Nov 202014

I think I can see the sun setting on this year already.

Hard to believe time can vanish so quickly! But, before we snuff out the light, two releases are here to accent the dusk! The first comes care of our long time associate Ueno Takashi (Mr Tenniscoats). He is a guitar master few can compare to, an experimentalist of the highest order and with Variations Of Weeds, he matches harmony and melody against raw invention! The Spaces Contained In Each is our other new edition to close the year. Recorded as part of a collaborative work between Steve Roden and Stephen Vitiello, it’s an elegant exploration of temporal texture. Deep and rich, like the colours of our metaphoric setting sun.

A Guide To Saints, Room40′s brother magnetic tape label, is very pleased to announce the release of three new editions this month. The first comes care of Daniel Rejmer, who can proudly attest to making Ben Frost’s live concerts almost certainly cause internal haemorrhaging for the audience. His edition Smedje charts a wave of arcing distortion the likes of which is best enjoyed at high volume. Localities from Sydney’s Tom Smith and Marcus Whale follows up on their stellar performance at Imaginary Landscapes in 2013. It’s a throbbing pulsation, a rhythmic reflection of place unknown, but imagined. The final edition is from Brisbane electronic deconstructionist Pale Earth, who revives pop through a lens of disjointed electronic experiments on Sun Tribes. The results are hypnotic and elegantly discordant in equal doses.

Nov 192014

Lawrence English heads to Portugal this december for a series of lectures and concerts including a performance as part of this year’s MadeiraDig festival. He presents a lecture The Radical Listener at Aula Magna and a concert at Passos Manuel in Porto.

Sep 072014

David Shea was one of the very first artists we had the pleasure to hook up with in the late 1990s. He was visited Australia via some audio-visual connections and decided it might be a good place to land. A decade and a half on, he’s one of us now! Finally we’ve had the chance to cook up a project with David, which takes the form of his first new release in too long! Rituals is a collection of Shea’s output focusing on the Asia Pacific. It features collaborations with Oren Ambarchi, Joe Talia, Scanner and Lawrence English, amongst others.

Also out this month is our long awaited edition from Chris Herbert! His new album Constants is an elegant exploration into lush electronics. Recorded over the past half decade it bares the marks of careful consideration, composition and deconstruction.

Finally our friend Paul Clipson has made an incredible 16mm film for The Liquid Casket/Wilderness Of Mirrors from Lawrence English’s latest album, check it here via our friends at Adhoc