Boomkat Product Review:
Another of Room40's delectable limited editions - this one comes from label boss Lawrence English, and of course no expense has been spared. The music (about 20 minutes in total) is only on the inside 3 inches of the disc, leaving a large empty plastic space which has been gorgeously screen-printed to produce a classic 'picture disc' kind of feel to the release.
Luckily though this is not a case of style over substance, and the sounds hidden within are just as devastating. English created this piece from masses of field recordings he had collected around Australia, which has resulted in a deeply personal piece of music that says evokes the landscapes in which English is most comfortable. Australia is one of those places that often gets forgotten when it comes to music, especially electronic music, but Room40 really is emerging as a real creative beacon down under, and it's discs like this one which really transport us to its vast, intriguing terrain. Recommended.