The Capsule Garden Vol 1.37: October 28, 2022

The Capsule Garden returns this week after a brief hiatus to deal with personal/family issues. I’m consistently overwhelmed by the volume of music that comes across my desk and through my inbox each week. The deluge grows monthly, but I continue to check out as much of it as possible. But I’m one person, so there’s only so much I can listen to. That said, … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.37: October 28, 2022

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.21: June 24, 2022

Well, I hoped to maybe get an installment of The Capsule Garden out while were in the Pacific Northwest, that obviously didn’t happen. There’s been a bunch of great, interesting music coming out in that time and I’ll never get to it all, so here’s a smattering of music I listened to on the trip. Golden Donna It Won’t Be There When You Reach For It (Self-Released) … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.21: June 24, 2022

Nailah Hunter “Forest Dwelling”

Lost in the night sky is a lone, illuminated pathway marked by fading stars and gentle reminders. There is the place where we are at and the place we want to be. Connected through dimensions and millennia, soporific waves can become a guide, pulling us from one to the other. Nailah Hunter’s universe in “Forest Dwelling” is the destination built from longing to leave the … Continue reading Nailah Hunter “Forest Dwelling”

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

Gavilán Rayna Russom Doesn’t Draw Lines

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. Gavilán Rayna Russom’s incredible new entry in the Longform Editions catalog, Trans Feminist Symphonic Music, makes a strong impression. Even amongst a catalog of memorable, important work, it stands out. When I first heard it, I was overwhelmed and frankly, floored. It’s massive (70+ minutes), but reading Russom’s notes on it made me want … Continue reading Gavilán Rayna Russom Doesn’t Draw Lines

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.3: January 28, 2022

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. I may have gone a little overboard with this week’s installment, but it was the first ‘normal-ish’ (and I mean, pandemic-normal so still totally fucked up) week we’ve had since the start of the year and I listened to a ton of new music. No apologies, though, because this is … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.3: January 28, 2022

Yvette Janine Jackson “Test Flight No. 1”

Once Yvette Janine Jackson’s “Test Flight No. 1” blasts off, there’s a mix of excitement and apprehension that’s impossible to dislodge. As a continuation of her masterpiece, “Destination Freedom,” the narrative is fraught, yet hopeful; the sonic passages offering succor in place of malice. Inspired by early 20th-century radio plays, theatrical sound design, and a deep sense of painting strange and alluring sonic portraits with unexpected … Continue reading Yvette Janine Jackson “Test Flight No. 1”

Eiko Ishibashi “Torn Page”

The opening minute or so of Eiko Ishibashi’s “Torn Page” is a ruse. Granular tones echo through darkened tunnels, a quickened heartbeat expecting the worst. Yet, the worst never comes. Solemn drones breathe into the air, pushing back the darkness as disembodied voices invite the light to return. The seamless transition from one pole to the other is effortless, enchanting. Ishibashi is a master composer, … Continue reading Eiko Ishibashi “Torn Page”

claire rousay is not a bad person

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. claire rousay is everywhere right now. I half expect to see the cover of her new opus, a softer focus, on a billboard when driving home from work. I’m kidding, but seeing her work get such widespread recognition is something that gives me hope. claire does not make music that’s … Continue reading claire rousay is not a bad person

Angel Bat Dawid “Harkening Etudes”

I don’t know that I have enough superlatives in my vocabulary to adequately express my admiration for Angel Bat Dawid. A defining musical moment in 2020 was from her live recording with The Brothahood on International Anthem on “Black Family” when you can practically feel her entire being transcending, bellowing out, “Affirm my family! Affirm my family!” It’s a transformational moment from a transformational artist, … Continue reading Angel Bat Dawid “Harkening Etudes”