Video Premiere: Karen Vogt “I Know It’s Hard”

Karen Vogt always knows how to weave a bit of magic with her voice and “I Know It’s Hard” is no exception. On her song for Past Inside the Present’s Healing Together compilation curated by Cynthia Bernard (marine eyes), Vogt channels an empathetic spirit into the contemplative lament. Stretching frequencies into the sky, she hovers elegantly through luminous resonance; a beacon guiding us all to a place … Continue reading Video Premiere: Karen Vogt “I Know It’s Hard”

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.10: March 18, 2022

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. This was a chaotic week as my kid was on spring break so a lot of juggling went on, but we all made it through unscathed. That being said, I didn’t get to listen to nearly as much music as I wanted to during the week so this week’s installment … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.10: March 18, 2022

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #13: Influx & SYNE

When Past Inside the Present decided to venture into the realm of ambient techno, it makes sense that the first offering from this new series is from two label stalwarts. SYNE is Dennis Huddleston, best known for his work as 36 and Influx is James Bernard (side note: check out the fantastic new awakened souls (his duo with marine eyes) album that’s just out). On PULSE 01, their … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #13: Influx & SYNE

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.7: February 25, 2022

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. What a fucked up week. I got nothing. Listen to some tunes. Do something good. Eric Mingus & Catherine Sikora The Zuzax Protocol (Self-Released) A fantastic set of guitar and saxophone duets from these longtime collaborators, The Zuzak Protocol has flames shooting out from all sides. Mingus has such a recognizable, grimy guitar tone … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.7: February 25, 2022

Patricia Wolf “I’ll Look For You In Others”

Like the open spaces between blurred dandelions on the cover of Patricia Wolf’s debut, I’ll Look For You In Others, the experience of grief is a bewildering maze that can seem endless and impossible to navigate. It can flit between feeling like a slow-motion dream and an out-of-control descent into an oddly-alluring void. Processing all of it, we begin to parse the connection of the impermanence … Continue reading Patricia Wolf “I’ll Look For You In Others”

Alex Smalley Translates Experience into Expression

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. Alex Smalley has made a lot of music over the years, though rarely under his own name. He’s perhaps best known for the work he’s done under the moniker Olan Mill, but his collaborative project Pausal has always hit my sweet spot. Towards the end of 2021, Smalley released Vanaprastha (The … Continue reading Alex Smalley Translates Experience into Expression

Color of Time s/t

Past Inside the Present has offered up several beguiling collaborative albums this year and Color of Time stands right there with the best of them. This duo of Nick Turner (aka Tyresta) and Kévin Séry (aka From Overseas) ride an underwater current deep into hidden worlds on the ocean floor. Life moves in circles on Color of Time and the astral clock begins to turn backward, swaying … Continue reading Color of Time s/t

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”