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Artist: APPEL, KAREL
Title: Musique Barbare
Format: CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"First reissue of Karel Appels masterpiece Musique Barbare. In 1963, Dutch abstract expressionist painter Karel Appel (1921-2006), who cofounded the avant-garde Cobra movement in 1948, booked time in the Instituut voor Sonologie in the Netherlands to compose music for a documentary that cinematographer Jan Vrijman was making on Appels work. Musique Barbare was born. Originally released by Philips, this masterpiece of musique concrète is a real jewel for any record collector. Made in collaboration with Insituut member Frits Weiland, Musique Barbare is a fantastic mix of electric organ fumblings, full-on riots of distorted kettle drum, and assorted percussion-room filigrees, assembled into an extremely edit-heavy suite with significant tape-speed manipulation. Karel Appel was a forceful and fascinating personality, and Musique Barbare bears his unique stamp as much as any of his other artistic creations. A more remarkable gramophone record has not been produced in many a year. Includes exclusive photos by Ed van der Elsken and texts by Jan Vrijman, all printed on luxurious photographic paper. CD in six-panel digipak with 24-page booklet.” - Sub Rosa.

Artist: APPEL, KAREL
Title: Musique Barbare
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
“Gatefold sleeve. First reissue of Karel Appels masterpiece Musique Barbare. In 1963, Dutch abstract expressionist painter Karel Appel (1921-2006), who cofounded the avant-garde Cobra movement in 1948, booked time in the Instituut voor Sonologie in the Netherlands to compose music for a documentary that cinematographer Jan Vrijman was making on Appels work. Musique Barbare was born. Originally released by Philips, this masterpiece of musique concrète is a real jewel for any record collector. Made in collaboration with Insituut member Frits Weiland, Musique Barbare is a fantastic mix of electric organ fumblings, full-on riots of distorted kettle drum, and assorted percussion-room filigrees, assembled into an extremely edit-heavy suite with significant tape-speed manipulation. Karel Appel was a forceful and fascinating personality, and Musique Barbare bears his unique stamp as much as any of his other artistic creations. A more remarkable gramophone record has not been produced in many a year. Includes exclusive photos by Ed van der Elsken and texts by Jan Vrijman, all printed on luxurious photographic paper.” - Sub Rosa.

Artist: AREL, BULENT
Title: Electronic Music 1960-1973
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Bülent Arels (1919-1990) work occupies a special place in the history of electronic music, with one thing being certain: Arels work is still fresh, groundbreaking, and it always look outs for the next adventure in sound. Sub Rosa present a collection of his works here as part of their Early Electronic series. Bülent Arel was a Turkish-born American composer of electronic and contemporary classical music. He was also a devoted teacher, a sculptor, and a painter. From 1940 to 1947, Arel studied composition, piano, and 20th century classical music at the Ankara Conservatory. In 1959, Arel came to the US on a grant by the Rockefeller Foundation to work at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center. By that time the center had just started out under its director Vladimir Ussachevsky. During Arels work in Princeton he also met Edgard Varèse, with whom in 1962 he worked on the electronic sections of Varèses Déserts. Frank Zappa lists Arel as a key influence. Todays electronic music - whether it is Autechres Confield (2001), Aphex Twins Selected Ambient Works Vol. II (1999), or Squarepushers Do You Know Squarepusher (2001) - builds upon a solid foundation which Bülent Arel helped to pave." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: ART ZOYD
Title: Génération Sans Futur
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Génération Sans Futur (Generation Without a Future), Art Zoyds third LP originally released in 1980 through Atem Records, returns to the sound (and lineup, plus Daniel Denis (Univers Zero)) of the groups first album, Symphonie Pour le Jour où Brûleront les Cités (SR 330CD/LP). The 17-minute "La Ville" is a powerful epic, featuring Thierry Zaboïtzeffs prehistoric grunts, complex time shifts, and a tribal/ritualistic feel once again close to the spirit of Magma. But unlike "Musique pour lOdyssée" (the title-track of Art Zoyds second album (SR 364CD/LP)), the music here is fast-paced, less atmospheric, more organized. It plays on the tension that would remain the basis of Art Zoyds originality: a tribal, atavistic feel contrasting with contemporary classical aesthetics. Actually, Génération Sans Futurmay lean more toward the contemporary side, as exemplified by pieces like "Divertissement," "Trois Miniatures," and the manic "Speedy Gonzales." "Génération Sans Futur," on the other hand, taps into a more visceral progressive rock format and percussionist Daniel Denis actually gets to play drums for a couple of minutes, giving the piece an unusual drive. A strong album, unavailable for years, now reissued with new artwork.” - Sub Rosa.

Artist: ART ZOYD
Title: Génération Sans Futur
Format: CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Génération Sans Futur (Generation Without a Future), Art Zoyds third LP originally released in 1980 through Atem Records, returns to the sound (and lineup, plus Daniel Denis (Univers Zero)) of the groups first album, Symphonie Pour le Jour où Brûleront les Cités (SR 330CD/LP). The 17-minute "La Ville" is a powerful epic, featuring Thierry Zaboïtzeffs prehistoric grunts, complex time shifts, and a tribal/ritualistic feel once again close to the spirit of Magma. But unlike "Musique pour lOdyssée" (the title-track of Art Zoyds second album (SR 364CD/LP)), the music here is fast-paced, less atmospheric, more organized. It plays on the tension that would remain the basis of Art Zoyds originality: a tribal, atavistic feel contrasting with contemporary classical aesthetics. Actually, Génération Sans Futur may lean more toward the contemporary side, as exemplified by pieces like "Divertissement," "Trois Miniatures," and the manic "Speedy Gonzales." "Génération Sans Futur," on the other hand, taps into a more visceral progressive rock format and percussionist Daniel Denis actually gets to play drums for a couple of minutes, giving the piece an unusual drive. A strong album, unavailable for years, now reissued with new artwork. CD includes additional track." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: ART ZOYD
Title: Musique pour lOdyssee
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"This second Art Zoyd cult album has been unavailable for many years. Originally released in 1979, it is now re-released with new artwork and additional tracks. Released almost three years after Art Zoyds first LP, Symphonie pour le Jour où Brûleront les Cités (SR 330CD/LP), Musique pour lOdyssée (trans. "Music for the Odyssey") presented a slightly different version of the band. The nucleus of Gérard Hourbette (violin), Thierry Zaboïtzeff (bass guitar, cello, vocals), and Jean-Pierre Soarez (trumpet) is joined by percussionist Daniel Denis (who would remain a core member of the band for two decades), oboeist/bassoonist Michel Berckmans (of Univers Zero and Von Zamla), saxophonist Michel Thomas, and a second violinist, Franck Cardon. This line-up recorded an album much more cinematic than the first. The band found a new dimension in their sound, one that would remain present on subsequent releases. Art Zoyds early and great works have been unavailable for such a long time that its too easy to forget what a strikingly original and amazing band they were in their prime. CD version includes 7 bonus tracks." -Sub Rosa.

Artist: ART ZOYD
Title: Musique pour lOdyssee
Format: CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"This second Art Zoyd cult album has been unavailable for many years. Originally released in 1979, it is now re-released with new artwork and additional tracks. Released almost three years after Art Zoyds first LP, Symphonie pour le Jour où Brûleront les Cités (SR 330CD/LP), Musique pour lOdyssée (trans. "Music for the Odyssey") presented a slightly different version of the band. The nucleus of Gérard Hourbette (violin), Thierry Zaboïtzeff (bass guitar, cello, vocals), and Jean-Pierre Soarez (trumpet) is joined by percussionist Daniel Denis (who would remain a core member of the band for two decades), oboeist/bassoonist Michel Berckmans (of Univers Zero and Von Zamla), saxophonist Michel Thomas, and a second violinist, Franck Cardon. This line-up recorded an album much more cinematic than the first. The band found a new dimension in their sound, one that would remain present on subsequent releases. Art Zoyds early and great works have been unavailable for such a long time that its too easy to forget what a strikingly original and amazing band they were in their prime. CD version includes 7 bonus tracks." -Sub Rosa.

Artist: ART ZOYD
Title: Symphonie Pour Le Jour Où Brûleront Les Cités
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"In 1976, a self-released LP by Art Zoyd appeared in Belgian record stores. At the time, nobody knew Symphonie Pour Le Jour Où Brûleront Les Cités (trans. Symphony For The Day Cities Will Burn) would be the first of many albums from this strange chamber progressive rock outfit. All the ingredients of Art Zoyds sound for its first decade are here: unusual acoustic instrumentation for a rock band (violin, cello, piano and trumpet, plus guitar, bass, and percussion), dark and mysterious atmospheres recalling Frances Magma and foretelling Univers Zero (formed by Art Zoyd percussionist Daniel Denis), and complex pieces owing as much to contemporary classical as to progressive rock. The line-up for this first offering included Patricia Dallio (piano), Alain Eckert (guitar, vocals), Gérard Hourbette (violin), Jean-Pierre Soarez (trumpet, percussion), and Thierry Zaboïtzeff (bass, cello, vocals). The album is split into two parts. The first is Symphonie Pour Le Jour Où Brûleront Les Cités in three parts: an apocalyptic work opening with mad laughter, a vision of the end of the world with percussion clashing, frenetic violin motifs, and the trumpet from Judgment Day. Part one, Brigades Spéciales, is the most striking moment of the album. Then comes Deux Images De La Cité Imbécile (trans. Two Pictures Of The Stupid City), two movements leaning more towards some warped chamber rock conception of the burlesque, especially on Scènes De Carnaval. For a first exposition, Symphonie Pour Le Jour Où Brûleront Les Cités was as impressive as could be and earned the band an immediate cult following." -John Bush.

