Author Archives: Phil Tortoroli

Colin Self – Siblings – Available Now

we are proof of the foresight with the story we write ~ Colin Self’s Siblings manifests today in many ways, the limited vinyl edition features artwork by Raúl De Nieves, a hand-stamped affirmation, + 12-page lyric booklet

buy the vinyl or the digital version at the RVNG shop – your purchase includes a bonus track, “Once More”, the a capella of “Emblem” and instrumental of “Stay With The Trouble”.

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November 2, 2018

Tashi Wada with Yoshi Wada and Friends – “Mutable Signs” – Video by Dicky Bahto

“‘Mutable Signs’ is a duet of Julia Holter and me, fellow Sagittarians. A star lit at dusk.” – Tashi Wada

watch Dicky Bahto’s video for their duet below. Tashi, Julia, and Corey Fogel will perform Nue at Zebulon in Los Angeles with DJ support from Pete Swanson and Carlos Nino on Wednesday, October 17th. It’s a free t’ing.

October 16, 2018

Tashi Wada Group & The Kesh Ensemble – National Sawdust, NYC – October 2, 2018

on tuesday, october 2, tashi wada will perform nue with his father yoshi wada, julia holter, and corey fogel at national sawdust in brooklyn, new york. todd barton and his new kesh ensemble will perform works from barton’s collaboration with ursula k. le guin, music and poetry of the kesh, at the beginning of the evening.

tickets are available now, yet are close to gone: purchase

September 27, 2018

Lena Willikens & Sarah Szczesny – Phantom Kino Ballett – September 19, 2018

Phantom Kino Ballett is an audiovisual drama created by Amsterdam-Cologne-based collaborators Lena Willikens and Sarah Szczesny. An assemblage of performance, installation, soundtrack and video, the work gathers and distributes sonic, optical, and experiential references widely and to delirious effect.

For Commend See, the Ballett’s tactility and collectability are expanded. An artist edition of 15 vinyl pieces and 300 cassettes capture two alternate takes of its soundtrack, with paper materials commemorating its character. The cassette edition includes a 40-minute addendum called “Passage Transkript,” a soundscape created by Willikens & Szczesny inspired by their time in Kyoto, Japan in the fall of 2017. Purchase at the shop.

All proceeds from this release will be donated to agisra e.V., a non-profit organization advocating on behalf of migrant women and against sexual and racist violence. agisra is based in Cologne, Germany, and was chosen by Lena and Sarah.

August 9, 2018

Oliver Coates – Charlev

first new music to surface since 2016’s Upstepping and Remain Calm collaboration with Mica Levi, “Charlev” are the early sounds / sights from RVNG’s new journey with Oliver Coates:

download from us or stream from them

Oliver joins Thom Yorke on tour through EU & UK this spring – full run of dates are below:

05/28/18 – Teatro Verdi – Florence, IT
05/29/18 – Fabrique Milano – Milan, IT
05/30/18 – Halle 622 – Zurich, Switz
06/01/18 – Tempodrom – Berlin, DE
06/03/18 – Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, BE
06/04/18 – Royal Theatre Carré – Amsterdam, NL
06/07/18 – Usher Hall – Edinburgh, SL
06/08/18 – Roundhouse – London, UK
06/10/18 – Palace Theatre – Manchester, UK
06/12/18 – L’Olympia – Paris, FR
06/13/18 – Le Transbordeur – Lyon, FR

April 25, 2018

Kate NV – для FOR – June 22, 2018

Kate NV’s для FOR is a body of ten symmetrical pieces scored to NV’s native Moscow environment with just enough whimsy to gurgle through the city cracks and grow psychotropic foliage ~ peep into the first of a few films from Sasha Kulak below, for “OAK”:

для FOR will be available in LP and digital forms on June 22, 2018.

April 4, 2018