This Ain’t the Anteloper That You Know

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. When jaimie branch sings, “We are not the earthlings that you know,” on Anteloper’s new record, Pink Dolphins, a whole constellation of stars align. The duo of branch and Jason Nazary has always explored fertile ground in the outer rim of free jazz, noise, hip-hop, and punk (among a host … Continue reading This Ain’t the Anteloper That You Know

A Sense of Place With Jeremiah Chiu & Marta Sofia Honer

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. It’s not easy to make a record that gives listeners a distinct sense of a specifc place, but that’s exactly what Jeremiah Chiu and Marta Sofia Honer did with the enchanting Recordings from the Åland Islands. In the emotive details and aural reveries, Chiu and Honer paint a vivid picture of a … Continue reading A Sense of Place With Jeremiah Chiu & Marta Sofia Honer

Jeremiah Chiu & Marta Sofia Honer “Recordings from the Åland Islands”

It hasn’t been intentional, but the idea of place has been a prevalent theme in my listening and writing over the past few months. There’s something magical, though, when music takes the sense of a specific location and finds ways to let it permeate through each passage, each note; conveying the spirit of somewhere and sharing it in a transitory, engaging way. Recordings from the Åland … Continue reading Jeremiah Chiu & Marta Sofia Honer “Recordings from the Åland Islands”

Video Premiere: Anteloper “Bubble Under”

Anteloper will play live in Chicago at Sleeping Village this Friday, February 25th. Get Tickets Here! Within the hollowed-out spaces of bass synth globules and bricklayer drum machines mixed with acoustic rhythms, Anteloper – the duo of jaimie branch and Jason Nazary – send rockets across the Chicago skyline. This polyrhythmic approach on “Bubble Under” (from their excellent Tour Beats Vol. 1) has become a staple to … Continue reading Video Premiere: Anteloper “Bubble Under”

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

Irreversible Entanglements “Open the Gates”

It only takes about 15 seconds for Tcheser Holmes and Luke Stewart to get into a locked a tight groove. It only takes 15 seconds for Irreversible Entanglements to grab us by the scruff of the neck and drag us over to the edge to show that’s it’s time to open our damn eyes. “It’s energy time,” hollers Camae Ayewa as the lights go out. … Continue reading Irreversible Entanglements “Open the Gates”

Angel Bat Dawid “Hush Harbor Mixtape Vol. 1 Doxology”

When Angel Bat Dawid sings through raw emotion and subtle auto-tune on “Heathen Practices at Funerals,” “There is no one like you. There is no one like me,” she feels it. Angel Bat Dawid s a singularity. There’s never been anyone like her and there never will be again. I often quote Oui Ennui’s description of Dawid as “a movement, a mode,” in response to me calling … Continue reading Angel Bat Dawid “Hush Harbor Mixtape Vol. 1 Doxology”

Angel Bat Dawid “Harkening Etudes”

I don’t know that I have enough superlatives in my vocabulary to adequately express my admiration for Angel Bat Dawid. A defining musical moment in 2020 was from her live recording with The Brothahood on International Anthem on “Black Family” when you can practically feel her entire being transcending, bellowing out, “Affirm my family! Affirm my family!” It’s a transformational moment from a transformational artist, … Continue reading Angel Bat Dawid “Harkening Etudes”

Weekly Video Break – March 5

Welcome to the weekly video recap. Well, I hope it’ll be weekly, but if not it will be close. This week there’s two killer offerings from Koen Holtkamp and Damon Locks – Black Music Ensemble. Koen Holtkamp “Atmos 02” Short but sweet track off Koen Holtkamp’s excellent new album, Atmosphere, out today on Love All Day. Damon Locks – Black Monument Ensemble “NOW (Forever Momentary … Continue reading Weekly Video Break – March 5

Rob Mazurek – Exploding Star Orchestra “Dimensional Stardust”

Rob Mazurek’s work has always pushed boundaries and dissected common ideas and approaches. Eschewing already-blazed paths, he creates sprawling worlds of sound uniquely his own whether it’s with his solo work, various groups he’s part of, or, in this case, with the always great Exploding Star Orchestra. On Dimensional Stardust, you find yourself estranged on an alien planet where familiar pieces are everywhere, but nothing … Continue reading Rob Mazurek – Exploding Star Orchestra “Dimensional Stardust”