Artist: BAYLE, FRANCOIS
Title: Les Couleurs de la Nuit
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Pressed on limited edition silver clear vinyl. Sub Rosa presents the complete version of Les Couleurs de la Nuit, as premiered in 1982, and one of François Bayles masterpieces. François Bayle studied with Stockhausen and Messiaen. He joined the ORTF Groupe de Musique Concrète in 1960. He later led the group when it became the Groupe de Recherches Musicales in 1966. Most of his compositions are electronic, and his first important work, "Espaces inhabitables" (1967) is suggestive of an imaginary world in which nature is distorted in a dream-like fashion. He later utilized natural and synthetic sounds in his compositions, such as the recorded sounds made in a Lebanese cave. He has stated that his purpose as a composer is to enable the listener to feel the motion and vibration of energy in the universe. François Bayle characterizes his art like this: "...my purpose was always the same: to compose with only images-de-sons (sound images); to show how, through pure listening in an acousmatic situation, these sound images move like butterflies through audible space and project a colored twinkling on the listener. Out of frame, this is a world proved by itself..." Les Couleurs de la Nuit was created for "tapes and computer."" - Sub Rosa.

Artist: BERROCAL, DAVID FENECH & GHEDALIA TAZARTES, JAC
Title: Superdisque
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Superdisque is the first album from the French trio formed by David Fenech (electric guitar) with Jac Berrocal (trumpet) and Ghédalia Tazartès (vocals). Somewhere beyond the borders of rock, jazz, punk and sound poetry -- the vocals seem to come from another planet, with lyrics in an improvised language. The winds are blown from Tibetan human bones and conch seashells. Guitars sound like rubber and steel. Expect the unexpected. Special guest Zap Pascal (accordion) appears on one track. David Fenech is a French musician living in Paris. He has played and recorded with musicians such as Felix Kubin, Jad Fair, Tom Cora, Rhys Chatham, Bérangère Maximin, James Plotkin, Shugo Tokumaru, Ergo Phizmiz, and many others. His baroque style has been described as "a kind of punk musique concrète." He is the origin of the Superdisque recording project, using his own home studio as an instrument. Jac Berrocal is a cult trumpet player living in Paris. He has played with various musicians including Pascal Comelade, Jaki Liebezeit (Can), Nurse With Wound, Sunny Murray, Jacques Thollot, James Chance, Pierre Bastien, Aki Onda, Lol Coxhill, Catalogue, Christophe, etc. Hes also known for his famous Rock And Roll Station, recorded with Vince Taylor. Ghédalia Tazartès is an orchestra and a pop group in one person. His voice shifts constantly from child to diva, from African sorcerer to Tibetan monk. His hypnotic, disturbing polyphonies draw us into an emotional universe. Its punk, sound poetry, folklore and electroacoustics rolled into one. Ghédalia has been recording music in his Parisian home studio for more than 40 years. He has also worked for theater, dance and more recently for cinema. Both Jac Berrocal and Ghédalia Tazartès appear on the famous Nurse With Wound list." -Sub Rosa.
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Artist: BERROCAL, JAC
Title: MDLV
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Jac Berrocal has not released an album for 20 years. The legendary French trumpeter is back with his special atmosphere and feeling and lots of guests, too. Jacques "Jac" Berrocal (born October 22, 1946, Saint-Jean dAngély) is a French trumpeter, singer and composer. He has been active since the 1970s in the independent and avant-garde music scene (he recorded/played with Steven Stapleton/Nurse With Wound and collaborated with Sunny Murray, Pascal Comelade, MKB (F. J. Ossang), James Chance, Alan Shorter, Bernard Vitet, Lol Coxhill, Michel Portal, Lizzy Mercier Descloux). He has released a few important albums, mainly on his own label dAvantage. He also founded and performed in the group Catalogue. Berrocal has also appeared in several films. In 2011, Sub Rosa released a unique collaboration between him, Ghedalia Tazartès and David Fenech (SR 321CD/LP)." -Sub Rosa.

Artist: BUDD, HAROLD & ERALDO BERNOCCHI
Title: Music for Fragments from the Inside
Format: Double LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $25.00
"A "classic" from the Sub Rosa catalog, never released on vinyl before. An astonishing piano-player drifts on beats and soundscapes. Recorded during a magical night in the courtyard of a Siena Renaissance Italian Palazzio where the lightness of Harold Budd meets Eraldo Bernocchis deep electronics. Beats and bass, drones and soundscapes tie together harmonically to meet one of the most emotionally-involving piano players/composers." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: BUDD, HAROLD & ERALDO BERNOCCHI
Title: Music for Fragments from the Inside
Format: CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
“2016 repress; originally released in 2005. The long-awaited collaborative release from legendary American minimalist composer and pianist Harold Budd and Milanese producer and experimental electronic composer Eraldo Bernocchi. Recorded during a magic night in the courtyard of a Renaissance palazzo in Siena, Italy, Music For “Fragments From The Inside” melds Budds light tonal wash and sparse keyboard treatments with the deep electronic rumbles of Bernocchi. An astonished piano player drifts on beats and scrapes, while bass and drones join together harmonically to produce one of the most emotionally involving compositions ever heard.” - Sub Rosa.

Artist: BURROUGHS, WILLIAM S.
Title: Break Through In Grey Room
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"2016 repress; originally released in 2008. One of the most classic and in-demand titles in the Sub Rosa catalog -- mid-60s cut-up tape machine recordings made by William S. Burroughs in hotels -- originally released on CD in 1987, reissued in 2001, now released on vinyl. Great gatefold packaging, limited to a total of 800 copies! During the 1960s, Burroughs was in Europe and England. The Vietnam War, the cultural revolution, hippies and the acid gospel, the U.S. in tumult -- all these were dispatches to him. Living between Paris and London, his only excursions to America were in 1965, when he lived a year in New York at the Chelsea Hotel and 210 Centre Street, and revisited St. Louis and Palm Beach; and in 1968, when he covered the Democratic Convention in Chicago for Esquire in the company of Genet, Southern and Seaver. Burroughs had quit the States in 1953 exactly because he foresaw these police-state conditions. But now the wild boys were in the streets, in London and Paris too, and Burroughs was inspired to hope that the world could really change. In the creative world/switchboard of Paris Beat Hotel, in London, in a house in the Arab Quarter of Tangier, he experimented with tape recordings -- under the tutelage of Brion Gysin -- hoping to cut the pre-recorded time line of present time, and, as he put it, "let the future leak out." Its impossible not to recognize the writers sonorous voice -- a sonority also present within the silence of every text he wrote. An explosion of styles -- a blasting of borders -- the silence after a gunshot -- the overtaking of the fetishized word -- from the exploded painting, to the cut tape. Break Through In Grey Room includes various monologues, radio shortwaves, music, and countless cut-up tape from which emerges new structures of communication. Words gain power when losing the boundaries of semantics. Also included is some Joujouka music recorded by Burroughs while he was with Ornette Coleman in the hills of Morocco, circa 1973. Many of these tapes are as much Ian Sommervilles work as Burroughs, or even more so. Ians technical background is a tribute to the early development of sound-and-light shows in London. Ian was a sorcerers apprentice in creating recordings. This is an important sound document in the history of Burroughs as an innovator, as well as an archive of the genesis of literature in opposition during a time-period whose urgency is more relevant than ever." -Sub Rosa.
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Artist: BURROUGHS, WILLIAM S.
Title: Break Through In Grey Room
Format: CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $14.00
"Along with the first ever vinyl release, now repressed and fully available on CD as well. "Officially re-released -- one of our absolute classics, back in print at last. Extraordinary cut-up voices recorded during the mid-60s in hotel rooms in New York, Paris, London...Its impossible not to recognize the writers voice -- the sonority of this voice -- a sonority also present in the silence of every text he wrote. An explosion of styles -- a blasting of borders -- the silence after a gunshot -- the overtaking of the fetishized word -- from the exploded painting to the cut tape. This record starts with a piece of more than 13 minutes, recorded around 1965 with Ian Sommerville somewhere in New York and London -- K-9 was in combat with the alien mind-screens, including various monologues, radio short waves and music...Tapes, cut and cut and cut up to the limit of sense -- emerged new structures of communication... and senses. Words gain power when loosing the boundaries of semantics. Including too Joujouka music recorded by WS Borroughs in the hills of Morocco with Ornette Coleman, circa 1973." -Sub Rosa

Artist: BURROUGHS, WILLIAM S.
Title: Three Allusive Tracks From Break Through In Grey Room
Format: 7
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $14.00
"Three extracts from one of Sub Rosas absolute classics, William S. Burroughs Break Through In Grey Room (SR 008CD/LP), featuring extraordinary, cut-up voices recorded during the mid-60s in hotel rooms in New York, Paris, and London. Available in a very limited edition of 300 copies only, with labels designed by famous French artist, Stéphane Blanquet." -Sub Rosa

