Sifting Ashes With Isaac Helsen

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. Setting out to make an album that explores the connections between music and photography isn’t a simple task, but on his new album, Burning House, that’s what Isaac Helsen set out to do. The cover image tells a story – not just in the image itself, but the color palette and … Continue reading Sifting Ashes With Isaac Helsen

Wretched Feasts: An Interview With Maryam Sirvan

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. It’s impossible to know the paths our lives will take that lead us to the spaces we end up inhabiting, but for Maryam Sirvan it’s been quite the journey. Born and raised in Iran, even though music was something she felt passionate about, it wasn’t considered a real option. After … Continue reading Wretched Feasts: An Interview With Maryam Sirvan

Track Premiere: Isaac Helsen “Burning House”

Coming off his exquisite collaborative album with zakè, beliefsystems, Isaac Helsen offers up a new, expansive landscape for listeners to explore with Burning House. Built on analog synths and field recordings, Burning House was conceived back in 2017 as Helsen began to explore connections between music and photography. The result is an album full of vivid aural imagery. “Burning House,” the opening piece on the album, is enveloping. Beautiful, … Continue reading Track Premiere: Isaac Helsen “Burning House”

Christina Giannone “Glazed Vision”

There’s a feeling of arrival permeating the soft-focus, shapeshifting drones of Christina Giannone’s absorbing Glazed Vision. Subtle movements build on themselves to create walls of undulating sound, echoing in rhythm underneath a darkening sky. Giannone’s music is like a sheer veil surrounding a massive, intricate structure, flowing in enigmatic patterns, but still solid as a gleaming monument. Distortion comes in waves, cultivated from the dense layers … Continue reading Christina Giannone “Glazed Vision”

Video Premiere: awakened souls & From Overseas “Certainty Of Tides”

What is serenity? What does it sound like? On the opening missive from the collaborative album between awakened souls and From Overseas, serenity is an endless sky; it’s the feeling of being suspended in midair, weightless and unencumbered by gravity. Aeriform drones spread like golden wings, fueled by the anticipation of an earthly embrace. Lilting vocals are the sun kissing unseen wounds, sanguine piano chords … Continue reading Video Premiere: awakened souls & From Overseas “Certainty Of Tides”

Reflecting on Connection and Creation with marine eyes

When I first heard marine eyes this spring, I connected with the vibrant warmth that permeates her recordings. Her music opens up beautiful sonorous worlds where listeners can find respite, an aural cocoon drifting in space as the soothing tones wash through the air. On her debut, idyll, she created a beautiful aquatic ambient world imbued with emotional expression. Beyond her solo work, she is … Continue reading Reflecting on Connection and Creation with marine eyes

zakè & marine eyes “Unfailing Love”

Everything about this release feels like it was made just for me. From the gauzy synthetic airspace to the pink and green color palette of the cover, this album is how I think of myself. Tiny moments get stretched to infinity throughout Unfailing Love, adding weight to memories that may not immediately seem like pivotal turning points, but eventually rise to become shining monuments to who … Continue reading zakè & marine eyes “Unfailing Love”

On a Sailboat in a Tornado: An Interview with M. Sage

Matthew Sage is a patient force, always moving in new and surprising directions, always with an ear listening for the heartbeat inside it all. His work is intimate and vulnerable, though not obviously so. When you listen through the stratigraphy of it all, there’s an order and a foundation, but the piece you remember, the reason Sage’s work resonates in such a deep, visceral way … Continue reading On a Sailboat in a Tornado: An Interview with M. Sage