Each month, we invite an artist from the cast of characters that color the RVNG, Beats In Space, and Freedom To Spend universe to compile 15 – 20 tracks that are resonating with them.
From Sign Libra, to you ~
In this RIYL-TY Bytes playlist, you will meet otherworldly sounds that might evoke surrealistic visions and levitating feeling, reflected in several releases and re-releases of RVNG Intl. Some kind of pointillistic aural voyage from mid ’70s till the latest experiments in contemporary popular music. The playlist includes also my favourite composition of 2019 – a mindblowing intergalactic anthem “New Tribe” by Powder in a combination with its perfectly visualised video by AC-bu !
Enjoy the listen and, maybe, from this compilation you will get to know something more about this weird music world from the inside ~ d(⋆‿⋆)b ~
“From A Common Center” – K. Leimer
“yxo EAR” – Kate NV
“Music Is Painting In The Air” – Sensations Fix
“Just a Little Pollution” – Borden, Ferraro, Godin, Halo & Lopatin
“Stationary Dance” – Savant
“Chorus” – Holly Herndon
“Dreamplay 2” – Michele Mercure
“Derails Suggest Fidelity To Fact” – Cassel Webb, Craig Leon, Terre Roche
“Spiritus Operis” – Ka Baird
“Music Works for Industry” – Marc Barreca
“Closed Circuit” – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
“Emphasis” – Harold Grosskopf
“Frame” – Visible Cloaks
“New Tribe” – Powder
“Sunshine” – Sun Araw, M. Geddes Gengras, The Congos
RIYL-ty Bytes is updated by a different artist each month. If you like something, save it to your library.
We’ve donated over $3,500 in funds to more than 10 different charities in 2019 alone thanks to each and every one of you – your purchases of a RVNG LP or CD directly helps an organization of our artists’ choosing through the Come! Mend! initiative.
As a thank you for your support, we’ve compiled a digital compilation on Bandcamp for free / pay what you want, gathering singles from 2019 and a very special surprise bonus track.
The digital comp is included with purchase of these year-in-review bundles: our best selling LPs and CDs of 2019; Helado Negro’sThis Is How You Smile and Live at KCRW (with smiley bumper sticker – last ones left!); a grip of Freedom To Spend classics; and both brand new Commend There tapes at a friendly discount for easy stocking stuffers.
Explore the range of discounted items in our SALE collection here. We’ve added a few more titles and offering goods for as cheap as 50% off. The sale runs through December 18th and is exclusive to the RVNG store.
More thoughts on 2019 to come – for now, enjoy the dive into our year’s catalog.
Sunday, December 15th Tashi Wada Group featuring Julia Holter, percussionist Corey Fogel, and special guest Ezra Buchla perform music from Nue at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in California. Learn more here.