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"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

"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

When I was 22 I managed to acquire Techno Animal's Demonoid 12 at a local record store, Rocking Horse Records. I can still recall the intensities of sound that marked the first moments of listening to it. The sense of bass as a tactile surface, that rolling groove and ...
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RM4103 | ROOM40

"We find ourselves increasingly in a swell of solastalgia. Day to day, a vision of what might come to pass builds; one dystopian impression at a time. Solastalgia is not a new phenomena however, rather it has haunted us over the centuries. Change has never been ...
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RM4105 | 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

"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

"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

"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

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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EDRM426 | ROOM40

"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

"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

"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

"Even Clean Hands Damage The Work is the new LP from UK based artist John Chantler. Following on from The Luminous Ground, his critically acclaimed album from 2011, Even Clean Hands Damage The Work sees Chantler delve ever deeper into the inner zones of audible ...
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RM459 | ROOM40

"Rhythm is at the core of who we are. Second to second, day to day, year to year, our lives are a series of spiralling orbits governed by time. Time between heartbeats, between breathes, between meals, between visits with family, the list of cyclical activity goes on ...
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EDRM423 | ROOM40

"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

"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