Ken made first contact with RVNG the winter of 2015. At that intersection, Ken had already released a pair of albums (2010’s ToKiShiNe and 2014’s Tada) and would share a brilliant third (last year’s On The Quakefish) before we arrived at the conclusion that our worlds should share a closer corner in the cosmos.
We shine a light on what we’ve been creating in that (deep) space with the October 20 release of UkabazUmorezU. Like dark shadows cast on corners and across quiet streets, UkabazUmorezU offers a new take on the old night that visits each day on time and without trace. The album exists beyond listening, its own sense and sensibility.
A certain someone spirits above the second part of Palmbomen II’sMemories of Cindy saga, a passage of five plaintive cuts rendered with spineful percussion, succinct melodies, and classic acid and New Beat textures and treatments.
Cindy’s story may take a darker direction musically in Memories of Cindy Pt. 2, but Kai’s appearance on Real Talk alludes only to strange ways that make up a normal day in Carmel Vista. If you missed part one, back track a bit or enter Palmbomen II’s world at your own risk.
The first three Palmbomen 12”s, Memories of Cindy Pt. 1 – 3, will be available exclusively on vinyl. Memories of Cindy Pt. 4 will be available exclusively as a “box set” including the first three 12”s. Each set includes a unique, pre-tragedy polaroid portrait of Cindy taken by Kai Hugo. Scoop ’em & save on local shipping!
Jacques Bon motions through the day’s early energy of Dawning Light. True to the record’s title, Bon composed the four tracks for his debut EP on Beats In Space Records in the morning sun, reflecting and refracting the colors of daybreak from his compositions.
Kai Hugo eulogizes our dear Cindy through new Palmbomen II music and a surreal, neo-noir lens, chronicled over a series of four 12” EPs and public access television transmissions. Crack open a refreshing Apple Shorle™, and direct your remotes to channel BIS to experience an initial offering and explanation.
Michele Mercure’s Eye Chant marks the inaugural offering from Freedom To Spend. Freedom To Spend is concerned with autonomous anomalies produced by musicians working within and outside the limits of technology to create intimate art. By virtue of this, the music of Freedom to Spend resonates across a broad sound spectrum, but thrives without rigid regulation.
Filmmaker Jason Evans explores the patterns and processes behind Mercure’s meditations on sound, collapsing the timeline of Eye Chant with his vignette, michele prepares.
Visible Cloaks offer respite by way of Brenna Murphy’s video for “Neume (ft. Matt Carlson)”.
Visible Cloaks’ Reassemblage will be released on Friday, February 17, 2017 on LP, CD, and digital formats. The Translations mix will be released on cassette, and only available in this limited format. Grip a copy of either / both at the shop.
In the video for “Yesh’ Te,” directed by Ramez Silvan, Breadwoman traces footsteps through her old Los Angeles home over three decades since her arrival. Slowly acclimating to the sprawling cityscape of modern-day LA, Breadwoman stands and sits, statuesque and unaffected by the wears of time, throughout public spaces as passerby stare in awe at her ancient grace. Watch it now:
Anna Homler and Jorge Martin will perform the songs of Breadwoman & Other Tales to NYC on Friday, November 11 at The Knockdown Center. Pitchfork.tv hosts a live video for Anna and Steven’s performance at St. Vitus to set the mood:
Sasha Renkas aka Antenna’s video for “Before I Fall Sleep,” directed by Renkas and Rozanne Ottenhof, is ready for dosage. Slip into a weightless landscape of Primavera’s soft unraveling – an in between world accessible at the crossroads of sleep and dream – below: