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

 
"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

"Geography is an ongoing force shaping our understandings of the environments around us and, in turn, experiences ongoing transformation and development. Considering not only the natural world, but also culture, economy and politics in diverse settings and across many ...
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EDRM416 | ROOM40

"On 11 Easy Pieces, his first widely available solo LP, Craig offers an intimate yet robust collection of works recorded on an array of cheap analogue keyboards, including his instrument of choice the Casio MT40. Recorded to cassette at the kitchen table between ...
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RM424 | ROOM40

UENO - SUI-GIN (CD)

"Ueno, along with his partner Saya, is one of the core members of Tenniscoats, who've released a number of fantastic discs of straight-up melodic to the core sing-songing joy. 2007 saw the release of Tenniscoat's 'Totemo Aimasho' for ROOM40 and 'Tan Tan Therapy' for ...
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RM428 | ROOM40

ERIK M - STČME (CD)

"Between his reputation as swift shifting improviser, concréte composer and turntable deconstructionist, Marseilles based artist ERIKM has earned himself an enviable position in the European music community. With Stéme, his most ambitious and fully realised ...
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RM426 | ROOM40

"It's this musical whisper that is amplified on Oceanic Feeling-Like, as Italian based musician Mike Cooper and Australia's Chris Abrahams unite for the first time to create what could be described as a picturesque horizon of melodic ocean swell. Stretching out wide, ...
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RM420 | ROOM40

"Revers Ouest* is a radiophonic work based on text fragments drawing a futuristic and mental description of the Nantes city. It's an isolated utopist vision of architecture, buildings made like concrete waves. The texts are read by two actors, whose voices are used as a ...
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RM431 | ROOM40

"Recorded deep within the Norberg mineshafts of Norway, this 21 minute live piece summarises much of what makes Tim Hecker's music so vital and compelling. Adept at counter-pointing the most ferocious of distorted platters with smooth beds of ambient sound and potent ...
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EDRM414 | ROOM40

"As Alain De Botton suggests in his book 'The Art Of Travel', the act of transit between social, cultural and geographic circumstance is far more than mere bodily movement. Language, architecture, food, gesture, landscape and sound all play a part in travel and ...
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EDRM417 | ROOM40

"'Basis' is based on recordings of acoustic instruments. All sounds were processed and layered into compositions by Steinbrüchel. Through this processing Steinbrüchel revealed hidden structures and melodies and isolated them, creating new melodic and organic textures ...
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RM422 | ROOM40

"In essence Tokyo's Tenniscoats celebrate all that makes song vital in our collective conscious. Matching emotive live performance against delicately psychedelic folk songs, the duo of Saya and Takashi Ueno (assisted by a plethora of floating members), create some of ...
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RM415 | ROOM40

"Recorded over a series of four Sunday afternoons, Wakool is an interrogation into an expanded range of techniques and gestures applied to instruments including banjo, electroacoustic guitar, bandura, and eukolin. In part an antidote to laborious studio process, this ...
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EDRM412 | ROOM40

"With 'Landing' American sound artist Taylor Deupree offers another vision of subtle shifting audio. A progression from the full-length Northern (12K), Landing matches acoustic instruments across broad washes of warm sonic texture and floating spatial movement. Removed ...
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EDRM411 | 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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RM423 | ROOM40

"This recording is taken from a live concert which took place at the Musique Action Festival in France on Thursday the 26 of May 2005. Initially Luc Ferrari and erik.m were invited to present "Les Protorythmiques" at Musique Action 2005, a work composed around a new ...
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RM417 | ROOM40

V.A. - ON ISOLATION (CD)

"The concepts of isolation - in social, geographic and virtual settings have spawned various creative investigations over the centuries. Guided by the philosophical premise of social theorists such as Zygmunt Bauman, Room40 and the University Of Tasmania collaborated in ...
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EDRM410(LTD) | ROOM40

"Recorded at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in January 2005, this explosive piece from Text Of Light typifies their abilities as a vivid freeform improvisational unit. Lee Ranaldo and Alan Licht's measured guitar work sets a basis on which Ulrich Krieger's ...
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EDRM410 | ROOM40

"In 2004 M. Rösner released his album post on UK label 12x50. He has recently remixed the Matinkarri Bridge in Finland for Sonic Artstaršs Singing Bridges compilation. His sounds works have received airplay and appeared in art installations across the globe. In mid ...
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RM408 | ROOM40

"Richard Chartier's sound installation and recorded pieces evoke a state of aural awareness. Working with a variety of minimal structures and refined sound sources, Chartier has been responsible for some of the most austere audio works of recent years. Aesthetically ...
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EDRM409 | ROOM40