RL/VL

RLVL_1_Crop“… whenever his small, melodic textures threaten to disappear they always return calmly, in themes and droves and memorable parts… imagination too wild and unrefined to sleep” – Resident Advisor on Chagrin

Presenting an impeccably crafted minimalism and focus married to an ineffable sense of human frailty, the music of RL/VL unfolds like the stories of ageless artefacts buried in the earth, still covered in the dirt that was once their home, brimming with micro-histories and rootless memories. The beauty of RL/VL is that no sound is too small, no detail too elusive.

 


Discography

 

Chagrin


October 2018

The 10th-anniversary re-release of Chagrin by ambient artist RL/VL. Presenting an impeccably crafted minimalism and focus married to an ineffable sense of human frailty, Chagrin unfolds like the stories of ageless artefacts buried in the earth, still covered in the dirt that was once their home, brimming with micro-histories and rootless memories. Painstakingly layered from a vast array of analogue synths, tape machines, old cassettes and toys, Chagrin’s beauty lies in the fact that no sound is too small, no detail too elusive. This is ambient electronica of staggering emotive power.

 

Toy Consumer


October 2018

Intended to be released as the follow-up to 2008’s Chagrin, the idea of release was abandoned as Hamill started working under the moniker of  Space Dimension Controller.

 

Odd’s and Outtakes


October 2018

Outtakes and unreleased material recorded around the time of the Toy Consumer sessions.

 

Gigi’s Catch of the Day


October 2018

Originally released early 2008 on the now defunct Sounds Asleep label. This was some of Hamill’s earliest experiments with tape and analog synths.

Biography

RL/VL was the brainchild of Belfast-based electronic composer Jack Hamill between 2006 and 2008. An acronym for Real Life/Virtual Life, Hamill’s music from that time works at the often fragile boundary between humankind and the world around us. Hailing from the tree-lined suburbs of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Jack found the epicentre of his inspiration for his work as RL/VL in a sun-soaked autumn spent in the USA in 2006. Jack now records under the moniker Space Dimension Controller, releasing music via Dekmantel, Ninja Tune and R&S Records.

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    Licensing

    RL/VL’s music is  available for licensing (master & sync cleared) through Hidden Shoal. Please contact us with some basic details about your project and the track(s) you wish to use and we’ll be sure to get back to you straight away.

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