The Capsule Garden Vol 2.2: January 26, 2023

It finally feels like I’m getting back into the swing of things, and my brain is less of a puddle of mush. Hopefully, that’s a good thing! One small plug for The Jewel Garden subscription – kicked off a new series of subscriber-only physical releases last week that I’m pretty excited about, and plan to do more of going forward. Check it out. Tetuzi Akiyama … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 2.2: January 26, 2023

Karen Vogt Finds Home in the Clouds

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon or subscribe to The Jewel Garden. When I hear solo vocal improvisations, they hit a little bit differently. There’s such vulnerability in the approach. Nowhere to hide. Over the last year, Karen Vogt has made some of my favorite music in that realm, and she continues pushing herself further out into the … Continue reading Karen Vogt Finds Home in the Clouds

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.30: August 26, 2022

I don’t know if anyone has really noticed, but Foxy Digitalis has purposefully been moving at a slower pace in August. Not because it felt unsustainable where things were, but mainly so I could focus more time and energy on finishing some music projects (side note: it’d be a great time to subscribe to The Jewel Garden as fall is going to see a mountain of new … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.30: August 26, 2022

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #44: Alberto Boccardi

The same restraint and precision running beneath Alberto Boccardi’s most recent album, Petra, sneaks into the architecture of this mix. While these pieces’ rich and evolving textures are front and center, this music covers a wide emotional swath. Boccardi keeps his finger on the pulse, though, guiding listeners through each pace with an unwavering focus. It turns the hour of this mix into a lasting, memorable … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #44: Alberto Boccardi

A Compiled List of Excellent 2021 Compilations

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. I’ve had it in the back of my mind for a couple weeks to put together a list of compilations from this year I quite liked, but never was able to get it together. Anyway, as with most things I kept a running list all year and decided at the … Continue reading A Compiled List of Excellent 2021 Compilations

Lorenzo Balloni “Expectations”

When I first listened to Lorenzo Balloni’s Expectations, I wasn’t prepared and I wasn’t in the right frame of mind. I had to turn it off a few minutes into the second track. Musically, I was into it, but this is a release with so many heavy emotions baked deep within its core that I couldn’t take it at that moment. With a few days distance … Continue reading Lorenzo Balloni “Expectations”

Geneva Skeen “Universal Building Supply”

Absolute stillness is one of the creepiest feelings. The air grows stale, each tiny sound in the distance echoes across the empty space, a dagger in the dark. Universal Building Supply captures this ghostly lull and channels it into a captivating sonic dossier about spirits inhabiting specific locations and the way those spaces ultimately become wreckage. Recorded in Red Hook in summer 2021, Universal Building Supply marries suffocating field … Continue reading Geneva Skeen “Universal Building Supply”

Bethan Kellough “Gravity + Sand”

The intensity of buzzing insects turns into a moving meditation on impermanence and what lies beyond on the incredible opening track of Gravity + Sand, “A Song of Wings.” Not dissimilar to the hypnosis-through-constant-movement of Ted Byrnes’ Moving My Body Through Space, the frenetic sonic mayhem of the swarm becomes strangely comforting just as Bethan Kellough’s monumental synth swells fade in. The massive chords hang … Continue reading Bethan Kellough “Gravity + Sand”