Track Premiere: Lea Bertucci & Ben Vida “Tulsa”

Lea Bertucci is always pursuing interesting, inventive projects, and her latest, Xtended Vox, continues that course. This compilation of experimental voice-based works features Cansu Tanrikulu, a three-part piece by Audrey Chen and Phil Minton, and the latest from Bertucci’s ongoing collaboration with Ben Vida called “Tulsa.” Murmurs and whispers flicker in pointillist patterns before being swept up in a wash of tape manipulation and saxophone traces. … Continue reading Track Premiere: Lea Bertucci & Ben Vida “Tulsa”

Murmurs Around the Mountain: Lea Bertucci + Ben Vida

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. Ben Vida and Lea Bertucci’s debut collaborative album, Murmurations, is out this week on Cibachrome Editions and it’s been in heavy rotation here over the last couple of months. Murmurations lands with a restrained force. It’s music that’s considered and heavy but saturated with an air of mischievousness that sets it apart. … Continue reading Murmurs Around the Mountain: Lea Bertucci + Ben Vida

Track Premiere: Ben Vida + Lea Bertucci “Gasps and Spasms”

The disorienting intensity popping across the spatial plane on Ben Vida and Lea Bertucci’s “Gasps and Spasms,” the opening track from their forthcoming collaborative debut, Murmurations, is all-encompassing. Sputtering woodwinds crackle to life, growling beneath a wall of electronic debris. Tape detritus fizzles in the open spaces, opening cracks for Bertucci’s voice to twist itself into shapes trapped within an ethereal cloud. The darkness is resolute; … Continue reading Track Premiere: Ben Vida + Lea Bertucci “Gasps and Spasms”

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.6: February 18, 2022

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. In the space of about 18 hours, we experienced 3 1/2 seasons in Tulsa. After a beautiful warm, spring-like day with autumnal winds, severe thunderstorms battered us overnight before temperatures dropped to below freezing and snow flurries descended. My sinuses are exhausted. My ears are fine, though, so here’s a … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.6: February 18, 2022

Foxy Digitalis Mix #8: Ki Oni

I stumbled upon Ki Oni’s Stay Indoors and Swim (before it got expanded and reissued) earlier this year and have been rather smitten with Chuck Soo-Hoo’s work ever since. While his music is often grounded in pastoral, restorative drones, this incredible mix adds some excellent context to his work. Get into these zones! Li Yilei – CHU / 處 – from “之 / OF” – … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix #8: Ki Oni