Our good friends at Liquid Architecture are headed north and we’re joining together for two evenings of sound at the Institute Of Modern Art August 26 and 27. Prepare yourself for Listening at the Edge of a Knife: a tension and a balance between a sense (that one listens to) and a truth (that one understands), with performances from Puce Mary, Johannes Kreidler, Thembi Soddell and Tralala Blip. Both evenings will kick off around 7pm. They’re both free events. Sound in the space comes care of the most excellent Tone Pacer.
Our dear friend Benjamin Thompson AKA Pale Earth has, as always, been busy. Currently residing in Tokyo, he has put together an astounding collection of sound based around process and work flow. We’re very pleased to announce this on our A Guide To Saints imprint. Elegant in its simplicity, Always is a relational set of three albums. A drifting and dynamic stream of audio consciousness. Check it out at our bandcamp. Check out his lead video below.
Following his recent edition for Someone Good, our good friend Andrew Tuttle is preparing some actions in BNE.
10/07: The Bearded Lady, Brisbane. with Jason Lescalleet (USA) + Adam Sussmann/Tim Green
01/09: The Milk Factory, Brisbane. with Sensaround + Feet Teeth
07-08/09: BIGSOUND, Brisbane.
Sometime in the late 1990s, John Chantler handed me a CDR of a band he was in. Aesthetically a long way away from his work of today, his inquisitive and industrious spirit was evident from the very beginning. Since that time he has become one of the core contributors to Room40 and a huge inspiration top many, myself included.
I couldn’t be more pleased to announce the release of Which Way To Leave?, his latest full length excursion into electronic music. It’s equal parts dense, sparse, melodic and textural. Easily his most developed and considered work today. The record also features contributions Okkyung Lee and Carina Thoren.
There’s a taster video delivered here at FACT Magazine.
It’s available in August.
As many of you know a good few years back now Room40 extended its label family to include A Guide To Saints – which is dedicated to music in cassette format (and of course digital too, we’re not that idealogical). We just launched a dedicated Bandcamp for the imprint
I am excited to be making four new editions available this month. All four come housed in our handmade, hand sprayed and screened covers out by the fine folk at 7th Disaster.
The four editions are:
In the earliest days of Room40, I was lucky to have John Chantler to hand. He was a central figure in the growth of the label, offering us much support and energy to push outward. It’s with great pleasure we’re welcoming him back to Australia for a series of concerts this June including two as part of our curated series at MUMA and the MONO at the IMA. He also performs in Japan…details are HERE. John Chantler’s appearance is made possible with support from Konstnärsnämden — The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.
We’ll also be announcing new music from John in the coming month.