The Capsule Garden Vol 2.1: January 19, 2023

January is 2/3 finished, and I still feel like my brain is only half-functioning. I don’t know why the end-of-year break zonked me out so much, but getting back into the site’s rhythm has been a struggle. But I’m working on it! With that, The Capsule Garden is moving to Thursdays! I did 41 of these columns last year, and I aim to do at … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 2.1: January 19, 2023

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.30: August 26, 2022

I don’t know if anyone has really noticed, but Foxy Digitalis has purposefully been moving at a slower pace in August. Not because it felt unsustainable where things were, but mainly so I could focus more time and energy on finishing some music projects (side note: it’d be a great time to subscribe to The Jewel Garden as fall is going to see a mountain of new … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.30: August 26, 2022

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.29: August 19, 2022

Special shout-out to Aidan Hanratty and Bandcloud today who hangs it up after over 400 weekly emails covering weird electronic music (and more!). Aidan was one of the most supportive people when Foxy Digitalis came back from the dead, and I will appreciate that forever. An amazing run, though – can’t be understated. Go give him some love and appreciation for the endless hours of … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.29: August 19, 2022

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.25 July 22, 2022

It’s been a thousand degrees all week, and it’s a miracle my brain is anything more than a puddle of spoiled mush. Today I will attempt to channel that pulp into another Country WiFi (my new duo with Nathan Alexander Pape) session, though the heat will have other ideas. Alas… Every week I am utterly overwhelmed by the amount of music coming through, and every … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.25 July 22, 2022

Track Premiere: RA Washington / Jah Nada “Bobbi Lynn”

Mourning [A] BLKstar’s RA Washington and Bloody Show’s Jah Nada are joined by a cast of all-stars for an expansive beam of ethereal sonic fantasy on In Search of Our Father’s Gardens. Across three sides (and nearly 90 minutes of music), Washington, Jah Nada, and crew open a tarnished portal that cuts through the universe’s memory hole. It’s such a massive record it generates its own … Continue reading Track Premiere: RA Washington / Jah Nada “Bobbi Lynn”

RedGreenBlue “The End and the Beginning”

The Astral Spirits label has been on quite a tear the last couple of years, both in quantity and quality, as well as across all the physical media formats. From the insanity of Crazy Doberman to the righteous shredding of Ava Mendoza to the otherworldliness of Rob Frye, the label is pumping out heaps of adventurous sounds across many modes, from a plethora of musicians … Continue reading RedGreenBlue “The End and the Beginning”

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”

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.13: April 8, 2022

The world keeps spinning and the music keeps flowing. Here’s some recordings that have been in my ear this week and refuse to leave. Lola de la Mata KOH – Klee – uh (SA Recordings) Kicking off SA Recordings’ single series, The Hearing Experience, Lola de la Mata’s tactile, introspective “KOH – Klee – uh.” The piece, based on her experience with tinnitus, finds grinding bass sludging forward … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.13: April 8, 2022

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.10: March 18, 2022

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. This was a chaotic week as my kid was on spring break so a lot of juggling went on, but we all made it through unscathed. That being said, I didn’t get to listen to nearly as much music as I wanted to during the week so this week’s installment … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.10: March 18, 2022

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.9: March 11, 2022

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. It’s been a busy week to the point I’ve completely lost track of time. I woke up in a panic thinking it was Friday (I’m writing this Thursday afternoon) and that I hadn’t put together the Capsule Garden for this week. Thankfully I was wrong and now here we are. … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.9: March 11, 2022