The Capsule Garden Vol 1.23: July 8, 2022

Another week where not a lot makes sense, but at least we’ve got some more excellent tunes to dig into. Cyril Meysson & Sheng Jie La Chaleur Des Choses Sans Nom (Dub Cthonic) Spectral facades glow against a dark backdrop infused with frenetic energy and determined drones. Meysson’s guitar tone cracks through the wailing sphere of Jie’s electric cello, encasing it in a metallic sheen. Movements elevate … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.23: July 8, 2022

Wadada Leo Smith, Henry Kaiser, Alex Varty “Pacifica Koral Reef”

I first heard this album a few months ago and sat in silence, astonished after that first listen-through. Guitarists Henry Kaiser and Alex Varty join with one of the all-timers, Wadada Leo Smith, on something that’s more than just a winding, spectral musical composition, but a window into the world of possibility and a rumination on how to build better. Bringing Smith’s score, written using … Continue reading Wadada Leo Smith, Henry Kaiser, Alex Varty “Pacifica Koral Reef”

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