Video Premiere: Senyawa + Lawrence English/Aviva Endean/Peter Knight/Helen Svoboda/Joe Talia “Mangsa dan Penguasa”

This is an absolute dream team. During the height of lockdown in 2021, separated by seas and universes, “Mangsa dan Penguasa” is a wonder of sonic expression and timeless ritual. Sacred sounds from another dimension collide with airs of familiarity to create something new that swims in a sea of mystics. A matrix of ethereal voices smooths the harsh edges, piercing through the veil like … Continue reading Video Premiere: Senyawa + Lawrence English/Aviva Endean/Peter Knight/Helen Svoboda/Joe Talia “Mangsa dan Penguasa”

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

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #38: Steve Fors

On his forthcoming album, it’s nothing, but still, Zurich-based Steve Fors weaves every ounce of himself into six emotive, visceral songs. It’s a deceptive album that uses a palette I’ve heard many times before, but a new approach emerges in the emotional propulsion and pristine sonic palette. With a backdrop of the last few years still raw, Fors creates his own magic. The album looks inward … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #38: Steve Fors

Track Premiere: Lawrence English “Approach V: First Encounter”

Shadows from our youth have a way of following us even if we don’t realize it and grow into a towering reminder when we least expect it. Lawrence English’s new album, Approach, is a sculpture developed from forgotten memories and emotional forebearers that left a lasting mark. Massive drones rise like leviathans from churning waters, sunk and buried eons ago, but still living, breathing organisms shaping … Continue reading Track Premiere: Lawrence English “Approach V: First Encounter”

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #35: Carlos Ferreira

I love when I ask an artist to make a mix for the site, and the end result is something that manages to embody the underlying spirit of their own work. Brazilian composer Carlos Ferreira’s discography is vast. His music is pinned to the surface with subtle force while the ends drift skyward like loose threads trying to detach themselves and float away. There’s always … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #35: Carlos Ferreira

Merzbow & Lawrence English “Eternal Stalker”

It’s hard to believe Eternal Stalker is the first official collaboration between these two titans of experimental sound, but the wait is worth it. Across 40 caustic minutes, Merzbow and Lawrence English sonically dissect the lives of machinery and production. Bristling in the midnight glow of fire-breathing engines, they let the harrowing hellscape throw its most brutal punches through a buffer of electronic mayhem.  A world is … Continue reading Merzbow & Lawrence English “Eternal Stalker”

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #26: Robert Takahashi Crouch

Robert Takahashi Crouch’s 2021 album, Jubilee, is special. He upped the ante earlier this year with a collection of reworks from a host stellar artists of album opener (and standout), “A Ritual.” The world of Jubilee continues to grow and evolve and for listeners, the expansive scope is a gift. Crouch adds an additional orbit with this Ritual Variations Mix Tape for Foxy Digitalis. Featuring pieces from the artists that … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #26: Robert Takahashi Crouch

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #18: Kate Carr

Whether it’s her own solo work or the music released through her label Flaming Pines, Kate Carr always has my attention. With the lovely fake creek, it all comes together in a enchanting, aqueous package. It’s an excellent example of what makes Carr’s work so interesting and engaging in that there’s some familiarity with the individual sounds, but she has a singular, inventive way of … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #18: Kate Carr

Track Premiere: France Jobin “A Ritual / For a Daydream”

The opening track on Robert Takahashi Crouch’s last album, Jubilee, is the 19-minute “A Ritual,” culled from a longer, two-hour improvisational piece. For Ritual Variations, out on May 6 via Room40, he commissioned seven friends and artists to use the original two-hour recording as source material for further investigations and contemplations on the intimate nature of the music. The entire release is fantastic, but France Jobin’s stunning 37-minute “A … Continue reading Track Premiere: France Jobin “A Ritual / For a Daydream”

Touch Turns 40

This weekend, March 11 – 13, in Los Angeles, Touch.40 will take place at 2220 Arts featuring a series of live performances, sound installations, video screenings, film panels, and informal talks. Performers include Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Bethan Kellough, Jim Haynes, Geneva Skeen, Gabie Strong + Peter Kolovos, Yann Novak, and many more. Tickets are still available and can be found HERE. To do something for … Continue reading Touch Turns 40