Repository #3: soccer Committee

An interview with Mariska Baars – an artist I’ve been thinking about recently – from late 2007. There are countless artists and bands that I’ve lost touch with over the years. Whether life simply got in the way or because they moved on to different interests. It’s simply the nature of things. Mariska Baars aka soccer Committee is one of those artists, but she’s been fresh on my mind … Continue reading The Repository #3: soccer Committee

The Repository #1: Vashti Bunyan

The first dive into the Foxy Digitalis archives: an interview with Vashti Bunyan from 2004. Vashti Bunyan’s Just Another Diamond Day continues as one of my desert island albums. I couldn’t believe I got to do this interview back in 2004, barely a year after Foxy Digitalis relaunched. In my world, Vashti Bunyan is royalty. Just Another Diamond Day, recently reissued in the US by DiCristina, stands as one … Continue reading The Repository #1: Vashti Bunyan