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

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #5: Yann Novak

Yann Novak’s sound worlds are dense, threaded with an emotional dexterity that adds such depth and nuance that I find it near-impossible not to completely lose myself in his work. His most recent album, Lifeblood of Light and Rapture, floored me the more I’d listen. Further to that, there’s a real care to his work that elevates each piece and keeps me returning to find different … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #5: Yann Novak

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

Foxy Digitalis Mixes #45×4: Lawrence English

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. Room40 has had an unbelievable year of releases so it seems appropriate, as part of Foxy Digitalis’s year-end schedule, to have label boss Lawrence English at the fore. Lawrence compiled three mixes of music he’d collected through his many tours and travels through Japan and shared them out on the … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mixes #45×4: Lawrence English

Foxy Digitalis (Halloween) Mix #30: Altar Eagle

Altar Eagle (the duo of my wife, Eden Hemming, and myself) has been a bit quiet for the better part of the past decade, but we’re still here and slowly working on a new album (well, talking about one at least). In the meantime, check out our last one, Nightrunners (and check tha amazing Radek Drutis artwork), and you can hear all of our other … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis (Halloween) Mix #30: Altar Eagle

HEXA “Material Interstices”

Claustrophobic cocoons emerge from dark grey landscapes as HEXA’s Material Interstices fixes its gaze toward the burning horizon. The duo of Jamie Stewart and Lawrence English is built from shaded contours and broken pieces, honed with intention into a desolate, solid mass. Material Interstices moves slow, as of dragging the weight of a thousand dead suns, making each scarred element ever more potent. Levity has no place here; everything … Continue reading HEXA “Material Interstices”

At the Edge of Sound With Lawrence English

Lawrence English is a one-person force of nature. Between his label, Room 40, various solo and collaborative projects, his own writing, and so much more it’s a wonder he finds time to breathe. Truthfully, this unerring, forward-pushing nature is something I deeply relate to, and seeing and hearing all that English has accomplished this year alone is a big source of inspiration. But this conversation … Continue reading At the Edge of Sound With Lawrence English