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Australian experimental label, founded in the early 2000s by Lawrence English. The huge catalogue includes releases by Chris Abrahams, David Toop, Steinbrüchel, Janek Schaefer, John Chantler, David Shea, Ross Manning, Tim Hecker any many others.

 
"Unearth is the first solo recording from Australian born, Berlin based composer and drummer Tony Buck in 15 years. Many would recognise Buck from his work with the iconic Australia avant trio The Necks. His history as a player however reaches much further than this ...
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RM488 | ROOM40

"The relation of sound and architecture has been a recurring theme across the centuries. The earliest examples of sound design stem from the interaction of human voice and various architectural spaces used for worship and ritual. It is these sonic reflections on ritual ...
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RM483 | ROOM40

COOPER, MIKE - RAFT (LP)

"Mike Cooper's output of the past half century has been described as 'post-everything'. It's a fitting phrase really when you consider he has been at the beating heart of so many critical musical moments. From the development of the blues touring circuit in the UK, ...
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RM484 | ROOM40

"Glitter in my tears marks the 20th anniversary of Janek Schaefer's career as a recording artist, having now released 30 albums. His music is best comprehended through examining his time as an architect, and how that forged his innate sense for constructing tactile ...
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RM485 | ROOM40

"The first solo work I heard from Norman was this recording, Jasper Sits Out. I was instantly struck by the textural sensitivity he managed to create with nothing more than a guitar and some modest pedals. He managed to find a depth in what was a very limited palette ...
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RM473 | ROOM40

"Cruel Optimism is a record that considers power (present and absent). It meditates on how power consumes, augments and ultimately shapes two subsequent human conditions: obsession and fragility. This pyramid is an affective ecology of the (ever)present moment. This ...
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RM470 | ROOM40

"Cruel Optimism is a record that considers power (present and absent). It meditates on how power consumes, augments and ultimately shapes two subsequent human conditions: obsession and fragility. This pyramid is an affective ecology of the (ever)present moment. This ...
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RM470V | ROOM40

MIRKO - LP1 (CD)

"LP1 is the debut edition from London based artist Mirko Vogel. Recorded across almost three years, the record is a sprawling mass of ambient texture, remote harmony and uneasy pulse. Initially born out of extended periods of intense touring with Cut Copy, the earliest ...
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RM482 | ROOM40

listen at bandcamp***"In 2015, Brisbane's Gallery Of Modern Art presented David Lynch: Between Two Worlds, a major retrospective of Lynch's works across painting, sculpture, installation and photography. To celebrate the retrospective curator, Jose Da Silva, with David ...
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"This Is You proposes a metaphysical feedback loop involving the lens, a broadcast system, biological ocularcentrism and the sun. Using the birth of user-generated content as the starting point, the work traces the 25-year history of the TV program Funniest Home Videos ...
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RM477 | ROOM40

"'Which way to leave?' is the latest record by Stockholm based musician John Chantler. The self-reflexive sequencing that tracks the sub-harmonic series in the opening blast of 'Falling Forward' positions the record as Chantler's most explicitly melodic. These melodies ...
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RM463 | ROOM40

"The Piano has been an instrument that has woven its way in and out of my life since I was a child. I grew up listening to great classical and jazz players, prepared piano and electronic experiments, extended techniques and later the incredible works of Boulez, ...
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RM476 | ROOM40

"The music existed already, spores maybe or dormant clusters of digital files. Out of three periods of solitude the germination began. The first was in Queensland, on Tamborine Mountain (an aboriginal name), so silent at night that I listened to recorded music - ...
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RM475 | ROOM40

"Based in Spain, composer and visualist Pierce Warnecke has developed an elegant auditory hallucination with his debut edition Memory Fragments. Known widely for his collaboratarial works, this edition represents Warnecke's first solo outing. Recorded over the better ...
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RM479 | ROOM40

NEW ROME - NOWHERE (CD)

"New Rome is the latest project from Polish composer Tomasz Bednarczyk. In the late 2000s, Bednarczyk emerged with a trilogy of electronic records that set pastural tonality against grainy smears of pulse and rhythm. His previous Room40 editions Summer Feelings and ...
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RM422G | ROOM40

"Chris Abrahams returns in 2016 with a new edition for Room40, Fluid To The Influence. Building upon the foundation of his previous three editions, Abrahams charts out a divergent course through lilting piano flows, distended organ passages, thunderous electronic ...
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RM464LP | ROOM40

"Chris Abrahams returns in 2016 with a new edition for Room40, Fluid To The Influence. Building upon the foundation of his previous three editions, Abrahams charts out a divergent course through lilting piano flows, distended organ passages, thunderous electronic ...
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RM464 | ROOM40

"In 2016, Room40 is proud to continue the publication of a series of editions from American guitarist and composer Norman Westberg. Best known for his work with the seminal outfit SWANS, Westberg's output beyond that group is sprawling and restless. His name recurs and ...
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RM474 | ROOM40

"Erik Griswold, the American born, Australian based composer is a master of the prepared piano. Over the past two decades he has forged a deeply personal approach to transforming the piano from a tonal hammered instrument into a device that transgresses acoustic music ...
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RM468 | ROOM40

"Ross Manning is one of Australia's best kept secrets. Over the past half decade, Manning has been behind a series of increasingly profound explorations into light and movement. These installation works seek to reveal spectrum and frequency in patterns that often go ...
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RM471 | ROOM40

"In 2015, Room40 is proud to announce the release of a series of works from American guitarist and composer Norman Westberg. Best known for his work with the seminal outfit SWANS, Westberg's output beyond that group is sprawling and restless. His name recurs and ripples ...
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RM472 | ROOM40

"Fratello Mare, a reference to Folco Quilici's classic film of the same name, is the latest tropical opus from UK born, Italian based musician Mike Cooper. It's Cooper's continuing ode to the Pacific, its people and the traditions that have flowed from that part of the ...
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RM462 | ROOM40

"On Moon Light Reflecting Over Mountains, Tokyo's Chihei Hatakeyama evokes an instrumental poetic grace, that marks him out as one of the icons of his generation. Drawing broadly from aesthetic references, that traverse music of the past 30 years, he seamlessly melts ...
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RM465 | ROOM40