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Australian experimental label, founded in the early 2000s by Lawrence English. The huge catalogue includes releases by Chris Abrahams, Simon James Phillips, DJ Olive, Steinbrüchel, Janek Schaefer, John Chantler, Tim Hecker any many others.

 
"It is important to remember that sound is ultimately a physical medium. Vibrations, emitted through the airwaves collide with surfaces, reflecting and inflecting in a blissfully chaotic interplay before finding their way to our ear drums. It's here, in this space of ...
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RM458 | ROOM40

"It's difficult to know how to summurise the meandering journey that has been the life and times of Mike Cooper. Having just celebrated his 70th year of mischief making here's what we can tell you... A young Mike Cooper can be spotted playing a beatnik guitarist on an ...
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RM454 | ROOM40

"Chris Abrahams' Memory Night is his third edition for Room40 - Play Scar and Thrown preceding this album. Widely recognised as the pianist for Australian liminal improvisation trio The Necks, Chris Abrahams' solo work etches out an entirely different universe. It's a ...
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RM453 | ROOM40

"In 2012, Room40's open frame festival probes this idea of dead silence - asking what role does silence play today across music and art spectra. We bring together a range of artists whose work can be seen to reflect on this idea of absence and presence. Moreover these ...
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RMBK003 | ROOM40

"Pinkcourtesyphone is an echo of an unfamiliar voice. Pinkcourtesyphone remembers two things you hold up to your face as a conduit to forgotten love. Pinkcourtesyphone permeates like a syrup-y dream. Pinkcourtesyphone is many things from many places. Pinkcourtesyphone ...
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RM451 | ROOM40

"For their second major recording project Host, Australian sound artists Anthea Caddy and Thembi Soddell rigorously shape aural representations of physical environments to express psychological experience. Recorded in scientifically controlled spaces and unpredictable ...
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RM448 | ROOM40

ERIKM - TRANSFALL (CD)

"eRikm's Transfall is a document of profound gesture. A collection of works that resolve his recent explorations into music and sound for performance, dance and theatre. For almost two decades, eRikm has been a major force in contemporary musique concréte. He is a ...
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RM449 | ROOM40

"Wege translates as 'path' and it's a fitting title for the latest rendering from master percussionist and experimental composer Andrea Belfi. The albums' four pieces act as orientation points through some imaginary sonic landscape. Wege is Belfi's forth LP (the first ...
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RM446 | ROOM40

"Scott Morrison is one of Australia's best kept secrets. Working away solidly under the radar for more than half a decade, Morrison's practise has sauntered between affairs with the fine arts, architectural installation and live performance. Until this point, his work ...
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EDRM422 | ROOM40

MINAMO - DOCUMENTAL (CD)

"Tokyo quartet Minamo occupy a privileged place in the Japanese music scene. They remain one of the few ensembles to consistently produce work that simultaneously refines and expands upon their existing themes and aesthetics. Their largely improvised interactions have ...
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RM443 | ROOM40

"Pimmon is the Australian godfather of laptop led electronics. Over the past decade and a half, Pimmon has carved out a unique space for himself amidst through producing a series of masterfully executed excursions into abstract electronic sounds. On The Oansome Orbit, ...
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RM441 | ROOM40

"Reflection, ricochet and reverberation - it's these three words that summurise the character of Chihei Hatakeyama's new edition Mirror. Drawing deeply on the earliest recorded period of Japan's history, the Kofun era, Hatakeyama's Mirror meditates on the importance ...
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RM445 | ROOM40

"Steinbrüchel's Narrow is an album of reduction and transformation. Like much of Steinbrüchel's recorded work, the genesis of Narrow stems from a singular idea concerned with the notion of "static development". Working with a limited palette of source material ...
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RM433 | ROOM40

"For Barry Ray is the husband and wife duo of Carina Thorén (Sweden) and John Chantler (Australia). After a number of compilation appearances, long gone CDrs and lathe cut records under various guises, the pair bunked down over the winter of 06/07 to lay the ...
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RM423LP | ROOM40

"With 'A Field For Mixing', Chartier brings the physicality of space directly into his compositional practise. Recording a variety of small and large spaces in Australia, Japan and the USA, Chartier utilises the unique properties of these spaces to create a newly ...
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RM439 | ROOM40

"For the best part of a decade, Éric La Casa's attention to sonic phenomena has resulted in some of the finest contemporary Musique Concréte to come out of France. La Casa's methodology for sound recording allows for a versatile examination of both urban and natural ...
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EDRM421 | ROOM40

"Tokyo based musician and composer Chihei Hatakeyama has been in a state of transit. Moving to a new home in recent months, he has found a heightened awareness of his surroundings. The clarity of new encounters with unfamiliar spaces and the sharpness of experience that ...
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RM432 | ROOM40

V.A. - FABRIQUE (CD)

"An incredibly limited edition to celebrate the final Fabrique (a concert serie organized by Lawrence English in Brisbane from 2001 to 2009) held last friday Feb 20. Features exclusive and live pieces from David Grubbs, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Janek Schaefer, ...
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EDRM420 | ROOM40

"I visited Saya and Ueno at the Majikick house in June last year to catch-up, hang out and chat about what another record from them on ROOM40 might feel like. I'd come fresh from RM40 HQ in Brisbane, working with Lawrence on Noriko's 'U' and was packing a clutch of his ...
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RM436 | ROOM40

"May is the latest collaboration between New York composers Taylor Deupree and Kenneth Kirschner. Recorded on May 9, 2008 at the OFFF Festival in Lisbon, the album represents the first available live recording of Deupree and Kirschner's concert performances. Continuing ...
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EDRM418 | ROOM40

"Eugene Carchesio's renown as a visual artist has unjustly eclipsed his extraordinary output as a soundmaker. Since the mid 80s, the Brisbane artist has steadfastly proliferated a sack full of barely released cassettes and cdrs under the D.N.E. moniker. Twenty years ...
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RM434 | ROOM40

"Wroclaw based sound artist Tomasz Bednarczyk has a penchant for capturing the emotion in moments of stasis. It's this acute sense of expanding fleeting moments and exploring their detail that informs the sonic palette of his latest full length recording Painting Sky ...
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RM425 | ROOM40

DJ OLIVE - TRIAGE (CD)

"Over the past two decades, DJ Olive has been a central figure in New York's diverse sonic underground. In 2001 he also commenced work on a series of 'sleeping pills' designed to create a deeply enveloping environment in which the listener becomes engulfed in an audio ...
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RM429 | ROOM40

"Robbie Avenaim's RMD has been a long time in the making. His debut solo release to surface in a career that stretches back to the late 1980s, collects together the better part of a decade's worth of experimentation with the possibilities of prepared percussion, ...
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RM421 | ROOM40

"Tujiko Noriko joins with collaborators Lawrence English and John Chantler for 'U', a record of orbiting themes, esoteric lyrical wordplays and warm analog-infused song-forms. Following on from the acclaimed 'Blurred In My Mirror (ROOM40), 'U' is a record of phases and ...
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RM435 | ROOM40