Sontag Shogun x Lau Nau “Valo Siroutuu”

Accompanying Valo Siroutuu is a book filled with drawings, pictures, lyrics, and recollections of the experience making one of the year’s most enchanting collaborative records. In it, Sontag Shogun’s Jeremy Young writes, “There’s improvisation. And there’s communion.” Valo Siroutuu (‘The Light Scatters’ in English), was principally recorded on the island of Kimitoön, Finland in 2019. Throughout this warm, engaging aural universe, a forgotten world is unlocked and the togetherness … Continue reading Sontag Shogun x Lau Nau “Valo Siroutuu”

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.8: March 4, 2022

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. Lots of big news sending shockwaves and ripples through the music community that Foxy Digitalis tends to focus a lot of space and energy on this week. The Bandcamp situation isn’t ideal, but I don’t find any of it particularly surprising, either. It’s a good reminder (to myself) to always … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.8: March 4, 2022

Track Premiere: Sontag Shogun x Lau Nau “Valo Siroutuu”

There’s an intangible magic that sparks to life when artists collaborate in the same physical space. Brooklyn’s Sontag Shogun traveled to Lau Nau’s home in Kimitoön, Finland to write what would eventually become Valo Siroutuu (“The Light Scatters”), but in the process opened a window into someplace greater, onto something important. On the title track, eyes and hearts are open to forgotten possibilities. Place is a thing … Continue reading Track Premiere: Sontag Shogun x Lau Nau “Valo Siroutuu”

Finding the Good Wind with Steve Gunn

The last show I saw before the pandemic was Steve Gunn at the Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa. He was nearing the end of a long year of touring, and even though we’d never met face-to-face before that evening, our conversation was that of old friends with a shared history. Gunn is a thoughtful songwriter who considers his words and his approach carefully, always honing … Continue reading Finding the Good Wind with Steve Gunn

The Electric Rubicon #2: Gold Leaf Branches

I did not expect to be posting a second episode of The Electric Rubicon so quickly, but sometimes serendipitous things happen. On Saturday I was doing some research/digging for another future episode and remembered the three Elephant Micah CDRs that Time-Lag released back the mid-2000s. That, in turn, reminded me of the song he gave me for Gold Leaf Branches, a massive 3CD compilation I released on Digitalis in 2005. Continue reading The Electric Rubicon #2: Gold Leaf Branches