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”