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These tracks represent a cross section of my musical output, from improvisations, studio recordings and soundtracks. Some of these recordings are available to purchase by contacting me through the site.
Cat No. LOR 074D
Debut album featuring Hervé Perez (saxphones) and Roger Mills (trumpet). The album features a series of intricate free improvisations recorded in Braunschweig, Germany during Club Instabil performances 2015. Released through Linear Obsessional Recordings, London, United Kingdom.
Artwork and sleeve design Arman Shokrollahzadeh Haghi
Cat No. pn 094
Edited and Produced by Roger Mills
Mastered by Chris Vine
"Diaspora" is the debut album from Ethernet Orchestra, an Internet based music ensemble founded by Roger Mills that explores the performance of intercultural tele-improvisation. It is a compilation of live freely improvised vignettes from performances recorded between 2009-2014. It features musicians from a diverse range of cultures and musical traditions performing simultaneously between Iran and Australia via North America, Canada, Brazil and Europe.
During this period we also had the great fortune to collaborate with the late Richard Lainhart, who is featured on many of the recordings. Ethernet Orchestra would like to dedicate this album to Richard, whose passion and generosity touched us all, and his music continues his presence in our lives. Thanks also goes to Richard's wife, Caroline Meyers for the sleeve design.
The album is free to download from the netalbel Pueblo Nuevo.
Ethernet Orchestra have also collaborated with networked VJs Helen Varley Jamieson, Neil Jenkins, Graziano Milano and Michael Szpakowski who have mixed live cinematic visual collages to a number of our performances in the networked A/V platform VisitorsStudio. These can be viewed here.
More information on the album here.
Released March 2007
Cat No. UCM003
Debut solo album released through UCM Productions in March 2007. Antipodesia is a mix of ambient jazz and melancholic soundtrack in a sonic playground of looping brass drones, processed trumpet, flute, voice and location specific field recordings.The compositions were created from recorded improvisations during live performances in Europe and Australia with additional studio manipulation and embellishment. See audio player for excerpt.
All albums recorded and produced by Roger Mills, except OUTIM recorded by Jim Barr, Bristol, UK.
Recording, production and performances on four acclaimed albums by Turkish singer, songwriter Mircan Kaya. Kul/Ashes and Sala were recorded in Istanbul. Numinosum and OUTIM (Once upon a time in Mingrelia) was a collaboration with British post jazz quintet Limbo, recorded and produced in Bristol, UK with additional bass by Jim Barr (Portishead). UCM (UnCatalogued Music) is a label based in Istanbul dedicated to quality cross genre music.
Trumpet and Traffic is an acousmatic composition based on manipulated recordings of urban traffic, street ambience and trumpet improvisation.
Field recordings of Bristol's M32 traffic junction were chosen for their inherent tonality, rhythm and timbre inspiring a three part trumpet improvisation.The resulting composition was selected for 2007 New Media Scotland DRIFT Radio and Resonant Cities CD compilation, and has been played on various national and net radio stations.
video excerpt from Trumpet+Traffic (QuickTime, 1.8Mb)
Cat No. Inc 001
Celluloid Dreams - Sawtooth
Concrete Dream Sequence
Celluloid Dreams is the debut album from Sawtooth UK, featuring roger Mills (processed trumpets), Helen Jenna (flute) and Jay Johns (Sitar, tabla, guitar and music box). Sawtooth combine influences from Kraftwerk, Harry Parch and Pierre Henry as sculpted electro acoustic music that jettisons you into a world of surreal mind cinema. This album is no longer available. Please contact for further information.
Released 2005 & 2006
Cat No. Ast 001, Limb 001
Experimental improvisation at its most melodic. Limbo are UK based six piece and without mentioning names, feature a whose who line up of Bristol music. Both albums are are as eclectic as they are accessable with Bitches Brew / Silent Way overtones.
Cat No. ROP-001
Debut release for Canadian net label Robot Opera, Roger Mills' 'Spaces in Time' are concrète compositions produced from manipulated field recordings transformed into four accousmatic compositions traversing a wide area of experimental sound art practice. This release is free to download, for further details follow link below.
Taking Me Over
Eldea's debut album written and produced by Roger Mills, Hannah Bristow and Marc Day in the spring of 2002. The album was produced from studio live recordings written over two years and includes performances by Radio Head strings supremo Jon Matthius, DJ Alpha Proxima [breakbeat culture] and Paul Wigens [Grand Drive / Blue Aeroplanes].
'Well crafted, memorable songs that have an intensity to make the hair on the back of your neck stand on end.' Steven Dalton – Melody Maker
Debut album by the here nor there collective featuring Roger Mills (UK, Australia) Medea Tsulaia, Keti Nikoladze (Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia) & Natalie Deseke (Hanover, Germany). Inspired by the notion of borderless cultural worlds, the tracks mix and create new musical genres in much the same way. Written during the collectives many international residencies & performances, the album echoes melodies and rhythms that transcend the nation state.
Title track, Mingrelian Lullaby was also featured on UK Compilation Underwood Audio II, Saatchi Underwood Gallery, London 2002.
A Space of the Imagination Here Nor There
Eclectic mix of ambient dub and sound art written and produced by Roger Mills for the collectives gallery show at Kibla Media Centre, Slovenia in September 2002. Includes abstract reworkings of tracks featured on 'Between Borders' as well manipulated field recordings from New York, Athens, Bristol, Tblisi & Hanover.
Released December 2000
Cat No. PVA 01
Walls Have Ears
A cinematic audio journey inspired by the life and stories contained within the walls of the two hundred year old Literary & Scientific Institute, Bridport. UK. The title track is created from field recordings taken over long periods of time in the basement of the building, capturing nocturnal ambiances and hinting at the metaphor of latent long lost conversations. The album also features orchestrated haunting melodies in a mix of piano, processed trumpet, melodica and cello.
Commissioned by PVA for the Swipe Festival 2000.