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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.
breadwoman (aka anna holmer) has several talks and performances throughout australia and new zealand this january/february. Catch her at one of the dates below!
19/1/18 – Turrell Stage, MONA FOMA (Hobart, AU)
20/1/18 – Organ Room, MONA FOMA (Hobart, AU)
23/1/18 – Firstdraft (Sydney, AU)
25/1/18 – The NOW now at 107 Projects (Sydney, AU)
28/1/18 – MPavilion (Melbourne, AU)
1/2/18 – Auckland Audio Foundation (Auckland, AZ)
2/2/18 – Auckland Unitarian Church (Auckland, AZ)
sugai ken is making his way through Europe in Spring of 2018 ~ catch him at one of the dates below!
29/3/18 – Care of Editions (Berlin, DE)
1/4/18 – Braw Gigs at The Banshee (Edinburgh, UK)
2/4/18 – 33 33 at Cafe Oto (London, UK)
4/4/18 – Trafo (Jena, DE)
6/4/18 – De Player (Rotterdam, NL)
7/4/18 – Les Atelier Claus (Brussels, BE)
8/4/18 – Rewire Festival (The Hague, NL)
10/4/18 – Le Bourg (Lausanne, CH)
11/4/18 – Cave 12 (Geneva, CH)
13/4/18 – Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ (Amsterdam, NL)
18/4/18 – Digital in Berlin at Kiezsalon (Berlin, DE)
friends & fiends ~ enjoy a 20% discount on all non-preorder items today through December 13th ~ enter the coupon code, friends&fiends, at check out.
we appreciate your support this year & every and look forward to glowing further together in 2018
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)
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:
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