Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #11: Regional Attraction

I admit to being a little biased when it comes to the excellent Portland label, Regional Attraction, but that’s okay. Run by my longtime friend, Andrew Heuback, there’s a curatorial consistency to the label that hits so many of my weaknesses. Heuback has always had great taste and his previous label, Overland Shark, was a jumping off point. Regional Attraction feels like the slightly-older, cooler … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #11: Regional Attraction

Video Premiere: Iu Takahashi “Oblivion”

Iu Takahashi’s impressive body of work continues to grow, this time with a stunning video for “Oblivion” from her moving, graceful Late in Life. Directed by Hirofumi Beppu, the slow-moving imagery of the video is like a distillation of the way memories distort and fade over time.  In the opening swells, Takahashi is a guide. Metallic drones shift beneath our feet, echoing the unease that permeates … Continue reading Video Premiere: Iu Takahashi “Oblivion”

Foxy Digitalis Mix #10: Matt Evans

Matt Evans’ beautiful album, touchless, has stuck with me since first hearing it a few months ago. With this mix, Evans breathes sunkissed vibes into the ether and gives us a featherweight ecstatic zone to get lost in. But don’t take it from me, here’s what Matt says about it: This is a good mix for high temperature late afternoon daydreams or 10-hour car rides … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix #10: Matt Evans

Euphoria Journal “Did You Find My Letter?”

New music from Joel Shanahan (Golden Donna, Auscultation, etc) is always good news, and Euphoria Journal is no exception. Did You Find My Letter? is a fuzzy dreamworld of entangled guitar shards and sticky bass drones. This is a zone I’m not used to Shanahan exploring, but the world he creates on Did You Find My Letter? Is distinct and memorable. One of the main themes across Did You Find … Continue reading Euphoria Journal “Did You Find My Letter?”

Into the Prisms of Iu Takahashi

Iu Takahashi creates worlds out of everyday sounds that feel otherworldly. Her music is delicate, almost fragile in a way that leaves me breathless. Timeless motifs weave their way through increate sound design and expertly captured field recordings. On her latest album, Late in Life, on Regional Attraction, she rides under a shroud of mystery while exlpornig organic, aural passages. Reflective moments wind their way … Continue reading Into the Prisms of Iu Takahashi

Iu Takahashi “Late in Life”

Late in Life is my first exposure to Iu Takahashi and since first listening to it a few weeks ago, I find myself continually drawn back to its warm presence. Slow moving compositions unfold in ways that are relaxed yet covered in an air of mystery. Takahashi’s touch is gentle, never pushing too far and opting for subtle movements and soft pronouncements instead of something … Continue reading Iu Takahashi “Late in Life”