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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.

 
"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

"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

"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

"'In The Last Hour' is, by his own confession, Janek's favourite album and the result of years developing his approach to live composition. A deeply moving and harmonious work inspired by a sentence from an Iain Banks novel [as revealed in the track titles]. It is ...
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RM419 | ROOM40

"The turntable has enjoyed a varied history in the realm of performance and experimental music. From the early phonographic works of John Cage to the spliced cut-ups of Christian Marclay in the 1980s, the device has proven to be a versatile tool for the creation and ...
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EDRM407 | ROOM40

"Australian electro-acoustic composer Philip Samartzis is an increasingly vital presence in the Australian sound community. His work over the past decade and a half has offered a prophetic vision for each of his chosen formats and aesthetic approaches. On h [ ] ...
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EDRM406 | ROOM40

"For well over a decade, Australia's Lloyd Barrett has been issuing all manner of intricate sound works - from diligent examinations of postconcréte sound and abstracted rhythmic projects to spacious ambient works. In 2005, he committed himself to create Mise En Scene, ...
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RM418 | ROOM40

"The act of conjuring remarkable sound from found objects is at the very heart of this recording from American musicians Greg Davis and Jeph Jerman. Having met in Arizona some years back, Davis and Jerman commenced working together on a series of recording projects. ...
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RM416 | ROOM40

"Over the past few years, Keith Fullerton Whitman has been responsible for producing some of the most engaging electronic music to emerge from the United States. Informed by traditional musique concréte as much as contemporary DSP, his work remains provocative without ...
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EDRM408 | ROOM40

"The Twentieth Century brought with it an unparalleled use of artificial sound in the form of George Squier's Muzak - a creation designed to enhance (and perhaps determine) amongst other things our 'urban/social/shopping' experience. For decades, no mall or place of ...
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EDRM405 | ROOM40

"Pech is the latest duo recording from inside pianist Reinhold Friedl and avantpercussionist Michael Vorfeld. Over the past five years, this pair of German musicians have created some of the most engaging and imaginative electro-acoustic music, exploring the potentials ...
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RM414 | ROOM40

DJ OLIVE - SLEEP (CD)

"As one of the pioneers of 'sleep' parties in the low level apartment blocks and converted industrial lots in Brooklyn during the early nineties, DJ Olive's latest long player collects together his experiments in ambient sound spaces. It's a celebration of filtered ...
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RM413 | ROOM40

"The track "opaque" by steinbrüchel and five remixes is being released by the Australian label room40. The remixes were created by the internationally well known artists Oren Ambarchi (AUS), Taylor Deupree (US), Frost (AUS), Toshiya Tsunoda (JP) and Chris Abrahams ...
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RM411 | ROOM40

"Apart from being recognised as two of Australia's leading improvising musical forces, Clayton Thomas and Robin Fox are also acknowledged for their unrelenting experiments and divergent acoustic approaches in relation to their instrument of choice. Over the past 3 ...
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RM412 | ROOM40

"The initial release of Oren Ambarchi and Robbie Avenaim's sucker-punch to the solar plexus, Clockwork. - an edition of 100 3" CD-Rs on Ambarchi's Jerker Productions label back in 1999 - let it slide by just enough aesthetic radars to register among cognoscenti. Coupled ...
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EDRM404 | ROOM40

still availble"Currently based in Brisbane, Australia, American born composer and pianist Erik Griswold has been a leading force in Australian contemporary composition for prepared piano for many years. Splitting his time between solo pursuits and his work with ...
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RM407 | ROOM40