RVNG Intl.

“for heads, by heads” is the mantra of Brooklyn-based indie record label RVNG INTL.

Night Flight - Satomimagae Video Profile

Tokyo-based artist Satomimagae weaves subtle songs for guitar, voice and noise, propagating variant folk strains that flicker between organic and mechanistic, personal and environmental, warm and cool. Satomi’s latest offering, Hanazono, is a work of both simplicity and intricacy, a veritable biosphere of unfiltered artistry.

Night Flight - Tiziano Popoli Video Profile

Tiziano Popoli is an Italian composer known for his “unusual musical meshing of minimalism and instrumental pop.” Burn the Night / Bruciare la Notte: Original Recordings, 1983–1989 collects scores, soundtracks and commissions that blossomed out of the artist’s independent explorations and collaborations in and around Bologna, Italy.

Night Flight - Rimarimba Video Profile

Rimarimba is the brainchild of Robert Cox, a British self-taught classical guitarist. His music is built on synth loops, interesting electronic sonorities, melodic counterpoint and humor.

Night Flight - Steve Gunn and David Moore Video Profile

Steve Gunn and David Moore’s Let the Moon Be a Planet, their 2023 collaboration, is a volume of improvisatory exchanges between classical guitar and piano, and a “meeting place where two artists become acquainted through instrumental dialogue.” Gunn, whose recordings represent milestones of contemporary guitar-guided material, and Moore, acclaimed for his minimalist...Read More

Night Flight - Pauline Anna Strom Video Profile

Pioneering synthesist Pauline Anna Strom was inspired by “the metals of the earth, the easy flow of the human voice, hypnotically stretched out states of consciousness, mysterious vampire legends, modern violence and desolateness.” Her last album, Angel Tears in Sunlight, is an assemblage of music that reflects the expansiveness and minutiae of imagined realms while...Read More

Night Flight - Nuke Watch Video Profile

Nuke Watch is an amorphous entity emanating out of Bog 65, Beat Detective’s former headquarters. Its 2020 album Countdown is a “rippling, multi-sensory experience that warms, beguiles, puzzles, tickles and eases the listener,” developed in the improvisational and exploratory aura of the studio.

Night Flight - Oliver Coates Video Profile II

Oliver Coates is a British cellist, composer and producer who has played with Thom Yorke and appeared on scores for Paul Thomas Anderson. His 2020 album skins n slime sees him leading “an impassioned performance of strings through viscous, synthetic modulation.”

Night Flight - Michele Mercure Video Profile

Michele Mercure is an electronic artist who has made music for film, television, dance and theater. Her “arresting dream-music” demonstrates a “transportive attitude within and beyond the limited sound recording medium.”

Night Flight - Ka Baird Video Profile II

Multi-instrumentalist producer Ka Baird is known for an experimental sound matched by raw, evocative live performances. Hungry Shells brings together Baird and the late pioneering composer Pekka Airaksinen for a merging of musical voices to create startling, surreal landscapes.

Night Flight - Flore Laurentienne Video Profile

Flore Laurentienne is the vessel of Quebec-based composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Mathieu David Gagnon. The classically trained musician incorporates elements of post-minimalism, early progressive rock, and the compositional art of fugue into his work.

Night Flight - Ernest Hood Video Profile

The late Portland, Oregon composer Ernest Hood is known for his landmark 1975 album Neighborhoods, which combines field recordings with Hood’s synthesizer and zither playing.

Night Flight - Dima Pantyushin and Sasha Lipsky Video Profile

Moscow natives Dima Pantyushin and Sasha Lipsky create a musical landscape that bounces between the terrestrial and divine in an “immaculate synth-pop ecosystem” on their debut album Peshekhod.

Night Flight - Dialect Video Profile

Liverpool-based artist Dialect, or Andrew PM Hunt, explores unusual source synthesis, electro-acoustic arrangements, and sound found in foreign environments.

Night Flight - Kate NV Video Profile II

Kate NV is the multifaceted solo persona of Moscow-based artist Kate Shilonosova. Her third album with RVNG Intl, WOW, offers listeners a prismatic shift in perspective and scale, a parallel dimension in which the mundane becomes funny, familiar and altogether sensational.

Night Flight - Diatom Deli Video Profile

Taos-based artist Diatom Deli, or Delisa Paloma-Sisk, is an experimental multi-instrumentalist and vocalist whose work is driven by ethereal sonic experimentation that comprises hypnotic loops, bright samples, and subtle melodies. Her third album, Time~Lapse Nature, is a transportive continuation of the blooming sincerity that characterizes Deli’s musical inclinations.

Night Flight - Dylan Moon Video Profile II

Dylan Moon is a Los Angeles musician who debuted in 2019 with Only the Blues. His second full-length, Option Explore, is a collection of clever, colorful songs filtered through frequencies, timbres, and dreams discovered and discarded while its maker shifts from one sub-genre to the next.

