The Capsule Garden Vol 1.39: November 18, 2022

It snowed last night. Foxy Digitalis will be off next week. Use code ‘snow’ for 25% off anything at The Jewel Garden through the end of the month.  Patrick Shiroishi Evergreen (Touch) One of the most unstoppable forces in music shows a new side. Evergreen has its roots in Shiroishi’s visits to Evergreen Cemetary in Los Angeles, where many of his family members are buried. Field recordings made on … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.39: November 18, 2022

Hearing Landscapes: An Interview With Norman W. Long

By creating sonic landscapes built around isolated communities and environments, Norman W. Long challenges listeners to consider the relationships between people and nature that exist in post-industrial urban environments where many Black and Brown communities live. Long’s earlier piece this year, Black Space in Winter, and his latest album, Black Brown Gray Green, especially configure these environmental sounds into visceral sonic contexts. His work is imaginative and … Continue reading Hearing Landscapes: An Interview With Norman W. Long

eXU-9 “Space Cadet”

Until now I was only familiar with Norman W. Long’s incredible field-recording-based solo work, so learning about his drone project, eXU-9, was exciting. On Space Cadet, Long takes these dense explorations to find meditative spaces where we can ruminate on “freedom, resilience, expansion, openness, and universal consciousness.” There are mountains of pain and trauma underlying these recordings, but they are an act of defiance; of processing and … Continue reading eXU-9 “Space Cadet”