Finding Her Place and Becoming Taranoya

Though she was born and raised in Iran, Taranoya’s music combines a wide array of surprising and disparate ideas to create something singular and captivating. The aural landscapes she builds are like dreams of other worlds, places where anything seems possible. Deep listening reveals trenchant emotions and a thirst for uncovering hard truths through sonic exploration. Using an assortment of synths and electronics, Taranoya builds … Continue reading Finding Her Place and Becoming Taranoya

Taranoya “Becoming”

Emotional growth is slow and sometimes the process seems to move in reverse. There’s no real endpoint, either, but each forward movement is like another notch in the celestial plane and it holds a special kind of viscous magic. Taranoya captures this spirit beautifully on her debut album, Becoming, lacing minimal synth work around her towering, ethereal vocals. Vast open spaces become a haven for lost … Continue reading Taranoya “Becoming”

Foxy Digitalis Mix #16: Marcel Sletten

Marcel Sletten first came onto my radar because of his stellar label, Primordial Void. He’s released countless memorable albums, including his own work. Last week he released his debut full-length, Vicious Kisses, on the excellent sound as language label and it’s been a regular accompaniment to my early morning. Described as “Psychedelic folk music for the digital age,” Sletten’s sense of humor and playful sensibilities … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix #16: Marcel Sletten

Jewel Garden Radio, Episode #3

New episode, finally! Lots of great tunes lately, so this is only a small taste. Arushi Jain “Richer Than Blood” (Leaving)(behind) Ayumi Ishito & The Spacemen “Night Chant” (577 Records)d’Eon “Poplar” (Hausu Mountain)Kasja Lindgren “Momentary Harmony” (Recital Program)New Chance “Fallen” (We Are Time)Joe McPhee, Michael Marcus, Jay Rosen, Warren Smith “Chatreuse Tulips” (Mahakala Music)(behind) Isnaj Dui “Swoon to Death” (Textura)Nick Storring “Frood” (mappa)Body Meπa “Motherwell” … Continue reading Jewel Garden Radio, Episode #3