Foxy Digitalis Mix #10: Matt Evans

Matt Evans’ beautiful album, touchless, has stuck with me since first hearing it a few months ago. With this mix, Evans breathes sunkissed vibes into the ether and gives us a featherweight ecstatic zone to get lost in. But don’t take it from me, here’s what Matt says about it: This is a good mix for high temperature late afternoon daydreams or 10-hour car rides … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix #10: Matt Evans

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

Jewel Garden Radio, Episode #3

New episode, finally! Lots of great tunes lately, so this is only a small taste. Arushi Jain “Richer Than Blood” (Leaving)(behind) Ayumi Ishito & The Spacemen “Night Chant” (577 Records)d’Eon “Poplar” (Hausu Mountain)Kasja Lindgren “Momentary Harmony” (Recital Program)New Chance “Fallen” (We Are Time)Joe McPhee, Michael Marcus, Jay Rosen, Warren Smith “Chatreuse Tulips” (Mahakala Music)(behind) Isnaj Dui “Swoon to Death” (Textura)Nick Storring “Frood” (mappa)Body Meπa “Motherwell” … Continue reading Jewel Garden Radio, Episode #3

William Tyler & Luke Schneider “Undestand”

Some pairings are so natural that when you see the names or the words together, you know it’s going to work. Such is the combo of William Tyler and Luke Schneider. Schneider’s played on several of Tyler’s solo records and those tunes have always stood out. On Understand, the two go astral. Recorded during lockdown last year, Understand is dripping with melancholic soul even as it tries to … Continue reading William Tyler & Luke Schneider “Undestand”

Arushi Jain “Under the Lilac Sky”

My first thought when the concept of combining traditional Indian musical ideas and Western electronic music is Synthesizing: Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat. Charanjit Singh’s masterpiece remains a staple, an example of what is possible if we simply open our minds and our ears to things beyond our scope. Arushi Jain’s instant-classic, Under the Lilac Sky, continues that lineage with stunning electronic vistas and impossibly beautiful … Continue reading Arushi Jain “Under the Lilac Sky”

Nailah Hunter “Quietude”

Ripples in the air send cool waves across starlit skies on this hypnotic new EP of covers from the inimitable Nailah Hunter. Golden gates open as Hunter beckons the spirits on “Come Wander” from the final episode of the Twilight Zone. There’s an enchanting drift throughout, feeling as though Elven ghosts are calling their last descendants home. With Hunter’s wordless beckoning, I am utterly transfixed. … Continue reading Nailah Hunter “Quietude”

Deantoni Parks “Alright Okay”

Scratched-out rhythms fade into searing synth laments on the beautifully downhearted “Alright Okay.” Deantoni Parks’ latest is apparently a bit of a preview of a forthcoming EP (can’t wait!), but these 5 ½ minutes stretch into the horizon. Once the synths and plodding beat combine,  Parks hypnotically insists in a whisper, “I’m alright. I’m okay,” even if the woozy gloom flowing underneath suggests otherwise. Bass … Continue reading Deantoni Parks “Alright Okay”

The Growth Eternal “Kensho !”

These six short vignettes are earworms. Bass lines last for days and bloom like flowers opening their petals toward the morning sun. Vocoder-laced vocals that are simultaneously timeless and from another time. Byron Crenshaw packs unimaginable weight and emotion into minute-long songs. “I might spend eternity here; haven’t touched my friends in a year,” his electronic voice croons on “Shaving Cream LSD,” hitting that broken … Continue reading The Growth Eternal “Kensho !”