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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.

 
"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

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RM422G | 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

"Chris Abrahams is best known for his work as pianist with the trio The Necks. The Necks have toured extensively and have released eleven albums in their fifteen-year career. Outside of the Necks, Chris has released four solo piano albums - "Walk", "Piano", "Glow", ...
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RM409 | 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

"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