NEWS

new releases and new finds from rvng, bis, and fts

for warehouse weds, we went through our vaults and found the v last vestiges of:

Michele Mercure’s Beside Herself
The Body’s I Shall Die Here
Lucrecia Dalt’s Anticlines
The Rimarimba Collection
Harald Grosskopf’s Synthesist

snag while you still can ⤍ igetrvng.com

February 13, 2020

Sign Libra – Sea of Nectar

Drifting between the cerebral and celestial Sign Libra (the sound and sight sigil of Agata Melnikova) offers “Sea of Nectar,” the second single from her sophomore album Sea to Sea. Available in vinyl and digital formats February 14, 2020.


Learn more here.

February 6, 2020

RIYL-ty Bytes: Helado Negro

Photo credit: Matt Lief Anderson

Each month, we invite an artist from the cast of characters that color the RVNG, Beats In Space, and Freedom To Spend universe to compile a playlist of tracks that are resonating with them.

From Helado Negro, to you ~ 

I’ve put together a playlist of music from friends and folks whose music has traveled with me over the years. It’s a long list and the order can be shuffled. Music from close friends like Xenia Rubinos, Ela Minus, Lori Scacco and collaborators L’Rain, Zenizen, Buscabulla. All folks who mean so much to me as friends but also whose work I deeply admire. Also humans I don’t know but whose work I adore like Luiza Brina, Maria Marquez, Eduardo Mateo. Strong Latin America representation here : )

Listen and let these tunes lay in your brain.


  1. “Laugh Clown” – Xenia Rubinos
  2. “Canto del Pilon” – Frank Harris, Maria Marquez
  3. “A.R.P.” – Ela Minus
  4. “Bat” – L’Rain
  5. “Quiero” – Divino Niño
  6. “Ciudad Desnuda” – Maria Usbeck
  7. “Costi” – Luiza Brina
  8. “Cuerpo y Alma” – Eduardo Mateo
  9. “Alright” – Tasha
  10. “Titán” – Buscabulla
  11. “Follow the Leader” – Zenizen
  12. “This Love” – Bobby Oroza
  13. “Enchanted Mirror” – Luiz Bonfá
  14. “A La Nit” – Savath & Savalas
  15. “Green” – KAINA
  16. “Cuatro Crazy” – Y La Bamba
  17. “Folia” – Luisa Maita
  18. “Guaracha U.F.O – No Estamos Solos…” – Meridian Brothers
  19. “So I Don’t Feel Useless” – Dianna Lopez
  20. “Como Será Que a Música Começa” – Luiza Brina
  21. “Uiuí” – EVHA
  22. “Dr. Tom” – IGBO, Mono Neon
  23. “How Beautiful Could A Being Be – Ao Vivo” – Caetano Veloso
  24. “Ampárame” – Combo Chimbita
  25. “Barlovento” – Bairoa
  26. “My Boyfriend’s in the Band” – Devendra Banhart
  27. “Frío (feat. Helado Negro)” – Buscabulla
  28. “Back to Electric” – Lori Scacco
  29. “Echo Arms” – Mr Twin Sister
  30. “La Neta” – Fatima
  31. “Todo Homem” – Ao Vivo – Zeca Veloso, Caetano Veloso, Moreno Veloso
  32. “Nostalgia Del Futuro” – NOIA
  33. “Reeling Then Again (feat. Tim Delaney)” – Lori Scacco, Tim Delaney
  34. “Love Like (Knock It Off)” – Gemma

RIYL-ty Bytes is updated by a different artist each month. If you like something, save it to your library.

February 5, 2020

Always Coming Home: A Sonic Journey From Kesh

For this month’s FTSxNTS, Freedom To Spend’s monthly show on NTS, Andrea Zarza Canova reimagines Ursula K. Le Guin’s world of the Kesh by mixing Ursula and Todd Barton’s music, ethnographic recordings of Yurok, Tolowa, and Papago performers, and oral excerpts from Always Coming Home.

In Always Coming Home (1985), Ursula K. Le Guin develops a fictional ethnography of an invented Pacific Coast peoples from a far distant time, the Kesh, survivors of an ecological catastrophe in Northern California. Early editions were published with an accompanying cassette containing ‘field recordings’ and indigenous song, which Freedom To Spend reissued in March 2018.

Listen back to Andrea’s mix and read the full editorial over at NTS.

Andrea Zarza Canova is a sound archivist, curator at the British Library Sound Archive, and co-founder of Mana Records.

January 22, 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

RIYL-ty Bytes: Sign Libra

Each month, we invite an artist from the cast of characters that color the RVNG, Beats In Space, and Freedom To Spend universe to compile 15 – 20 tracks that are resonating with them.

From Sign Libra, to you ~

hello Listener,

In this RIYL-TY Bytes playlist, you will meet otherworldly sounds that might evoke surrealistic visions and levitating feeling, reflected in several releases and re-releases of RVNG Intl. Some kind of pointillistic aural voyage from mid ’70s till the latest experiments in contemporary popular music. The playlist includes also my favourite composition of 2019 – a mindblowing intergalactic anthem “New Tribe” by Powder in a combination with its perfectly visualised video by AC-bu !

Enjoy the listen and, maybe, from this compilation you will get to know something more about this weird music world from the inside ~ d(⋆‿⋆)b ~

Sign Libra

  1. “From A Common Center” – K. Leimer
  2. “yxo EAR” – Kate NV
  3. “Music Is Painting In The Air” – Sensations Fix
  4. “Just a Little Pollution” – Borden, Ferraro, Godin, Halo & Lopatin
  5. “Stationary Dance” – Savant
  6. “Chorus” – Holly Herndon
  7. “Dreamplay 2” – Michele Mercure
  8. “Derails Suggest Fidelity To Fact” – Cassel Webb, Craig Leon, Terre Roche
  9. “Spiritus Operis” – Ka Baird
  10. “Music Works for Industry” – Marc Barreca
  11. “Closed Circuit” – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
  12. “Emphasis” – Harold Grosskopf
  13. “Frame” – Visible Cloaks
  14. “New Tribe” – Powder
  15. “Sunshine” – Sun Araw, M. Geddes Gengras, The Congos


RIYL-ty Bytes is updated by a different artist each month. If you like something, save it to your library.

December 16, 2019

Bundle Up – Winter Sale

Friends & Fiends.

We’ve donated over $3,500 in funds to more than 10 different charities in 2019 alone thanks to each and every one of you – your purchases of a RVNG LP or CD directly helps an organization of our artists’ choosing through the Come! Mend! initiative.

As a thank you for your support, we’ve compiled a digital compilation on Bandcamp for free / pay what you want, gathering singles from 2019 and a very special surprise bonus track.

The digital comp is included with purchase of these year-in-review bundles: our best selling LPs and CDs of 2019; Helado Negro’s This Is How You Smile and Live at KCRW (with smiley bumper sticker – last ones left!); a grip of Freedom To Spend classics; and both brand new Commend There tapes at a friendly discount for easy stocking stuffers.

Explore the range of discounted items in our SALE collection here. We’ve added a few more titles and offering goods for as cheap as 50% off. The sale runs through December 18th and is exclusive to the RVNG store.

More thoughts on 2019 to come – for now, enjoy the dive into our year’s catalog.

RVNG Intl.

December 6, 2019