The Capsule Garden Vol 1.14: April 15, 2022

The weeks continue and the sounds do too. Let’s get straight into it. Klara Livet Varandra (Self-Released) Dead folk-blues (that remind me enough of Flaming Tunes to mention it) from Astrid Mortensen (whose recent Skærgårdslyd is essential listening) and Dan Johansson. Keyboards wheeze like there’s no electricity left in the batteries but the instruments still hold a charge and have sounds that need to be extracted. Mortensen’s voice is a painted … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.14: April 15, 2022

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.8: March 4, 2022

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. Lots of big news sending shockwaves and ripples through the music community that Foxy Digitalis tends to focus a lot of space and energy on this week. The Bandcamp situation isn’t ideal, but I don’t find any of it particularly surprising, either. It’s a good reminder (to myself) to always … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.8: March 4, 2022

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #10: ML Wah

Tomorrow, Matt LaJoie’s (as ML Wah) Mirrored Night is officially released. I have a lot of admiration LaJoie at the best of times, but it’s ticked up a few notches with the release of his first solo piano album. There’s a real vulnerability to not just the music itself, but the approach and mindset he has with this release. It’s a fantastic example of pushing … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #10: ML Wah

Track Premiere: ML Wah “Liberation”

ML Wah (aka Matt LaJoie) takes a new shape for his latest iteration, Mirrored Night, an album of solo piano improvisations that sing like shapeshifting constellations in the black sky. “Liberation” is a centerpiece of the album, flowing across the celestial divide like a river of sonic light imbued with a guiding spirit pointed toward a different dimension. His touch is light, but focused; the song … Continue reading Track Premiere: ML Wah “Liberation”

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

Matt LaJoie “Red Resonant Earth”

The dedication of Matt LaJoie’s to his solo practice is inspiring. His Colander project took his dedication to improvising to an unbelievable level. Over the course of about 10 months, he improvised pieces each day, recording all the results and sharing them with Flower Room subscribers on a regular basis. The project finally came to a close in September once he’d amassed 24 hours worth … Continue reading Matt LaJoie “Red Resonant Earth”

Starbirthed “Reflections of the Samith”

Whenever there’s a new Starbirthed album, the world should rejoice. The duo of Ash Brooks and Matt LaJoie tap into some seriously ethereal waves on Reflections of the Samith, drifting in and out of space like beings of light. Across 41 minutes, Brooks and LaJoie levitate sonic ephemera, bending these extraterrestrial missives into the sound of a new dawn. Brooks billowing synths are like a soft … Continue reading Starbirthed “Reflections of the Samith”

Thick Air “Transorbital Cantrips”

Matt LaJoie’s organ and synth project, Thick Air, is such a great change of pace from what I normally expect from his work. Transorbital Cantrips kicks things off by going full boar channeling the rippling arpeggios and glowing patterns of Terry Riley into a spiraling astral projection on “Sky-Clad Robes.” LaJoie is incandescent, traveling into the deep cosmos, surfing the sound waves like a gilded celestial being. … Continue reading Thick Air “Transorbital Cantrips”

The Electric Rubicon #3: Time-Lag Records

Time-Lag Records is one of the best labels of all-time for my money. If you have any interest in free, psychedelic music you’ve likely crossed paths with something the label put out at some point or another. The likes of Six Organs of Admittance, Charalambides, and MV & EE all had early releases on Time-Lag and some of those records remain among their best work … Continue reading The Electric Rubicon #3: Time-Lag Records

Matt LaJoie “Paraclete Tongue”

Including Matt LaJoie’s 2020 masterpiece Everlasting Spring as part of Foxy Digitalis’ reintroduction to the world was intentional. LaJoie’s music not only brought boundless positive energy to a year in desperate need of it, it also inspired my own work in new, unexpected ways. As I listened to that album on repeat, words and images swirled in my head to the point I started making … Continue reading Matt LaJoie “Paraclete Tongue”