Santos Silva, Nebbia, Alonso, Bergman Quartet “Ritual para acercarse”

What a line-up. Susana Santos Silva, Camila Nebbia, Hara Alonso, and Else Bergman have all been lighting it up, and together that potent force grows. Ritual para acercarse covers almost every emotion imaginable, from wistful horror to whimsical excitement and whatever is in between. There isn’t a singular driving force here but a collective thrust and exploratory spirit that pushes all four musicians into new zones.  Opener … Continue reading Santos Silva, Nebbia, Alonso, Bergman Quartet “Ritual para acercarse”

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

Burka “Claustrofobia”

Burka operates at two temperatures: white-hot and supernova. This free-flowing power trio of Camila Nebbia on tenor sax, Raian Valença Joao on electric bass, and drummer Nicolás del Aguila light the fuse from the first seconds of Claustrofobia opener “El Fin De La Fantasia Virtual” and never bother with the rearview. Aguila and Joao pummel listeners with a firehose of guttural tonal slop, gleaming the cube for … Continue reading Burka “Claustrofobia”

The Intensity & Calmness of Camila Nebbia

I was a little late to the table when it comes to Camila Nebbia’s incredible body of work, but when I heard her collaborative album with Patrick Shiroishi from earlier this year, I was instantly transfixed. Her saxophone playing is beguiling, always full of power even as she gracefully moves from idea to idea, and I can immediately tell it’s her because her voice and … Continue reading The Intensity & Calmness of Camila Nebbia

Foxy Digitalis Radio #2: Patrick Shiroishi

On the second episode of Foxy Digitalis Radio on Radio Coyote, my guest was one of my favorite musicians on the planet, Patrick Shiroishi. We talked a lot about his magnificent new album, Hidemi, out this month on American Dreams as well as his other recent work that’s been focused on the Japanese concentration camps during WW2. Of course, a conversation with Patrick wouldn’t be complete without a discussion about collaboration … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Radio #2: Patrick Shiroishi

Camila Nebbia & Patrick Shiroishi “The Human Being as a Fragile Article”

Even though Camila Nebbia and Patrick Shiroishi speak Spanish and Japanese, respectively, The Human Being as a Fragile Article is a document of the two saxophonists developing their own common language. Dizzying passages give way to expressive, even poetic reveries as the duo search the world outside for commonalities to scatter into the distance. As Shiroishi roils, spitting out death throes on “El ser humanx como un … Continue reading Camila Nebbia & Patrick Shiroishi “The Human Being as a Fragile Article”