a selection of prince’s greatest hits, as nominated by nme. performed live on tv broadcasts from the early nineties, including legendary live performances at the tokyo dome, japan and estadio maracana, brazil. includes two incredible versions of the popular “the most beautiful girl in the world”. digitally remastered for enhanced sound quality. includes background notes and rare images.
valcrond video, the label run by sound and image artist luke wyatt (torn hawk), apresents vv-013 russos *wild metals*. russo (ari russo) is an nyc based multi-artist whose engagement with abandoned media finds an outlet in the video bursts he culls as officefern. as a programmer, he has produced innovative music generation tools such as the diamond arpeggiator. he returns to his own music with this collection of challenging and transporting structures. wyatt and vv are eager to endorse russos latest report on crossmodal perception, a true exercise in synesthesia. *wild metals* sounds like ferns and orchids infiltrating a tableaux of black plastic electronics, the breed of black plastic that russo and wyatt both found sinisterly inserted into the grid of their childhood. it provided the skin for some of their favorite toys, and its general resonance was aligned with the fast cars, women, and architecture that dominated their imaginations.