The Capsule Garden Vol 1.38: November 4, 2022

This week began with the news of Norm Chambers’ passing, and I’ve been reeling since. Norm was a titan in every way. His music was unparalleled, only obscured by his gentle kindness and supportive spirit. I said on Twitter, and believe it fully, Norm was the best of us. And his talent was enormous in ways I don’t think many fully grasp. His expansive discography is filled … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.38: November 4, 2022

Time Ever After: An Interview With Liz Hysen

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. I’ve been a fan of Picastro for going on 15 or more years now, and when I say Picastro, I really mean Liz Hysen. She’s the one constant of the project and someone who has such a distinct, honest approach to her composing and songwriting that even when she covers … Continue reading Time Ever After: An Interview With Liz Hysen

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+”

Picastro “I’ve Never Met a Stranger”

I can’t remember, exactly, when I first heard Picastro, but I know I was struck by Liz Hysen’s voice and delivery in a way that’s stuck with me since. Over the years, the project has continued with shifting line-ups, but Hysen is always at the center and that’s what makes Picastro one of the all-timers. Her latest offering is an EP of cover songs selected … Continue reading Picastro “I’ve Never Met a Stranger”

Jewel Garden Radio, Episode #3

New episode, finally! Lots of great tunes lately, so this is only a small taste. Arushi Jain “Richer Than Blood” (Leaving)(behind) Ayumi Ishito & The Spacemen “Night Chant” (577 Records)d’Eon “Poplar” (Hausu Mountain)Kasja Lindgren “Momentary Harmony” (Recital Program)New Chance “Fallen” (We Are Time)Joe McPhee, Michael Marcus, Jay Rosen, Warren Smith “Chatreuse Tulips” (Mahakala Music)(behind) Isnaj Dui “Swoon to Death” (Textura)Nick Storring “Frood” (mappa)Body Meπa “Motherwell” … Continue reading Jewel Garden Radio, Episode #3

Nick Storring “Newfoundout”

With Nick Storring, I simultaneously know what I’m getting myself into when he has a new album out while also having no idea what to expect. Storring’s diverse mix of instrumentation and whimsically detailed composition come together in new ways that push his vision beyond the horizon and into another plane. Newfoundout is a captivating maze where few things are what they seem and finding a way … Continue reading Nick Storring “Newfoundout”

Foxy Digitalis Mix #2: Nick Storring

Nick Storring has released fantastic albums on labels like Orange Milk, Notice, and Scissor Tail among others. Last year’s full-length, My Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell, is transportive, taking listeners on an emotional sonic ride through imaginary landscapes and sprawling aural vistas. It’s incredible. Next week, on July 16th, he will release his latest, Newfoundout, on the excellent mappa label. 1. Atrium Musicae de Madrid … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix #2: Nick Storring