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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, Norman Westberg, Chihei Hatakeyama, Janek Schaefer, John Chantler, David Shea, Ross Manning, Tim Hecker any many others.

 
"The North Bend is about the Pacific Northwest region of the USA, where I lived at the time the album was made. Still, today I consider that region my spiritual home, even though I am now living on the East Coast. I had met Lawrence English in Poland back in 2009 and he ...
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RM438V | ROOM40

"I'm not really sure when I first heard Beatriz Ferreyra's music. My best guess would be in the early to mid 2000s when I was working alongside the curatorial team at Liquid Architecture. Given the focus of the festival at that time, GRM and musique concre`te more ...
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RM4114 | ROOM40

"What are the bounded limits of sense? How is it we come to know the world and moreover how is it that we share that experience collectively? Where are the points of mutual understanding and how can we approach the spectral aspects of our sensing of the world? It's ...
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RM447 | ROOM40

"1n 1979, Akio Suzuki recorded a performance, 'New Sense Of Hearing', at the Nagoya American Centre. During the performance, Suzuki used voice, turntables, glass harmonica and his self-designed instrument the Analapos to create a series of improvised pieces that ...
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RM4118 | ROOM40

"In June 2019, Masami Akita, better known as Merzbow travelled to Australia to take part in Room40's Open Frame festival. Across a week he delivered a series of performances to sold out audiences in Sydney and Melbourne. The performances were viscerally explosive, a ...
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EDRM428 | ROOM40

"Everything we do sends a message, and that message is embedded in a story. The music i recorded between 1987 and 2003 somehow sends its message and there's a story behind it. By 2006, with "Space", i radically changed both the message and the story. I have always found ...
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RM4115 | ROOM40

"Australian born, Sweden based artist John Chantler returns to Room40 with his fifth solo edition. Tomorrow Is Too Late was commissioned by INA GRM for their Presences Electronique festival in 2018 and sees Chantler significantly expand the horizons of his acoustic ...
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RM4107 | ROOM40

"A few years ago I went on a trip to the Asuka region. This album, 'Forgotten Hill', draws all of its inspiration from this trip. The experiences I had on this journey were used as compositional guides to compile the sonic impressions I experienced during this time. ...
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RM4111 | ROOM40

"Every recording project explores a gap that exists between uncertainty and realisation. It can be a treacherous zone of investigation, one that can frustrate as easily as it can reward. In this expanse of possibility, artists and musicians traverse a particular set of ...
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RM4110 | ROOM40

"For well over a decade, Erkki Veltheim has been involved in some of the most critical contemporary sound works performed in Australia. Celebrated widely for his performance approach, that orbits outward from his extended violin practice, Erkki Veltheim's recorded works ...
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RM4106 | ROOM40

"For the first solo record under his own name, Luís Fernandes chose an on-point title that echoes in one word a constant feeling throughout Demora. Demora means 'delay' in Portuguese. Depending on the way you use it on a sentence, it can also mean that something is ...
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RM4109 | ROOM40

"Crushingly dark and ominous avant-classical nocturnal scapes from Tehran-based Siavash Amini, marking his debut with Lawrence English's Room 40. Amini's work in 'Serus' is often scowlingly serious, but not without its moments of spacious, harmonic relief that bring the ...
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RM497 | ROOM40

"The summer of 2004 house sitting in Palombara, 40 minutes outside of Rome, at our friend Jo Campbell's house, in the company of several dogs and numerous cats, I set to work outside in the shed with a Zoom Sampletrack ST-224, two mini disc recorders and a Tascam four ...
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RM496 | ROOM40

MERZBOW - MONOAKUMA (CD)

"MONOAkuma is a live recording made in Brisbane in 2012 at the Institute Of Modern Art. This was the second time I had the pleasure to present Masami Akita live in Australia. To me, this performance epitomises the physiology of Merzbow's sound work. He creates in ...
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EDRM419 | ROOM40

"Norman Westberg is perhaps best recognised for his truly individual approach to guitar with the band SWANS. His playing with SWANS has influenced a generation of musicians across genres. His particular approaches to that instrument, in creating both harmony and brute ...
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RM481 | ROOM40

"Re-Verbed (No-Input Mixing Board 9) is the latest edition from Tokyo based artist Toshimaru Nakamura. The No-Input Mixing Board is a unique instrument pioneered by Nakamura. As its name suggests, it is a mixing console within which external no input exists. The ...
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RM494 | ROOM40

"The music of Australian artist Thembi Soddell resides in a zone of unrelenting darkness and physical affect. Working at the nexus of raw emotion, sound design and musique concrete, she creates sound worlds that are effortlessly dense and abyss-like. In her ...
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RM491 | ROOM40

"Joana Gama and Luis Fernandes' new offering At The Still Point Of The Turning World, borrows its title from T. S. Eliot's poem Burnt Norton. It is a record of restless motion, lilting and pulsing with a sense of gentle determination. Born out of a period of mutual ...
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RM492 | ROOM40

"Seven excellent examples of negative mood music. Pinkcourtesyphone's artistry is all lustrous sounds. new meaning and beauty for.oh, you don't even want to know. The answer is buried under centuries of suffocatingly sweet tonalities we created. Just like romance, the ...
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RM490 | ROOM40

"I confess to being in a state of ceaseless awe when it comes to Tokyo guitarist, Ueno Takashi. I have had the pleasure to know Ueno now for well over 10 years. In that time he has remained a source of constant curiosity and surprise. Just when I think I have the man ...
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RM487 | ROOM40

"In August this year, Ross Manning opened his first major survey exhibition, Dissonant Rhythms, at Brisbane's Institute of Modern Art. As part of the exhibition a monograph and LP edition, titled Reflex in Waves, were prepared to celebrate this milestone. Reflex in ...
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RM486 | ROOM40

"On Moon Field, Rafael Toral breaks new ground, it is his first edition that moves outward, beyond the Space Program series. This collection of three extended and interlocking works, marks the beginning of a transitional period into a new phase. Building on the ...
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RM480 | ROOM40

"These recordings were made during a relatively long period of time, not continuously, over several months in my studio. Nothing was been planned in advance, not any idea of album or approach. Nevertheless I easily recognise myself in this material, moreover I recognise ...
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RM489 | ROOM40

"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