Video Premiere: Hot Pursuit Of Happiness (Thollem) “The Sound” w/ Germaul Barnes

On this choice cut from Thollem’s album as Hot Pursuit Of Happiness, he partners with the incredible Germaul Barnes for a video dedicated “to all those fighting for voting rights past, present, and future!” “The Sound” is a lilting hymnal rising above a slow-moving sea of poignant drones. Thollem layers his voice at angled intersections, each twisting wave a rising tide. It’s a great song. … Continue reading Video Premiere: Hot Pursuit Of Happiness (Thollem) “The Sound” w/ Germaul Barnes

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.23: July 8, 2022

Another week where not a lot makes sense, but at least we’ve got some more excellent tunes to dig into. Cyril Meysson & Sheng Jie La Chaleur Des Choses Sans Nom (Dub Cthonic) Spectral facades glow against a dark backdrop infused with frenetic energy and determined drones. Meysson’s guitar tone cracks through the wailing sphere of Jie’s electric cello, encasing it in a metallic sheen. Movements elevate … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.23: July 8, 2022

Video Premiere: Hot Pursuit Of Happiness “Sun Don’t Wait”

Thollem is everywhere and on his new solo guise, Hot Pursuit Of Happiness, he gets weird. I am all for anyone getting into strange zones outside of their wheelhouse, but with Thollem I get the sense there is no wheelhouse. Everything is always on the table. Hot Pursuit Of Happiness sees him turning singer/songwriter in the broadest sense of the term. Using a singular Wavestate multi-timbral … Continue reading Video Premiere: Hot Pursuit Of Happiness “Sun Don’t Wait”

Premiere: SLW cc Watt Illustrations + Videos

This whole project is a goddamn delight. Iowa City’s Samuel Locke Ward, an award-winning cartoonist, and prolific home taper joins forces with the inimitable Mike Watt (known best for being Mike Fucken Watt) for a sprawling album of pop vignettes, spoken word treachery, and downright skronkular weirdness. Real Manic Time lives up to its title as it zigzags across genre identifiers, leaving every descriptor dissolving in its … Continue reading Premiere: SLW cc Watt Illustrations + Videos

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.9: March 11, 2022

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. It’s been a busy week to the point I’ve completely lost track of time. I woke up in a panic thinking it was Friday (I’m writing this Thursday afternoon) and that I hadn’t put together the Capsule Garden for this week. Thankfully I was wrong and now here we are. … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.9: March 11, 2022

Improvising Away the Ghosts With Mark Shippy and Alex Cunningham

There’s always something about unexpected duos (or trios or quartets or… you get the picture) that piques my interest. Surprising combinations often lead to interesting sounds or new ideas and when they come off, as they do in spades on Alex Cunningham and Mark Shippy’s Ghost Note. The guitar and violin improvisations sprawled across that record bend preconceived ideas of what each of those instruments can … Continue reading Improvising Away the Ghosts With Mark Shippy and Alex Cunningham