The Capsule Garden Vol 1.32: September 9, 2022

Kicking back into a higher gear after a slow(er) August, it’s been a busy week. So much good music has come across my plate that it’s been hard to narrow down what to write about (I wish I had a couple clones of myself!), but everything on this list is well worth your time. And a reminder that The Jewel Garden has a couple of … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.32: September 9, 2022

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.14: April 15, 2022

The weeks continue and the sounds do too. Let’s get straight into it. Klara Livet Varandra (Self-Released) Dead folk-blues (that remind me enough of Flaming Tunes to mention it) from Astrid Mortensen (whose recent Skærgårdslyd is essential listening) and Dan Johansson. Keyboards wheeze like there’s no electricity left in the batteries but the instruments still hold a charge and have sounds that need to be extracted. Mortensen’s voice is a painted … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.14: April 15, 2022

Track Premiere: ML Wah “Liberation”

ML Wah (aka Matt LaJoie) takes a new shape for his latest iteration, Mirrored Night, an album of solo piano improvisations that sing like shapeshifting constellations in the black sky. “Liberation” is a centerpiece of the album, flowing across the celestial divide like a river of sonic light imbued with a guiding spirit pointed toward a different dimension. His touch is light, but focused; the song … Continue reading Track Premiere: ML Wah “Liberation”

2021 & The Year That Was

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. It’s been almost a year since I announced Foxy Digitalis was coming back in 2021 and I wasn’t sure what to expect. The first big surprise came when there was an instant outpouring of excitement and support. I honestly wasn’t sure if anyone remembered Foxy Digitalis, but then I started … Continue reading 2021 & The Year That Was

Matt LaJoie “Red Resonant Earth”

The dedication of Matt LaJoie’s to his solo practice is inspiring. His Colander project took his dedication to improvising to an unbelievable level. Over the course of about 10 months, he improvised pieces each day, recording all the results and sharing them with Flower Room subscribers on a regular basis. The project finally came to a close in September once he’d amassed 24 hours worth … Continue reading Matt LaJoie “Red Resonant Earth”

Thick Air “Transorbital Cantrips”

Matt LaJoie’s organ and synth project, Thick Air, is such a great change of pace from what I normally expect from his work. Transorbital Cantrips kicks things off by going full boar channeling the rippling arpeggios and glowing patterns of Terry Riley into a spiraling astral projection on “Sky-Clad Robes.” LaJoie is incandescent, traveling into the deep cosmos, surfing the sound waves like a gilded celestial being. … Continue reading Thick Air “Transorbital Cantrips”

The Electric Rubicon #3: Time-Lag Records

Time-Lag Records is one of the best labels of all-time for my money. If you have any interest in free, psychedelic music you’ve likely crossed paths with something the label put out at some point or another. The likes of Six Organs of Admittance, Charalambides, and MV & EE all had early releases on Time-Lag and some of those records remain among their best work … Continue reading The Electric Rubicon #3: Time-Lag Records

Matt LaJoie “Paraclete Tongue”

Including Matt LaJoie’s 2020 masterpiece Everlasting Spring as part of Foxy Digitalis’ reintroduction to the world was intentional. LaJoie’s music not only brought boundless positive energy to a year in desperate need of it, it also inspired my own work in new, unexpected ways. As I listened to that album on repeat, words and images swirled in my head to the point I started making … Continue reading Matt LaJoie “Paraclete Tongue”

Notes From the Jewel Garden #1: Back to the Future

Picking up old threads as 2013 bleeds into 2021. Hello again… On January 31st, 2013 when I pressed ‘publish’ on the final installment of my long-running column, The Long Decline, I 100% believed that was the end of Foxy Digitalis in any form. I hadn’t dropped any hints or made any announcements leading up to the formal declaration I made in that piece, but I had … Continue reading Notes From the Jewel Garden #1: Back to the Future