–___–__ “The Heart Pumps Kool-Aid”

CD edition available from Mondoj While I continue dreaming of a new more eaze solo album, I’m thankful she keeps releasing these stunning collaborations. —__–___ finds her joining forces with the inimitable Seth Graham and their debut, The Heart Pumps Kool-Aid, is a lush landscape littered with hope, heartbreak, and the emotional detritus we hang onto while being crushed under the weight of simply surviving in … Continue reading –___–__ “The Heart Pumps Kool-Aid”

Track Premiere: –___–__ “Julius Eastman / NY Metro Xylophone Player” (feat. metoronori)

There’s something that’s simultaneously emotionally satisfying and completely draining about “Julius Eastman/NY Metro Xylophone Player,” the newest single from the impossibly-named —__–___ (aka more eaze and Seth Graham). Visceral tugs radiate with a sinuous attachment from more eaze’s wistful violin notes as they grow and shrink back into the darkened corners. Graham and more eaze have such a deep understanding and symbiotic collaboration that even … Continue reading Track Premiere: –___–__ “Julius Eastman / NY Metro Xylophone Player” (feat. metoronori)

Asemix s/t

Illuminating the inside of Asemix, the collaborative force of Mari Maurice (aka more eaze) and Nick Zanca (aka Mister Lies), are ideas in constant motion. These are musicians with distinct voices and ideas spread across vast discographies, yet Asemix finds its own euphoric lane. Living on the diamond’s edge, their first missives careen through a sprawling matrix of processes to emerge fresh and ready to … Continue reading Asemix s/t

claire rousay “Live”

There are moments where the shortest distance between two points isn’t so much a straight line as it is a deep breath. Gaze long enough into the distance and all the imperfections in the distance will blur into an opulent, fleeting view of the future. claire rousay continues her vertical trajectory and showing another side of her ever-growing repertoire. With longtime friends Mari Maurice and … Continue reading claire rousay “Live”

Astral Spirits’ Expanding Universe

An interview with Astral Spirits founder, Nate Cross, on origins, current projects, and using your platform. Astral Spirits has become one of the most recognizable labels in the world of experimental jazz and improvised music. Since starting it in 2014, founder Nate Cross has pushed boundaries and expanded his offerings with the Astral Editions label. Cross is someone after my own heart, always looking forward and trying to figure how … Continue reading Astral Spirits’ Expanding Universe

brin, dntel, & more eaze “futurangelics”

Emo ambient is definitely having a moment this year, which is great for me since this is right square in my wheelhouse. futureangelics is a collaboration I never expected, but one I am so incredibly thankful for. Gauzy moods hold hands with crystalline tones in this fuzzy, warm aural embrace of an album. Understated as it is, it sits in this pocket close to your … Continue reading brin, dntel, & more eaze “futurangelics”

Finding the Edge of the Map w/ more eaze

An interview with Mari Maurice about histories, soul mates, & what it means to connect. Plus a couple favorite cocktail recipes for good measure! There are moments on Mari Maurice’s latest album as more eaze, yearn, that make time stop cold. She has this innate ability to mix wide-ranging elements and influences into beautiful, emotion-filled pop collages. There nothing else that sounds like more eaze. Her work … Continue reading Finding the Edge of the Map w/ more eaze

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