Posts Tagged: Room40

Yuko Araki ~ End of Trilogy

It is common to read about the mind-obliterating qualities of noise and its negative paths towards selfless meditation, but there is another undercurrent in its stark associations with bodily harm and the possibility to access some sort of outside within:

Yuko Araki ~ End of Trilogy

It is common to read about the mind-obliterating qualities of noise and its negative paths towards selfless meditation, but there is another undercurrent in its stark associations with bodily harm and the possibility to access some sort of outside within:

Ai Yamamoto ~ Pan De Sonic ~ Iso / Monster Hurricane Wihajster ~ U nas dobrze, choć trochę strzyka w kolanach

Two new recordings turn the sounds of domestic lockdown into music.  One album is percussive and electronic, the other improvisational and intimate. Together they demonstrate the creativity of artists who are unable to perform in concert halls yet find music

Ai Yamamoto ~ Pan De Sonic ~ Iso / Monster Hurricane Wihajster ~ U nas dobrze, choć trochę strzyka w kolanach

Two new recordings turn the sounds of domestic lockdown into music.  One album is percussive and electronic, the other improvisational and intimate. Together they demonstrate the creativity of artists who are unable to perform in concert halls yet find music

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern composition is arguably the most upscale of our categories, and often includes music composed for film, dance and theatre.  The genre lends itself well to conceptual projects and is strong enough to incorporate a great deal of experimentalism without

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern composition is arguably the most upscale of our categories, and often includes music composed for film, dance and theatre.  The genre lends itself well to conceptual projects and is strong enough to incorporate a great deal of experimentalism without

Madeleine Cocolas ~ Ithaca

Ithaca is a tranquil, expansive phantom. It is more than just a place, it is also a web of emotional states and historical traces where the twists of grand myths meet the common patterns of everyday life. Madeleine Cocolas wrote

Madeleine Cocolas ~ Ithaca

Ithaca is a tranquil, expansive phantom. It is more than just a place, it is also a web of emotional states and historical traces where the twists of grand myths meet the common patterns of everyday life. Madeleine Cocolas wrote

Ian Wellman ~ The House that Ate Itself / Kin Leonn & Hiroshi Ebina ~ Faraway Vicinity

How do you know when you are home? Home might be a specific building, or a hometown, or a region. It might mean be a feeling of oneness we experience in nature, with family, or anywhere we belong. We may

Ian Wellman ~ The House that Ate Itself / Kin Leonn & Hiroshi Ebina ~ Faraway Vicinity

How do you know when you are home? Home might be a specific building, or a hometown, or a region. It might mean be a feeling of oneness we experience in nature, with family, or anywhere we belong. We may

Beatriz Ferreyra ~ Echos +

There’s a memorial aspect to acousmatic sounds that can lead towards a conceptual end-point usually avoided by Schaefferian humanism: the severing of the sound from its source is a kind of death. Echos + is an in-depth exploration of their

Beatriz Ferreyra ~ Echos +

There’s a memorial aspect to acousmatic sounds that can lead towards a conceptual end-point usually avoided by Schaefferian humanism: the severing of the sound from its source is a kind of death. Echos + is an in-depth exploration of their

A Closer Listen’s Best Field Recording & Soundscape Albums of the Decade

If you’ve ever wanted to get into field recordings, this article is a perfect place to start.  Field recording and soundscape artists capture sounds before they vanish, preserving them for future generations.  Our best of the decade list includes the

A Closer Listen’s Best Field Recording & Soundscape Albums of the Decade

If you’ve ever wanted to get into field recordings, this article is a perfect place to start.  Field recording and soundscape artists capture sounds before they vanish, preserving them for future generations.  Our best of the decade list includes the

Chihei Hatakeyama ~ Forgotten Hill

Chihei Hatakeyama has always indulged in the blurry aftertones of experience. The head of the White Paddy Mountain label has spent the last decade exploring the residual impact of thoughts, places, and moments through contemplative sonic arenas that effortlessly expand

Chihei Hatakeyama ~ Forgotten Hill

Chihei Hatakeyama has always indulged in the blurry aftertones of experience. The head of the White Paddy Mountain label has spent the last decade exploring the residual impact of thoughts, places, and moments through contemplative sonic arenas that effortlessly expand