The Capsule Garden Vol 1.39: November 18, 2022

It snowed last night. Foxy Digitalis will be off next week. Use code ‘snow’ for 25% off anything at The Jewel Garden through the end of the month.  Patrick Shiroishi Evergreen (Touch) One of the most unstoppable forces in music shows a new side. Evergreen has its roots in Shiroishi’s visits to Evergreen Cemetary in Los Angeles, where many of his family members are buried. Field recordings made on … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.39: November 18, 2022

Track Premiere: Lake Mary “Slow Grass”

The shape of the horizon is evolving. Chaz Prymek strings shadows together to uncover the hidden remnants of past lives and alternative memories lost in the ether. Emotive acoustic guitar plucks are searching, emboldened by Prymek’s Fuubutsushi bandmate Patrick Shiroishi’s saxophone motifs and their whimsical restraint. Birds sing. Clouds grow. Inside tiny moments, expansive landscapes bloom, rife with emotional depth and a pensive curiosity. These … Continue reading Track Premiere: Lake Mary “Slow Grass”

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.26 July 29, 2022

Another week of blazing temperatures has given way to torrential rain, flooding, and tropical humidity. Climate change is going well. In better news, Carl Antonowicz (Open Casket Sound System, the real star of Foxy Digitalis’s Illustrated Reviews, etc.) and I finally played some music together after talking about it for most of the year. More on that soon. In the meantime, here’s a heap of music worth … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.26 July 29, 2022

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.13: April 8, 2022

The world keeps spinning and the music keeps flowing. Here’s some recordings that have been in my ear this week and refuse to leave. Lola de la Mata KOH – Klee – uh (SA Recordings) Kicking off SA Recordings’ single series, The Hearing Experience, Lola de la Mata’s tactile, introspective “KOH – Klee – uh.” The piece, based on her experience with tinnitus, finds grinding bass sludging forward … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.13: April 8, 2022

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.8: March 4, 2022

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. Lots of big news sending shockwaves and ripples through the music community that Foxy Digitalis tends to focus a lot of space and energy on this week. The Bandcamp situation isn’t ideal, but I don’t find any of it particularly surprising, either. It’s a good reminder (to myself) to always … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.8: March 4, 2022

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.5: February 11, 2022

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. This week has felt extra long and I’m not sure why. I was telling someone that the level of tiredness I feel these days is beyond anything I’ve experienced, and I’m near certain I’m not even depressed. It’s just existential at this point. Anyway, a ton of good tunes this … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.5: February 11, 2022

2021 & The Year That Was

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. It’s been almost a year since I announced Foxy Digitalis was coming back in 2021 and I wasn’t sure what to expect. The first big surprise came when there was an instant outpouring of excitement and support. I honestly wasn’t sure if anyone remembered Foxy Digitalis, but then I started … Continue reading 2021 & The Year That Was

Lake Mary “Once It’s All On the Ground”

Like many of us, for almost two years I’ve dreamt about life outside of boundaries, without tethers. There are a lot of people I haven’t seen in a while and a lot of things I haven’t done in just as long. Sometimes, I barely notice. Most of the time, it’s the sword of Damocles just begging for any reason to finally drop. Music has been … Continue reading Lake Mary “Once It’s All On the Ground”

The Intensity & Calmness of Camila Nebbia

I was a little late to the table when it comes to Camila Nebbia’s incredible body of work, but when I heard her collaborative album with Patrick Shiroishi from earlier this year, I was instantly transfixed. Her saxophone playing is beguiling, always full of power even as she gracefully moves from idea to idea, and I can immediately tell it’s her because her voice and … Continue reading The Intensity & Calmness of Camila Nebbia