Album Premiere: Bedroom Witch “A Place of Hurt”

The Bedroom Witch (aka Los Angeles-based performance artist Sepehr Mashiahof) digs well beyond the city’s glossy sheen on her latest, A Place of Hurt. Emotive synth arrangements melt into the shifting rhythms, sparking new understandings of transformation and connection.  So many aspects of A Place of Hurt stand out and leave a mark. Mashiahof’s songwriting craft is a well-honed diamond. She uses inventive structures and liminal melodies to … Continue reading Album Premiere: Bedroom Witch “A Place of Hurt”

Video Premiere: Beast Neast “Kim, People Are Dying”

Beast Nest’s exquisite Sicko is certainly one of my favorite records of 2022 so far, but another thread is pulled taut and revealed in the incredible new video for “Kim, People Are Dying.” The energy and tension in the song are heightened by the colors and movements in the video. A multifaceted narrative unfolds, flipping between alternate realities as though the viewer is bounced around inside an … Continue reading Video Premiere: Beast Neast “Kim, People Are Dying”

Video Premiere: Dax Pierson “For The Angels”

From the first moment I heard Dax Pierson’s 2021 opus Nerve Bumps (A Queer Divine Dissatisfaction), it’s never strayed too far from the stereo. “For The Angels” remains one of my favorite tracks on the record with its acid-tinged arpeggios and bass lines and drifting, hazy melodies. In the video, directed by Malocclusion, vivid colors intermix with dark backgrounds and amorphous shapes, creating a transcendent visual … Continue reading Video Premiere: Dax Pierson “For The Angels”

Video Premiere: Lexagon “When the Tide is Low”

Lexagon’s Feminine Care was one of my favorites last year and on an album full of them, “When the Tide is Low” is a real standout. Lexagon’s Alexa Burrell creates music and sound that is a conduit for connecting with a deeper spirit while acting as a tool that aids in survival. She explains about this track, “This song is about diaspora and the fragments of self lost across … Continue reading Video Premiere: Lexagon “When the Tide is Low”

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

Headboggle “Digital Digital Analog”

Derek Gedalecia’s Headboggle project always pushes ideas and boundaries well beyond any reasonable zone, yet his work is always infinitely listenable. Digital Digital Analog is the most fleshed-out execution of the Headboggle vision to date. Over 24 tracks, Gedalecia skips across space and time, leavening his squelched electronics into a dizzying maze of sonic treats. Each vignette is another opportunity for him to slather up another idea … Continue reading Headboggle “Digital Digital Analog”

Can’t Afford To Be Here: An Interview with Lexagon

Lexagon, the music moniker of artist Alexa Burrell, has delivered one of the rawest, most powerful sonic statements of 2021 with Feminine Care. A beguiling mix of visceral bangers, experimental soundscapes, contemplative drones, downtempo hauntings, and everything in between, Burrell put all of herself into this record. The vulnerability shown is intense, sometimes difficult to listen to, but stopping and really listening, hearing the anxiety, pain, and brutal … Continue reading Can’t Afford To Be Here: An Interview with Lexagon

Lexagon “Feminine Care”

Music can be so many things to so many people, but on Lexagon’s new masterpiece, Feminine Care, it’s a reflection and dissertation about survival. This album is a dense, sprawling opus about the experience of black femininity in the context of all that fell apart from 2016 – 2020. Saturated with this haunted, vast, and determined spirit, Feminine Care lands every sonic punch square in the chest. Lexagon’s … Continue reading Lexagon “Feminine Care”

Dax Pierson “Nerve Bumps (A Queer Divine Dissatisfaction)”

Dax Pierson first turned up on my radar because of his collaborative album with Robert Horton. I worked a lot with Horton during the Digitalis years, but remember being bowled over by Pierson’s approach and contributions on those recordings. I sadly lost track of his work shortly after, but when his official debut record, Nerve Bumps (A Queer Divine Dissatisfaction), turned up and I blasted it through my … Continue reading Dax Pierson “Nerve Bumps (A Queer Divine Dissatisfaction)”

Tyler Holmes “Nightmare in Paradise”

I hate that trauma can inspire such beautiful creations, but I love that, for many, art and music can be a processing bridge to navigate toward healing. Tyler Holmes’ stunning new album is a mirror reflecting tenderness and forgiveness while masking pain and the darkness that follows. Their journey inward and defiance in the face of that darkness is so deeply moving that when they … Continue reading Tyler Holmes “Nightmare in Paradise”