Todd Anderson-Kunert | ConjecturesRoom40 (LP/DL) Starting from its very title, the previous album by Todd Anderson-Kunert I had a chance to scrutinize – 2017’s When There Is Nothing Left To Say (Nonlinear) – already expressed the Australian’s prompt perception of what should be obvious to any authentically conscious being: the human language is a frustratingly […]

Luís Fernandes | DemoraRoom40 (CD/DL) This is my first exposure to the work of Portugese sound artist Luís Fernandes. His sound is a dappled, abstract-static ambient with a side of electronica that comes unexpectedly between the frazzled Rising Edge and the flighty Fractured Harmony With Pulse. It’s a fascinating twofer that couldn’t be more opposed […]

Kevin Richard Martin | SirensRoom40 (LP/DL) This is the first album to be released by Kevin Martin under his given name, after years of monikers and groups, most notably The Bug and King Midas Sound.  Where these previous musical incarnations have been sonic assaults of bass-heavy dub and dancehall, Sirens finds the prolific producer delve […]

Rafael Anton Irisarri | Solastalgia Room40 (LP/CS/DL) Rafael Anton Irisarri‘s new work Solastalgia couldn’t come at a more crucial time in our environmental history. In fact, it would seem that artists across the world should take a stand, in their own way, to combat any powers that be that would deny the negative impact of […]

In an email exchange, Lawrence English shares with us some very deep insights about the poetics and politics of listening, and expands upon his collaborations. GP: Dear Lawrence, thank you for accepting my invitation for this interview. Let’s talk about an interest we definitely have in common: Listening. How do you listen? LE: With intent. GP: […]

Photo Credit: Ashkan Noroozkhani   In an little over 7 years, Siavash Amini has managed to cement himself as one of the most articulate experimental composers of his generation. Releasing music on revered labels such as Hallow Ground, Opal Tapes, and Room40, his particular take on granular synthesis and post-classical composition has resulted in what […]

Alexandra Spence | Waking, She Heard The Fluttering Room40 (CD/DL) Begin, the intro here is based on a simple bent in frequency that flows right into Bodies in Place. Flowing watery sounds, breathy vocal treatments, and intricately elusive field recordings all meld organically together like a gorgeous soup. This hums with tiny actions and broken […]