Artist: CAGE, JOHN
Title: Early Electronic and Tape Music
Format: CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"I believe the use of noise to make music will continue and increase until we reach a music produced through the aid of electrical instruments which will make available for musical purposes any and all sounds that can be heard." --John Cage, 1937. "Although John Cage occasionally worked in large, sophisticated studios -- for example, when he composed Fontana Mix in 1958 -- his approach to electronic and tape music was often uncomplicated, makeshift, and pragmatic, employing simple tabletop devices: tape machines, phonograph cartridges, contact microphones, record players, portable radios, etc. He developed a soundworld that was utterly new, radical and demanding. It heralded the age of the loudspeaker, mass communication and Marshall McLuhans global village. The hiss, crackle and hum of electronic circuits, and the disembodied sounds, snatched by radio from the ether, spoke of the 20th century. Langham Research Centre works within the tradition firmly established by Cage, using resources that would have been available to him. For the realization of Cartridge Music, moving iron phonograph pickups were sourced and restored. These have a knurled screw designed to hold a steel phonograph needle and, in the piece, other objects are inserted and amplified: pieces of wire, toothpicks, paperclips, etc. The realization of Fontana Mix includes the individual mono tracks from Cages original tapes created in 1958. These are played using open-reel tape machines. These practices ensure we work within the limitations that Cage experienced and enable us to get close to the soundworld he inhabited." -Robert Worby, Langham Research Centre.
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Artist: CAGE, JOHN
Title: Early Electronic and Tape Music
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
2016 repress. "I believe the use of noise to make music will continue and increase until we reach a music produced through the aid of electrical instruments which will make available for musical purposes any and all sounds that can be heard." --John Cage, 1937.
"Although John Cage occasionally worked in large, sophisticated studios -- for example, when he composed Fontana Mix in 1958 -- his approach to electronic and tape music was often uncomplicated, makeshift, and pragmatic, employing simple tabletop devices: tape machines, phonograph cartridges, contact microphones, record players, portable radios, etc. He developed a soundworld that was utterly new, radical and demanding. It heralded the age of the loudspeaker, mass communication and Marshall McLuhans global village. The hiss, crackle and hum of electronic circuits, and the disembodied sounds, snatched by radio from the ether, spoke of the 20th century. Langham Research Centre works within the tradition firmly established by Cage, using resources that would have been available to him. For the realization of Cartridge Music, moving iron phonograph pickups were sourced and restored. These have a knurled screw designed to hold a steel phonograph needle and, in the piece, other objects are inserted and amplified: pieces of wire, toothpicks, paperclips, etc. The realization of Fontana Mix includes the individual mono tracks from Cages original tapes created in 1958. These are played using open-reel tape machines. These practices ensure we work within the limitations that Cage experienced and enable us to get close to the soundworld he inhabited." - Robert Worby, Langham Research Centre.

Artist: DE JAER, BAUDOUIN
Title: Crocus
Format: CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
“Performed by pianist Fabian Fiorini."Five Crocuses have been selected for this CD. From 2004 to 2007, I reduced the music I wrote between 1979 and 1994 to monophonic strands, sonic DNA, although some of the chords survived. Some of these strands went into sonates curieuses for muted violin, while others turned into 10 crocuses with sustained notes. Crocus is notated in a classical fashion with bars; it is visual music, each musical element a picture. Interpretation is cold, neutral, geometrical, staccato; no crescendo, decrescendo, accelerando or ralentendo." Composer/violinist Baudouin de Jaer studied composition with Philippe Boesmans, Henri Pousseur, and Frederic Rzewski and with Bruce Mather at McGill University (Montréal). He composes for the Korean instruments daegeum, haegeum, gayageum and geomungo, and for orchestras of Korean traditional instruments. In 2010 he resolved the enigmatic music system of Swiss artist Adolf Wölfli and released a CD called The Heavenly Ladder on Sub Rosa. In 2010, Baudouin de Jaer was awarded a prize from the National Gugak Center for his gayageum compositions.” - Sub Rosa.

Artist: DIGITAL DANCE
Title: Total Erasement
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
“Life and death of a Belgian cult band Digital Dance comin directly from the Brussels punk scene. Prior to forming Digital Dance in Brussels, in the summer of 1978, Jerry WX (voice and guitar) and Stephan Barbery (guitar) were closely involved in the local punk scene. Jerry WX played with Chainsaw, the very first Brussels punk band in 1976, and a year later with X-Pulsion. Stephan Barbery played with Thrills from 1977 to 1978. During this period, X-Pulsion, Thrills, and a third band called Streets played many gigs together, often swapping instruments and members. (See Sub Rosas recent Punk in Brussels 1977-1979 compilation). Despite their difficult reputation and lack of commercial success, Digital Dance built up a cult following, even having the support of John Peel in the UK. Between 1979 and 1981, Digital Dance released three singles and performed several notable live concerts as an opening act for Magazine and Siouxsie And The Banshees. The various members subsequently played in groups as diverse as Fad Gadget, Marine, The Revenge, Kid Montana, Noh Mask, The Names, Snowy Red, The Weathermen, etc. Digital Dance performed their last live show in 1981. There was no definite end of the band but they didnt play together between 1982 and 1998. Sadly, Jerry died in 2000. Last, but not least, the punk years in Brussels generated many fanzines. Digital Dance also published Digital Magazine. This LP includes the very last and unreleased issue of Digital Magazine. Pressed on limited marbled black and silver vinyl. Includes an insert.” - Sub Rosa.

Artist: DOWNSBROUGH, PETER
Title: And That
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Music: Benjamin Franklin & Xavier Garcia-Bardon. Elements assembled by Peter Downsbrough. The work of visual artist, photographer and film artist Peter Downsbrough has had a major impact on the perception of art. In the early-60s, Downsbrough interrupted his studies in architecture at the University of Cincinnati and Cooper Union in New York in order to work as a sculptor. A decade after his first exhibition in New York (1962), the artist gained international recognition, and has been exhibiting regularly in the United States and Europe since 1972. The varied work of the artist -- ranging from sculpture and books to photography, video, and film -- maintains a complex relationship with architecture and typography, while also drawing on the achievements of the early avant-garde (Bauhaus, De Stijl) and minimal art. In terms of form, the work of Downsbrough is highly rigorous and exhibits a powerful geometric sense, restricting itself primarily to the use of line, plane, negative space (cutting away), and delimitation. In addition to his spatial manipulations, the artist also has a keen interest in place, as is evidenced in his cartographical works and city photographs. The music that Downsbrough commissioned for the final edit of this recording, a mix of ambient electric guitar, sweet electro, street field recordings, treatments and voices, was composed and recorded in 2007 by Xavier Garcia-Bardon and Benjamin Franklin (a modus operandi they first experimented with in the Brussels improv collective Buffle). As is often the case with Downsbrough, the final piece seems to be emerging from a world put between parentheses -- music that could last forever, where fragments seem to be missing (just like in his typographical work). Its those missing bits we ceaselessly try to find in this music without beginning or end. This work is only available on vinyl and is housed in a gatefold sleeve." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: DR. BOOGIE
Title: Shim Sham Shimmy
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $15.00
"Limited edition vinyl version; CD version previously released by Sub Rosa. This is the third volume in Sub Rosas collection devoted to rare and lost recordings from the 20s to the 60s. Shim Sham Shimmy has been assembled by Belgian radio personality, musicologist, and Canned Heat devotee, Walter De Paduwa aka Dr. Boogie. This collection pays tribute to about thirty artists, some of whom later became known, like "Master of the Telecaster" Albert Collins, boogie-woogie and blues pianist Champion Jack Dupree, slide guitar innovator Homesick James, harmonica and blues singer, Sammy Myers, "The Boogie Disease" author Doctor Ross, and one-man band wild-man, Joe Hill Louis. The music included here is part of the foundations of all the modern music that would take the world by storm up to our present time. Other artists include: Charles Sheffield, Ramblin Hi Harris, Bobo Jenkins, Clarence Lockley, B. Brown & McVouts, Wright Holmes, Gunter Lee Carr (aka Cecil Gant), Moses Williams, Haskel Sadler, Larry Dale, Baby Boy Warren, Eddie Snow, Guitar Slim Green, Slim Gaillard, Blue Charlie Morris, Willie Egan, W. Harris, Jake Jackson, Morris Pejoe, Papa George Lightfoot, Pat Hare, Big John & The Dallas Playboys, Lonnie Johnson, and Bob Kelly." - Sub Rosa.
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Artist: DUB TAYLOR
Title: Lumiere
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"This real masterpiece of concrète and synthesized music hasnt been available since its original manufacture in 1973, originally released by Varèse International Records. Dub Taylor is a U.S. composer, producer, engineer and designer born June 22, 1948 in Burbank, California. He has many creative facets: recording and mastering engineer, record producer as well as composer, graphic designer and visual artist. He has studied with pianist Richard Bunger and composer Karlheinz Stockhausen." - Sub Rosa. "Lumière evolved over a period of three years from 1969 to 1972. I started by recording random sounds: jets taking off at LAX, my girlfriend laughing and screaming, my cat Bartok biting a microphone, conversations, etc. I also sampled music, film soundtracks and TV and radio broadcasts. During this period I acquired the first self-contained portable synthesizer, the newly-designed ARP 2600. I began to envision an electronic and musique concrète piece combining various natural and processed sound recordings with synthesized sound into a suite of noise. In June of 1972, I did a preliminary version of elements of the piece. By October I was ready to put it all together. I set up all these reel-to-reel machines with tapes I had pre-recorded and plugged them into a mixing board, feeding stereo to a two-track master 15 IPS Revox A77 tape deck. My idea was to create a sound collage with form but without losing spontaneity and an element of randomness. So I rehearsed my fade-ins and fade-outs and the starting and stopping of the various playback decks and when I was ready I went for it, "playing" all these machines like a musical instrument in this mad moment of creation. In effect, Lumière was a "live" performance. The only later additions were the silence gaps inserted near the end of the piece using pieces of blank leader tape." - Dub Taylor.
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Artist: DUBUFFET, JEAN
Title: Coucou Bazar
Format: Double CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $22.00
"CD1 features Ilhan Mimaroglus soundtrack for Jean Dubuffets articulated painting exhibition Coucou Bazar, which opened at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City on May 16, 1973. This was released on LP via Ilhan Mimaroglus legendary avant-garde Finnadar label in 1973 -- and never reissued before. CD2 features Jean Dubuffets soundtrack of the Coucou Bazar show presented in Turin from June 16 to July 15, 1978 (based on Dubuffets music recordings from 1961 and 1973-1974). This music has previously only ever been released by the Foundation Dubuffet in a rare exhibition catalog from 2002. All music created for French painter and sculptor Jean Dubuffets Coucou Bazar show. In 1965, Turkish composer Ilhan Mimaroglu, then residing in New York, sent a letter to Jean Dubuffet to explain his experiments, inspired by the series of the artists drawings. In 1971, when Dubuffet started working on a new form of "show," Coucou Bazar, he decided to submit his project to Mimaroglu. Mimaroglu released his music for Coucou Bazar in 1973 under the title: Electronic Music for Jean Dubuffets Coucou Bazar, accompanying the first version of the show presented at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, from the 16th of May to the 29th of July 1973, and the second version at the Grand Palais in Paris, from the 2nd of November to the 1st of December 1973. Following these first two versions of Coucou Bazar, Dubuffet quickly envisioned a third version. This third version was finally produced in Turin in 1978, thanks to the FIAT company. And this time, it was accompanied by Dubuffets music. Anna Sagna, the choreographer of this third version, took care of editing the tapes from 1961 and 1973-1974 into a collage. Includes a 40-page booklet." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: EASTLEY/DEREK BAILEY/COUM/FEMINIST IMPROVISING GROUP, MAX
Title: Another Evening at Logos 1974/79/81
Format: Double LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $23.00
"Previously-unreleased recordings from live sessions at the Logos Foundation, Ghent, Belgium, recorded in 1974, 1979, and 1981. This double LP, the first release in a vinyl-only series, includes the following recordings: a 1979 performance by Max Eastley and Logos Ensemble (Max Eastley, Godfried-Willem Raes, Moniek Darge, and Rob Keymeulen playing xylophone bars, Aeolian flutes, springboard, sanzas); a 1974 performance by Feminist Improvising Group (Georgie Born: cello, bass guitar; Lindsay Cooper: bassoon, oboe, sax, flute; Maggie Nichols: voice, piano; Sally Potter: voice, sax; Irène Schweizer: piano, drums); a 1974 performance by COUM (Genesis P-Orridge, Paul Woodrow, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Joseph L/R Rose) and Logos Ensemble (Godfried-Willem Raes, Moniek Darge, Luc Houtkamp, and others); and a 1981 performance of guitar improvisations by Derek Bailey. Logos Foundation, founded in 1968 by Godfried-Willem Raes and based in Ghent, Flanders, Belgium, is a unique professional organization for the promotion of new music and audio-related arts by means of new music production, concerts, performances, composition, technological research, and other activities related to contemporary music." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: ETAT BRUT
Title: Mutations et Protheses
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Rare recordings by pioneers of industrial noise music, 1979-1983, never released before on CD or LP. Etat Brut was an industrial/noise band from Brussels that operated from 1979 until 1983. The duo (Phillippe x and Philippe X, today academic scientists) released dozens of cassettes, various flyers and Xeroxed booklets. Some collective concerts were organized at that time with Club Moral and Pseudocode. Cassettes like Emissions 1 (1981) or Géométrie dun assassinat (1982) were released on their own label, some others in collaboration with Danny Devos (Club Moral) or Jerry WX (2Tracks, Digital Dance). EB001 was released by Club Moral in 1986, a few years after the fact. The double cassette Mutations et Prothèses was released in 1981 (Etat Brut) and re-released by Club Moral in 1986. The two bonus tracks (only on CD) "Sollicitation Extérieure" and "Psychosomatique" are extracted from 4 IN 1, a cassette released in 1982 by Grafika Airlines, Brussels, including works by Pseudocode, Human Flesh and Mécanique Végétale." -Sub Rosa.
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Artist: ETAT BRUT
Title: Mutations et Protheses
Format: CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Rare recordings by pioneers of industrial noise music, 1979-1983, never released before on CD or LP. Etat Brut was an industrial/noise band from Brussels that operated from 1979 until 1983. The duo (Phillippe x and Philippe X, today academic scientists) released dozens of cassettes, various flyers and Xeroxed booklets. Some collective concerts were organized at that time with Club Moral and Pseudocode. Cassettes like Emissions 1 (1981) or Géométrie dun assassinat (1982) were released on their own label, some others in collaboration with Danny Devos (Club Moral) or Jerry WX (2Tracks, Digital Dance). EB001 was released by Club Moral in 1986, a few years after the fact. The double cassette Mutations et Prothèses was released in 1981 (Etat Brut) and re-released by Club Moral in 1986. The two bonus tracks (only on CD) "Sollicitation Extérieure" and "Psychosomatique" are extracted from 4 IN 1, a cassette released in 1982 by Grafika Airlines, Brussels, including works by Pseudocode, Human Flesh and Mécanique Végétale." -Sub Rosa.

