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

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #2: Charlatan

I’ve been wanting to make some kind of mix for the site for a while after having such a blast collaborating on the Halloween and Xmas mixes, so starting the year off with some Charlatan action on Foxy Digitalis feels right. After numerous stops and starts, I finally settled on a mix of one instrument/solo performance (mostly) pieces. There’s a little wiggle room, of course … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #2: Charlatan

Ava Mendoza “New Spells”

Cassette available via Astral Spirits / CD available via Relative Pitch. I know I keep repeating myself, but what a year it’s been for solo(ish) guitar albums. Just when I thought all the barn burners had been launched, Ava Mendoza drops one last bomb on 2021 with New Spells. I’ve been excited about this one for a while, especially since Mendoza shredded to heaven on William … Continue reading Ava Mendoza “New Spells”

Video Premiere: Luke Stewart “Works For Upright Bass and Amplifier Vol. 2”

When I first heard Luke Stewart’s Works For Upright Bass and Amplifier Vol. 1 a couple years ago, it took me a while to really get my head around it. The work he creates in this context is not only cathartic but deeply introspective as well. Tonal movements find empty spaces to scythe the air at full flex, hacking down decayed boundaries that surround us. With Vol. 2, … Continue reading Video Premiere: Luke Stewart “Works For Upright Bass and Amplifier Vol. 2”