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

Foxy Digitalis Radio #2: Patrick Shiroishi

On the second episode of Foxy Digitalis Radio on Radio Coyote, my guest was one of my favorite musicians on the planet, Patrick Shiroishi. We talked a lot about his magnificent new album, Hidemi, out this month on American Dreams as well as his other recent work that’s been focused on the Japanese concentration camps during WW2. Of course, a conversation with Patrick wouldn’t be complete without a discussion about collaboration … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Radio #2: Patrick Shiroishi

Track Premiere: Patrick Shiroishi “The Long Bright Dark”

Finding a way to satisfyingly close an album as powerful as Patrick Shiroishi’s new opus, Hidemi, isn’t easy. Across the album’s deep, moving half-hour, Shiroishi creates a lyrical statement about working hard to overcome darkness and finding a silver thread to follow toward greener horizons. “The Long Bright Dark” exudes this hopeful catharsis in spades. Using a hypnotic triplet progression that pushes forward at every … Continue reading Track Premiere: Patrick Shiroishi “The Long Bright Dark”

Camila Nebbia & Patrick Shiroishi “The Human Being as a Fragile Article”

Even though Camila Nebbia and Patrick Shiroishi speak Spanish and Japanese, respectively, The Human Being as a Fragile Article is a document of the two saxophonists developing their own common language. Dizzying passages give way to expressive, even poetic reveries as the duo search the world outside for commonalities to scatter into the distance. As Shiroishi roils, spitting out death throes on “El ser humanx como un … Continue reading Camila Nebbia & Patrick Shiroishi “The Human Being as a Fragile Article”

Jewel Garden Radio, Episode #1

I always loved our podcasts/mixes section in the previous days of Foxy Digitalis, so of course I’m bringing it back in some form. Plus, it’s an excuse to share more music, which is always a good thing. Regular episodes of this show will hopefully continue into the future. I’d love to have some guests on some time (or guest hosts!) so if that’s something you … Continue reading Jewel Garden Radio, Episode #1