Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #43: Yui Onodera

Yui Onodera knows how to harness the power of subtlety in his work, honing in on tiny moments and turning them into grand, emotive aural scenes. Texture becomes a living, breathing instrument in his hands. On his latest, Too Ne, these moments become overwhelming to the point of it being too much. Emotions mix with distant memories and explode into pensive sonic supernovas. Onodera stitches together intimate … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #43: Yui Onodera

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.26 July 29, 2022

Another week of blazing temperatures has given way to torrential rain, flooding, and tropical humidity. Climate change is going well. In better news, Carl Antonowicz (Open Casket Sound System, the real star of Foxy Digitalis’s Illustrated Reviews, etc.) and I finally played some music together after talking about it for most of the year. More on that soon. In the meantime, here’s a heap of music worth … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.26 July 29, 2022

Video Premiere: Yui Onodera “Too Ne” (excerpt)

Tokyo’s Yui Onodera returns with a new edition on Room 40, Too Ne. Intimate ambient soundscapes don’t so much recede into the background as much as they become ingrained in our collective consciousness. Onodera guides tones into gently shifting into open channels where the aqueous sonics congeal into amorphous cocoons. This music feels close to the skin even if it comes from a primordial, far away … Continue reading Video Premiere: Yui Onodera “Too Ne” (excerpt)