Artist: FERRARI, LUC
Title: Didascalies 2
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Vinyl-only release. Performers: Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven (piano); Claude Berset (piano); Vincent Royer (viola). Sub Rosa presents the first release after their Luc Ferrari trilogy. Didascalies 2 is not to be confused with 2007s Didascalies (SR 261CD) -- this is another composition entirely, never published before. "The other day I found a file from 1993, a score for two pianos entitled Revenir à la Note de Départ (trans. Getting Back To The Initial Note). So I decided to turn it into a new composition without changing a single note in it -- it contained very little notes actually, which suited me just fine. So I called it Didascalies 2, in memory of what I had done the previous year: a piece for piano and viola entitled Didascalies Tout Court. That piece was played on two notes, one for the piano and the same one for the viola. It had an obsessive feel. Very, very obsessive!" --Luc Ferrari Upon his last visit to La Chaux-de-Fonds in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, the composer specifically asked for Didascalies 2 to be performed by La Chaux-de-Fonds pianist Claude Berset and Brussels pianist Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven. The performers developed an event around the world premiere of this release -- the last work by Luc Ferrari not yet played in front of an audience. Didascalies 2 was premiered on October 25, 2008 as part of an anti-tribute to Luc Ferrari in La Chaux-de-Fonds in a version for two pianos and viola. Luc stipulated that toward the end of the piece "an instrument comes in (I dont know which one yet). This instrument should be very powerful and be able to sustain a very loud note (I dont know which one yet)." The musicians chose the viola." -Sub Rosa

Artist: FERRARI, LUC
Title: Programme Commun
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Sub Rosa presents two substantial pieces from electro-acoustic musique concrete innovator Luc Ferrari: "Programme commun pour clavecin et bande magnetique" (1972), performed by Elisabeth Chojnacka, and another previously-unreleased piece that he held dear: "Les emois dAphrodite" (1986/1998), performed by San Franciscos MC Band under his direction. "Programme commun...: Although cheerful, this piece of music asks a serious question: can one separate ones political and artistic concerns, either directly, as a film can allow, or indirectly, as in this music? Mostly though, this music is my way of commemorating the signing, in 1972, of the Programme Commun. Les Emois dAphrodite: From the 1986 version I have retained the character of this piece, a kind of disjointed rock that periodically pops up as Aphrodites dance. I have added harmonic manipulations, or a progression toward disjointed harmony, which is what I currently look for (I have not said which is my current aesthetics). Finally, the introduction of samplers makes it possible to convey the liveliness of time to disjoint tones." -Luc Ferrari

Artist: FERRARI, LUC
Title: Tinguely 1967
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Unreleased material by Luc Ferrari, released here on Sub Rosas Early Electronic series. Two tracks from the forthcoming three-CD box set devoted to Luc Ferraris film music. Not only does the collection reveal a little-known chunk of Ferraris oeuvre as a composer for the screen, it also sheds light on the ties between cinema and musique concrète, especially during the fruitful period that stretched from the 1960s to the 1980s. Tinguely (1967) is a musique concrète piece for a television program by C. Caspari. From recordings made by the composer in 1966 at an exhibition of Jean Tinguelys work. Once the 110V Liliput engine is turned on, the sculptures start moving instantly in unpredictable ways, as if they had suddenly become frantic. They move in disorganized and excited ways; each action brings them on the verge of self-destruction. Tinguelys "Balubas" illustrate how ephemeral and intangible art and life are. The "Balubas" carry joy and despair, fascination and disillusionment. Dernier Matin dEdgar-Allan Poe (1964) is a musique concrete piece for a short 33mm black-and-white film by Jean Barral." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: FERRARI, LUC & BRUNHILD
Title: Programme Commun
Format: Double CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $19.00
"Sub Rosa presents two volumes of work from French composer Luc Ferrari and his wife and closest collaborator, Brunhild Ferrari. These two volumes are being released together and simultaneously, as a sign of continuation. For Luc Ferrari, this is the first full-length CD to come out after the trilogy Sub Rosa developed with him. What we have here is three substantial pieces: "Programme commun pour clavecin et bande magnetique" (1972), performed by Elisabeth Chonacka, "Didascalies" (1993) performed by Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven, Claude Berset, and Vincent Royer (in 2009) and previously available only on vinyl (note that "Didascalies" and "Didascalies 2" are two different compositions), and another previously-unreleased piece that he held dear, "Les emois dAphrodite" (1986-1998), performed by San Franciscos MC Band under his direction. Sub Rosa is also pleased to release for the first time the solo works of Brunhild Ferrari: "Derivatif" (2008), "Brumes du reveil" (2009) and "Tranquilles Impatiences" (2010), forming a trilogy on reconstruction from a memory that is still quite alive. These works are new bricks in the erection of a liberating oeuvre." -Sub Rosa.

