Video Premiere: Greta Ruth “Till The Petals Fell”

From the opening moments of “Till The Petals Fell,” Greta Ruth welcomes us into her sanctum. Rapid guitar plucks are a flickering cascade holding her enchanted vocals aloft, gliding across silk sheets and floral bounty as a timeless whisper in the ether. Glowing embers fill the quiet spaces of the song where Ruth gently needles questions like, “Do you know you have my love? Do … Continue reading Video Premiere: Greta Ruth “Till The Petals Fell”

Track Premiere: Lia Kohl “sit on the floor and wait for storms”

Radio fragments are the unexpected guideposts throughout Lia Kohl’s ambitious new album, The Ceiling Reposes. Static-laden voices pepper the glassine synth expressions and waving cello arrangements, tethering sonic ephemerality to a moment of familiarity. From a Vashon Island (where these radio samples are from) weather report that might as well be an inner mantra, “Weather, as you know, is stormy right now,” rises from the shifting … Continue reading Track Premiere: Lia Kohl “sit on the floor and wait for storms”

Interconnecting Forests: Patricia Wolf & Jordan Reyes Interview Each Other

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon or subscribe to The Jewel Garden. Patricia Wolf and Jordan Reyes have both been heavily featured in the pages of Foxy Digitalis over the last two years (and will continue to be, I’m sure!). It would take ages to catalog all of the great music they’ve been involved in throughout 2022 alone. … Continue reading Interconnecting Forests: Patricia Wolf & Jordan Reyes Interview Each Other

Track Premiere: Jordan Reyes “Tralineation”

Beneath a roiling veil of darkness, a burning sibilance and embedded urgency fuse together, forming a cathartic gravity pulling us toward an intersection point. Even though we constantly deviate from our forward path, the call beckons us back. Slow-moving bass drones slither beneath the surface, a shifting foundation that holds “Tralineation” in an amorphous cocoon. Reyes’s guitar wields surgical steel peppering the expanding soundscape with … Continue reading Track Premiere: Jordan Reyes “Tralineation”

Track Premiere: Matthew J. Rolin “Fourth Street”

A wistful thread runs through the winding guitar arrangements of Matthew J. Rolin’s “Fourth Street.” Without a word, lifetimes pass imbued with dichotomies and a grateful sheen. Through the years, Rolin has shown he can play anything on a guitar. His technical ability glows throughout Passing, his forthcoming record on American Dreams, but affective depth and dexterity in his music are what sets it apart. About … Continue reading Track Premiere: Matthew J. Rolin “Fourth Street”

Track Premiere: Aaron Turner & Jon Mueller “The Yellow Bath”

It’s always a good day when two heavyweights like Aaron Turner and Jon Mueller collide. Following up on 2021’s stellar In the Falls, the duo excavates through the bedrock to find the heaviest atmospheres. The collaborative nature of their work crackles through “The Yellow Bath,” the first single from their upcoming, proper debut on American Dreams, Now That You’ve Found It. Turner’s guitar is a viscous mélange … Continue reading Track Premiere: Aaron Turner & Jon Mueller “The Yellow Bath”

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.22: July 1, 2022

Another week in the books. Another pile of excellent tunes to dig through. Last week, my label, The Jewel Garden, released this blown-out proto dub gem from Carl Antonowicz’s Open Casket Sound System. Carl illustrates/collaborates on the Illustrated Reviews with me for Foxy Digitalis, and he’s put together a 16-page illustrated zine to go along with the album. Check it out! Meanwhile, on to the reviews… … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.22: July 1, 2022

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.20: June 3, 2022

I had an experience I never wanted to have this week when a bunch of friends and acquaintances started texting and emailing to see if we were alright. A mass shooting in Tulsa was inevitable and I’m frankly surprised it doesn’t happen here more often. It’s all so fucked. We’re fine, though, obviously – I mean as much as anyone is fine these days.  Anyway, … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.20: June 3, 2022

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #23: Greta Ruth

Greta Ruth is an artist with a clear, uncompromising vision who isn’t afraid of venturing out into the dark, deep waters and seeing what she can find. Her recent EP, Milk Tooth​/​Hull, sees her experimenting with vocal-only compositions and finding new, fertile ground. I hope it’s only a start and she mines these ideas deeper, but wherever her music leads will be a light worth following. … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #23: Greta Ruth

Track Premiere: saajtak “There’s a Leak in the Shielding”

There’s this feeling like some kind of aural vertigo in Brooklyn/Detroit art rock quartet saajtak’s “There’s a Leak in the Shielding” as though two separate songs are happening simultaneously, magically aligned and ethereally potent. Divergent sounds collide at surprising angles, melting together to create verdant sonic architecture.  The band’s approach has often centered around improvisation, but COVID-19 forced a changed approach where they would work … Continue reading Track Premiere: saajtak “There’s a Leak in the Shielding”