Posts Tagged: Room40

ACL 2021 ~ The Year’s Best Labels

Lawrence English’s Room40 has landed an amazing five releases on our year-end charts, spread across three genres.  The Australian imprint is our Label of the Year, followed by Temporary Residence and PAN, who each land three.  All three labels are

ACL 2021 ~ The Year’s Best Labels

Lawrence English’s Room40 has landed an amazing five releases on our year-end charts, spread across three genres.  The Australian imprint is our Label of the Year, followed by Temporary Residence and PAN, who each land three.  All three labels are

ACL 2021 ~ Pandemic Playlist

A year ago, we hoped we would not have a pandemic playlist in 2021.  But COVID stuck around.  The music we listened to was informed by isolation, illness and a bout of premature hope, chased by a secondary, more muted

ACL 2021 ~ Pandemic Playlist

A year ago, we hoped we would not have a pandemic playlist in 2021.  But COVID stuck around.  The music we listened to was informed by isolation, illness and a bout of premature hope, chased by a secondary, more muted

Ian Wellman ~ On the Darkest Day, You took My Hand and Swore It Will Be Okay

On the Darkest Day, You took My Hand and Swore It Will Be Okay is a pure pandemic album, conceived during the lockdowns, protests and wildfires of Los Angeles.  Sometimes Ian Wellman had the stamina to venture out, to record as ash fell

Ian Wellman ~ On the Darkest Day, You took My Hand and Swore It Will Be Okay

On the Darkest Day, You took My Hand and Swore It Will Be Okay is a pure pandemic album, conceived during the lockdowns, protests and wildfires of Los Angeles.  Sometimes Ian Wellman had the stamina to venture out, to record as ash fell

Philip Samartzis | Eugene Ughetti ~ Polar Force / Array

Polar Force and Array ~ the first release on vinyl, the second on CD with booklet ~ investigate the properties of Antarctic sound inside and outside Casey Base Station.  A wealth of field recordings were made on site by Philip Samartzis, and reflective

Philip Samartzis | Eugene Ughetti ~ Polar Force / Array

Polar Force and Array ~ the first release on vinyl, the second on CD with booklet ~ investigate the properties of Antarctic sound inside and outside Casey Base Station.  A wealth of field recordings were made on site by Philip Samartzis, and reflective

Lawrence English ~ A Mirror Holds the Sky

Lawrence English‘s Room40 label is about to go on an absolute tear, with eight multi-genre albums already announced for fall.  The artist’s own A Mirror Holds the Sky is the first of these, and the first of two in an eight-day

Lawrence English ~ A Mirror Holds the Sky

Lawrence English‘s Room40 label is about to go on an absolute tear, with eight multi-genre albums already announced for fall.  The artist’s own A Mirror Holds the Sky is the first of these, and the first of two in an eight-day

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