Tag Archives: Room 40

July 24

Lisa chat’s with Lawrence English about Wilderness of Mirrors. (Music Interview)

Wilderness of Mirrors Lawrence English You can purchase a copy of the album and listen to samples here.  Lawrence English is one of the most important sound artists working today. I was lucky enough to get a chance to listen to his amazing new album, Wilderness of Mirrors this week, which resulted in my writing about […]

July 21

Lawrence English – Wilderness of Mirrors (Music Review)

These with a thousand small deliberations Protract the profit of their chilled delirium, Excite the membrane, when the sense has cooled, With pungent sauces, multiply variety In a wilderness of mirrors. What will the spider do, Suspend its operations, will the weevil Delay? De Bailhache, Fresca, Mrs. Cammel, whirled Beyond the circuit of the shuddering […]

February 04

Chair – Simon James Phillips sits in a room. (Music Review)

Chair by Simon James Phillips is available through Room 40 When Simon James Phillips fills the cathedral ceilings with his sonorous repetitions, the act of creation forces the sound to live, as a changing formulating thing, obeying certain laws of mathematics and phenomenology, and at the same time building on itself, a musical repetition being […]

January 21

The Unintentional Sea – Rafael Anton Irisarri and the sound of the erosion of life. (Music Review)

Is man-made environmental tragedy suicide? If, according to Camus, suicide is an open admission that life is not worth living, then perhaps environmental degradation is a subliminal declaration of the same? What does it mean when we will not act to repair our own environmental damage? For Rafael Anton Irisarri, an artist inspired by existentialists […]

April 02

Mike Cooper – White Shadows in the South Seas: Exotica for the dawn of a new age. (music review)

When Arthur Lyman shouted those bird calls into the audience at the Shell Bar in 1951, he had no idea he was teetering drunk on the edge of a revolution. Not just a revolution in sound with the birth of Exotica, but a revolution with the discovery of Island Kitsch igniting a national mania for all […]