Video Premiere: Purple Decades “Everthus the Ether”

Bliss is a fleeting memory permeating the intimate landscape of Purple Decades’ (aka Cincinnati’s Tristan Eckerson) beguiling “Everthus the Ether.” Repeating phrases etch into our internal dialogue, thawing layers of emotive permafrost with emotive passages and expressive vulnerability. “Everthus the Ether” is a wistful coda for a time of separation leading to reconnective embraces. Mathilde Delli’s excellent video enhances the underlying feeling present throughout. Alone … Continue reading Video Premiere: Purple Decades “Everthus the Ether”

Julia Sabra, Fadi Tabbal, & the Pointed Heart of Beirut

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon or subscribe to The Jewel Garden. I’ve written extensively about Julia Sabra and Fadi Tabbal’s incredible new album, Snakeskin, so I want to avoid repeating myself repeatedly in this intro. I will reiterate, though, that it’s one of my favorite records of 2022 and is an album that continues to reveal new layers … Continue reading Julia Sabra, Fadi Tabbal, & the Pointed Heart of Beirut

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #56: Julia Sabra & Fadi Tabbal

I don’t have much to add here that Julia and Fadi don’t say better below. Still, this mix is an eye-opening trip of familiar and unfamiliar names stitched together memorably. Aptly titled Requiem for a City: Post-apocalyptic Music from Beirut, it’s a fantastic insight into the extraordinary scene in Beirut. I’ll also add that their album, Snakeskin, is out now and is one of my favorite records … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #56: Julia Sabra & Fadi Tabbal

Julia Sabra & Fadi Tabbal “Snakeskin”

Buy at Boomkat Night glows while the streets vent an ambiance of decay. Concrete is a noose, a conductor of life’s disappearance. The end was written so long ago that, at this point, it feels like adaptation and survival are all that’s left. Snakeskin explores and expands on these buried emotions, casting imaginative, crumbling arrangements into the dead soil where purpose doesn’t grow but hangs … Continue reading Julia Sabra & Fadi Tabbal “Snakeskin”

Track Premieres: Dominic Voz “Oxycodone” + “Dan Ryan”

Chicago’s Dominic Voz twists countless disparate sonic threads into something unique and beguiling. His forthcoming album, Right to the City, is an intoxicating blend of ambient, spoken word, classical, and deconstructed electronic music alive in a world of glitches and gorgeous landscapes. “Oxycodone” spills from glitching corridors, vapor-infused keys mixing with expressive strings and chopped-up phrases spoken in french by Éléonore Rimbault. The quick, dizzying trip … Continue reading Track Premieres: Dominic Voz “Oxycodone” + “Dan Ryan”

Track Premiere: Location Services & Derek Hunter Wilson “Delicate Need” (Starlight Assembly Remix)

Tension shimmers like a silver thread on Starlight Assembly’s magical ‘Violent Needs’ remix of Location Services & Derek Hunter Wilson’s “Delicate Need.” Ethereal drama from the original melts into the shadows. Matteo Uggeri holds the spirit of the original while imbuing it with a newfound sense of cinematic spectacle to become a playground for Dominic Appleton’s dark, moving words. His voice is a phantom serenade … Continue reading Track Premiere: Location Services & Derek Hunter Wilson “Delicate Need” (Starlight Assembly Remix)

The Powerful Quiet of Rishin Singh

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. Rishin Singh is a composer from Kuala Lampur now living in Berlin. Having composed for The JACK Quartet, Piano+, and others, his latest work is a solo piece for the Liszt organ in Denstedt, Germany. The instrument is legendary in its own right, but Singh’s approach to it is unique. … Continue reading The Powerful Quiet of Rishin Singh

Track Premiere: Justin Wright “Morning is a Stray Thread”

Montreal composer Justin Wright distills time on “Morning is a Stray Thread” from his beguiling new album, A Really Good Spot. Wright’s poignant string arrangements are disjointed tears in the sky open to a place where long-lost remembrances become whole again. Emptiness remains, but John Guliak’s wounded voice is a fractured beacon keeping us from overthinking the lingering darkness. Beauty is hidden in each crack, ready … Continue reading Track Premiere: Justin Wright “Morning is a Stray Thread”

Sontag Shogun x Lau Nau “Valo Siroutuu”

Accompanying Valo Siroutuu is a book filled with drawings, pictures, lyrics, and recollections of the experience making one of the year’s most enchanting collaborative records. In it, Sontag Shogun’s Jeremy Young writes, “There’s improvisation. And there’s communion.” Valo Siroutuu (‘The Light Scatters’ in English), was principally recorded on the island of Kimitoön, Finland in 2019. Throughout this warm, engaging aural universe, a forgotten world is unlocked and the togetherness … Continue reading Sontag Shogun x Lau Nau “Valo Siroutuu”

Track Premiere: Sontag Shogun x Lau Nau “Valo Siroutuu”

There’s an intangible magic that sparks to life when artists collaborate in the same physical space. Brooklyn’s Sontag Shogun traveled to Lau Nau’s home in Kimitoön, Finland to write what would eventually become Valo Siroutuu (“The Light Scatters”), but in the process opened a window into someplace greater, onto something important. On the title track, eyes and hearts are open to forgotten possibilities. Place is a thing … Continue reading Track Premiere: Sontag Shogun x Lau Nau “Valo Siroutuu”