Artist: GERHARD, ROBERTO
Title: Electronic Explorations from His Studio + The BBC Radiophonic Workshop 1958-1967
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"350 gram sleeve. Part of Sub Rosas Early Electronics series. During the 1950s and 1960s, Roberto Gerhard gathered a significant magnetic tape collection in his home studio, creating a major repository of early electronic sound recordings of his own works. The pieces on this record present a complex set of challenges for audio restoration, requiring a complete understanding of his compositional process and allowing the spirit and vitality of his electronic work to speak clearly to the listener. The versions of the pieces you will hear on this record represent an attempt to present Gerhards musical thoughts as free as possible from distracting technical deficiencies that obscure the musical content of the tapes. To this end a number of processes have been employed to reduce tape hiss and broadband noise, clicks, crackle, mains hum, tape splices and low frequency thuds, ranging from automated algorithms to a more painstaking manual clean-up of the audio spectrum. Every process of musical audio restoration must seek a compromise between the removal of elements that are problematic to the modern listener, and the preservation of the vital sonic and musical characteristics of the recordings. Roberto Gerhard (b. 1896; d. 1970) was born in Valls, Spain. Initially he studied piano with Granados and composition with Felipe Pedrell. When Pedrell died in 1922, Gerhard moved to Vienna as a pupil of Arnold Schoenberg. Returning to Barcelona in 1928, he became a central figure in the Catalonian avant-garde, befriending such figures as Pablo Casals and Joan Miró. Identified with the Republican cause throughout the Spanish Civil War, Gerhard was forced to flee to France in 1939 and later that year settled in Cambridge, England. Once in England, Gerhard produced a series of orchestra and stage works that would establish his international reputation. The Symphony (in memory of Pedrell), the ballet Don Quixote, First String Quartet, and the opera The Duenna followed in quick succession. In the 1950s Gerhard developed his musical style, synthesizing Schoenbergian serialism with Catalan folksong. These years also marked him out as the first composer in England to engage seriously with electronic music. Gerhard worked extensively at the newly-formed BBC Radiophonic Workshop producing a series of abstract electronic works as well as electronic music for stage -- most notably his score for the 1955 Royal Shakespeare Production of King Lear. The last decade of his life saw Gerhards musical language evolve still further and the composition of late masterpieces such as the Symphony No. 3 "Collages" which includes a significant tape part, Symphony No. 4 "New York," the chamber symphony Leo, and the masterly Concerto for Orchestra." - Sub Rosa.
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Artist: GERHARD, ROBERTO
Title: Electronic Explorations from His Studio + The BBC Radiophonic Workshop 1958-1967
Format: CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Part of Sub Rosas Early Electronics series. During the 1950s and 1960s, Roberto Gerhard gathered a significant magnetic tape collection in his home studio, creating a major repository of early electronic sound recordings of his own works. The pieces on this record present a complex set of challenges for audio restoration, requiring a complete understanding of his compositional process and allowing the spirit and vitality of his electronic work to speak clearly to the listener. The versions of the pieces you will hear on this record represent an attempt to present Gerhards musical thoughts as free as possible from distracting technical deficiencies that obscure the musical content of the tapes. To this end a number of processes have been employed to reduce tape hiss and broadband noise, clicks, crackle, mains hum, tape splices and low frequency thuds, ranging from automated algorithms to a more painstaking manual clean-up of the audio spectrum. Every process of musical audio restoration must seek a compromise between the removal of elements that are problematic to the modern listener, and the preservation of the vital sonic and musical characteristics of the recordings. Roberto Gerhard (b. 1896; d. 1970) was born in Valls, Spain. Initially he studied piano with Granados and composition with Felipe Pedrell. When Pedrell died in 1922, Gerhard moved to Vienna as a pupil of Arnold Schoenberg. Returning to Barcelona in 1928, he became a central figure in the Catalonian avant-garde, befriending such figures as Pablo Casals and Joan Miró. Identified with the Republican cause throughout the Spanish Civil War, Gerhard was forced to flee to France in 1939 and later that year settled in Cambridge, England. Once in England, Gerhard produced a series of orchestra and stage works that would establish his international reputation. The Symphony (in memory of Pedrell), the ballet Don Quixote, First String Quartet, and the opera The Duenna followed in quick succession. In the 1950s Gerhard developed his musical style, synthesizing Schoenbergian serialism with Catalan folksong. These years also marked him out as the first composer in England to engage seriously with electronic music. Gerhard worked extensively at the newly-formed BBC Radiophonic Workshop producing a series of abstract electronic works as well as electronic music for stage -- most notably his score for the 1955 Royal Shakespeare Production of King Lear. The last decade of his life saw Gerhards musical language evolve still further and the composition of late masterpieces such as the Symphony No. 3 "Collages" which includes a significant tape part, Symphony No. 4 "New York," the chamber symphony Leo, and the masterly Concerto for Orchestra. CD Digipak + 28-page booklet." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: HAINO, KEIJI/JOZEF DUMOULIN/TEUN VERBRUGGEN
Title: The Miracles Of Only One Thing
Format: CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Japanese legend, Keiji Haino, meets two of Belgiums most active and valued musicians, keyboardist Jozef Dumoulin (Lilly Joel) and drummer Teun Verbruggen (Othin Spake). The Miracles Of Only One Thing is a deep and intense testimony of this meeting. Keiji Haino, without any doubt one of the most important musicians from the Japanese underground scene, is at his best, Teun Verbruggen and Jozef Dumoulin did a three-week tour in Japan in September of 2015, playing concerts as a duet, but also solo and with local musicians. One of those musicians was hero Keiji Haino, whose work has spanned rock, free improvisation, noise, percussion, psychedelic music, minimalism and drones. Besides his legendary bands Fushitsusha and Lost Aaraaff, he has worked with artists and bands like Boris, The Melvins, Jim ORourke, Oren Ambarchi, Peter Brötzmann and Steve Noble. As for Dumoulin and Verbruggen, they are both known for their always refreshing and groundbreaking work that breaks the barriers between free improvisation, electro, jazz and more. Jozef Dumoulin is part of the duo Lilly Joel appearing recently on Sub Rosa with What Lies in the Sea (SR 416CD, 2015). The three teamed up for a studio recording and a recorded live-show. Out of all the material, they distilled an album that reflects both the excitement of the new bond as well as the deep and vast sonic landscapes that their joined forces laid bare. Personnel: Keiji Haino - guitar, vocals, flute, gongs; Jozef Dumoulin - Fender Rhodes; Teun Verbruggen - drums, electronics." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: HAINO/JOZEF DUMOULIN/TEUN VERBRUGGEN, KEIJI
Title: The Miracles Of Only One Thing
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
“Japanese legend, Keiji Haino, meets two of Belgiums most active and valued musicians, keyboardist Jozef Dumoulin (Lilly Joel) and drummer Teun Verbruggen (Othin Spake). The Miracles Of Only One Thing is a deep and intense testimony of this meeting. Keiji Haino, without any doubt one of the most important musicians from the Japanese underground scene, is at his best, Teun Verbruggen and Jozef Dumoulin did a three-week tour in Japan in September of 2015, playing concerts as a duet, but also solo and with local musicians. One of those musicians was hero Keiji Haino, whose work has spanned rock, free improvisation, noise, percussion, psychedelic music, minimalism and drones. Besides his legendary bands Fushitsusha and Lost Aaraaff, he has worked with artists and bands like Boris, The Melvins, Jim ORourke, Oren Ambarchi, Peter Brötzmann and Steve Noble. As for Dumoulin and Verbruggen, they are both known for their always refreshing and groundbreaking work that breaks the barriers between free improvisation, electro, jazz and more. Jozef Dumoulin is part of the duo Lilly Joel appearing recently on Sub Rosa with What Lies in the Sea (SR 416CD, 2015). The three teamed up for a studio recording and a recorded live-show. Out of all the material, they distilled an album that reflects both the excitement of the new bond as well as the deep and vast sonic landscapes that their joined forces laid bare. Personnel: Keiji Haino - guitar, vocals, flute, gongs; Jozef Dumoulin - Fender Rhodes; Teun Verbruggen - drums, electronics.” - Sub Rosa.

