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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.

 
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RM422G | 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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RM478 | 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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RM479 | 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

"Rafael Anton Irisarri's A Fragile Geography is a record cast in a climate of unsteadiness and transition, reflecting upon the current state of everyday living. Recorded over the past two years, the record bares the marks of difficult terrains - personal, political, ...
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RM466 | 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

2015 repress of Ben Frost's debut album, originally released on Room40 in 2003
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RM403V | 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

"This year Room40 celebrates 15 years of editions and events. As part of the celebrations we are re-issuing a number of editions in various formats that are out of print. One of these editions brings together two of the pieces we've had the pleasure to publish by Tim ...
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RM467 | 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

"It is truly an honor and privilege to present the latest work by long time comrade, inspiration, and one of the modern masters of the craft Lawrence English. Over the past decade English's work has been published widely on respected imprints including Touch, 12k, Winds ...
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RM469V | ROOM40

"Steve Roden and Stephen Vitiello are sound artists working at the nexus of sculpture and acoustics. They are professional listeners, embedding themselves in the auditory and relishing that which is encompassed in their horizon of listening. It's their shared horizon of ...
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EDRM415 | ROOM40

"I think I have known Ueno Takashi for almost a decade now. If not that long, then certainly close. Over that time I've had the pleasure of performing with him and collaborating together on a number of recording projects for Tenniscoats. Ueno's work, both solo and with ...
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RM456 | ROOM40

"These pieces have been recorded over the last five years; combining ensembles of acoustic and electronic instruments, samples, and field recordings made in Australia and composed during my time living in Melbourne. In this period I have immersed myself in traditional ...
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RM461 | ROOM40

"UK-based artist Chris Herbert is a man of intermittent communications. Over the past decade he has published a select oeuvre of crushingly lush and elegant records. Fittingly then, Constants, his new edition for Room40 is a transmission from an overtly private realm. ...
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RM457 | ROOM40

"Wilderness of Mirrors is the new album from Lawrence English. It is two years in the making and the first album created since the release of his 2011 ode to J.A Baker's novel, The Peregrine. It is English's most tectonic auditory offering to date, an unrelenting ...
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RM460 | 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