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.
“‘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 Nueat Zebulon in Los Angeles with DJ support from Pete Swanson and Carlos Nino on Wednesday, October 17th. It’s a free t’ing.
Kate NV’s для FOR is a body of ten symmetrical pieces scored to NV’s native Moscow environment with just enough whimsy to gurgle through the city cracks and grow psychotropic foliage ~ peep into the first of a few films from Sasha Kulak below, for “OAK”:
для FOR will be available in LP and digital forms on June 22, 2018.
on the eve of Who Are You’s release, a new collection of free form, free flowing music from E Ruscha V, we share the beachside bender of “Carried Away,” the second video by Ruscha V’s visual collaborator Dustin Lynn (one half of Dukes of Chutney).
E Ruscha V’s new album Who Are You is available March 2, 2018 on Beats In Space Records.
Lucrecia Dalt’sAnticlines, 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.
“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: