Dec 052016

Well that was quick. Less than 4 hours after we announced Spyros Polychronopoulos – LEM all of these special objects were spoken for.

Here’s a little note from Spyros about the project:

This album consists of four musical pieces. The music that you are going to listen is not prefabricated or stored in the device memory and every playback is unique. Five independent audio channels are processed, mixed and reproduced in real-time. A different sample is loaded on each channel, chosen randomly from a sample database. Additionally, each channel introduces a different filter featuring unique parameters. The parameters’ values are varying constantly between two points, resulting in a fluid development of the layers across one another in time.

I came to LEM through a discussion on the capabilities and limitations of live electronic music performance with my friend Fotis Kontomichos. In contrast to music performed by instruments, electronic music consists mainly of prerecorded or generated samples synchronized with specialized software. So, the audience in a gig is exposed basically in pure auditory stimuli. Following on from that idea, we thought that we could create a software supporting the dynamic evolution of a varying composition performed live, without the artist’s presence. So, LEM was born out of this simple idea.

Nov 082016

London resident Mirko might be familiar to you as a long term collaborator and former member of Cut Copy, or perhaps as the drumming backbone of Australian minimal noise pop outfit Sekiden.

On Lp1, he strikes out his first full length solo offering, a lush suite of electronic entanglements that are deep and enveloping. He recently debuted a video with our friends at FACT. And exclusive audio excerpts can be heard below.

The album surfaces later this month. Or check out his debut ep for free HERE.

Nov 082016

HEXA’s auditory response to David Lynch’s Factory Photographs has gone live. You can read a track by track published via our friends at Self-Titled Magazine


Oct 252016

Over the course of Room40’s history I am often struck by the provocative and individual statements that artists bring to the label. Recently I was pretty well flawed by This Is You by Perth artist Chris Cobilis. What Chris has made here, with collaborators Kenneth Goldsmith, Spektral Quartet and recording partner Steve Albini, is nothing short of otherworldly.

Based on a conceptual reading of Funniest Home Videos, the record is a head on collision of spoken word, extended string technique and lush sound. It’s a record that has profoundly dug into my mind’s ear in ways I did not expect. I couldn’t be more pleased to have the chance to share it with you.

Sep 092016

Last year, José Da Silva curated the powerful David Lynch : Between Two Worlds exhibition at the Gallery Of Modern Art in Brisbane. The exhibition explored the prolific creative lives of David Lynch. As part of the exhibition, a series of Mr Lynch’s Factory Photography were shown and it was these images that formed the basis of a commission from the Gallery to create a sonic responce to these powerful images.

HEXA, myself and Jamie Stewart (whose work with Xiu Xiu still inspires me everyday!), had the pleasure of approaching these images and creating a soundtrack drawing upon their latent sonic qualities. This soundtrack is now available as a pre-order. And you can check out the lead piece below. Read more about the work at Creators Project.


Aug 242016

Mike Cooper, the man I once described as post-everything, is on the road in Europe these next few months. He is a force of nature, elegantly creating worlds of pure exotica with only the simplest of means. He is a rare ray of poetic sunshine and we can’t recommend him more strongly to you.



Sept 2nd – Italy – Rome – Orto Botanico

Sept – 3rd – France – Toulouse – Baignade Interdite #5 | Piscine d’Aiguelèze, Rivières (Tarn)

Sept – 4th – France – Toulouse – Baignade Interdite #5 | Piscine d’Aiguelèze, Rivières (Tarn)

Sept – 5th – France – Toulouse – Baignade Interdite #5 | Piscine d’Aiguelèze, Rivières (Tarn)

Sept – 9th – Russia – St Petersberg / Moscow

Sept – 10th – Russia – St Petersberg / Moscow

Sept – 11th – Russia – St Petersberg / Moscow

Sept – 15th – Italy – Rome – Monk Club – No=Fi Festival

Sept – 17th – Denmark – Copenhagen – Festival of Endless Gratitude 2016

Sept – 18th – Denmark – Copenhagen – Festival of Endless Gratitude 2016

Sept – 19th –Norway – Bergen – TBC.

Sept – 20th – Norway – Bergen – TBC. 

Sept. 21st – Norway – Bergen – TBC.

Sept – 24th – Belgium – Meakusma Festival 

Sept – 25th – Belgium – Meakusma Festival 

Oct. – 2nd – London – Arts Cafe

Oct – 5th – UK –Sheffield

Oct. – 6th – UK- Bradford

Oct.  – 7th – UK-London – The Ivy House

Oct – 8th – UK – Liverpool 

Oct – 12th – Spain Valencia

Oct – 14th – Spain Barcelona

Oct. – 22 – SpainValencia

Oct. – 25th – France  – Nantes

Oct – 26th – France – Nantes

Oct – 29th – Spain – Huesca