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Emily A. Sprague – Hill, Flower, Fog

Emily A. Sprague’s Hill, Flower, Fog ~ a six part spectra inviting meditation on perception + sensation ~ arrives expanded for vinyl on Dec. 4th and a full digital release on Nov. 13th. To accompany the album, RVNG will publish Greetings from Hill, Flower, Fog, an artist edition book of photographs taken by Emily “describing moments of pause, peace and communion experienced at home” around and leading up to this year’s events.

Today we celebrate the first offering from Hill, Flower, Fog, “Star Gazing,” with a video directed by V Haddad, below:

Learn more here.

September 23, 2020

Oliver Coates – Honey

Today we share “Honey,” the second single from Oliver Coates’ forthcoming album, skins n slime ~ Enjoy the video by Joanne Robertson + Jasper Baydala below:

Learn more here.

September 16, 2020

Aki Tsuyuko’s Room In Commend ~ Out Now ~

Aki Tsuyuko’s Room In Commend is an invitation to wander. 

Recorded in June 2019, this solo performance by Japanese composer Aki Tsuyuko marks the fifth entry in Commend’s HERE series, a catalog of live performances shared with care from our small space to far beyond Forsyth St.

Aki Tsuyuko treats chords like imaginary companions and scales like maps through winding, wooded paths. Stroll through the countryside of childhood in “Village”; hop over a city park’s puddles with “Moriji”; and lay on a bed of infinite moss with “Solitary Tiger.”

Tsuyuko’s keys emanate vibrant, green reveries and provide a comforting sonic spell for lonely moments and drab mornings.

Learn more here.

April 17, 2020

Josey Rebelle – Josey In Space

Josey In Space, the second installment in Beats In Space‘s mix series, is out May 15 in LP, CD, and digital formats.

Drawing from a kaleidoscope of deeply felt and understood sounds, Josey’s twenty-track mix maps her personal history onto a collective trajectory in dance music. The 12” lifts four essential tracks from the story for DJ-ready use: brand new works from Fotomachine and Shy One, and stone cold classics from Access 58 and Rogue Unit.

Listen to Fotomachine’s “BBoy,” and learn more about Josey In Space, here.

March 17, 2020

Andras – River Red

We celebrate “River Red,” the second single from AndrasJoyful, with a video by Carla Uriarte.

On behalf of Andras, a portion of proceeds from this release will benefit the Invasive Species Council as part of our ongoing Come! Mend! Initiative.

Joyful is available on LP and digital formats on January 31, 2020 via Beats In Space Records. Learn more here.

January 15, 2020

Julianna Barwick – Circumstance Synthesis

~ Out Now ~

Now playing / streaming / soaring ~ Julianna Barwick’s Circumstance Synthesis, the second release on Commend There, traces a day using generative music technology triggered by activity in the NYC sky.

Available now in digital + cassette formats. Learn more here.

December 20, 2019

Helado Negro and the Smile Band – Live at KCRW

OUT NOW

As Helado Negro and the Smile Band, Roberto Carlos Lange and his faithful music-making companions recreate the sounds of This Is How You Smile for Live at KCRW, a recording of the ensemble’s inspired performance on Jason Bentley’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Learn more here.

November 15, 2019

kevin’s a legend, please help keep him keeping on

Friends.

Kevin’s a legend. If not already in your world, with absolute, unequivocal certainty in ours. Kevin O’Neill has been foundational to RVNG’s label architecture, and Beats In Space, Freedom To Spend, and Commend’s adjacent engineering, devoting his wonderful and wildly diverse design to (almost) every visual moment that has happened within and surrounding our catalog / cosmos.

Earlier this year, AIGA published a piece reflecting on the symbiosis of Will Work For Good, the design studio that Kevin co-helms with his creative and life partner Karisa Senavitis, and RVNG, which congeals around our formative immersions in punk rock / DIY ethics and our shared interest in communicating consciousness through art but also levity. Without Kevin, we’d surely be lost, not only for the creative collaboration, but also of a dear friend and brilliant mind.

That’s a startling reality that we face. Kevin was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2015. The onset of the M.S. was as mild as M.S. can be, but still a serious life adjustment while Kevin underwent numerous diagnoses and test. The real impact of the disease came last year, when Kevin suffered a relapse and a loss of mobility. While he was able to rebound from an earlier relapse, this more recent regression left Kevin to a long rehabilitation process, dependent on trekking poles to walk, and with a deep scare that another relapse may have even more severe physical impact.

Karisa, ever an enduring, compassionate force (she also helped with our successful Pauline Anna Strom rehabilitation efforts not so long ago), has launched a GoFundMe for Kevin to raise funds for Kevin to receive a Multiple Sclerosis treatment called HSCT (hematopoietic stem cell transplantation). From Karisa, “this treatment has been shown to halt the progression of M.S. for many patients, but it has only been available in U.S. clinical trials (which are extremely hard to be accepted into) or outside the U.S. — making it expensive and not covered by insurance.” Heeding his doctor’s ominous warning, this is a critical juncture for Kevin to receive the stem cell transplant, while he can still physically recover from the process.

M.S. is a chronic disease of the brain and spinal cord that affects about 400,000 people in the US alone. Probably people within your family, or that you know. We know that contributing to fund this treatment for Kevin represents one person’s journey with this terrible disease, but we hope it raises a general awareness around M.S., too. This is a first of a few measures that we have in mind to move this fundraising effort along, and one that is immediately impactful. It’s an ambitious goal for an ambitious treatment, but we are dedicated to meeting it so Kevin can make the trip to Mexico in January 2020.

If you’ve appreciated RVNG’s design, and a core essence of our releases over the years, or are just interested in seeing an excellent human being achieve this potentially life-changing event, we can’t thank you enough for supporting this campaign:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/ms-is-a-mess-but-kevins-the-best

With total love / light ~

Matt
RVNG Intl.


September 19, 2019