INSIDES is an opportunity for pause, reflection, and at some point, documentation. INSIDES explores the swirling interior elements of the RVNG + Commend universe, and our satellite inspirations.
This is the second edition of our fry-annual publication (scope the first here) and our first in full color. Inside the 46 pages of INSIDES you’ll find a profile of Pauline Anna Strom (accompanied by Aubrey Trinnaman’s exceptionally empathic photos, some of the first of Pauline in 30+ years), an in-depth interview with Lucrecia Dalt, excerpts from Ursula K. Le Guin’s Always Coming Home, Young, Latin & Proud contributions, a photo survey of Visible Cloaks’ recent Japanese tour, and many more features from RVNG / Commend’s nuclear and extended family.
Vol. 2 will be included in all mail order shipments while supplies last for no extra cost. The only way to receive the digital download is by purchasing the issue separately / here for the very reasonable price of $3 + shipping. Includes a download of "Freedom at the 45th Floor" by Pauline Anna Strom.
This is a great album, pure minimal sequencing, devoid of pads, melodies, or percussion. The final track is just gorgeous.
But I cannot hear anything new here - early Steve Roach and Ashra albums have similar quirky minimal pieces.
The all too snappy envelopes in the first and last piece are a bit unnerving. hellmuth schomberg