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Following the release of last year’s Nue, the fourteenth installment of FRKWYS, RVNG’s intergenerational collaboration series, Tashi Wada shares musical space with Laurel Halo and Julia Holter by way of their respective remixes of “Niagara” and “Fanfare.”
Both Laurel and Julia extract underlying moods from Nue for their singular takes on the Wadas’ original compositions (Tashi composed Nue with his father, Yoshi Wada, a pioneering Fluxus artist). Halo wields the sirens of Nue as signals of melodic paranoia pervading her percussive and propulsive “Lilith” mix of “Niagara.”
Holter revisits the steady drones and cascading keys of “Fanfare,” on which she contributed vocals and instrumentation on Nue, for her “Unearthly Bird” remix. Coaxing whispers prelude the bagpipes before vocals take center stage, transforming her remix into a composition baring resemblance to her 2018 album, Aviary. Tashi contributed to that album as Julia did to Nue; her take on “Fanfare” represents a further enmeshing of the duo’s musical union.
Nue Remixes: Laurel Halo / Julia Holter is available for pre-order now at the shop.
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serenitatem, the fifteenth installment of RVNG’s intergenerational FRKWYS series, joins Visible Cloaks with Yoshio Ojima and Satsuki Shibano, trailblazers of the Japanese ambient music scene in the 1980s and 90s. While the music excels on an environmental level familiar in the collective’s individual works, serenitatem reaches unseen stratums — a pure synthesis of artistic vision, technological sophistication, futurist ambition, and, occasionally, ancient polyphony.
Watch the video for their first single, “Stratum,” below, and learn more at the shop
2018’s Le Guess Who? will feature performances from Greg Fox, Lucrecia Dalt, Oliver Coates, and Kate NV + two special FRKWYS collaborations / debuts b/w Ian William Craig & Daniel Lentz + Ka Baird & Pekka Airaksinen.
nowness hosts a clip from joey & misha’s sunshine soup and interviews the duo:
sunshine soup is available with vinyl and cd purchases of frkwys vol. 12 available now at the RVNG shop and all good stores across the globe
Independent film producer, Champ Ensminger, has launched an Indiegogo campaign for the production of a short film based on a song from Steve Gunn & Mike Cooper’s Cantos de Lisboa (FRKWYS Vol. 11).
A Seattle-born filmmaker who recently left Brooklyn to explore his heritage and extended family in Thailand, Champ has channeled a passion for the Thai arts, community and visual potential for “Pony Blues” into an expansive – yet not too expensive! – production that combines an international crew with local talent into a piece inspired by a culture beyond borders.
To show our thanks and support for Champ’s endeavor so many miles away, we have committed to a number of perks offered to those who contribute to his campaign. The gifts range from an immediate download of “Pony Blues”, to a discount at the RVNG store, to a special invitation to a New York City screening of Champ’s final video.
We hope these concessions inspire you to support a young creative, passionate in building the artistic community in Southeast Asia. Thanks for helping make this project a reality.
frkwys vol 11 – steve gunn and mike cooper’s recordings from a time spent in portugal. cantos de lisboa will be available on june 24. listen to “saudade do santos-o-vehlo” below:
David Van Tieghem x Ten for FRKWYS10. Fits & Starts will be released on November 12, 2013. For more info on the multi-dimensional / multi-generational project, watch below: