The Seashell and the Clergyman was screened at the 5th Annual Arizona Underground Film Festival on September 29, 2012.
Roto Visage has collaborated with Hidden Rooms (aka. The Relic), an amazing hard techno artist from The Netherlands. The album is available as a digital download as well as CD. Released on Spirit of Progress.
The sounds of Roto Visage seep into the celluloid and flicker with the moving images of what has been argued as being the first surrealist film, Antonin Artaud and Germaine Dulac’s “La Coquille et le Clergyman” (The Seashell and the Clergyman, 1928). Implementing a phantasmagorical approach towards construction, a boundless number of sound sources and arrangement techniques were fused together to create this soundtrack. Roto Visage and Kikapu would like to thank Transflux Films for providing the film footage.
Roto Visage appears on Wounds of the Earth IV: Eridanus Supervoid.
Free digital release, comes in mp3 or flac format, and 10 pages of high quality artwork!
Now accepting orders for the new Roto Visage t-shirt! Click the above image for a detailed view of the artwork.
Two colors, plastisol ink, printed on black. Limited supplies available in small, medium, large and x-large. Amazing design by Erin Fellows.
Distros, labels and parties interested in bulk orders, contact me for pricing.
The sounds of Roto Visage can be found on the remastered documentation of Tatsumi Hijikata’s final performance entitled “Summer Storm.” This DVD is available for purchase through Microcinema.
Ankoku Butoh (Dance of Darkness) is the avant-garde dance form born out of the devastation of post WWII Japan but also influenced by Dadaism, Surrealism and Antonin Artaud’s Theatre of Cruelty. Its legendary founder, Hijikata Tatsumi, is the supreme figure in the last half-century of Japan’s experimental culture, a seminal and inspirational presence there for artists, choreographers, filmmakers, musicians and writers.
This is where the mandrakes grow.
The site has been given a long overdue face lift. The attention deficit disorder of our culture is proving hard to keep up with. Nonetheless, the functionality of this site has remained pretty much the same. Look around and explore. Protip: there’s tons of free music buried deep in the discography.
A new Roto Visage remix appears on Inner Vision Laboratory / Hoarfrost bonus CD. Both Hoarfrost and Inner Vision Laboratory are young projects, but it would be an understatement to call them ‘newcomers.’ They both have already released debut albums alongside numerous split releases, collaborations, web extended plays and compilation tracks. Thanks to their work, they have gathered a substantial following among experimental music listeners. It was just a question of time when the men behind the projects would collaborate on a release. The result is ‘Decline’ – a tale of descending into the pits of madness in 8 parts. Inspired by two poems, ‘Madman’ and ‘Modern Icarus,’ takes you on a journey into the realms of dark thoughts. With such a clear concept, it’s no wonder that the music is cinematic, thus slowly building images in the listener’s head. Face the stillness, but remember: something is lingering in the corner. For fans of cinematic ambient like Land, Moljebka Pvlse, Inade, Lambwool, Tho-So-Aa.
Those who ordered the album before the release received the limited edition version including a bonus disc containing 6 unreleased tracks (one collaboration, 2 tracks recorded separately by each project and 3 remixes, one of which is by Roto Visage), video trailer and wallpaper.
Released on: Zoharum Records