Author Archives: Phil Tortoroli

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:

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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

April 4, 2018

E Ruscha V – Carried Away

on the eve of Who Are You’s release, a new collection of free form, free flowing music from E Ruscha V, we share the beachside bender of “Carried Away,” the second video by Ruscha V’s visual collaborator Dustin Lynn (one half of Dukes of Chutney).

E Ruscha V’s new album Who Are You is available March 2, 2018 on Beats In Space Records.

March 1, 2018

Lucrecia Dalt – Anticlines – May 4, 2018

Lucrecia Dalt’s Anticlines, her sixth album and first on RVNG Intl., is a volume of bodily and geological substrates within poetic theory and sound. It is a place where skins and minerals dissolve and commingle, where gaseous subterranean leaks inflate lungs, where brain cavities echo interplanetary waves bent from passing through atmospheres.

A former geotechnical engineer from Colombia currently residing in Berlin, Dalt’s concern with boundaries and edges shape the lyrics and music of Anticlines. Paying careful attention to pace, breath, and texture, Dalt microtonally shifts the distance between speech and song while using traditional South American rhythms to support her contemporary electronic composition.

Berlin-based director Charlotte Collin visualizes the first offering from Anticlines, “Tar,” with the morphing and ghostly image of Dalt melting in and out of a limitless space. Drip into “Tar” via the video below:

Lucrecia will join Tune-Yards on select European dates next month before select solo shows in Berlin throughout April and May.

On behalf of Lucretia Dalt, a portion of the proceeds from Anticlines sales will be donated to Tierra Digna, an organization dedicated to the defense of Colombian communities affected by economic policies that violate human rights and devastate the environment, under Come! Mend!, an initiative bridging RVNG’s work and interest supporting non-profit organizations and charities.

February 13, 2018

Ursula K. Le Guin & Todd Barton – Music and Poetry of the Kesh

Music and Poetry of the Kesh is the documentation of an invented Pacific Coast peoples from a far distant time, and the soundtrack of famed science fiction author, Ursula K. Le Guin’s Always Coming Home.

This past Monday, January 22, Ursula passed from this realm to another leaving a life spent building and exploring other worlds while challenging social concepts of the real word she inhabited.

Freedom To Spend had been working under Ursula’s enthusiastic endorsement and with Todd Barton, her musical collaborator on Kesh, to give the music that accompanied her 1985 epoch a new life. With the Le Guin family’s encouragement to move forward with our planned release, we are humbled to play this small role in sharing Ursula’s work.

As Pete Swanson, one third of Freedom To Spend, stated, Ursula’s “legacy is her work which transformed the world, and this is another piece of the universe that her imagination birthed becoming real.” Listen to “A Teaching Poem / Heron Dance” below.

Ursula’s daughters Elisabeth and Caroline Le Guin, Barton, and Moe Bowstern will join Visible Cloaks with song, readings, and recollections to celebrate Ursula and this new edition of Kesh in Portland, Oregon on Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Leaven Community Center, with a special screening by Vanessa Renwick.

January 31, 2018