Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #52: Elkhorn

I can’t stop listening to Elkhorn’s Distances. It’s as though it’s littered with secret passages and hidden messages that we can only find through thorough investigation. Something like that, anyway. Truthfully it’s just a great album that is simultaneously innately listenable and endlessly curious. That said, while I don’t know if Drew Gardner’s mix here will shed further light on the vast sonic expanses of Distances, it’s … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #52: Elkhorn

Video Premiere: Karen & Peter “Truth is in Sounds”

Through potent spoken word and poignant waves of sound, Karen Schoemer and Peter Taylor turn desolation and decay into an enticing landscape. This kind of pair-up is dream fuel when it comes to unexpected collaborations. Schoemer’s words move through Taylor’s clouded sound tomes, surgically infusing their distant locales into a seamless expression. “Truth in Sounds” is heightened by Taylor’s paintings and the subtle aqueous movements … Continue reading Video Premiere: Karen & Peter “Truth is in Sounds”

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.34: September 23, 2022

It’s been a busy, exhausting week here at FDHQ to the point that I’ve only managed to get through about half of the pile of music I was hoping to investigate. Granted, a lot of time was spent in the studio (again), so sound has been (as ever) the main focus around here, but, unfortunately for Foxy Digitalis, it’s mostly been my own music in … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.34: September 23, 2022

Track Premiere: r beny “One Illusion Backward” – A Rework of Ameel Brecht’s “Like Moth to Flame”

Life stares us down in the quiet moments of midnight on r beny’s stunning rework of Ameel Brecht’s “One Illusion Backward” off his forthcoming album, The Locked Room. beny shapes the hushed tones into an alternate dimension, living and breathing through the darkness to find a horizon teeming with promise. Spreading the emotional toil of Brecht’s original over an entire side adds new sonic depths and … Continue reading Track Premiere: r beny “One Illusion Backward” – A Rework of Ameel Brecht’s “Like Moth to Flame”

The 11th Hour, Episode #21: As We Live (The Interrupters w/ Tim Armstrong & Rhoda Dakar)

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 Instagram and find The 11th … Continue reading The 11th Hour, Episode #21: As We Live (The Interrupters w/ Tim Armstrong & Rhoda Dakar)

Track Premiere: Small Sur “Rays of Light”

The quiet moments speak the loudest on the latest single from Small Sur’s beautiful forthcoming album, Attic Room. “Rays of Light” crawls through the cracks we can’t see and floods our system with a reflective spirit. Gentle acoustic guitar arrangements, emotive woodwinds, and minimal rhythms are a bed for Bob Keal’s winsome voice to help us drift into the distance. Evocative atmospheres unfold slowly to give … Continue reading Track Premiere: Small Sur “Rays of Light”

Video Premiere: Susana Santos Silva “All the Birds”

Magic miniatures unfold on Susana Santos Silva’s “All the Birds.” A combination of soft, lilting drones underpins the frenetic, technical sophistication of Santos Silva’s trumpet playing. Disparate atmospheres swirl in separate fields before intertwining through her unique approach, with the addition of calming birdsong, to create a unique, exotic sonic palette. The tranquility woven into the piece is awash with impermanence, but that fleeting nature … Continue reading Video Premiere: Susana Santos Silva “All the Birds”

Dividers Keep the Flame Burning

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon or subscribe to The Jewel Garden. From the moment I heard Dividers’ Once More with Feeling EP, I was hooked. Samuel Miller’s ever-evolving project has several disparate touchpoints, but his singular vision knots it all together. Miller continues to push himself as a songwriter, refining an approach that lands on so many levels. Crime of … Continue reading Dividers Keep the Flame Burning

Video Premiere: Chris Abrahams “Costume”

For Chris Abrahams’ sixth album for Room 40, the forthcoming Follower, the piano is a critical component of the four sound pieces. His work shines in the liminal spaces between music and noise, tonality and atonality, rhythm and texture. On “Costume,” the first glimpse from Follower, crystalline organic atmospheres take on liminal expressions. Pushed along by a ghost rhythm, we wonder where the intangible terrain will take … Continue reading Video Premiere: Chris Abrahams “Costume”

Foxy Digitalis Radio Season 2, #2: Jon Mueller

It was a fantastic time all-around when Jon Mueller was in town in April. He came into Tulsa early so we could sit down and do an interview for the radio show. This is a small portion of that conversation (I think it’s close to two hours long), but these pieces had the most impact. This also includes a chunk of his performance in Tulsa, … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Radio Season 2, #2: Jon Mueller