Space Through Reflection: An Interview With Kaleigh Wilder

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. I still don’t remember how I found Kaleigh Wilder’s debut album, Placemaking, last month, but it caught me off guard in the best way. It’s one hell of a record that I’ve been returning to at least once or twice a week since. As soon as I heard it, I wanted … Continue reading Space Through Reflection: An Interview With Kaleigh Wilder

The Capsule Garden, Vol 1.2: January 21, 2022

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. Before getting into the meat of this week’s installment, a quick mention for this release from the great Lawrence English & Room40 with proceeds going toward relief efforts for those impacted by last week’s volcanic eruption in Tonga (and ensuing tsunami). ‘Oseni contains field recordings from the Pacific Ocean and … Continue reading The Capsule Garden, Vol 1.2: January 21, 2022

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #2: Charlatan

I’ve been wanting to make some kind of mix for the site for a while after having such a blast collaborating on the Halloween and Xmas mixes, so starting the year off with some Charlatan action on Foxy Digitalis feels right. After numerous stops and starts, I finally settled on a mix of one instrument/solo performance (mostly) pieces. There’s a little wiggle room, of course … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #2: Charlatan

Gratitude for Empty Space: An Interview With Catherine Sikora

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. There’s this magical moment on Catherine Sikora’s newest album, corners, specifically on the piece “Sometimes, Acceptance is Better Than Love,” where she stops playing for a brief moment and the sound of her saxophone hangs there, resonating in warmth while decaying into nothingness. Those spaces are a trademark of her work … Continue reading Gratitude for Empty Space: An Interview With Catherine Sikora

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

The Ritual & The Practice of gabby fluke-mogul

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. In the past year or so, gabby fluke-mogul’s work has stuck with me like no one else’s. The way they construct sound with their violin is ageless. They are sounds built from the ancient geology beneath us; from shards of broken cosmic glass; from hidden corners within their heart and … Continue reading The Ritual & The Practice of gabby fluke-mogul

Ava Mendoza “New Spells”

Cassette available via Astral Spirits / CD available via Relative Pitch. I know I keep repeating myself, but what a year it’s been for solo(ish) guitar albums. Just when I thought all the barn burners had been launched, Ava Mendoza drops one last bomb on 2021 with New Spells. I’ve been excited about this one for a while, especially since Mendoza shredded to heaven on William … Continue reading Ava Mendoza “New Spells”

Video Premiere: Robbie Lee “Duskfallen”

It’s been an excellent autumn for those, like myself, who have an appreciation for Robbie Lee’s unique sound worlds. As part of a trio with James Ilgenfritz and Brian Chase, Loss & Gain was released by Infrequent Seams this month, and now Relative Pitch gives us the spectacular Prismatist.  “Duskfallen” opens the album and showcases Lee’s spellbinding ability not just as a horn player, but as a songwriter … Continue reading Video Premiere: Robbie Lee “Duskfallen”

The Tangled Webs of Cecilia Lopez

Few recordings have left a bigger impression this year than Cecilia Lopez’s incredible RED(DB). This adaptation of her piece, Red, for drums and bass is monumental in more ways than one. Beyond its physical size and scope, the performance itself is something from another world. Lopez’s ability to bring a seemingly endless number of disparate threads together cohesively and engagingly is impressive.  Further, she’s worked with a … Continue reading The Tangled Webs of Cecilia Lopez

Erin Rogers “2000 Miles”

Even if 2000 Miles is a solo saxophone record, there’s something wholly percussive about it. Erin Rogers plays with a focused force, moving deftly across the keys and finding every sonic possibility of the instrument. The lightspeed clicks as she dances lightly in the air on the opener, “Waxing (Home I)” instantly commands attention. Extended notes flutter as if manipulated by changing speed on a tape machine, … Continue reading Erin Rogers “2000 Miles”