Posts Tagged: Room40

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

ACL 2019 ~ Music for Haunted Houses

In this article, we list ten albums to play while holding a seance, carving pumpkins, or giving out candy to trick or treaters!  Some of these albums were released when we weren’t in the mood ~ we were building snowmen,

ACL 2019 ~ Music for Haunted Houses

In this article, we list ten albums to play while holding a seance, carving pumpkins, or giving out candy to trick or treaters!  Some of these albums were released when we weren’t in the mood ~ we were building snowmen,

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