RE:VIVE is an initiative by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision that brings together audiovisual archives and forward-thinking artists and labels. The first project launched under the RE:VIVE banner was a collaboration with Lakker and R&S Records, titled Struggle & Emerge.
Up next, RE:VIVE will work with Amsterdam-based Fog Mountain Records for a various artists compilation titled Damrak—named after one of the oldest streets in Amsterdam that connects Central Station and the main square, De Dam. The release will feature works from Swarm Intelligence, PYUR, Know V.A., Lemontrip, ZES, Born in Flamez, Mill Burray, Arad, Avondlicht, and Cocktail Party Effect, all of which used only samples of archival field recordings and TV broadcasts made in Amsterdam.
The record will be released as a free download on September 16, with an inspired physical release to follow, featuring a photobook with each artist curating archival photographs—provided by the Dutch National Archive—that relate to their respective track.
In support of the release, RE:VIVE and Fog Mountatin Records have offered up a full stream of the video for Swarm Intelligence's "NDSM Werf," a dense and paranoid track inspired by old images of the NDSM Werf—an old shipyard in Amsterdam North which was once one of the largest shipyards in the world but after rough economic times was shuttered.
You can watch the video for "NDSM Werf" in full via the player above.