Track-by-Track: Eli Winter

I finished writing this piece a few days ago before news of jaimie branch’s passing broke, and amidst the heartbreak, I keep thinking of her irrepressible, generous spirit. She always showed up. Listening to her irrepressible, searching runs on “Dayenu,” and thinking about where the title comes from (a Passover song) and what the word means – “it would have been enough” – it’s a … Continue reading Track-by-Track: Eli Winter

21 Songs From 21 Albums From 2021

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. A big thanks to Brad Rose for giving me the platform to share 21 of my favourite records from 2021. It’s been a long while since I wrote for Foxy D and it’s lovely to be back. You may remember me from many reports and reviews covering experimental music and … Continue reading 21 Songs From 21 Albums From 2021

Pelt “Reticence/Resistance”

Find me in the right mood on a Friday evening and I could probably make a solid case that Pelt is the greatest American band of the last 25 years. Recorded over two nights at Café Oto in London back in February 2017, Reticence/Resistance is buoying the case. Mike Gangloff and Patrick Best have their own musical language. They’re joined by Nathan Bowles and Mikel Dimmick on Reticence/Resistance (as … Continue reading Pelt “Reticence/Resistance”

Guitar Solos & Glam With Six Organs of Admittance

Ben Chasny scorched the aural plains with his latest Six Organs of Admittance offering, The Veiled Sea. While, of course, every Six Organs record is a guitar record, he’s never made a guitar record like this one. The Veiled Sea is absolutely dripping with snarling guitar solos. They’re everywhere on the album, the blood that pumps through its circulatory system keeping it pushing ahead. Building an album around … Continue reading Guitar Solos & Glam With Six Organs of Admittance

Six Organs of Admittance “The Veiled Sea”

About 30 seconds into “Somewhere in the Hexagon of Saturn,” Ben Chasny’s guitar rips a hole in the atmosphere, loudly announcing his arrival. For roughly eight minutes straight, he never lets up, cranking a constant sonic barrage that’s never overwrought or overdone, it simply overwhelms. That sense of dazed wonder is the driving force behind The Veiled Sea. It’s a Six Organs album like no other. … Continue reading Six Organs of Admittance “The Veiled Sea”

Daniel Bachman “Axacan”

As I sit listening to the winding journey of Daniel Bachman’s magnum opus, Axacan, I keep thinking about this passage from Olga Tokarczuk’s Flights: “Standing there on the embankment, staring into the current, I realized that – in spite of all the risks involved – a thing in motion will always be better than a thing at rest; that change will always be a nobler … Continue reading Daniel Bachman “Axacan”

Sunburned Hand of the Man “Pick a Day to Die”

You know what? It’s about damn time. Sunburned Hand of the Man, at the height of their powers, were the sun around which so much revolved. The sprawling, shapeshifting collective featured an endless stream of incredible artists, progressive ideas, and otherworldly, cathartic jams that if you weren’t totally overwhelmed – in the best way possible – you probably weren’t paying close enough attention. On Pick … Continue reading Sunburned Hand of the Man “Pick a Day to Die”