Track Premiere: Deniz Cuylan “Clouds Over Sintra”

I love that this piece is called “Clouds Over Sintra” because, sonically, it’s crystal clear. Deniz Cuylan spins hypnotic waves through his exquisite guitar technique and compositional acumen. Repeating patterns shift slightly in the billowing Mediterranean air with reflective and inquisitive tones, building their own language. This is intimate, almost hidden music but swims with an outward gaze longing to touch the horizon. Urgency builds … Continue reading Track Premiere: Deniz Cuylan “Clouds Over Sintra”

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.30: August 26, 2022

I don’t know if anyone has really noticed, but Foxy Digitalis has purposefully been moving at a slower pace in August. Not because it felt unsustainable where things were, but mainly so I could focus more time and energy on finishing some music projects (side note: it’d be a great time to subscribe to The Jewel Garden as fall is going to see a mountain of new … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.30: August 26, 2022

Tapani Rinne & Juha Mäki-Patola “Open”

Open exists at the intersection of jazz and ambient music, a precarious territory to occupy. Recent records from musicians and composers as diverse as Carlos Niño, Nala Sinephro, and of course Floating Points (with Pharoah Sanders and the London Symphony Orchestra) are proof that the fertile soil of ambient jazz can yield delicious fruit. Yet if one plants their seeds in the wrong patch of earth, … Continue reading Tapani Rinne & Juha Mäki-Patola “Open”

Video Premiere: Julian Zyklus “Waterpiano n.1”

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve watched this utterly hypnotic video for Julian Zyklus’s “Waterpiano n.1.” Visually it captures the spirit and fluidity of the song with such perfection it’s hard to imagine one existing without the other. Zylkus’s Waterpiano EP is a magical reimagining of orchestral music. The Berlin-based, Italian composer uses an intricate array of delays to mold this timeless piano arrangement into … Continue reading Video Premiere: Julian Zyklus “Waterpiano n.1”