our favourite music institution rvng intl. from brooklyn has recently published a compilation with songs by mark renner who originates from baltimore. all of the pieces were developed between 1982 and 1990. rvng boss matt werth has discovered renners album „all walks of this life“ at a fleamarket and he was immediately excited about hearing more of this music. one could not overhear the influence of bands like ultravox, felt or the yellow magic orchestra. the latest compilation also hosts instrumental pieces that renner composed exclusively for an exhibition of paintings. today mark is active as an artist, musician and filmmaker. we‘ve asked him about his recent work, his inspiration and his future plans.
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before bing & ruth’s halcyonic opus tomorrow was the golden age, there was city lake. initially pressed in an unusually limited edition five years ago, the ensemble’s stunning full-length debut is now released in simultaneously refined and expanded form. with bonus tracks and new, visceral mastering, the album gleams all the more and signals a spree of live performances this fall revisiting the material.