Power in the Details: An Interview With Chie Otomi

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. Whenever I think of Chie Otomi, one of the first memories that pops into my mind is from a livestream early in the pandemic. I can’t remember who all was involved, but at the time I was less familiar with Otomi’s work than everyone else. By the end of the … Continue reading Power in the Details: An Interview With Chie Otomi

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

Chie Otomi “Touch Again”

Imagine a crystal sphere cracking apart, not with hard sharp edges, but with soft lines that are cool to the touch. Chie Otomi’s work is alive in the details, but whenever we pull back and take in albums like Touch Again as a whole, the real magic begins to sing. Otomi has become one of my favorite artists in recent years specifically because she brings such creative … Continue reading Chie Otomi “Touch Again”

Kim’s Spirit/DupSys “Animism”

Lee Noble has long been a favorite of mine and his newest project, Kim’s Spirit, continues that theme. His two contributions to the ghostly hypnotic Animism, are soft but deep. “Iso” layers synths and electronics with field recordings, channeling some Terry Riley vibes in parts, walking the line between contemplation and frisky. It’s wonderful. Minimal, hollow percussion accents the ponderous “Blink,” offsetting the measured, somnolent … Continue reading Kim’s Spirit/DupSys “Animism”