Video Premiere: Victoria Wijeratne “Graces & Muses”

The monochromatic textures and simple movements of Daniela Hýbnerová’s animations (inspired by Rebecca Holmes’s fantastic cover art) in the “Graces & Muses” video are a mirage for the complex arrangements and emotional depth singing underneath. Award-winning composer, Victoria Wijeratne’s forthcoming EP on Dragon’s Eye Recordings, Graces & Muses, is a gentle opening of the floodgates. Shifting sonic timbres and emotive tonal shapes spread across winnowing landscapes … Continue reading Video Premiere: Victoria Wijeratne “Graces & Muses”

Track Premieres: Lunar Corp “Poetic Complications” + “Fear of a Dying Planet”

Floating somewhere in the ephemeral drifts in between worlds, Lunar Corp’s forthcoming album, Tourism, is a guided journey through sonic worlds. Opener “Poetic Complications” combines organic undercurrents with soaring synth melodies. Birdsong and square waves hold candles against the fading light to bring these emotive chord progressions back into their warm cocoon.  Lunar Corp’s Dandyano Zentveld plays with quiet dichotomies throughout Tourism, notably on the stunning “Fear … Continue reading Track Premieres: Lunar Corp “Poetic Complications” + “Fear of a Dying Planet”

Foxy Digitalis 2022 Favorites: Yann Novak

Yann Novak was involved in a lot of wonderful music that has become mainstays at FDHQ, from his solo work to the incredible year of releases on his Dragon’s Eye Recordings label. So, of course, I couldn’t wait to hear what some of his favorites were this year. Hop over to his Bandcamp and the Dragon’s Eye website for some choice cuts (huge recommendation to Dorian Wood’s Invasiva) Tracklist:ROSALÍA — … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis 2022 Favorites: Yann Novak

Video Premiere: antxnio graz “cadenza liquida”

On their debut release LOADING//:fluids, Andalusian composer antxnio graz distills an imagined place where nature, biology, and technology come together in an organic database into three mesmerizing sonic pieces. Miniscule details blossom into andromeda galaxies while entire systems collapse into a finite point. The EP’s centerpiece is the transfixing “cadenze liquida.” Based on an improvisation through the voice of the poet Antonio Gala, graz conjures winding … Continue reading Video Premiere: antxnio graz “cadenza liquida”

Video Premiere: Braulio Lam “Apertura”

In Braulio Lam’s video for his new album, Apertura, a visceral softness becomes an all-encompassing sonic cocoon. Crooked, unsteady soundscapes reflect the places where we retreat, the places we don’t let anyone see. Through expressive, cathartic choreography directed by Dulce Escobedo, the dancers’ movements feel harsh at first but become enamored by the unencumbered sound. The journey becomes the story of the music. It’s hypnotizing. Beautiful. … Continue reading Video Premiere: Braulio Lam “Apertura”

Joel St. Julien “Masking”

It often feels like that light at the end of the proverbial tunnel is permanently out of reach. Darkness is always creeping two, three steps ahead. On Masking, though, Joel St. Julien finds a way through. Learning about the idea of “masking” and gaining a deeper understanding of his neurodivergence while realizing how much he’d been hiding his personal struggles became a jumping-off point for St. … Continue reading Joel St. Julien “Masking”

Premiere: Joel St. Julien “everythingischangingallthetime” + “Le Grand Finale”

Following up his incredible 2021 album, Empathy, Joel St. Julien turns his sites toward newfound personal discoveries and finding self-acceptance on Masking. “Everythingischangingallthetime” is only just over a minute long, but its harmonic shapes grow into an eloquent reflection; a sonic mirror on the fluidity of being and understanding our own inner space. These shifts are heightened by Jay Adams’s (at For Placement Only™) excellent video. It’s … Continue reading Premiere: Joel St. Julien “everythingischangingallthetime” + “Le Grand Finale”

Video Premiere: Dorian Wood “Invasiva”

Somewhere near the midpoint of Dorian Wood’s incalculable Invasiva where time and place lose all meaning. So encompassing is Wood’s piece that, if given the proper attention, all waypoints and convergences disappear leaving us still and alone with this sonic framework. Pensive drones illuminate the emptiness with restrained purpose. This meditation on the fear of isolation brims with harsh emotions where the sharp edges are honed by … Continue reading Video Premiere: Dorian Wood “Invasiva”

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #5: Yann Novak

Yann Novak’s sound worlds are dense, threaded with an emotional dexterity that adds such depth and nuance that I find it near-impossible not to completely lose myself in his work. His most recent album, Lifeblood of Light and Rapture, floored me the more I’d listen. Further to that, there’s a real care to his work that elevates each piece and keeps me returning to find different … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #5: Yann Novak