Author Archives: Phil Tortoroli

E Ruscha V – Who Are You

stepping from his Secret Circuit guise onto open paths, E Ruscha V dons his given name for his new album, Who Are You, a collection of free form, free flowing music

Dustin Lynn of Dukes of Chutney spins the daydream tones of “Who Are You” into a wandering, wondering video filmed across Los Angeles and Paris:

pre-order Who Are You now ~ we also made a double cassette / fabric bound edition of Eddie’s infamous Cosmic Papers mix series, available only at RVNG.

November 15, 2017

Sugai Ken – “Douijiri” – by Kiyotaka Sumiyoshi

“My conversation with Sugai Ken about his experience creating ‘Doujiri’ links back to his travels to Kyoto. First-person shots allow us to relive Ken’s journey through Kyoto’s mystical bamboo forest. Ken wanted to visualize specific Japanese folk arts with this video, all of which have been used for centuries. Each object presented in the video has a special meaning as a ceremonial object or ritual offering.” – Kiyotaka Sumiyoshi

experience kiyo’s forest ritual for sugai ken’s “Doujiri” below:

sugai ken’s UkabazUmorezU is available now from the shop

October 26, 2017

Visible Cloaks & Brenna Murphy – Permutate Lex (Kabinett)

announcing Lex, Visible Cloaks’ follow up to Reassemblage and continued exploration of a limitless, delicate space developed by fluid musical techniques and subconscious voice

paired with Brenna Murphy’s visuals again, the collaboration delves deepest in their new short film, Permutate Lex, presented by a new, decentralized viewing platform, Kabinett.

watch “permutate lex” below & head to Kabinett for more info on the short film & new platform:

Lex will be available in LP and digital formats on December 8, 2017. pre-order a copy here

catch Visible Cloaks on tour now:

October 12, 2017

Pauline Anna Strom – Trans-Millenia Music – “Energies”

Pauline Anna Strom’s initial outpouring of music came in 1982 under the name Trans-Millenial Consort. Blind by birth, Paula dabbled with music growing up in the south, but didn’t find her true voice until moving to San Francisco in her early twenties and eventually discovering synthesizers.

That first self-titled album, Trans-Millenial Consort, recorded at home by Paula and then brought further life and color by Peter Buffet and Lemon DeGeorge, exhibited a true — and truly free — form of Paula’s creative capability.

RVNG is now working with Paula to bring a collection of her early recorded works to the world this November. We’ve been working toward the best representation of Paula for just about six years. Paula is excited to have her music revisited, but she is even more excited to play music again. If you’ve followed our archival series, we’re all about that agency and figuring out how to bring Paula’s music to life / live settings all over again.

Awaken your third eye with the new Trans-Millenia Tee featuring the visionary art of Karma Moffett, originally used on the cover of Pauline Anna Strom’s 1982 album. Gradient red / blue printed on white tees made responsibly in the USA with recycled, 100% cotton by Everybody. Grab the tee alone, or as a bundle with the new compilation. Check the shop.

September 14, 2017

Sugai Ken – UkabazUmorezU – “Wochikaeri To Uzume”

Ken made first contact with RVNG the winter of 2015. At that intersection, Ken had already released a pair of albums (2010’s ToKiShiNe and 2014’s Tada) and would share a brilliant third (last year’s On The Quakefish) before we arrived at the conclusion that our worlds should share a closer corner in the cosmos.

We shine a light on what we’ve been creating in that (deep) space with the October 20 release of UkabazUmorezU. Like dark shadows cast on corners and across quiet streets, UkabazUmorezU offers a new take on the old night that visits each day on time and without trace. The album exists beyond listening, its own sense and sensibility.

Learn more here.
Add to your collection at Bandcamp.

August 9, 2017