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

Luke Stewart “Works For Electric Bass Guitar”

There’s not much out there like Luke Stewart’s solo works for electric bass. This new joint for Tripticks Tapes (who are having an unbelievalbe run right now) is a one-take, surprisingly meditative excursion where the technique develops a range of alien sonics that, at times, barely sound like bass at all.  Not everything on Works For Electic Bass Guitar is pensive, sometimes it downright cryptic. … Continue reading Luke Stewart “Works For Electric Bass Guitar”

fluke-mogul / Liberatore / Mattrey / Mendoza “Death In the Gilded Age”

When it comes to dream teams of improvisers, there’s honestly about a million different combinations that would qualify. That said, this quartet of gabby fluke-mogul, Matteo Liberatore, Joanna Mattrey, and Ava Mendoza is right near the top of any list. Death In the Gilded Age is like looking through backward through time with a rusted-out kaleidoscope and realizing there’s a thousand different angles to see. … Continue reading fluke-mogul / Liberatore / Mattrey / Mendoza “Death In the Gilded Age”

Forbes Graham and the Perception of Sound

Multidisciplinary artist Forbes Graham works across mediums, exploring ideas of simultaneity, perceptibility, transformation, and collage. He often works with trumpet and electronics to create thought-provoking works that challenge listeners to dig deeper. Albums like Lagos Playground and Neighborhoods of x, y, z utilize sound collage and field recordings to build unique listening environments where expectations get subverted and possibilities seem endless. These pieces often have a narrative aspect to … Continue reading Forbes Graham and the Perception of Sound

Graham / Hobbs / Nakatani / Shen “Scar’s the Limit”

Sometimes, the moment you see the line-up on an album, you know it will rearrange your brain will. With Scar’s the Limit, from the ground shaking quartet of Forbes Graham, Jim Hobbs, Tatsuya Nakatani, and Victoria Shen, the opening howl and skitter of “Scintillation Field” let you know what’s up.  Nakatani’s scratching, clanging percussion sounds like a car crash underwater; metallic fragments shoot in every … Continue reading Graham / Hobbs / Nakatani / Shen “Scar’s the Limit”