Posts Tagged: Room40

Cole Peters ~ A Certain Point of Inertia

In his liner notes, Cole Peters addresses the pandemic feeling of “time and space collapsing,” and brings this personal feeling to bear on his music.  To many, these past two years have been one long blur: an unending winter or Lent, time

Cole Peters ~ A Certain Point of Inertia

In his liner notes, Cole Peters addresses the pandemic feeling of “time and space collapsing,” and brings this personal feeling to bear on his music.  To many, these past two years have been one long blur: an unending winter or Lent, time

Steve Roden ~ stars of ice

A lock for our year-end Winter Music chart, stars of ice is a gorgeous half hour of samples and loops.  The photograph, taken in 1900, suggests that once upon a time, our winters were colder and icier than they are today.  The

Steve Roden ~ stars of ice

A lock for our year-end Winter Music chart, stars of ice is a gorgeous half hour of samples and loops.  The photograph, taken in 1900, suggests that once upon a time, our winters were colder and icier than they are today.  The

Lawrence English ~ ‘Oseni

On the heels of Lawrence English‘s Viento reissue comes a new work one might consider a companion.  ‘Oseni is a benefit album for the Kingdom of Tonga, which was devastated two weeks ago by the eruption of Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai and the subsequent

Lawrence English ~ ‘Oseni

On the heels of Lawrence English‘s Viento reissue comes a new work one might consider a companion.  ‘Oseni is a benefit album for the Kingdom of Tonga, which was devastated two weeks ago by the eruption of Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai and the subsequent

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Drone

Drone is the music of suspension: a constant underpinning of sound graced by modulation.  The music was perfect for a year in which things seemed to move very slowly, as if through molasses.  Many of the artists on this year’s

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Drone

Drone is the music of suspension: a constant underpinning of sound graced by modulation.  The music was perfect for a year in which things seemed to move very slowly, as if through molasses.  Many of the artists on this year’s

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Ambient

This year’s picks emphasize the variety of ambient music through poetry, field recordings and home diaries, featuring children and cicadas, time and seasons, dedications to loved ones and even a celebration of those who do nothing. This year, many of

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Ambient

This year’s picks emphasize the variety of ambient music through poetry, field recordings and home diaries, featuring children and cicadas, time and seasons, dedications to loved ones and even a celebration of those who do nothing. This year, many of

ACL 2021 ~ The Year’s Best Labels

Lawrence English’s Room40 has landed an amazing five releases on our year-end charts, spread across three genres.  The Australian imprint is our Label of the Year, followed by Temporary Residence and PAN, who each land three.  All three labels are

ACL 2021 ~ The Year’s Best Labels

Lawrence English’s Room40 has landed an amazing five releases on our year-end charts, spread across three genres.  The Australian imprint is our Label of the Year, followed by Temporary Residence and PAN, who each land three.  All three labels are

ACL 2021 ~ Pandemic Playlist

A year ago, we hoped we would not have a pandemic playlist in 2021.  But COVID stuck around.  The music we listened to was informed by isolation, illness and a bout of premature hope, chased by a secondary, more muted

ACL 2021 ~ Pandemic Playlist

A year ago, we hoped we would not have a pandemic playlist in 2021.  But COVID stuck around.  The music we listened to was informed by isolation, illness and a bout of premature hope, chased by a secondary, more muted

Ian Wellman ~ On the Darkest Day, You took My Hand and Swore It Will Be Okay

On the Darkest Day, You took My Hand and Swore It Will Be Okay is a pure pandemic album, conceived during the lockdowns, protests and wildfires of Los Angeles.  Sometimes Ian Wellman had the stamina to venture out, to record as ash fell

Ian Wellman ~ On the Darkest Day, You took My Hand and Swore It Will Be Okay

On the Darkest Day, You took My Hand and Swore It Will Be Okay is a pure pandemic album, conceived during the lockdowns, protests and wildfires of Los Angeles.  Sometimes Ian Wellman had the stamina to venture out, to record as ash fell