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.

August 25th – Portugal – Lisbon – MUSEU NACIONAL DE ARTE CONTEMPORÂNEA DO CHIADO 

August 26th – Portugal – Lisbon – MUSEU NACIONAL DE ARTE CONTEMPORÂNEA DO CHIADO 

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

Aug 152016
 

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.

Aug 152016
 

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.

Pale Earth – Be Right Back With Love from ROOM40 on Vimeo.

Jul 052016
 

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.