Inside No. 9, Episode #5: When I Sing, Mountains Dance

Episode #5: When I Sing, Mountains Dance – a collection of pieces to accompany the book by Irene Solà Here are a collection of songs I put together to accompany my reading of the book ‘When I Sing Mountains Dance’ by Irene Solà. I can’t recommend this book highly enough. She rights with a deft hand and godly imagination; voicing the flora and fauna, as … Continue reading Inside No. 9, Episode #5: When I Sing, Mountains Dance

Premiere: Joel St. Julien “everythingischangingallthetime” + “Le Grand Finale”

Following up his incredible 2021 album, Empathy, Joel St. Julien turns his sites toward newfound personal discoveries and finding self-acceptance on Masking. “Everythingischangingallthetime” is only just over a minute long, but its harmonic shapes grow into an eloquent reflection; a sonic mirror on the fluidity of being and understanding our own inner space. These shifts are heightened by Jay Adams’s (at For Placement Only™) excellent video. It’s … Continue reading Premiere: Joel St. Julien “everythingischangingallthetime” + “Le Grand Finale”

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 11th Hour Premiere: Disorder & Disarray / Bloodclot

The 11th Hour is a podcast where two dudes in their 40s discuss a different Rancid song each week. They reflect on their lives, their (inexplicable) fandom, and why certain parts of our youth continue to hold meaning beyond simple nostalgia. Is it a midlife crisis or honest self-reflection? Join us on a journey to the end and find out. Follow along on Twitter or … Continue reading The 11th Hour Premiere: Disorder & Disarray / Bloodclot

Track Premiere: missing scenes “Lectreus”

missing scenes, the newest project from R. Hunter (Snare of Sixes, Conversations About the Light, etc), thrives in its explorations of dichotomies and divergences. “Lectreus” glides across verdant landscapes with its pristine sound design and dramatic spirit. Blankets of synthetic, dreamy pads counteract the pensive reverie buried in strings and analog warmth. Hunter stretches dangling melodies into lamentations that rise toward a shadowy sky. Meditating … Continue reading Track Premiere: missing scenes “Lectreus”

Rob Clearfield & Quin Kirchner “Concentric Orbits”

Anyone who has heard Quin Kirchner’s magnum opus The Shadows and the Light knows that he’s a percussive force. The double-LP set literally dances with vibrant rhythms. Additionally, Rob Clearfield’s organ and piano work on that record is incredibly engaging, shining through or blending in whenever the mood suits it.  Concentric Orbits arose from those moments during the Shadows sessions where Clearfield and Kirchner were the only ones in the room. … Continue reading Rob Clearfield & Quin Kirchner “Concentric Orbits”

Lithuanian Diamonds: An Interview With Twenty Fingers Duo

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. Lithuania’s Twenty Fingers Duo have only been on my radar for about a year, but in that time I have been completely taken in by their work. The siblings, violinist Lora Kmieliauskaitė and cellist Arnas Kmieliauskas have a keen sense of how each other plays (unsurprisingly!) and use that to … Continue reading Lithuanian Diamonds: An Interview With Twenty Fingers Duo

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #27: Jordan Christoff

I continue to be grateful that Jordan Christoff and I crossed paths in the last year. He is a fountain of special music, from his solo work and various collaborations to PJS and Anarchist Mountains, his duo with his brother Stefan. If I want to travel somewhere magical from the comfort of my living room, Christoff’s music always takes me there. Unsurprisingly, he brought that same craft … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #27: Jordan Christoff

Track Premiere: Natalie Beridze “Ash Wednesday”

Sometimes fragments of memories are more powerful than seeing the whole picture. Natalie Beridze’s “Ash Wednesday” (named after the T.S. Eliot poem which she sings in part) is a small dam holding back an ocean. Eliot’s rumination on finding hope for human salvation echoes across electronic vistas. While Eliot found God through religion, Beridze resonates in the spirit found within music and sound. Her voice … Continue reading Track Premiere: Natalie Beridze “Ash Wednesday”

Linnéa Talp “Arch of Motion”

Physical presence becomes an aural tide on Linnéa Talp’s Arch of Motion. The Swedish artist finds the stoic presence of in-between spaces and casts them into golden-hued drones. Using pipe organ as the primary instrument in these compositions, the music becomes the exhaled breath of someone finding their footing within the liminal glow.  Spread throughout Arch of Motion are cloaked, whispered harmonies. Talp weaves a solemn reverie of … Continue reading Linnéa Talp “Arch of Motion”