Release date: April 23, 2022
An inaugural compilation of new music from RVNG Intl., Salutations observes and elevates the nature of meetings, greetings, group assemblies and exercises along the invisible plane created through correspondence.
The question of how similar we are arises in the simple form of contact, and how we choose to embrace the potential of that moment and one another. Through correspondence, we connect, communicate, and form community. At first, correspondents with one another, and through the processes of collaboration and transmission, we correspond to parallel and intersecting collective cores.
This eternal network, perhaps informed (consciously or subconsciously) by some celestial or spiritual force, becomes a portal to practice social responsibility and an access point to a wider, inclusive universe of information. In turn, the network becomes a human phenomenon, as well as a potent demonstration of art and collectivism. As the world hurts, heals, and evolves through change, having this network in place provides a vessel to and grow / glow beyond our corporeal state.
Salutations features twelve pieces of new music from artists near and dear to RVNG’s sphere, including Isik Kural, Satomimagae, vhvl, Visible Cloaks, Sign Libra, Dialect, Batu, Anna Homler, Diatom Deli, Emily A. Sprague, Rachika Nayar and Nina Keith, and Wayne Phoenix. The vinyl edition expands on the spirit of correspondence with poetry readings by Zoe Brezsny, Ivanna Baranova, Tessa Bolsover, Jessica Rae Elsaesser, and Luciá Hinojosa Gaxiola, assembled by Breszny and RVNG.
Inspired in part by a collaboration with Adult Swim, RVNG will offer a Record Store Day 2022 exclusive pressing on coke bottle clear vinyl on April 23, 2022 that also includes a printed insert and a high quality, multi-format digital download. Check in with your favorite record shop to make sure they are stocked!. A portion of the proceeds from this release will benefit A.B.O. Comix, a collective of creators and activists who work to amplify the voices of LGBTQ prisoners through art, and link them with free-world pen pals.