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Niblock, Phill: Ghosts And Others

Label: Room40
Product Code: 31746
Catalog Code: RM 4181CD
Country: Australia
 
Price: $19.95



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An engrossing set of compositions through field recordings captured around the globe, transitioning by passages of trains, trucks and cars and accompanied by unusual percussive elements and strange melodies, as Niblock invites us to a funeral procession, a collective farm, and untold other exotic and fascinating streets and unexpected environments.


Jerman / Barnes: Hiss Lift

Label: Room40
Product Code: 31719
Catalog Code: RM 4180CD
Country: Australia
 
Price: $18.95



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Two extended sound collages and cut-ups from field recordings and percussion recorded during tours from 2014 to 2017, the title taken from a sign in one of the hotels that Jerman & Barnes stayed at, apt for the mix of punctuating locations, dissipating noise and unusual percussive passages, a fascinating journey that expands and contracts to make captivating stories.


Nakamura, Toshimaru: Culvert - No-Input Mixing Board 10

Label: Room40
Product Code: 31718
Catalog Code: RM 4179CD
Country: Australia
 
Price: $18.95



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The 10th release in Japanese experimental sound artist Toshimaru Nakamura's No Input Mixing Board (NIMB) instrument series, composing from the ephemeral and extraneous sounds of a mixing board with nothing connected, these assertive pieces composed in his home studio while reflecting on the changes and obscuring of many of Tokyo's small streams and rivers.


Rosenfeld, Marina: Index [CD + BOOK]

Label: Room40
Product Code: 31717
Catalog Code: RM 4173CD
Country: Australia
 
Price: $26.95



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A series of live recordings and related materials that trace the development of turntable artist Marina Rosenfeld's tactile approach to experimental sound, using dub plates--vinyl albums she has had pressed to develop a personal library of sound for performance--here in six improvisations accompanied by a 24-page book with a discussion between Rosenfeld and Lawrence English.


Block, Olivia: Innocent Passage in the Territorial Sea

Label: Room40
Product Code: 31716
Catalog Code: RM 4170CD
Country: Australia
 
Price: $18.95



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Evoking oceans of sound accompanied by a recurring bass pattern of seven notes leading each of the six compositions in this deep water opus, sound artist Olivia Block uses a vintage Korg synth organ, an Organelle, a Mellotron, tapes & field recordings to create a cohesive work that references the isolation of Anna Kavan's sci-fi novel Ice amidst our own time of pandemic.


Mayas, Magda / Tina Douglas: Objects Of Interest [CD + BOOK]

Label: Room40
Product Code: 31715
Catalog Code: RM 4164CD
Country: Australia
 
Price: $26.95



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Following the visual scores of multi-disciplinary artist Tina Douglas, pianist Magda Mayas uses objects and preparations on piano, clavinet & rhodes keyboards to expand on Douglas' sculptural and tactile scores, exposing the fragility or imperfections in each, allowing one melody, chord or noise to become the focus of Maya's aural rendering and interpretations.


Samartzis, Philip / Eugene Ughetti: Array [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Room40
Product Code: 31465
Catalog Code: RM 4152LP
Country: Australia
 
Price: $23.95



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A 3-part performance work exploring the effects of powerful climate forces affecting the poles of our planet, as Philip Samartzis and Eugene Ughetti use recordings of radar & scientific instrumentation used in upper atmospheric research along with custom built instruments, producing a unique series of textures, rhythmic cycles, resonances, and timbral phenomena.


Rosenfled, Marina: Teenage Lontano [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Room40
Product Code: 31464
Catalog Code: RM 4121LP
Country: Australia
 
Price: $23.95



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Two large scale choral compositions recorded at New York City's Park Avenue Armory and at South London Gallery: ""Teenage Lontano" re-envisions composer Gyorgy Ligeti's 1960s orchestral work, using an immersive sound environment and the collective voices of an ensemble of teenagers; in "roygbiv&b" a teen ensemble in London riff off of mis-hearings of the acronym "ROYGBIV".


Toop, David / Akio Suzuki / Lawrence English: Breathing Spirit Forms [CD & BOOK]

Label: Room40
Product Code: 31052
Catalog Code: RM 4171CD
Country: Australia
 
Price: $24.95



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Six site-specific and exotic electroacoustic improvisations recorded during a residency in Australia's Tamborine Mountain from the duo of visiting sound improvisers David Toop and Akio Suzuki, joined by Lawrence English, using the environmental sounds of each location along with flutes, sticks, stones, a sponge & hand mirror, shortwave radio, electronics, percussion, &c.


Shea, David: The Thousand Buddha Caves

Label: Room40
Product Code: 30103
Catalog Code: RM 4125CD
Country: Australia
 
Price: $18.95



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Composer, keyboardist and conceptualist David Shea continues his musical journeys through the world's ancient trading routes that began with his albums Hsi-Yu Chi, The Tower of Mirrors, Satyricon and Rituals, here in ten encompassing compositions exploring the trading route from ancient Xian to Rome, through music, stories, history and Buddhist influences.


Abrahams, Chris: Thrown (15th Anniversary Edition)

Label: Room40
Product Code: 29837
Catalog Code: RM 409R-CD
Country: Australia
 
Price: $18.95



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Reissuing The Necks' pianist Chris Abrahams' 2004 solo album, a unique set of recordings that reflects both on his improvisational life and his explorative nature, recorded using a Positive Organ, Forte Piano, DX 7 and an acoustic piano, each piece evoking distinct sonic environments and approaches to playing and compositions that makes sense in the overall presentation.