Artist: HASTINGS OF MALAWI
Title: Vibrant Stapler Obscures Characteristic Growth
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"First reissue of Hastings Of Malawis classic masterpiece Vibrant Stapler Obscures Characteristic Growth, originally released on the Papal Products label in 1981. Hastings Of Malawi were Heman Pathak, David Hodes and John Grieve. They recorded Vibrant Stapler Obscures Characteristic Growth in one night in 1981 with no plan and no idea of what they were doing. They played drums, clarinet, synthesizer and piano but also made use of things that they found lying around the studio - old records, cook books, telephone directories and a telephone. The recordings were played down the phone to randomly dialed numbers with the reactions added to the recording. All three had been involved in the recording of the first Nurse With Wound album Chance Meeting On A Dissecting Table Of A Sewing Machine And An Umbrella (1979) and had contributed metal scrapings, piano, effects, clarinet and guitar during the session. The star of the record is Pat Simmons who was the voice of the UK speaking clock between 1963 and 1984. In his book Lipstick Traces (1989) writer Greil Marcus seeks to draw a line from Dada through the Situationist International to punk rock. If this line exists, then Vibrant Stapler Obscures Characteristic Growth sits on the end of it. The only review that the album received was from Steve Stapleton who suggested that "nobody should miss this vinyl disaster" - good or bad are not concepts that can be applied to this recording. The record stands firmly in opposition to the now all pervading concepts of commercialization, celebrity culture and the commodification of creative activity. Originally 1000 copies were pressed on orange/red vinyl. 120 copies were sold through Rough Trade and Virgin Records. 800 copies were bought and later destroyed by the United Dairies label, adding to the elusiveness of this record. This reissue is on red vinyl, just like the original pressing. File under: dada, underground, post-industrial, concrete music, DIY, punk." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: HITE, BOB
Title: Dr. Boogie Presents Rarities from the Bob Hite Vaults
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $15.00
"This is the first volume of a collection devoted to rare and lost recordings from the 20s to 60s. These rare pieces span the years 1941-1958 and are taken from Bob Hites fabulous collection of 78rpm records: a historical archive that has helped to, in its own way, save from oblivion the rural bluesmen who had dropped out of the scene decades ago and make possible their reintegration into musical history. Everyone is now entitled to hear this chunk of the treasure. Compiled by the famous DJ Dr. Boogie with the help of Fito De La Parra (drummer for Canned Heat). Bob Hite, founding member and singer of the unforgettable group Canned Heat, owned one of the most impressive collections of U.S. 78rpms. He started gathering these records at a very young age and always dreamed of being in a boogie band and paying tribute to the pioneers, drawing inspiration from all the greats who set the foundations for blues music. Before he joined the band, he was already working in various record stores in Venice Beach, and through the years he came to acquire extraordinary items -- mostly thanks to the success of the 33rpm, which quickly replaced the 78rpm format. Bob Hite never stopped expanding his collection; he bought records all around the world. He was known to throw huge parties at his house, where he spent hours, sometimes whole nights, unveiling gems from his collection. After Bob Hites death, the fabulous collection was decimated, partly sold, dismembered, and even plundered. Now the public is privy to pieces of his exquisite archive of forgotten greats and lesser-knowns, such as Pete Johnson: a boogie-woogie expert and one of the first piano legends, or Clarence Brown, whose majestic guitar playing and recordings for the Peacock label remain unmatchable. Elmore James makes an appearance with some of his more obscure tracks, as well as Mad Mel Sebastian, who remains a complete mystery. Other artists include: Eddie Hope, The Hot Shots, Earl King, Googie Rene, Chuck Higgins, Johnny Otis, Bill Haley, Otis Rush and Etta James." - Sub Rosa
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Artist: KARKOWSKI, ZBIGNIEW
Title: One and Many
Format: CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $14.00
"Zbigniew Karkowski studied composition at the State College of Music in Gothenburg, Sweden, aesthetics of modern music at the University of Gothenburgs Department of Musicology, and computer music at the Chalmers University of Technology. After completing his studies in Sweden, he studied sonology for a year at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Den Haag, The Netherlands. During his education, he also attended many summer composition master courses arranged by Centre Acanthes in Avignon and Aix-en-Provence, France, studying with Iannis Xenakis, Olivier Messiaen, Pierre Boulez, and Georges Aperghis, among others. He works actively as a composer of both acoustic and electroacoustic music. He has written pieces for large orchestra (commissioned and performed by the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra), plus an opera and several chamber music pieces that were performed by professional ensembles in Sweden, Poland and Germany. He is a founding member of the electroacoustic music performance trio Sensorband. Karkowski has lived and worked in Tokyo, Japan for the past eight years, and is active in the underground noise scene there. Professionally active in contemporary, industrial, rock and experimental music for the last 15 years. One and Many: an ode to loudspeakers -- These life conditions lead to a radical conclusion: the traditional definitions of music are irrelevant and music theories and music as a cultural concept must be destroyed. That is what we find in his latest works, in which his main concern is to produce pieces out of electronic sounds and acoustic walls on scores developed from the architecture of ruins. His last opus called who am I is the exact development of years of theories and practices. As many of Karkowskis pieces, this is a highly delicate yet physical work, which can be seen as an ode to loudspeakers." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: KARKOWSKI, ZBIGNIEW, JEAN-LOUIS HUHTA & LARS AKERLUND
Title: A Bird in the Hand Is Worth Two in the Bush: The Last Recordings, Sweden, November 2013
Format: Double CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $19.00
“Zbigniew Karkowskis last recordings. This set should be seen not so much as a tribute to Zbigniew Karkowski (1958-2013), but as an ongoing concern to further his work and thinking as they were when he was alive, reacting, and questioning, uncompromisingly. Nevertheless, these are his final recordings, which he made -- in a homecoming of sorts -- in Sweden, at EMS Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm, with his friends Jean-Louis Huhta and Lars Åkerlund in April and late November 2013. The meeting was something of a reminiscence from the 1980s creation of the Radium 226.05 label by Carl Michael von Hausswolff, with their brotherhood intact. Places where he became what he was. The first recordings and the last ones -- after having taken over the world. And from there, again, he decided to head out to sea, to the Amazon, taking control of the final hours of his destiny. And that will be the topic -- if destiny allows it -- of another adventure. For nothing stops and everything carries on under guises no one could possibly have imagined.” - Sub Rosa.

Artist: KNIZAK, MILAN
Title: Broken Music
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $18.00
“Milan Knízáks 1979 masterpiece reissued on vinyl for the first time; presented in a gatefold with the original design. Milan Knízák (born April 19, 1940) is a Czech performance artist, sculptor, musician, installation artist, dissident, graphic artist, art theorist, and pedagogue of art. Before everyone else -- Christian Marclay, Philip Jeck, eRikm, Martin Tétreault, Yoshihide Otomo -- there was Milan Knízák. In 1964, Knízák, a member of Fluxus from behind the Iron Curtain, sat down on a sidewalk near the Charles Bridge in Prague, laid down a paper carpet right into the street, and starts tearing pages out of books and burning them. Around the same time, he began to create music from defective, worn, damaged, or broken LPs. These Broken Musiccompositions, his classic collages of noises created during performances and happenings, are widely regarded as important sound art documents. Knízák recalls, "In 1963-64 I used to play records both too slowly and too fast and thus changed the quality of the music, thereby creating new compositions. In 1965 I started to destroy records: scratch them, punch holes in them, break them. By playing them over and over again (which destroyed the needle and often the record player too) an entirely new music was created -- unexpected, nerve-racking, aggressive and even humorous. Compositions lasting one second or almost infinitely long (as when the needle got stuck in a deep groove and played the same phrase over and over). I developed this system further. I began sticking tape on top of records, painting over them, burning them, cutting them up and gluing different parts of records back together, etc. to achieve the widest possible variety of sounds." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: KNIZAK, MILAN/OPENING PERFORMANCE ORCHESTRA
Title: Broken Re/Broken
Format: CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
Milan Knízák and Opening Performance Orchestra revisit Knízáks 1979 Broken Music (SR 400LP) in Berlin, 2014. "In 2008-9 we transferred the original recording from vinyl records into digital form. As we did so, we werent interested in the precise, clean fidelity offered by the digital world, which fundamentally causes the fine structure of natural sound to be lost. Instead we were seeking the opposite: the world of errors and distortion, which remains hidden when digital audio is manipulated to be maximally accommodating for the listener. The transferred audio recording was digitally destroyed, shattered and uncompromisingly freed from all its original attributes. No melody, no rhythm, no harmony -- this is fraction music." Part one, "Broken Music," features Knízák with Phaerentz performing with turntables and broken records, CD players and CDs, cassette players and cassettes, and keyboard. Part two, "Re:Broken Music," features Opening Performance Orchestra performing with five laptops and "fraction music (broken section, re:broken section, fraction section)." - Sub Rosa. Digipak with 20-page booklet.

Artist: KOSMOSE
Title: Kosmic Music from the Black Country
Format: Double LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $25.00
"Gatefold double LP version. Pressed on translucent green-black vinyl. Never-before-released recordings of mythic Belgian kosmische band Kosmose (1973-78). Kosmose can be approached as a collective without a specific leader. The line-up fluctuated quite a lot around a rock-solid core formed by Alain Neffe and Francis Pourcel. As this release demonstrates, their sound evolved from something deeply influenced by kosmische music to a purely improvised form of noisy free jazz. The whole adventure took place in the heart of the 70s, almost under wraps, though most rehearsals were taped by Neffe. RIYL Hawkwind, Can, Musica Elettronica Viva." - Sub Rosa.
Alain Neffe = Bene Gesserit, Human Flesh, Psuedo Code, Sic (with Francis Pourcel), Insane Music label, etc...

Artist: KOSMOSE
Title: Kosmic Music from the Black Country
Format: Double CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $19.00
“Never-before-released recordings of mythic Belgian kosmische band Kosmose (1973-78). Kosmose can be approached as a collective without a specific leader. The line-up fluctuated quite a lot around a rock-solid core formed by Alain Neffe and Francis Pourcel. As this release demonstrates, their sound evolved from something deeply influenced by kosmische music to a purely improvised form of noisy free jazz. The whole adventure took place in the heart of the 70s, almost under wraps, though most rehearsals were taped by Neffe. RIYL Hawkwind, Can, Musica Elettronica Viva.” - Sub Rosa.

Artist: KUPPER, LEO
Title: Electronic Works & Voices 1961-1979
Format: Double LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $25.00
"This record highlights Léo Kuppers earliest unique compositions produced during the 1960s when he was ardently seeking out structures distinctly applicable to purely electronic sounds. Originally released on CD in 2003 as part of Sub Rosas Early Electronic series, and now containing an additional track. Léo Kupper was born in Nidrum, Hautes Fagnes (Eastern Belgium) on the 16th of April, 1935. He studied musicology at the Liège Conservatory then became assistant to Henri Pousseur who, in 1958, had just founded the Apelac Studio in Brussels. Kupper started to work on his first pieces there, but he would finalize them only upon putting together his own studio in 1967: the Studio de Recherches et de Structurations Electroniques Auditives (which means "Studio of Audio Electronic Research and Structuring"). That is where he would compose, to this day, over 40 works, most of them on instruments of his own design. In the 70s and 80s, he built a series of sound domes (briefly established in Rome, Linz, Venice, and Avignon), places where every sound, every phoneme uttered by the listening audience was transformed by hundreds of loudspeakers of various sizes organized in a dome shape. This device transformed sounds through space and time: something said could be morphed into another sound hours, days, perhaps years later. Léo had envisioned that a device like his, a place for contemplation, would be much-needed in cities where nature had been evacuated. In the late 70s, after discovering Iranian music master Hussein Malek, Kupper became one of the very few Western virtuosos of the santur. His first pieces were released by Deutsche Grammophon and, later, Igloo. His latest works have been released by the New York-based label Pogus. In 1961, having terminated his musicology studies, Léo Kupper left Liège for Brussels. By that time, centers for music research such as those in Cologne, Paris, and Milan had already produced works of experimental music, where pioneers were forging new and diverse routes in electronic music, musique concrète, and electro-vocal music. The GAME machine -- Générateur Automatique de Musique Electronique (Automatic Generator of Electronic Music) -- was constructed during this period in the spirit of renewal and technical exploration. The GAME consisted of a collection of variable "sonic cells" sensitive to modulations of positive and negative voltages and programmable manually through the aid of color-coded cables. Complex electronic loops and sound from loudspeakers and from microphone pick-ups were then either recorded by tape-machines or performed and interpreted by musicians who opened automatic channels, thus triggering automatic sound to exit the speakers. This in turn penetrated the machines by means of microphones and was replayed. Here, then, was an entirely new way of playing a musical instrument and how the works were composed and performed." -Sub Rosa.

