Posts Tagged: Room40

Pierce Warnecke ~ Deafened By The Noise Of Time

The notes accompanying Pierre Warnecke’s new album Deafened by the Noise of Time begin with a quote from the German author, W.G. Sebald.  Taken from his experimental final novel Austerlitz, the quotation ends with a melancholic mediation on sonic absence

Pierce Warnecke ~ Deafened By The Noise Of Time

The notes accompanying Pierre Warnecke’s new album Deafened by the Noise of Time begin with a quote from the German author, W.G. Sebald.  Taken from his experimental final novel Austerlitz, the quotation ends with a melancholic mediation on sonic absence

Alberto Boccardi ~ Petra

There are times when even the most familiar landscape takes on an uncomfortable edge. The hill up the road starts to look alien, the cityscape like a jumble of separate, disconnected parts. Returning home after a long absence, familiar sights

Alberto Boccardi ~ Petra

There are times when even the most familiar landscape takes on an uncomfortable edge. The hill up the road starts to look alien, the cityscape like a jumble of separate, disconnected parts. Returning home after a long absence, familiar sights

Daniel Menche ~ Forlorn

The extensive musical output of Daniel Menche is often described with labels like experimental, abstract, or noise. These labels are accurate but limited, referring to preconceived music ideas that do not apply entirely to his work. Menche’s music can be

Daniel Menche ~ Forlorn

The extensive musical output of Daniel Menche is often described with labels like experimental, abstract, or noise. These labels are accurate but limited, referring to preconceived music ideas that do not apply entirely to his work. Menche’s music can be

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