Yara Asmar “Home Recordings 2018 – 2021”

Yara Asmar’s collection of home recordings is another gem from Hive Mind. Across seven tracks, the Lebanese artist shows a melancholic vulnerability. This music is like an aural diary, combining melodic, wistful motifs and an array of field recordings to create fading pictures of intimate, powerful moments.  Asmar is a multi-instrumentalist living in Beirut, and her ear for enticing sound combinations is unique. Metallic timbres … Continue reading Yara Asmar “Home Recordings 2018 – 2021”

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #44: Alberto Boccardi

The same restraint and precision running beneath Alberto Boccardi’s most recent album, Petra, sneaks into the architecture of this mix. While these pieces’ rich and evolving textures are front and center, this music covers a wide emotional swath. Boccardi keeps his finger on the pulse, though, guiding listeners through each pace with an unwavering focus. It turns the hour of this mix into a lasting, memorable … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #44: Alberto Boccardi

Video Premiere: Md. After Hussain & PAQ “The Whole Day Slipped Away”

Hive Mind continues their incredible run of records with Matir Gaan, a collaboration between young Bengali migrant, Mohammed After Hussain, and Italian electronic artist, Andrea Rusconi (Paq). It’s an unexpected delight hearing the synth drones as a base for Hussain to layer with his spellbinding singing and the Bengali folk rhythms of his homeland.  “The Whole Day Slipped Away (Helay Khelay Moner Anonde Din Furailo)” is … Continue reading Video Premiere: Md. After Hussain & PAQ “The Whole Day Slipped Away”

Acid Mothers Reynols “Vol. 2”

When titans collide, the results are often mixed. If I was making a shortlist of all-time great late-20th/early-21st century experimental music stalwarts, both Acid Mothers Temple and Reynols would be near the top of that list. Both groups have mountainous discographies and an instantly-recognizable sound, and on their first collaboration, 2020’s Vol. 1, it was instantly clear their collective approach is a stellar match. Vol. 2 continues this … Continue reading Acid Mothers Reynols “Vol. 2”

Wet Tuna “Eau’d To a Fake Bookie Vol. 1 & 2”

I’ve been transparent in my adoration for Wet Tuna’s Eau’d To a Fake Bookie series, so the first two volumes getting a proper reissue treatment is a beautiful thing. The duo of Matt Valentine and Pat Gubler (aka PG Six) know how to get lost in strange places, knowing that finding the good times within the journey is always going to lead to brighter, freakier pastures than if we … Continue reading Wet Tuna “Eau’d To a Fake Bookie Vol. 1 & 2”

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

Hassan Wargui “Tiddukla”

As soon as I see “banjo music from Morocco,” I’m paying attention. Hassan Wargui hails from Issefan, a rural community in the Anti-Atlas Mountains of Southern Morocco and his banjo-led compositions are eye-opening. Tiddukla, newly reissued by Hive Mind, was originally recorded in 2015 and released through YouTube due to the lack of any kind of music infrastructure in Morocco. Wargui infuses his Amazigh (Berber) heritage … Continue reading Hassan Wargui “Tiddukla”