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”

2021 & The Year That Was

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. It’s been almost a year since I announced Foxy Digitalis was coming back in 2021 and I wasn’t sure what to expect. The first big surprise came when there was an instant outpouring of excitement and support. I honestly wasn’t sure if anyone remembered Foxy Digitalis, but then I started … Continue reading 2021 & The Year That Was

Anthony Sahyoun “Proof By Infinite Descent”

Tuning in to the infinite frequencies saturating whatever psychic plane is currently decaying into dust, Lebanese artist Anthony Sahyoun’s proper debut, Proof By Infinite Descent, is a masterpiece. Harnessing raw shards of familiar touchstones, Sahyoun posits a world where tragedy and disaster aren’t the necessary currency to uphold the status quo. Sifting through fields of sonic and emotional debris, Proof of Infinite Descent is an intimate, vulnerable portrait … Continue reading Anthony Sahyoun “Proof By Infinite Descent”

Finding Clues With Starlight Assembly

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. I’ve always been a sucker for collaborations, especially those from artists and musicians that I’d never expect to work together. When Starlight Assembly, the duo of Dominic Appleton (Breathless, This Mortal Coil, etc.) and Matteo Uggeri (Sparkle in Grey, Hue, etc.), came across my radar, I was immediately intrigued. I … Continue reading Finding Clues With Starlight Assembly

Foxy Digitalis Mix #37: Anthony Sahyoun

Hot on the heels of Anthony Sahyoun’s incredible new album, Proof By Infinite Descent, comes this beguiling mix of Lebanese, Syrian, Egyptian, and Palestinian music. The Beirut artist weaves countless inspirations and sources into his record. Listening to this 67-minute mix, certain threads emerge and we can hear how he combined some of these elements into new ideas and sounds throughout Proof By Infinite Descent. This is … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix #37: Anthony Sahyoun

Track Premiere: Anthony Sahyoun “Irhamna”

Anthony Sahyoun has been heavily active in Beirut’s sprawling music scene over the past decade, pushing sonic boundaries and making a name for himself in the process. Finally, he’s releasing his debut solo album, Proof By Infinite Descent, co-released by Beirut’s Ruptured label and Portland’s Beacon Sound.  The second single, “Irhamna,” is gripping with its hypnotic autotuned vocal melodies under attack from bass-heavy sonic globules. Axiomatic … Continue reading Track Premiere: Anthony Sahyoun “Irhamna”

Video Premiere: Dolphin Midwives “Clearing”

Water is the medium for a cleansing ritual in Devin Jane Febbroriello’s transcendent video for “Clearing” from Sage Fisher’s newest Dolphin Midwives album, Body of Water. Across three acts, Febbroriello’s filmmaking techniques enhance the emotional depth and impact of the song. Shining like a torch over the aqueous electronics and pulsing beat, Fisher’s voice is fractured yet confident, steeled with anxious determination.  Fisher’s vulnerability is a … Continue reading Video Premiere: Dolphin Midwives “Clearing”

Track Premieres: Starlight Assembly + Pan American Remix

Starlight Assembly is the new duo of Dominic Appleton of Breathless and This Mortal Coil and Italian composer Matteo Uggeri. It’s an unexpected combination, but their debut album, Starlight and Still Air, shows the symbiotic nature of their approach and ideas. Rich compositions dotted with layered character and countless textures create a future where the last fires of hope burn bright in secret.  First single, “There … Continue reading Track Premieres: Starlight Assembly + Pan American Remix