Night Flight - Horse Lords Video Profile

Horse Lords is Owen Gardner, Andrew Bernstein, Max Eilbacher, and Sam Haberman, an instrumental quartet formed in 2010. Its music is defined by repetition and complexity, “humanized with exploration and passion.”

Night Flight - Lucrecia Dalt Video Profile II

Lucrecia Dalt, a former geotechnical engineer, crafts experimental compositions with contemporary electronic sounds, traditional South American rhythms and evocative lyrics. Her latest album, ¡Ay!, channels innate sensory echoes of growing up in Colombia.

Sunshine Soup

Sunshine Soup, directed by multitalented designers / artists Misha Hollenbach and Johann Rashid, is a non-linear film keyed to the outer-boundary music created by Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe & Ariel Kalma Hollenbach and Rashid captured extensive footage surrounding the recording of We Know Each Other Somehow. Using handheld HD and 8 mm cameras, they later processed t...Read More

Night Flight - "Take Off" to RVNG Intl.

Formed in 2013, RVNG Intl. has consistently released compelling sounds in the form of extravagant reissues, daring new signings and rising avant-garde stars.

Night Flight - Oliver Coates Video Profile

Cellist Oliver Coates's "ambient braindance" compositions.

Night Flight - Visible Cloaks Video Profile

Generative tools and software-based sonics from duo Visible Cloaks.

Night Flight - Blondes Video Profile

"Syrupy, space-case dance music” from electronic duo Blondes.

Night Flight - Tashi Wada Video Profile

Composer Tashi Wada's “ancient and futuristic" compositions with his father.

Night Flight - Lucrecia Dalt Video Profile

Former geotechnical engineer Lucrecia Dalt's experimental compositions.

Night Flight - Dylan Moon Video Profile

Sixties psych, Shoegaze, and ’90s indie come together in the music of folk-pop artist Dylan Moon.

Night Flight - K. Leimer Video Profile

Seattle based avant garde and experimental musician K. Leimer.

Sunergy - Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Suzanne Ciani

Sunergy brings together synthesists Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Suzanne Ciani for the thirteenth installment of FRKWYS, RVNG Intl.’s intergenerational collaboration series. For this edition, a panorama of the Pacific Coast provides the place and head space for a musical appreciation and consideration of a life-giving form vast and volatile with change.

Anna Homler and Steve Moshier - Breadwoman & Other Tales

Breadwoman & Other Tales are the collected recordings of a language arising. It is the sound and document of Anna Homler divining speech, lyrical fragments, and melody for music composed, mixed, and engineered by Steve Moshier.

Mark Renner - Few Places

Few Traces surveys a near decade of Mark Renner’s scarcely released and unreleased material from 1982 to 1990, embracing and evoking the timelessness of his artistic statement: a wordless translation of the individual’s musical experience, met with the poetic expression of being here. Mark Renner first encountered punk while a teenager in Upperco, a country town ...Read More

Ariel Kalma - An Evolutionary Music

An Evolutionary Music (Original Recordings: 1972 - 1979) compiles unreleased recordings from the archives of multiversal artist Ariel Kalma. Concerned as much with musicality as spiritual facility, Kalma’s work vibrates aside fellow travelers along the great rainbow in curved air of the 1970s avant-garde. Directed by Matthew McGuigan

David van Tieghem x Ten - Fits and Starts

For the tenth volume of RVNG's FRKWYS series, composer, percussionist and sound designer David Van Tieghem alongside ten younger artists from across the avant spectrum become a bulletin of Fits & Starts. Directed by Jordan Kinle

Night Flight - Craig Leon Video Profile

Producer on The Ramones and Suicide’s debut albums during the downtown NY zeitgeist of the late 1970.

Night Flight - Helado Negro Video Profile

The sonic world Helado Negro builds an aura vivid enough to be seen.

Night Flight - Kate NV Video Profile

Minimal electronic abstraction and '80s Japanese-inspired pop from Kate NV.

Night Flight - Greg Fox Video Profile

The ‘intuitive gesture’ of action painting in drum form from Greg Fox.

Night Flight - Sign Libra Video Profile

Latvian composer and artist Sign Libra's Sea of Islands and Sea Of Nectar.

Night Flight - Ka Baird Video Profile

“intertwined etymologies of spirit and breath” from RVNG Intl.'s Ka Baird.

Night Flight - Peter Ivers Video Collage

RVNG Intl’s 2019 release "Becoming Peter Ivers" collects 25 songs transferred from a survey of over 500 reels and cassettes along with an incredible amount of unseen photos and ephemera.

Ether Antenna

Inspired by Buddhist tales and set to the tune of Pauline Anna Strom’s astral electronic soundscapes; Ether Antenna is a short film following the journey of some 10 robot characters through Nepal. Fusing spirituality with robotics this cybernetic tale exploits humanity’s fascination with technology and religion. Designed and built on residency at RAN (the Robotic...Read More