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Chromatic Mysteries: soundtracks 1963​-​2009

by Arthur Cantrill

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    Download includes PDF of original linter notes booklet, written by Warren Burt and Arthur Cantrill.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Glass-mastered CD housed in jewell case with full colour cover and booklet, showcasing images from Arthur & Corinne Cantrill's film "The Room of Chromatic Mystery". The 16-page booklet features extensive liner notes by Arthur Cantrill and an essay by Warren Burt on Cantrill's work.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Chromatic Mysteries: soundtracks 1963-2009 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Petunias 03:59
9 Image Film 02:42
Eikon 03:28
Galaxy 04:29


A retrospective album of experimental filmmaker, Arthur Cantrill’s extraordinary four decades of soundtracks, including subtly-manipulated environmental recordings and some of the earliest examples of Australian musique concrete. With liner notes by Cantrill and Warren Burt.

"A feast for the ears…Chromatic Mysteries is highly recommended and one of the best CDs of this year so far "– Vital Weekly #736

"…one of the premier, though perhaps unacknowledged, Australian avant garde musicians" – In Press #1132 (21 July 2010).


released January 1, 2010

All music composed and performed by Arthur Cantrill.
Mastered by Greg Wadley, January 2010.
All cover and booklet images taken from THE ROOM OF CHROMATIC MYSTERY, a film by Arthur and Corinne Cantrill.

Originally released on CD by Shame File Music in 2010.


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