Posts Tagged: Room40

An Interview With Scanner / Mass Observation (Expanded)

    Scanner (aka Robin Rimbaud) has been at the forefront of electronic and experimental music for decades. As a document, as a work of art, and as a social and cultural commentary, his music has never been more in

An Interview With Scanner / Mass Observation (Expanded)

    Scanner (aka Robin Rimbaud) has been at the forefront of electronic and experimental music for decades. As a document, as a work of art, and as a social and cultural commentary, his music has never been more in

Sound Propositions 015: Lawrence English

Sound Propositions is an ongoing, semi-regular series of conversations with artists exploring their creative practices and individual aesthetics, conceived of as a counter-narrative to a dominant trend in music journalism which fetishizes equipment and new technologies. Rather than writing copy

Sound Propositions 015: Lawrence English

Sound Propositions is an ongoing, semi-regular series of conversations with artists exploring their creative practices and individual aesthetics, conceived of as a counter-narrative to a dominant trend in music journalism which fetishizes equipment and new technologies. Rather than writing copy

Pinkcourtesyphone ~ Romantic Threat

Romantic Threat is illusory music; a shimmering, surreal amusement park with a nauseating funhouse as a premier attraction, loud hollers of ‘roll up, roll up, get your hot dogs here‘ from the food stalls, and high-pitched cries drunk on helium

Pinkcourtesyphone ~ Romantic Threat

Romantic Threat is illusory music; a shimmering, surreal amusement park with a nauseating funhouse as a premier attraction, loud hollers of ‘roll up, roll up, get your hot dogs here‘ from the food stalls, and high-pitched cries drunk on helium

Thembi Soddell ~ Love Songs ~ Review and Interview

The term “love songs” implies sweetness and light: syrupy stylings written to woo or enamor.  Love songs sit in gilded carriages with Cupid, chocolate, candy hearts and the color red.  So why is this album black? These are love songs, just not those kind of

Thembi Soddell ~ Love Songs ~ Review and Interview

The term “love songs” implies sweetness and light: syrupy stylings written to woo or enamor.  Love songs sit in gilded carriages with Cupid, chocolate, candy hearts and the color red.  So why is this album black? These are love songs, just not those kind of

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Drone

2017 was a pivotal year for the drone genre, formerly considered the least political of all genres.  Yet as the noise of the world increased, so did the interest of artists in using drone and noise as commentary.  By creating

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Drone

2017 was a pivotal year for the drone genre, formerly considered the least political of all genres.  Yet as the noise of the world increased, so did the interest of artists in using drone and noise as commentary.  By creating

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Ambient

After a long, hard day, there’s nothing like a beautiful ambient album to soothe the savage breast.  Whether one is dealing with heartbreak, the loss of a loved one or the state of world affairs, this is music to come

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Ambient

After a long, hard day, there’s nothing like a beautiful ambient album to soothe the savage breast.  Whether one is dealing with heartbreak, the loss of a loved one or the state of world affairs, this is music to come

Janek Schaefer ~ Glitter in my tears

Glitter in my tears is an unfulfilled promise, its life cut short time and again by daydreams had deep into the night. It marks the 20th anniversary of Janek Schaefer’s first release, perhaps mired in hopes lost by now, a

Janek Schaefer ~ Glitter in my tears

Glitter in my tears is an unfulfilled promise, its life cut short time and again by daydreams had deep into the night. It marks the 20th anniversary of Janek Schaefer’s first release, perhaps mired in hopes lost by now, a