Finding Clues With Starlight Assembly

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. I’ve always been a sucker for collaborations, especially those from artists and musicians that I’d never expect to work together. When Starlight Assembly, the duo of Dominic Appleton (Breathless, This Mortal Coil, etc.) and Matteo Uggeri (Sparkle in Grey, Hue, etc.), came across my radar, I was immediately intrigued. I … Continue reading Finding Clues With Starlight Assembly

Snake Union “To Whom I’ve Never Met and Only Imagined”

A dark cloud beckons in the opening moments of Snake Union’s latest slab, To Whom I’ve Never Met and Only Imagined. Constructed from recordings initially made in 2019 at EMS in Stockholm, the granular details living within these walls of synthesis come in waves, like electricity storming through winding corridors underground. The duo of Chuck Bettis and David Grant has a focus throughout To Whom I’ve Never … Continue reading Snake Union “To Whom I’ve Never Met and Only Imagined”

Lucy Liyou/Yska “A Need/A Want”

It always takes me a little while to process Lucy Liyou’s work and the journey it takes me on. Visceral scenes become sonic assertions in her hands, the ambient drift churning out mountains of pensive tension cascading toward a heaven promised in our better days. Once the moment hits, as it always does in her work, there’s no way to rebuild the dam fast enough. … Continue reading Lucy Liyou/Yska “A Need/A Want”

Foxy Digitalis Mix #38: Channelers

On Channelers newest album, Another Entrance, Sean Conrad opens this beautiful, shimmering world with two resonating piano notes. He lets them hang for a few extra moments before repeating them and sailing off toward the aqueous horizon. It sets the intentions of the entire album, welcoming listeners to drift with him in his search for his own kind of devotional music. Another Entrance is a little bit of … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix #38: Channelers

Forbes Graham “You Are Going To Be There”

It doesn’t happen all that often, but when Forbes Graham releases new music into the world it’s a cause for celebration. Graham’s work always challenges me as a listener even if, on some level, it’s easy to engage with and take in. The palette veers between familiar and jarring on “You Are Going To Be There” and the webs connecting the two are the focal … Continue reading Forbes Graham “You Are Going To Be There”

Bastian Void “Topia”

The world of possibility is endless on Topia; expanding landscapes are digital playgrounds for dreams becoming reality and that reality living forever. Bastian Void’s Joe Bastardo has often explored these sonic universes where the future materializes into skyward visages laden with glassine shimmer. He knows how to weave a hook into crystal waves, all held up by entrancing beats with simple, beguiling foundations, and Topia is his opus. … Continue reading Bastian Void “Topia”

Sifting Ashes With Isaac Helsen

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. Setting out to make an album that explores the connections between music and photography isn’t a simple task, but on his new album, Burning House, that’s what Isaac Helsen set out to do. The cover image tells a story – not just in the image itself, but the color palette and … Continue reading Sifting Ashes With Isaac Helsen

taupe set xl “shadow of venus”

Kristen Soller, the Miami-based artist and hypnotist behind taupe set xl, channels an inner power with her voice. On her first album – last year’s Mar – a quiet, strong spirit flowed on gentle solemn waves, like feathers adrift in the wind. shadow of venus traverses similar terrain, though it feels as though the sun has finally set and the only thing keeping us warm is this disembodied, enchanting … Continue reading taupe set xl “shadow of venus”

Mephisto Halabi “The Arabic Room”

In the opening seconds of The Arabic Room, it’s as though Mephisto Halabi snaps his fingers and instantly transports us to his childhood home in Lebanon. Hypnotic chants and rhythms repeat before the dial is turned and a soothing voice turns up for a few moments before the dynamite explodes. Halabi is the moniker used by Philadelphia multi-instrumentalist and composer Julius Masri and on The Arabic Room, … Continue reading Mephisto Halabi “The Arabic Room”

Foxy Digitalis Mix #37: Anthony Sahyoun

Hot on the heels of Anthony Sahyoun’s incredible new album, Proof By Infinite Descent, comes this beguiling mix of Lebanese, Syrian, Egyptian, and Palestinian music. The Beirut artist weaves countless inspirations and sources into his record. Listening to this 67-minute mix, certain threads emerge and we can hear how he combined some of these elements into new ideas and sounds throughout Proof By Infinite Descent. This is … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix #37: Anthony Sahyoun