Artist: KUPPER, LEO & HOSSEIN MALEK
Title: Santur: Orient/Occident
Format: CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
“This disc offers two approaches to an ancient instrument called the santur. The first, by the Iranian master musician Hossein Malek, consists of improvised pieces recorded by his friend Leo Kupper in the 80s, representing a unique and valuable archive. The second is Kuppers Western approach as a student of Malek, filtered through undetectable electronics. Includes 24-page booklet.” - Sub Rosa. "The santur is a stringed instrument in the same family as the Appalachian hammered dulcimer, the Chinese yangqin, or the East European cimbalom. These instruments consist of sets of tuned strings laid out in a kind of flat, rectangular resonating box, played with various implements including ornate wooden hammers and even bird feathers. These gorgeous-sounding instruments are capable of great delicacy in terms of touch and offer a wide palette of harmonic possibilities. It is thus perfectly suited to be a lead instrument in the classical music that has been handed down from what was once the Persian empire. The music of Iran is modal in nature, based on complex systems known as dastgah. Hossein Malek is one of the countrys virtuoso players on the santur, known for breathtaking improvisations from the dastgah, driving his accompanists on the sheepskin drum called the tombak into knuckle-cracking fits of propulsion." -AllMusic.

Artist: LÓPEZ, FRANCISCO
Title: La Selva
Format: LP + USB Card
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $22.00
“Full-length original audio piece on 24-bit/48kHz digital USB flat memory-card with non-audio blank etched vinyl. Edition of 500 copies numbered and signed by Francisco López. La Selva is an immersion into the sound environments of a tropical rain forest in the Caribbean lowlands of Costa Rica. An astonishing natural sonic web created by a multitude of sounds from rain, waterfalls, insects, frogs, birds, mammals, and even plants, through a day cycle during the rainy season. A powerful acousmatic broadband sound environment of thrilling complexity. And above all, a tour de force of profound listening. Original recordings done at La Selva Biological Station during the rainy seasons of 1995 and 1996. La Selvawas premiered in an acousmatic performance at Teatro Fanal of the Fanal Contemporary Art Center in San José, Costa Rica, in August 1997. Originally released as a CD by V2_Archief in 1998.” - Sub Rosa. “After two years of failed attempts with multiple test pressings from the best plants and cutting engineers in Europe, the inherent constraints of vinyl led to an unavoidable conclusion: this audio piece cannot be released on vinyl... many of the naturally intense sections of "La Selva" with insect and amphibian calls were rendered awfully distorted, with filtering solving virtually nothing at the expense of dramatic dullness... That is why this "natural" sound piece has been finally reissued digitally, in its entirety, and with the best possible sound." - López.

Artist: MACLISE, ANGUS
Title: New York Electronic, 1965
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
“Black vinyl repress. Sub Rosa presents another release as a part of their early electronic series. Drone-based experiments from Angus MacLise (notably with Tony Conrad extremely present on the album, and John Cale), and purely electronic compositions -- a path (almost) nobody knew MacLise had explored. Miraculously salvaged by Gerard Malanga, these archives provided a new perspective on the artists whole body of work and considerably expanded his artistic palette. And so Sub Rosa is able to present a whole records worth of MacLises early electronic music. Angus MacLise, born March 4, 1938 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, was a percussionist, composer, poet, and calligrapher. He was a member of La Monte Youngs Theater Of Eternal Music with John Cale, Tony Conrad, Marian Zazeela and sometimes Terry Riley. He contributed to the early Fluxus newspaper V Tre, edited by George Brecht and George Maciunas, and was also an early member of The Velvet Underground, having been brought into the group by flatmate John Cale when they were living at 56 Ludlow Street in Manhattan. MacLise played bongos and hand-drums during 1965 with the first incarnation of The Velvet Underground. Although the band regularly extemporized soundtracks to underground films during this era (The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda by Ira Cohen, Chumlum by Ron Rice), MacLise never officially recorded with them. Later in the 1960s, Angus and his wife Hetty traveled around between Vancouver, Paris, Greece and India, finally settling in Nepal. They also had a son, Ossian Kennard MacLise, who was recognized by Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, the 16th Karmapa, as a reincarnation of a Tibetan saint, or tulku, and at age four became a Buddhist monk. MacLise died of hypoglycemia and pulmonary tuberculosis in Kathmandu in 1979, aged 41. He recorded a vast amount of music that went largely unreleased until 1999. These recordings, produced between the mid-60s and the late-70s, consist of tribal trance workouts, spoken-word, poetry, drones and electronics, as well as many collaborations with his wife Hetty. In 2008, Hetty MacLise bequeathed a collection of her husbands tapes to the Yale Collection of American Literature.” - Sub Rosa.

Artist: MACLISE, ANGUS
Title: The Cloud Doctrine
Format: Double CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $19.00
"Sub Rosa presents a real sensation: 159 minutes of minimal electronic music, readings, soundtracks from the archives of Velvet Undergroud founding member Angus Maclise from 1963-1976, featuring Tony Conrad, John Cale, Piero Heliczer, Berverly Grant Conrad And Hetty Maclise. This deluxe double CD set features rare music, performance, soundtracks, spoken words by a seminal poet and musician who was active in the New York avant-garde of the 60s (he was the first drummer of the Velvet Underground). The tracks on this 2xCD are released for the first time ever. Included is a historical text by Gerard Malanga and many unpublished photographs." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: MARTIRANO, SALVATORE
Title: The SalMar Construction
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"The SalMar Construction is an amazing large music synthesis engine conceived and constructed in the early 1970s by a composer for use by a composer. These unreleased recordings were made at IRCAM in Paris in 1983, illustrating the power that an electronic composition can achieve when the composer arrives at a true synergy with his synthesizer. This LP represents a significant performance by Salvatore Martirano (1927-1995) on his unique instrument, the SalMar Construction. Under development from the late 1960s, the SalMar is believed to be the first interactive "composing machine," with digital logic circuits at its heart. When you listen to this recorded performance of Sal Martirano playing his "Construction," you experience such mastery. The instrument under his command does his bidding, and what you hear are compositions, not jams. In 1963, Martirano joined the Theory and Composition Department at the University of Illinois, where he remained on the faculty until his retirement and death in 1995. Many of Martiranos early works incorporate twelve-tone compositional techniques as well as jazz, vernacular, and multimedia idioms. His best-known composition, "Ls GA" ("Lincolns Gettysburg Address"), was widely performed in the late 1960s and early 1970s and became associated with the anti-war movement. In 1969, Salvatore Martirano along with a group of engineers and musicians at the University of Illinois began work on the design and construction of a musical electronic instrument: the SalMar Construction. First limited edition: clear & silver mixed vinyl." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: OLIVEROS, PAULINE
Title: Four Electronic Pieces 1959-1966
Format: CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Sub Rosa presents Pauline Oliveros early and definitive tape and electronic music of the late fifties and sixties -- all released for the first time ever! Born in Texas in 1932, Pauline Oliveros is more than ever an important American composer. Her accomplishments speak to an array of disciplines: her pieces for accordion; the creation of the Deep Listening Institute, a center dedicated to fostering artistic creativity through workshops, performances, and new technologies; her approach to improvisation in relation to meditation; and her numerous and varied collaborations with, among others, John Cage, Morton Subotnick, Terry Riley, Sonic Youth, Erold and Andrew Deutsch. Each piece on this release exemplifies her systematic exploration of electronic sounds, which was fundamental to this period. "Mnemonics" prefigures her meditative and breathing pieces. "V of IV" structures sound as noise. "Time Perspectives" is among her first variations on silence. Finally, "Once Again" develops a wild energy that out-strips itself, a frenzy the likes of which is hard to find even to this day. As Oliveros explains, the detailed methodology behind her work offers a unique inquiry into the process of artistic invention itself. "My work with electronic music began in 1959. My first tape piece was an ambitious four channel work called Time Perspectives. The piece was made by recording small sounds from objects resonated on a wooden wall and changing the tape speed. I used cardboard tubes as filters by inserting the mic into the tube and recording sources through the tubes. I used my bath tub as a reverberation chamber. Sections of the piece were improvised and then subjected to speed changes. When the San Francisco Tape Music Center was established together with Ramon Sender and Morton Subotnik there was a pool of equipment to use and I began to work with electronic sound. Rather than cut and splice small pieces of tape together to make a composition I chose to work in real time. I used two tape machines with the tape running across both machines to make a delay system. I used two or more oscillators at high frequencies to produce different tones. These tones would also interact with the bias frequencies of the tape recorders. I would play the oscillators into the tape recorders improvising my way through the piece. My system of composing in this manner was my own invention." --Pauline Oliveros

