Amirtha Kidambi & Luke Stewart “Zenith/Nadir”

The fierce scream of now. That’s how an article in the Jazz Right Now blog described an Amirtha Kidambi and Luke Stewart live set, and that’s as apt of a description of the music produced by these two creative musical stalwarts as any. Kidambi’s voice runs through the entire cycle of human emotion, from calm to chaos. Whether she’s singing with her band Elder Ones … Continue reading Amirtha Kidambi & Luke Stewart “Zenith/Nadir”

Ali / Foster / Lopez / Wallace “The Inflatable Leviathan”

The Inflatable Leviathan is difficult, bizarre, and an absolute joy. Beyond all the intricate interplays and wild sound maps, this quartet of Sean Ali, Michael Foster, Cecilia Lopez, and Eli Wallace bring humor and fun. The mountains of chemistry flow between them, allowing a vulnerability to bleed through. It takes The Inflatable Leviathan from being an excellent assemblage of sounds to an unforgettable sonic adventure. Lopez’s synthesizer guides … Continue reading Ali / Foster / Lopez / Wallace “The Inflatable Leviathan”

Weston Olencki “Old Time Music”

The path between the past and future is rarely a straight line. Weston Olencki’s Old Time Music is a dissection, time capsule, and crystal ball all wrapped into one. Taking familiar sounds and channeling them through matrices that are time-traveling mechanisms from a distant future, but imbued with a spirit from faded history, Olencki causes us to pause and reconsider the interconnected nature of American musical tradition … Continue reading Weston Olencki “Old Time Music”

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.12: April 1, 2022

Been in solo dad mode for a chunk of this week as Eden is at a conference in Chicago (let me mention how jealous I am since Chicago is arguably my favorite city in the US and it has been way too long since I’ve been there). Add in some other unexpected, self-inflicted clusterfucks and I wasn’t sure this edition of The Capsule Garden would … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.12: April 1, 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

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

Foxy Digitalis Radio #4: Nat Baldwin & Tripticks Tapes

For the fourth, and possibly last (if you want to fund/host future episodes, get in touch!) episode of Foxy Digitalis Radio, I was thrilled to talk to Nat Baldwin about his own creative practice and his incredible new label, Tripticks Tapes. Nat’s been around for a while and his solo work on double bass is always interesting, especially as he veers between two sides: more … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Radio #4: Nat Baldwin & Tripticks Tapes

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

Cecilia Lopez & Joe Moffett “Caprichos”

Caprichos is the debut from the duo of Cecilia Lopez and Joe Moffett, though the two have worked together in various forms since 2018. Recorded in late summer 2020, Caprichos is a strange and inviting world torn down to a granular level. Lopez on synthesizer and electronics with Moffett playing acoustic and amplified trumpet create wild tonal shapes that stretch into angular landscapes. Lopez has … Continue reading Cecilia Lopez & Joe Moffett “Caprichos”

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