Foxy Digitalis Mix #26: Nick Zanca

Nick Zanca’s Cacerolazo continues to get near-daily rotations here, new sounds and ideas revealing themselves each time. It’s such an immersive listening experience for me and is an album that might seem challenging at first, but is so listenable once it sets in.  Nick put together this stellar mix-ish. In his own words: “It’s less of a proper mix, and more of a curated selection of favorite … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix #26: Nick Zanca

Nick Zanca “Cacerolazo”

Cacerolazo is a departure for Nick Zanca in many ways; from his Mister Lies moniker and especially from the sonic fields where I’m used to finding him. Built around field recordings captured in 2013 while Zanca was at a tour stop in Turkey, he turns these cathartic and, at times, ominous captured moments into an intimate self-reflection. With each subsequent listen, the breadth of emotion in … Continue reading Nick Zanca “Cacerolazo”

Nick Zanca Steps Back to Move Forward

It’s always interesting to me when someone steps away from a project or moniker, especially if it’s got a decent-sized following and a fair bit of history. I might be alone in this, but whatever immediately follows that decision is something I want to investigate. Nick Zanca dropped his Mister Lies moniker and comes in heavy with his first release under his own name, Cacerolazo. It’s … Continue reading Nick Zanca Steps Back to Move Forward

CC Sorensen / Gretchen Korsmo “Field Patterns”

Green open spaces come to life on this dazzling collaboration between two of Texas’s best, CC Sorensen and Gretchen Korsmo. Collaborating remotely, the duo fills the distance with thoughtful, resonant landscapes and the sound of stars falling in the West Texas expanse. Disappearing into the parched terrain, Korsmo’s magnetic passages on Rhodes are like light arrows, small, lightweight, and impossibly sharp. Floating above a dagger’s … Continue reading CC Sorensen / Gretchen Korsmo “Field Patterns”

Gretchen Korsmo “Cloud Juice”

On this first solo release from Full Spectrum’s better half, Gretchen Korsmo channels the sublime. “Really Good at Digging Holes” drops to the Earth from a sacred space, finding expression in the empty spaces between dust particles held aloft by unseen spirits. Korsmo’s voice, a spectre against the wind as methodic keys wander forlornly into the night. Weightless rattles drag behind while chimes glisten like … Continue reading Gretchen Korsmo “Cloud Juice”

Lucy Liyou “Practice”

Lucy Liyou makes me cry and I like them very much for that. Their debut album, Welfare, was a kaleidoscopic soundscape jumping between moods and styles with elegance. Practice continues that journey, but in a way that feels more expansive and closer than ever at the same time. So much of what makes their music so affecting is the vulnerability woven throughout. Even though text-to-speech … Continue reading Lucy Liyou “Practice”