RVNG Intl announces FRKWYS Vol. 15, featuring Visible Cloaks, Yoshio Ojima, and Satsuki Shibano, shares video

RVNG Intl announces FRKWYS Vol. 15, featuring Visible Cloaks, Yoshio Ojima, and Satsuki Shibano, shares video

Hoo, boy, this may be my first legit STOP THE PRESSES moment here in the TMT newsroom.

RVNG Intl., no strangers to these pages, have announced the latest installment in their long-running, essential FRKWYS series. This upcoming fifteenth edition features Portland, OR new age/midi ambient duo Visible Cloaks throwing down with Yoshio Ojima and Satsuki Shibano, “two prominent figures in Japan’s avant-garde world of the 80s/90s,” on serenitatem.

On the surface, this album could be seen as “ambient” or “new age,” but like much of Visible Cloaks’ work, as the duo’s Spencer Doran says, “the aim was to make a work that was not specifically ambient (or environmental), but something more multi-hued, weaving these deconstructive concepts into an album that has a deeper architecture underpinning it.”

The below video for “Stratum,” directed by Kiyotaka “Kiyo” Sumiyoshi, should entice those who need a little visual stimuli to enhance the album’s inspired sounds. FRKWYS Vol. 15: serenitatem arrives April 5 in LP, CD, and digital formats. Check the RVNG shop for pre-order details.


FRKWYS Vol. 15: serenitatem tracklisting:

01. Toi
02. Anata
03. You
04. Atelier
05. S’Amours ne fait par sa grace adoucir (Ballade 1)
06. Lapis Lazuli
07. Stratum
08. Canzona per sonare no.4

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