Posts Tagged: Room40

Lawrence English ~ Cruel Optimism

High density music is easy to make ~ just add more layers until all the levels are in the red.  But quality denseness is far more difficult to achieve.  Lawrence English excels in such ventures because he honors the nuances within and between sounds.  His

Lawrence English ~ Cruel Optimism

High density music is easy to make ~ just add more layers until all the levels are in the red.  But quality denseness is far more difficult to achieve.  Lawrence English excels in such ventures because he honors the nuances within and between sounds.  His

Rafael Anton Irisarri ~ A Fragile Geography

A Fragile Geography clawed itself out of the debris in what was a difficult period for Rafael Anton Irisarri. He left Seattle for New York, but during the removal process his entire studio, audio archives and possessions were stolen. Two years in the making, A Fragile Geography is a

Rafael Anton Irisarri ~ A Fragile Geography

A Fragile Geography clawed itself out of the debris in what was a difficult period for Rafael Anton Irisarri. He left Seattle for New York, but during the removal process his entire studio, audio archives and possessions were stolen. Two years in the making, A Fragile Geography is a

ACL 2014: Top Ten Drone

The extended tones of drone can undulate and loop or attack like disturbed bees; they can lull one to sleep or startle one awake.  Both types of drone are represented in this year’s picks.  Some familiar names are present, joined

ACL 2014: Top Ten Drone

The extended tones of drone can undulate and loop or attack like disturbed bees; they can lull one to sleep or startle one awake.  Both types of drone are represented in this year’s picks.  Some familiar names are present, joined

Lawrence English ~ Wilderness of Mirrors

It’s been three years since Lawrence English‘s last album (longer than our site has been around!), but the artist has remained in the public eye through his Room40 label and his live appearances.  During this time, he’s grown interested in “the

Lawrence English ~ Wilderness of Mirrors

It’s been three years since Lawrence English‘s last album (longer than our site has been around!), but the artist has remained in the public eye through his Room40 label and his live appearances.  During this time, he’s grown interested in “the

Electronic Observations 2013 #10

Just scraping within the calendar year, here’s the final Electronic Observations for 2013. Thank you to everyone who has read it, and especially to the artists for making the music. This month’s column is later (and a bit shorter) than

Electronic Observations 2013 #10

Just scraping within the calendar year, here’s the final Electronic Observations for 2013. Thank you to everyone who has read it, and especially to the artists for making the music. This month’s column is later (and a bit shorter) than

Rafael Anton Irisarri ~ The Unintentional Sea

The Salton Sea was never meant to exist.  It developed by accident in 1905 as waters were diverted from the California River, submerging the town of Salton.  In the ensuing decades it became a resort area, until fertilizer runoff and

Rafael Anton Irisarri ~ The Unintentional Sea

The Salton Sea was never meant to exist.  It developed by accident in 1905 as waters were diverted from the California River, submerging the town of Salton.  In the ensuing decades it became a resort area, until fertilizer runoff and

Bee Mask ~ Vaporware / Scanops

Just when you think you know an artist, they change.  This is the case with Chris Madak (Bee Mask), whose lovely new short album (or extended single) is his most intricate and refined recording to date.  Presented with two quarter-hour

Bee Mask ~ Vaporware / Scanops

Just when you think you know an artist, they change.  This is the case with Chris Madak (Bee Mask), whose lovely new short album (or extended single) is his most intricate and refined recording to date.  Presented with two quarter-hour