Ran Slavin

Showing Light

Ran Slavin, is a friend and an artist working in fields of music & visuals, he is a key member of the Israeli Avant-Music since the late 80s. We are very proud to release his new work Showing Light, which is his 10th release. Imagine a science fiction soundtrack to a movie that deals mainly with the characters psych and inner space, where human resources are mangling shreds of alien technology, welcome to showing light.

Showing Light, Ran Slavin's new and first release on False Industries consists of 7 texture driven tunes, The new full length is Ran's 10th solo LP and is a continuation to the line and style of material that formed his prior releases on label such as: Cronica, Sub Rosa and Mille Plateaux. Showing again his distinctive sonic palette, lush and distant ethereal transmission of sonorous drones and textures, that create a full blown cloud of shredded guitar parts and digital textures. An underground science fiction is feel, is bestowed throughout Showing Light. Soft and intense tracks full of drone reformed from dispersed shards into a panoramic cinematic canvas. This release is in dialogue with the silver screen. The tracks might be conceived as soundtracks from films, which only exist in memory.

Ran Slavin is an artist and musician working in diverse fields of video, sound, performance, site-specific installation and experimental cinema. In dialogue with non-narrative fiction, ambient cinema, dream influenced perceptions. Forming in the early 80s Jerusalems first punk band "Cholera" to "Shalosh Hait" influential avant-rock outfit in the late 80s, which formed what might be termed as the "New Jerusalem sound". In early 90s initiated groups RiR and Lipstick Sync. Since the mid 90s moved on to a more free experimental and explorative sound approach. For live performances, the music became interwoven with video to form a borderline visual-sound installation-improvisation, live cinema events. 10 full solo recordings have been released on sound labels Crónica, Mille Plateaux, Sub Rosa, Ak Duck, Earsay, Hed Arzi, Nana Discs, False Ind, Heart and Crossbones. Screenings, installation, performances and exhibitions have been featured at the Venice Architecture Biennial, Mediations Biennale-Poznan, Liverpool Biennial, Torino Film Festival, Videoformes-France, Netwerk Centre for Contemporary Art-Belgium, Manifesta-Belgium, Museum on the Seam-Jerusalem, Maerzmusic and Transmediale-Berlin, Rencontres Internationales-Madrid-Berlin-Paris, Petah Tikva Art Museum and The Tel Aviv Art Museum-Israel.

Artwork by the mighty Tuvia Kudashevich

Mastering by Manes@Salz Mastering.

Sample songs