Foxy Digitalis Mix #31: William Fowler Collins

William Fowler Collins and I go way back. We were once labelmates on the legendary Type label and Collins did a memorable, dense tape for my old label, Digitalis. His last album, Field Music, was released on SIGE in 2018. Collins makes heavy music. It’s not just the sonic elements that weigh a ton, but there’s an emotional heft to his work that I have … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix #31: William Fowler Collins

Maria Valentina Chirico’s Enchanting Folk Music

The enchanting musical universe of Maria Valentina Chirico is otherworldly and unique. As a trained classical vocalist, she knows how to use her voice as an endlessly expressive instrument. Her music feels alive as if miniature dramas and timespans unfold within the earthy environments she creates. Working with an incredible array of collaborators, the sonic quality of her work is richly textured yet ethereal; tiny … Continue reading Maria Valentina Chirico’s Enchanting Folk Music

Maria Valentina Chirico “Initiale / Quanno Nascette Ninno”

Classical and sacred music vocalist Maria Valentina Chirico creates airy magic on this stunning single from invisibilia editions. Based on verses from Rainer Maria Rilke, “Initiale” resonates with a glowing sadness in her transcendent melody backed by plucked strings and a whirring carillon. Lighting the way toward a higher calling, Chirico’s arrangement builds tension and anticipation in droves, all to be brought down when she … Continue reading Maria Valentina Chirico “Initiale / Quanno Nascette Ninno”