Posts tagged with "RVNG Intl"

Suzanne Ciani: The Emotion of Sound

July 6, 2017

Suzanne Ciani: The Emotion of Sound Suzanne Ciani has been on the electronic music frontlines since the seventies. A prominent figure on the West Coast, Ciani worked with Don Buchla as he developed his legendary Buchla modular music systems. Instantly enamored with its sonic possibilities, she became an expert in designing modular patches,... 

I Really Can’t Play: An Interview with K. Leimer of Savant

October 8, 2015

I Really Can’t Play: An Interview with K. Leimer of Savant Last year, RVNG Intl.’s band of aural cultural archivists set its sights on the work of Kerry Leimer, the Canada-born musician and producer who developed his signature brand of isolated, serene minimalism in Seattle throughout the second half of the 70s and first half of the 80s. Now. RVNG continues... 

Week in Review #80

August 8, 2015

Week in Review #80 “It’s that time of year again where my old pal Chris Berry of the Soft Abuse and Fruits & Flowers labels makes his annual trek down to Mankato to join me on the podcast show. This is something we’ve been doing since the start of the podcast, for five consecutive years now (maybe more even),... 

Week in Review #74

June 27, 2015

Week in Review #74 #1 – 6.21.2015 – RVNG Intl. announced a set of six dates to be played in the US and CA by Robert A.A. Lowe and Ariel Kalma, whose We Know Each Other Somehow double-LP seems to have never left my turntable since it came out. Check the dates over at RVNG’s site and revisit our recent... 

Blondes – ‘Rein’

June 23, 2015

Blondes – ‘Rein’ Up to this point, Blondes has limited their blissful bouts of rhythmic nirvana to a mere handful of minutes per dose, reigning in the spiraling runs of mentally massaging dance music to more bite-size and easy-to-digest chunks. The approach always hit the mark, but the reasonable question of how the... 

At the Fringe of the Caldera: An Interview with Ariel Kalma and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe

April 16, 2015

At  the  Fringe of the Caldera: An Interview with Ariel Kalma and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe Though they pursue their recordings in much different environments, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe from his current home in Brooklyn and Ariel Kalma at his Main Arm studio outside of Mullimbimby, Australia, both were in fact born to city life. Lowe was born in Kansas City before first moving to Chicago, while... 

It Sounds Cheap: An Interview with Kai Hugo on Palmbomen II

April 2, 2015

It Sounds Cheap: An Interview with Kai Hugo on Palmbomen II When I first streamed Dutch producer Kai Hugo’s latest album, Palmbomen II, I was transfixed. In my notebook, I scrawled cryptic notes to myself as I pored over the new LP, the accompanying promo films, episodes of The X-Files, and Hugo’s 2013 album Night Flight Europa (a product of the Hugo’s... 

Week in Review #59

March 14, 2015

Week in Review #59 #1 – 3.8.2015 – Our Warsaw buddies Wounded Knife released two new intriguing 3-inch CD-rs featuring some of our favorite names covering some more of our favorite names. Split Series Volume I sees Francesco De Gallo producing a tribute to Joe McPhee while Dylan Golden Aycock performs... 

A Smattering of Outtakes and Ramblings: Bobby’s 2014

January 21, 2015

A Smattering of Outtakes and Ramblings: Bobby’s 2014 2014 hosted the most incredible highs and devastating lows in my personal life, but  writing and editing posts day after day here at Decoder always kept me looking up. Here’s a list of stuff that got me through a long and stressful year in one way or another. Cheers to everyone and everything. And... 

Demolishing Particles: Making Sense of 2014 with Bryon

January 12, 2015

Demolishing Particles: Making Sense of 2014 with Bryon I’m in my late thirties. For me, a year begins and then in the blink of an eye I’m looking back on it, writing about it.  When I was younger, I disagreed that time flew by quicker as one got older. Now, I’m not so sure that my younger self was right. But by reflecting at the end of... 

Week in Review #48

December 6, 2014

Week in Review #48 #1 – 12/1/2014 – Mark Templeton has teamed up with filmmaker Kyle Armstrong for Extensions, an LP+DVD tribute to media soothsayer Marshal McLuhan. Due out on the brand new Graphical Recordings label on January 28 next year, Extensions – which was previewed at this year’s WNDX... 

Week in Review #37

September 20, 2014

Week in Review #37 #1 – 9/15/2014 – Following ceaseless complaints from iPhones/iTunes users regarding U2’s new album, Apple released a streamlined means to delete Songs of Innocence from all interfaces connected to a user’s Apple ID. Do that here. -BP #2 – 9/15/2014 – The 405... 

The Crafting of Interplanetary Folk: An Interview with Craig Leon

July 17, 2014

The Crafting of Interplanetary Folk: An Interview with Craig Leon Craig Leon is known in many circles as a producer. Active for more than two decades beginning in the early 70s, his output in that context is enormous and difficult to assess at a glance. In our interview, he jokes about incongruous entries in his past work; even the oddity of his own, less pop-oriented... 

Video: Blondes – “Wire (Huerco S. Remix)”

April 22, 2014

Video: Blondes – “Wire (Huerco S. Remix)” I first stumbled upon Blondes with their remix of Harald Grosskopf’s “Synthesist,” a stunning rework that served as a seemingly perfect bout of modern kraut-techno slipped into RVNG Intl.’s 2011 loving reissue of Grosskopf’s under-heard Synthesist, itself a monument to... 

Video: Gardland – “0214 Pt. 2”

April 15, 2014

Video: Gardland – “0214 Pt. 2” Australian duo Gardland are following their 2013 LP Syndrome Syndrome with the Improvisations EP, a set culled from live performances on Australian radio all the way back in 2012. The above video for “0214 Pt. 2” is very much an unhinged, hyper-caffeinated visual stimulation that soaks... 

Week In Review #11

March 22, 2014

Week In Review #11 Another week that effectively began the moment the last one ended, this time on the 16th with New York Times culture and media columnist David Carr commenting briefly on his experience at SXSW in an essay titled “A New Model for Music: Big Bands, Big Brands,” in which he points out that... 

Maxmillion Dunbar – Woo Daps Mixtape

November 26, 2013

Maxmillion Dunbar – Woo Daps Mixtape Maxmillion Dunbar — the solo project Andrew Field-Pickering maintains when he’s not deep into neon house jams with Beautiful Swimmers — released its stunningly precise and buzzed second LP (House of Woo) earlier this year in RVNG Intl. Having let the album stew for almost an entire year... 

Video: Blondes – “Andrew”

November 14, 2013

Video: Blondes – “Andrew” Blondes, the NYC duo of Sam Haar and Zach Steinman, released their new record Swisher earlier this year, via RVNG Intl. It was their first since 2012’s self-titled LP, and it continues the duo’s trend of crafting minimal, hypnotic, and swirling house music suitable for both “the... 

Gardland – “Horse Cloud”

November 11, 2013

Gardland – “Horse Cloud” Last week, about a week out from the October 29th release of their debut full-length Syndrome Syndrome on RVNG Intl., Australian duo Gardland shared an unreleased b-side from their album recordings; titled “Horse Cloud,” it has all the characteristics of a charging cumulonimbus, all... 

Escaping The Kosmische Ghetto: An Interview with Arp

September 17, 2013

Escaping The Kosmische Ghetto: An Interview with Arp Currently residing in New York City, Alexis Georgopoulos spent a fair amount of his early career charting out mutant noise-funk and tech-dance sounds with Bay Area groovers Tussle. Since leaving that band in the winter of 2006/2007, Georgopoulos dove head first into a slew of heady, rhythmic-focused... 
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