Category Archives: FRKWYS

Friends & Fiends w/ Anthony Moore

Tune out ~ Drop in. Our latest episode of Friends & Fiends w/ Anthony Moore is live in the archive.

ferrous oxide memories fe2O3 – ladbroke grove – gavin bryars – john tilbury – michael parsons – tape recorders – the great learning – hebrides – david larcher – exprmntl 5 Knokke-le-Zoute – salvatore sciarrino – raili viljakainen – uitti 2 bows – peter kowald and sainkho namchylak – monkey’s birthday – dervishes – turkey – saz – dertli divani – peter blegvad and the blue blues – bert jansch – sligo, ireland – yeats country – soundscapes – morning rain – early radio – india monsoon – kensington square – ny rvng frkwys – alexis – cologne -analogue electronics – circuit bending – the greyless woodpecker – those drones – the crazy elsa… (amoore arles 2020)

April 6, 2020

RIYL-ty Bytes: Tashi Wada

Photo Credit: Dicky Bahto

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 a playlist of tracks that are resonating with them.

From Tashi Wada, to you ~ 

“Night Vision” — a mix of recent and older favorites from my ears to yours. Enjoy!


1. “Black Woman” – Sonny Sharrock
2. “Love Is a Jungle” – Peter Ivers
3. “Turiya & Ramakrishna” – Alice Coltrane
4. “Khaleek Bil Beit” – Fairouz
5. “For J.R.” – Lucy Railton
6. “Orchestral Memory” – Elodie Lauten
7. “Andromeda Memories” – Kyle Gann
8. “Words I Heard” – Julia Holter
9. “Your Sweet Love” – Lee Hazlewood
10. “Questions” – Annette Peacock
11. “What Reason Could I Give” – Ornette Coleman
12. “Watch Over This Boy” – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
13. “The Bells” – Lou Reed
14. “Enlightenment” – Sun Ra and His Astro-Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra

RIYL-ty Bytes is updated by a different artist each month. If you like something, save it to your library.

March 4, 2020

Visible Cloaks, Yoshio Ojima & Satsuki Shibano – Fall Tour

serenitatem, the fifteenth installment of RVNG’s intergenerational FRKWYS series, joined Visible Cloaks with Yoshio Ojima and Satsuki Shibano, trailblazers of the Japanese environmental / avant garde music scene in the 1980s and 90s.

The four musicians met in Tokyo at Sounduno Studios in December 2017, at the tail end of Visible Cloaks’ first Japanese tour, to commence work on serenitatem. Following the album’s release this past April, the quartet performed serenitatem live in Japan for the first time this June and will tour Europe together this fall.

Watch the video for “Atelier (Live)” from the world premiere of serenitatem in Tokyo, directed by Road Izumiyama here

September 12, 2019

Visible Cloaks, Yoshio Ojima & Satsuki Shibano “Anata”

A video by Spencer Doran

Visible Cloaks, Yoshio Ojima and Satsuki Shibano share “Anata,” the second offering from serenitatem, their upcoming collaborative album for the longstanding FRKWYS series. Recorded as a quartet in Tokyo at Sounduno Studios after Spencer Doran (one half of Visible cloaks, alongside Ryan Carlile) and Ojima spent months remotely exchanging sound sketches, serenitatem demonstrates a number of creative strategies. One of which, MIDI randomization, features prominently on “Anata.”

The process gave the quartet melodic lines that informed the composition and what Doran calls “randomized clouds,” or “tightly grouped notes that become smeared tonal clusters functioning more like chords in themselves.” Carlile would also feed Ojima and Shibano’s text into Wotja, a generative music software which produced a MIDI language around which the group expanded their compositions.

On “Anata, Shibano’s spoken word floats atop lulling swells of synthetic woodwinds and vocalizations. In Doran’s video, “Anata” is visualized over panoramic views of a hyper-pigmented lawn and sky.

March 28, 2019

Visible Cloaks, Yoshio Ojima & Satsuki Shibano – FRKWYS Vol. 15: serenitatem – 4/5/19

serenitatem, the fifteenth installment of RVNG’s intergenerational FRKWYS series, joins Visible Cloaks with Yoshio Ojima and Satsuki Shibano, trailblazers of the Japanese ambient music scene in the 1980s and 90s. While the music excels on an environmental level familiar in the collective’s individual works, serenitatem reaches unseen stratums — a pure synthesis of artistic vision, technological sophistication, futurist ambition, and, occasionally, ancient polyphony.

Watch the video for their first single, “Stratum,” below, and learn more at the shop

February 13, 2019

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