The Room40 Label Celebrates Its 15th anniversary with Combined Reissue of 2 Out-of-Print Works by Musician/Sound Artist Tim Hecker!
In 2015, Room40 celebrated their 15th anniversary with a reissue project which focused on the label's out of print releases. One of these editions brings together two of the pieces the label had the pleasure to publish by Tim Hecker. These two works were both created in conjunction with Hecker's visits to Australia and were released in limited quantities. The 2010 7" edition of "Apondalifa" basically vanished upon release. It was also originally split across both sides of the record. On this edition, cut by the wondrous Lupo at Calyx, the piece is available on vinyl for the first time in its extended format.
"Norberg" was originally released in 2007 as a 3" CD. Room40's original description reads, "Recorded at the Norberg Festival (Sweden) amidst the mineshafts and cluttered buildings strewn throughout parts of the city, this 21 minute live piece summarizes much of what makes Tim Hecker's music so vital and compelling. Adept at counter-pointing the most ferocious of distorted platters with smooth beds of ambient sound and potent melodic overtones, Tim Hecker creates music with a vast depth. On Norberg, this depth seems almost endless, as layer upon layer of sound are compiled into a swelling and altogether visceral oceanic sound wave."