Abrahams, Chris: Appearance

Label: Room40
Product Code: 29836
Catalog Code: RM 4132CD
Country: Australia
 
Price: $18.95



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Distilling his work with the trio The Necks, Australian pianist Chris Abrahams extends his solo discography with this gorgeous album of two extended improvisations recorded in the studio in Sydney, performing on a beautifully resonant acoustic piano as he unfolds each work, intensely personal and rich in Abrahams' unique way of evolving melody and form.


Suzuki, Akio: Zeitstudie [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Room40
Product Code: 29769
Catalog Code: RM 4119LP
Country: Australia
 
Price: $32.95



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Referring to "Study Time", Zeitstudie presents two works each for two instruments developed by sound artist Akio Suzuki and recorded in Germany in 1984: the ANALAPOS, an echo instrument used to project the performer's voice across a coil spring; and the "De Koolmees" glass harmonica, 5 glass tubes in a metal frame that are struck or rubbed to create unique sounds.


Niblock, Phill: G2,44+/X2 [CD + BOOK]

Label: Room40
Product Code: 29368
Catalog Code: RM 4122CD
Country: Australia
 
Price: $26.95



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A gorgeous and rich drone composition from New York composer Phill Niblock, intended for maximum volume to bring out shifting and slowly interacting harmonics from a nonet of incredible guitarists — David First, Rafael Toral, Robert Poss, Susan Stenger, Alan Licht, Kevin Drumm, Lee Ranaldo, and Thurston Moore — with Jim O'Rourk engineering the album for optimal warmth.


Toral, Rafael: Constellation In Still Time

Label: Room40
Product Code: 29338
Catalog Code: RM 4115CD
Country: Australia
 
Price: $18.95



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A long-form ambient composition from Portuguese composer and electroacoustic performer Rafael Toral, combining piano (Joana Gama), harp (Angelica V. Salve), vibraphone (Luis Bittencourt), clavinet (Joana Baulho), Rhodes (Riccardo Dillon), and sinewaves (Rafael Toral) a generative piece that avoids repetition while creating a floating and vast sense of reverberant space.


Merzbow: StereoAkuma

Label: Room40
Product Code: 29337
Catalog Code: EDRM 428CD
Country: Australia
 
Price: $18.95



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A 5-part concert and encore from Masami Akita, AKA Merzbow, performing in Australia at Room40's Open Frame Festival in 2019, a wrenching performance of distinctive yet diverse noise sources and textures revealed as a controlled tumult; all profits from this edition will be donated to assisting wildlife recovery in the wake of the Australia bushfire crisis of 2020.


Dafeldecker, Werner: Parallel Darks [VINYL]

Label: Room40
Product Code: 28637
Catalog Code: RM 447LP
Country: Australia
 
Price: $23.95



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Viennese-born, Berlin-based electro-acoustic composer Werner Dafeldecker (Polwechsel, Fennesz, &c) creates an intense and beautiful musique concrete and acousmatic journey in two parts, examining "perspective, extreme subjectivity and the specters that haunt our auditory worlds" through mysterious sound and enveloping sonic construction, a profound and riveting work.


Suzuki, Akio / Aki Onda: Ke I Te Ki

Label: Room40
Product Code: 26660
Catalog Code: RM 499CD
Country: Australia
 
Price: $19.95



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"Ke I Te Ki" signifies the sound of an alarm, as frequent collaborators Akio Suzuki and Aki Onda push themselves in a live multi-track recording at the NY Emily Harvey Foundation (former home of Fluxus founder George Maciunas), using field recordings, objects, layers of melody and rhythm, sustained drones, and diverse textures and timbres to create these absorbing recordings.


Block, Oliva: 132 Ranks

Label: Room40
Product Code: 26463
Catalog Code: RM 493CD
Country: Australia
 
Price: $19.95



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Commissioned for the Chicago performing space LAMPO and The Renaissance Society, Olivia Block composed this large work of drone and sound from 2016-2017, premiered on the massive Skinner Organ at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel in a free concert that included a sound installation of 6 speakers placed through the chapel playing white noise, sine tones, and prerecorded organ sounds.


Nakamura, Toshimaru: Re-Verbed (No-Input Mixing Board 9)

Label: Room40
Product Code: 26091
Catalog Code: RM 494CD
Country: Australia
 
Price: $16.95



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Tokyo-based electronics artist Toshimaru Nakamura's 9th album of No-Input Mixing Board music, elucidating sound from the mixing board without any audio sources, showing the amazing evolution of his approach as he turns this "empty" "instrument" into an amazing source of rhythmic and assertive sound that's both surprising and wonderfully musical.


Buck, Tony: Unearth

Label: Room40
Product Code: 24728
Catalog Code: RM 488CD
Country: Australia
 
Price: $17.95



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Starting from nearly inaudible rumbling, Necks percussionist Tony Buck takes his listeners on a wild ride of sound, from quiet moments of introspective sound onto the densest potency, slowly unfolding his detailed journey in rhythmic, harmonic, melodic, and concrete additions, like an impressive storm brewing until it slowly overwhelms you.


Haco: Qoosui

Label: Someone Good / Room40
Product Code: 24727
Catalog Code: RMSG 016CD
Country: Australia
 
Price: $17.95



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An hypnotic, lush and beautiful album of sound and lilting voice from Japanese vocalist and electronic experimenter Haco (After Dinner), seven songs of subtle sophistication that create dreamlike environments of floating tones and invoking voice, refined from decades of experimentation and investigation to yield this enchanting album.


Candlesnuffer: Wakool

Label: Room40
Product Code: 07949
Catalog Code: EDRM 412CD
Country: Australia
 
Price: $12.95



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Wakool is an interrogation into an expanded range of techniques and gestures from David Brown playing banjo, electroacoustic guitar, bandura, and eukolin.