The Capsule Garden Vol 1.27: August 5, 2022

August is going to be a slow month here at FDHQ as I soak up the last bits of summer vacation with my daughter before school starts back and try to finish up a host of music projects that have been languishing the previous few months. (Though debuts from two new duos, Country Wifi and Building Buildings are close now!) Today, a new Ajilvsga, Choker, album … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.27: August 5, 2022

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

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.18: May 13, 2022

If anyone thought I was kidding about starting a Rancid podcast, I certainly wasn’t. It’s been way too much fun to record and I hope people give it a listen. Meanwhile, quite a slate of killer tunes this week. Astrid Sonne “How Far” (SA Recordings) “How Far” is the newest offering from The Hearing Experience and Astrid Sonne’s stunning vocal arrangements are pure, blissful magic. Sonne always … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.18: May 13, 2022

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

Nyokabi Kariuki “peace places: kenyan memories”

It may seem obvious to say that place is integral to Nyokabi Kariuki’s newest EP, peace places: kenyan memories, but across these six pieces, the Kenyan composer brings listeners into her innermost world. Each song is based on a place of personal significance to her and the emotional depth laced through every sound and every passage is captivating and heightened by Kariuki’s use of field recordings. … Continue reading Nyokabi Kariuki “peace places: kenyan memories”