Forbes Graham “Another Day, Another Vector”

This is the one. Joined by Cecilia Lopez on synthesizers and Brandon Lopez on double bass, Forbes Graham scrawls out the last vestiges of a lost civilization. Tiny soundscapes are like bursts of light stretched out through time and space, searching for a physical plane to glom onto. Graham always makes music with a tactile edge, but when joined by both Lopezes, it becomes more … Continue reading Forbes Graham “Another Day, Another Vector”

Ali / Foster / Lopez / Wallace “The Inflatable Leviathan”

The Inflatable Leviathan is difficult, bizarre, and an absolute joy. Beyond all the intricate interplays and wild sound maps, this quartet of Sean Ali, Michael Foster, Cecilia Lopez, and Eli Wallace bring humor and fun. The mountains of chemistry flow between them, allowing a vulnerability to bleed through. It takes The Inflatable Leviathan from being an excellent assemblage of sounds to an unforgettable sonic adventure. Lopez’s synthesizer guides … Continue reading Ali / Foster / Lopez / Wallace “The Inflatable Leviathan”

Amanda Irarrázabal’s Bass is an Entire World

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. There’s something so incredibly satisfying about a good solo bass record. When I first heard Amanda Irarrázabal’s Desprendimiento, I knew she was an artist I needed to learn more about. There’s something about the way she plays her instrument that is filled with emotion and curiosity, but her technical ability allows … Continue reading Amanda Irarrázabal’s Bass is an Entire World

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

Cecilia Lopez & Joe Moffett “Caprichos”

Caprichos is the debut from the duo of Cecilia Lopez and Joe Moffett, though the two have worked together in various forms since 2018. Recorded in late summer 2020, Caprichos is a strange and inviting world torn down to a granular level. Lopez on synthesizer and electronics with Moffett playing acoustic and amplified trumpet create wild tonal shapes that stretch into angular landscapes. Lopez has … Continue reading Cecilia Lopez & Joe Moffett “Caprichos”

The Tangled Webs of Cecilia Lopez

Few recordings have left a bigger impression this year than Cecilia Lopez’s incredible RED(DB). This adaptation of her piece, Red, for drums and bass is monumental in more ways than one. Beyond its physical size and scope, the performance itself is something from another world. Lopez’s ability to bring a seemingly endless number of disparate threads together cohesively and engagingly is impressive.  Further, she’s worked with a … Continue reading The Tangled Webs of Cecilia Lopez

López Trio “Live at Roulette”

When an album opens with “March Motherfucker” and “Dance Motherfucker,” it’s going to be one hell of a ride. Brandon Lopez joins up with saxophonist Steve Baczkowski and first-call drummer Gerald Cleaver (along with Cecilia Lopez on synthesizer for one piece) to crank out a first-rate slab of free jazz experimentation. Veering between straight on freewheeling groan and skronk and noise-infused exploration, Live at Roulette rides a … Continue reading López Trio “Live at Roulette”

Cecilia Lopez “Red (DB)”

Few things get my blood flowing like seeing and/or hearing a mind-bending concept not just come to life, but surpass all reasonable expectations. Cecilia Lopez’s incredible piece, Red (DB), looks and sounds incredible on paper, but watching the video of the performance and listening to these sonic tapestries, it becomes one of the most captivating pieces of music I’ve heard in the past year and … Continue reading Cecilia Lopez “Red (DB)”