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SUMMER SALE ~ 6/1 – 7/31

Friends & Fiends,

Beginning right now and extending through the month of July, nab deep discounts on select titles from our wide catalog direct from the igetrvng.com source. Dig for gems from the RVNG, Beats In Space, and Freedom To Spend imprints, including soft goods.

If your order reaches $50 (before tax & shipping), we’ll include a bonus / free / surprise LP from our back catalog. If your orders reaches $100, we’ll include two free / surprise LPs.

If your order contains CDs, or you would rather have free CDs than LPs, email us with your order number and we’ll send the format of your choice.

Thank you for your support this year and all years ~

RVNG Intl.

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June 1, 2019

Emily A. Sprague – Water Memory / Mount Vision – Out Today

(Photo Credit: Carly Solether)

Emily A. Sprague’s newly sequenced and mastered albums Water Memory and Mount Vision are out today, along with a new self-directed video for “Piano 2.” Through sound and poetry, Emily’s craft focuses on fleeting moments of crystalline clarity and meditates on expanded lifetimes of intricate meaning-making.

As much about the presence in youthful experimentation as the permanence of transition and maturation, Water Memory, originally released in 2017, is the first long-form instrumental music Emily ever channeled. Mount Vision, originally released in 2018, was conceived in a smaller window of time than its predecessor, the pure residue of intense emotional build up during a period of self-healing and unguarded reflection.

Previously issued as small editions of self-released cassettes, Emily’s two albums have been resequenced and mastered by Taylor Deupree in double LP and CD editions, each including previously unheard tracks. Emily celebrates the release of Water Memory / Mount Vision tonight at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, sharing a bill with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Sean Hellfritsch.

Watch the video for “Piano 2,” directed by Emily, below:

Learn more about this release here ~

May 24, 2019

Oliver Coates – John Luther Adams’ Canticles of the Sky / Three High Places

AVAILABLE NOW

Following a limited vinyl edition in 2018, Oliver Coates’ arrangement of Pulitzer Prize-winning US composer John Luther Adams’ 2007 piece Canticles of the Sky appears for the first time across all formats.

In March 2017, Coates conducted 32 cellists in the UK premiere of the composition, displaying its intimacies after deeply communing with the trajectories of Adams’ fictional suns and moons, the guiding characters and carriers of the piece.

This recorded interpretation, performed by Coates for multi-layered solo cello, takes Canticles of the Sky to wondrous, dizzying new heights, envisaging Adams’ parallel dimension as an idealised construction. Marrying extra-musical studio techniques and meticulous arrangements to Coates’ fascination with early electronic synthesis (especially the work of Laurie Spiegel), the result offers an ultra-sensory take on classical string instrumentation.

Now available for purchase in digital formats here

May 8, 2019

Craig Leon – “The Gates Made Plain”

Craig Leon continues his extraterrestrial explorations with “The Gates Made Plain,” the second single from his upcoming album of new music Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 2: The Canon. Following the cosmic lore of Leon’s earlier work, The Canon expands upon the conceptual cycle based on the alien and mathematical relationships that backbone the creation of art, architecture, science, and music.

Director Milton Melvin Croissant III crafts another mythical, mystical video for “The Gates Made Plain” which features a part of the live visual narrative that accompanies Leon’s upcoming shows surrounding The Canon.

Watch the video for “The Gates Made Plain” below:


Following the US debut of their new live show at Durham, North Carolina’s Moogfest in April, Craig and Cassell Webb, Craig’s creative and life partner, will play Ambient Church at The First United Methodist Church in Pasadena, Los Angeles on Friday, May 24.

May 2, 2019

Tashi Wada with Yoshi Wada and Friends – Nue Remixes: Laurel Halo / Julia Holter – May 3, 2019

Following the release of last year’s Nue, the fourteenth installment of FRKWYS, RVNG’s intergenerational collaboration series, Tashi Wada shares musical space with Laurel Halo and Julia Holter by way of their respective remixes of “Niagara” and “Fanfare.”

Both Laurel and Julia extract underlying moods from Nue for their singular takes on the Wadas’ original compositions (Tashi composed Nue with his father, Yoshi Wada, a pioneering Fluxus artist). Halo wields the sirens of Nue as signals of melodic paranoia pervading her percussive and propulsive “Lilith” mix of “Niagara.”

Holter revisits the steady drones and cascading keys of “Fanfare,” on which she contributed vocals and instrumentation on Nue, for her “Unearthly Bird” remix. Coaxing whispers prelude the bagpipes before vocals take center stage, transforming her remix into a composition baring resemblance to her 2018 album, Aviary. Tashi contributed to that album as Julia did to Nue; her take on “Fanfare” represents a further enmeshing of the duo’s musical union.

Nue Remixes: Laurel Halo / Julia Holter is available for pre-order now at the shop.

April 30, 2019

Emily A. Sprague – Water Memory / Mount Vision – 5/24/19

Emily A. Sprague’s Water Memory and Mount Vision are presented in new and vivid detail. Through sound and poetry, Emily’s craft focuses on fleeting moments of crystalline clarity and meditates on expanded lifetimes of intricate meaning-making. Memory and vision, ocean and mountains, question and answer, emotions and infinity. Sunshine, lizard, sea salt. Previously issued as small editions of self-released cassettes, Emily’s two albums have been resequenced and mastered by Taylor Deupree, each including previously unheard tracks.

A collection of reflections are visible in the mirrored structures of Water Memory andMount Vision, two chapters – two halves – each complemented by a written verse. As much about the presence in youthful experimentation as the permanence of transition and maturation, Water Memory, originally released in 2017, is the first long-form instrumental music Emily ever channeled. Mount Vision, originally released in 2018, was conceived in a smaller window of time than its predecessor, the pure residue of intense emotional build up during a period of self-healing and unguarded reflection.

Emily’s mission on this planet may be facilitating – or illuminating – the correspondence between innermost knowledge and intelligent nature, and Water Memory / Mount Vision are most certainly monumental documents along this sharing path.

Watch the video for “Your Pond,” directed by Emily, below:

Emily A. Sprague’s newly sequenced and mastered double LP and CD editions of Water Memory / Mount Vision will be available on May 24, 2019.  A limited print of Emily’s writing, Ambient Poems (2017 – 2018), will be included to the first 300 mail order customers.

On behalf of Emily A. Sprague, a portion of the proceeds from Water Memory / Mount Vision will benefit the LGBTQ Center in Kingston, NY under Come! Mend!, an initiative bridging RVNG’s work and interest supporting non-profit organizations and charities.

(The 200 limited edition ocean blue and mountain green double LPs have sold out on Bandcamp, but some are still available through the shop)
April 10, 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