Category Archives: RVNG Intl.

Helado Negro x Cuco – January 2018 Tour

helado negro back on the road at the top of 2018 co-headlining with cuco ~ dates below and here

1/17/18 – Tomorrow Never Knows Fest (Chicago, IL)
1/18/18 – Art of Live Fest (St. Louis, MO)
1/19/18 – Museum of Contemporary Art (Detroit, MI)
1/20/18 – Grog Shop (Cleveland, OH)
1/23/18 – U Street Music Hall (Washington, D.C.)
1/24/18 – The Foundry (Philadelphia, PA)
1/26/18 – Elsewhere (Brooklyn, NY)
1/27/18 – 3S Artspace (Portsmouth, NH)
1/28/18 – Brighton Music Hall (Boston, MA)

December 1, 2017

Mark Renner – Few Traces

Friends.

You are most likely unfamiliar with Mark Renner’s music, but Mark Renner’s music will feel familiar for so many reasons. We weren’t familiar with Mark either until coming across a still sealed copy of All Walks of This Life, his self-released first album from 1986, at a record dealer’s table at a Philadelphia flea market. The homespun aesthetic of the artwork and the few hints on the back cover of what the music might sound like were enough to take a chance for a small sum.

And like so many other stories of discovery from dusty bins, the music of All Walks of This Life was revelatory in its unfound form. Profoundly relatable and resonant, musical and original even if the sounds, scapes, and shapes appeared similar from other listening instances. Digging deeper into Renner’s DIY aesthetic (not too dissimilar from K. Leimer’s approach with his Palace of Lights imprint), it was clear that a collection of Mark’s work would make a fitting addition to our ongoing archival series.

To honor Renner’s formative long-distance tutorship with Skids’ member Stuart Adamson (more on that here), director Elspeth Parsons paired the first offering from Few Traces, “Half A Heart,” with pastoral visuals captured near Tweedsmuir in the hills of the Scottish Borders.

Few Traces will be released February 16, 2018 on double LP, CD, and digital formats – pre-order at the shop. director Maia Stern filmed a documentary on Mark and Few Traces, to be released early next year – watch the trailer below:

November 29, 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

Greg Fox – By Virtue of Emptiness – Dir. by Johann Rashid

We’ve arrived both at the end and the beginning of our path to Greg Fox’s second solo album The Gradual Progression. To celebrate the day of its release, we’re sharing a new video for “By Virtue of Emptiness” directed by Johann Rashid, whose particular lens you may remember from our documentary on the making of Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe and Ariel Kalma’s We Know Each Other Somehow and Stellar OM Source’sLive.”

Rashid’s work on “By Virtue of Emptiness” is a visual representation of Greg’s individual and universal progression as a musician through personal and performative dream states and stages. The video features Maria Kim Grand (tenor sax) and Michael Beharie (nylon guitar), two artists that contributed to The Gradual Progression, alongside a slew of footage that Greg has captured over the years. Watch the video below:

Greg will tour throughout Europe this September (dates below) and will return stateside to play his album release show at New York City’s The Kitchen on October 7th

Tour Dates:
9/8/17 – London, UK – Café Oto (workshop)
9/9/17 – Santiago, ES @ WOS Festival
9/13/17 – Lisbon, PT @ ZDB
9/14/17 – Barreiro, PT @ ADAO
9/15/17 – Porto, PT @ Teatro Rivoli
10/07/17 – New York, NY @ The Kitchen
11/10/17 – Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who?

September 8, 2017