The Capsule Garden Vol 1.23: July 8, 2022

Another week where not a lot makes sense, but at least we’ve got some more excellent tunes to dig into. Cyril Meysson & Sheng Jie La Chaleur Des Choses Sans Nom (Dub Cthonic) Spectral facades glow against a dark backdrop infused with frenetic energy and determined drones. Meysson’s guitar tone cracks through the wailing sphere of Jie’s electric cello, encasing it in a metallic sheen. Movements elevate … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.23: July 8, 2022

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #25: Andy Cartwright

Andy Cartwright’s Seabuckthorn project has covered a lot of ground in its 10+ run, but there’s always a liminal feeling to it that I’m helplessly drawn to. Cartwright has an innate feel for otherworldly melodies and a remarkable ability to condense expansive ideas into concise aural structures. His new solo album, Form Less Ness, blooms in similar spaces while bringing an air vulnerability into its expressive glances. Cartwright’s … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #25: Andy Cartwright

Machinefabriek “Our Arms Grew Together” & “Prisma+”

Machinefabriek’s Rutger Zuyderfelt has such an impressive discography where subtlety and restraint are key components that when he started doing scores for dance performances, I couldn’t wait to hear what would unfold. Following on from previous collaborations with circus artists and dancers Marta Alstadsæter and Kim-Jomi Fischer, As Much As It Is Worth and Engel, Our Arms Grew Together not only juxtaposes the feelings and ideas from the previous two … Continue reading Machinefabriek “Our Arms Grew Together” & “Prisma+”

Machinefabriek “CM_30 (Music for a performance by Kolja Huneck)”

My history with Rutger Zuydervelt’s Machinefabriek project goes back at least 15 years. His discography is sprawling, intimidating really, but the good news is any entry point is a good entry point. That being said, this new score for a light and juggling performance by German circus artist Kolja Huneck stands out as one of my absolute favorite releases he’s done. Zuydervelt’s compositions on CM_30 are shrouded … Continue reading Machinefabriek “CM_30 (Music for a performance by Kolja Huneck)”

The Repository #3: soccer Committee

An interview with Mariska Baars – an artist I’ve been thinking about recently – from late 2007. There are countless artists and bands that I’ve lost touch with over the years. Whether life simply got in the way or because they moved on to different interests. It’s simply the nature of things. Mariska Baars aka soccer Committee is one of those artists, but she’s been fresh on my mind … Continue reading The Repository #3: soccer Committee