In this episode, the podcast shifts to a new, more concise format as I explore the history and music of Hiroyuki Usui. Usui was an early member of Fushitsusha (with Keiji Haino), Ghost, Marble Sheep, and others. Usui probably isn’t a household name for most listeners, but you can be sure he’s been a pivotal undercurrent in the Japanese experimental underground for almost 50 years.
In Episode #3 of The Electric Rubicon presented by Foxy Digitalis, Brad Rose digs into the legendary Time-Lag Records label. If you have any interest in free, psychedelic music you've likely crossed paths with something the label put out at some point or another. The likes of Six Organs of Admittance, Charalambides, and MV & EE all had early releases on Time-Lag and some of those records remain among their best work ever.
In this episode, not only do I talk a little about why I think Time-Lag is so important, but I also interview Time-Lag founder Nemo Bidstrup as well as Flower Room's Matt LaJoie who got his start as an intern for Time-Lag (and got a whole education he wasn't expecting). There's so much great music on Time-Lag that it was difficult to pick a handful of songs to include, but if you want to dig deeper and hear more, sign-up for our Patreon as I'll be doing at least one monster bonus mix (and probably two). Dive in!
Episode #2 of The Electric Rubicon, a new podcast from Foxy Digitalis, focuses on the 2005 compilation on Digitalis Recordings, Gold Leaf Branches. This expansive compilation set the tone for the next decade of the label's work before it's demise in 2014. Gold Leaf Branches featured exclusive recordings from Six Organs of Admittance, James Blackshaw, Charalambides, Hala Strana, Hush Arbors, Elephant Micah, Silvester Anfang, and so many more. Take a trip back through tracks from all three CDs with your host and former Digitalis label boss, Brad Rose.
Episode #1 of The Electric Rubicon, a new podcast from Foxy Digitalis, focusing on deep dives and explorations of musicians and artists in the worlds of jazz, modern composition, experimental music, and more. In Episode #1, I explore the world of jazz cellist, Abdul Wadud.