Artist: OLIVEROS, PAULINE + MUSIQUES NOUVELLES
Title: Four Meditations/Sound Geometries
Format: CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Pauline Oliveros surrounded by Belgian ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, performing two long pieces for orchestra. "Sound Geometries for Chamber Orchestra, Expanded Instrument System and 5.1 Surround Sound System" by Pauline Oliveros was premiered in Brussels. The 3 sections metaphors of the piece are intended to guide the players in their feelings and approaches to conducted, guided and improvisational music making to create differing atmospheres for each of the three sections. Players sounds are picked up during the performance by microphones, processed in one of ten geometrical patterns by the Oliveros designed Expanded Instrument System (EIS) to transform and move the players sounds in space in the 5.1 surround sound system. "Meditation for Orchestra" asks the performers to listen then sound. Listen means to include all that is sounding and to find a space for each sound that is made. Pauline Oliveros and Ione are guests of Ensemble Musiques Nouvelle in this studio performance of "Meditation"." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: OLIVEROS, PAULINE + MUSIQUES NOUVELLES
Title: Four Meditations/Sound Geometries
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Pauline Oliveros surrounded by Belgian ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, performing two long pieces for orchestra. "Sound Geometries for Chamber Orchestra, Expanded Instrument System and 5.1 Surround Sound System" by Pauline Oliveros was premiered in Brussels. The 3 sections metaphors of the piece are intended to guide the players in their feelings and approaches to conducted, guided and improvisational music making to create differing atmospheres for each of the three sections. Players sounds are picked up during the performance by microphones, processed in one of ten geometrical patterns by the Oliveros designed Expanded Instrument System (EIS) to transform and move the players sounds in space in the 5.1 surround sound system. "Meditation for Orchestra" asks the performers to listen then sound. Listen means to include all that is sounding and to find a space for each sound that is made. Pauline Oliveros and Ione are guests of Ensemble Musiques Nouvelle in this studio performance of "Meditation"." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: PAIK, NAM JUNE
Title: Works 1958-1979
Format: CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"This is a wide panorama of Nam June Paik work as musician -- Hommage à John Cage (1958-1959), Étude for Pianoforte (1959-1960) and Simple (1961) are good exemple of neodada music and de-structuration in the late 50s, this is basically irreverent audio-collages. Prepared Piano for Merce Cunningham (1977) captures an improvised performance by Paik on a de-tuned piano. While Prepared for Merce Cunningham was later mixed and edited for use by Cunningham, this raw, straight-to-tape version is favored by Paik. Duett: Paik/Takis (1979) this is the only piece already released (by 20 years ago on a limited vinyl edition). Paik improvises on piano and voice, while Takis performs on his metal sculptures. Nam June Paik, was born in Seoul, Korea in 1932. After a move to Japan, where he studied the work of composer Arnold Schönberg, Paik came to Germany in 1956 to continue his studies in the history of music. His interests soon turned away from the university setting, to less traditional forms of music leading him to the Westdeutsche Rundfunks Studio for Electronic Music, where Karlheinz Stockhausen was working. To date, there have been only a handful of limited edition LP and cassette releases of Paiks music, primarily documenting collaborative performances with colleagues and friends such as Joseph Beuys and Charlotte Moorman. This is the first CD release of Paiks music and the first ever release of the early tape collage pieces that were to inform the video and performance works that he has continued to produce over the last forty years." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: PALESTINE & RHYS CHATHAM, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: Youuu + Mee = Weee (First)
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Sub Rosa presents Youuu + Mee = Weee (First), a vinyl edition of the first disc of the three CD set Youuu + Mee = Weee (SR 367CD, 2014). Youuu + Mee = Weee is the first recorded collaboration between Charlemagne Palestine and Rhys Chatham. And its precious. Following the musical meetings with Zev (Rubhitbangklanghear Rubhitbangklangear, SR340CD/LP), and with Tony Conrad, these new Sub Rosa sessions create a sort of trilogy. Rhys Chatham began his musical career as a piano tuner for avant-garde pioneer La Monte Young, also working as a harpsichord tuner for Gustav Leonhardt, Rosalyn Tureck, and Glenn Gould. He soon studied under electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick became a member of Youngs group, The Theater of Eternal Music, during the early 70s. Chatham also played with Tony Conrad in an early version of Conrads group, The Dream Syndicate. In 1971, while still in his teens, Chatham became the first music director at the experimental art space The Kitchen in lower Manhattan. His early works, such as Two Gongs (1971), owed a significant debt to Young and other minimalists. His concert productions included experimenters Maryanne Amacher, Robert Ashley, Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, Pauline Oliveros, Steve Reich, and early alternative rockers such as Fred Frith, Robert Fripp, Arto Lindsay, and John Lurie. He has worked closely with visual artist and musician Robert Longo, particularly in the 1980s, and with visual artist Joseph Nechvatal on an experimental opera called XS: The Opera Opus (1984-6). By 1977, Chathams music had become heavily influenced by punk rock after an experience at an early Ramones concert. He was particularly influential upon the group of artists music critics would label "no wave" in 1978. Members of the New York City noise rock group Band of Susans began their careers in Chathams ensembles; they later performed a cover of Chathams "Guitar Trio" on their 1991 album, The Word and the Flesh. Chatham began playing trumpet in 1983, and his more recent works explore improvisatory trumpet solos employing amplification and effects. Youuu + Mee = Weee (First) features Charlemagne Palestine on Bösendorfer piano, Yamaha organ, and voice and Rhys Chatham on trumpet, loop pedal, and electric guitar. This first edition is pressed on clear red vinyl and limited to 500 copies." - Sub Rosa

Artist: PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: From Etudes to Cataclysms
Format: 2CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $19.00
"This is the first solo work by Charlemagne Palestine on Sub Rosa -- the first but probably not the last -- the label would also like to re-release a series of his classic works, which have previously been unavailable. From Etudes to Cataclysms is one of Charlemagnes most important works. An impressive composition of more than 140 minutes based on a unique instrument -- a double piano on which one keyboard is played by the feet. - Sub Rosa. "Several years ago, Martin Kaufmann of Kaufmann Pianos in Brussels told me he had seen and heard an amazing and unique instrument in Italy. A piano with two separate bodies! One with a normal grand piano body having 88 notes to be played with the fingers, and below this piano was a second piano also with a grand piano body that could play simultaneously the lower 37 notes of a grand piano with pedals for the feet. Having known my music for years and that I had been a carilloneur where one plays with both fists and feet simultaneously, Martin Kaufmann thought that the Borgato would be perfect for my music. The inventor of this unique instrument was Luigi Borgato from Padua, who developed this instrument with his wife, Paola. I was intrigued, and through an intermediary, the Italian pianist Roberto Posseda visited the Borgatos in Lonigo where they have their workshop and found that their instrument was perfect for my body and my music. We immediately decided to organize recording sessions in a local church for one week and From Etudes to Cataclysms is the result!" --Charlemagne Palestine, October 2007.

Artist: PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: Strumming Music
Format: Triple CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $21.00
"Subtitled: For Piano, Harpsichord And Strings Ensemble. Sub Rosa presents unpublished works by minimalist composer/vocalist/performer Charlemagne Palestine. Charlemagne Palestine wrote intense, ritualistic music in the 1970s, intended by the composer to rub against audiences expectations of what is beautiful and meaningful in music. A composer-performer, he always performed his own works as soloist. His earliest works were compositions for carillon and electronic drones, and he is best known for his intensely performed piano works. These unpublished pieces from the mid-70s are works built on the same principles that he developed and established over the years for the piano. This is a unique variation on composition that introduces a perpetual rise inside a continuum of sound. "All of the Strumming Music manifestations seem to have originated from Charlemagnes physical relationship with the colossal carillon bells in the tower of St. Thomas Church on Fifth Avenue in New York. I met Charlemagne Palestine in 1968. The intensity of his listening impressed me as the intensity of his playing would later, when I heard him play on the carillon and the bells to his church. I realized later, when Charlemagne had started to develop his series of piano pieces called Strumming, that he was assaulting that concrete ceiling and literally pushing through its three feet to release the sonic energy in the piano, much as he had with the carillon. Charlemagnes interest and work in electronic music increased in the late 60s, and in 1970, he decamped to southern California where he became a graduate student working with Morton Subotnick. It was during this year at CalArts (1970-71) that Charlemagne developed an approach to the piano that was not only extremely repetitive and physical, but predicated on the theory that, given the right stimulus, the instrument had a voice of its own and could produce a whole array of high overtones that seem to jump out on their own as if by magic. Over the next few years, he developed and polished the music that came to be known simply as Strumming. The rapid alternation between single notes and chords and different registers became a technique that he seemed to own, and it really only worked with this magic piano. Strumming was the physical technique; the melodies and harmonies that resulted made the music breathe and feel alive. After a while, the ear doesnt distinguish between notes that are sounded by hammers and those which are." --extract from the liner notes by Ingram Marshall. Housed in an 8-page digipak including a 16-page book." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE & TONY CONRAD
Title: An Aural Symbiotic Mystery
Format: CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: France
Price: $13.50
"An Aural Symbiotic Mystery is a live recording made on October 2005 at the Mercelis Theatre in Brussels on "Luc Ferrari Day" (the day that the Pompidou Center in Paris presented an entire day in honor of the French composer who had just recently died). That evening Charlemagne Palestine and Tony Conrad were together on the same stage, and the resulting experiment was named An Aural Symbiotic Mystery. "More that 30 years had passed since our last experimental duet. Tony arrived and decided he could stay for several days in Brussels and we casually started to play together one afternoon. Aude, my wife, remarks about that special moment that in 5 minutes if not less, she heard a natural musical chemistry of beauty and power that greatly impressed her. Tony and I hadnt played, discussed or conversed about sound or anything in over 30 years. Nonetheless, the results were totally surprising, dazzling and deeply satisfying ... How is it that Tony and I can play so magically together without ever discussing or planning or anything? I have no idea! Its an aural symbiotic mystery!" -Charlemagne Palestine. Conrad and Charlemagne Palestine reunite for this performance with as much meaningful intensity and symbiosis as ever." - Sub Rosa.
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Artist: PALESTINE/ZEV, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: Rubhitbangklanghear
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"180 gram LP version. Limited to 500 copies; on white vinyl. For the second time in 20 years Charlemagne Palestine and Zev performed together, and this was the first time they recorded it. Part of the Sub Rosa/Laboratoire Central sessions, this is unreleased material from Charlemagnes lair -- a place now called "Charleworld," where both fellows spent three days in June 2010." -Sub Rosa

"I first started to play the bells while at a high school for music and art in the 60s at St. Thomas Church across the street from the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan. I played every day for years. In the 80s I met Zev in Amsterdam. Id known him for 20 years before he suggested one day that we perform together, which we did at Lem Barcelona in 2007. Later after seeing and hearing the carillon at my studio in Brussels he suggested that we perform and record together there, which we did in 2010. Heres/hearsz what we did." -Charlemagne Palestine.

Artist: POUSSEUR, HENRI
Title: Early Experimental Electronic Music 1954-61
Format: CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
“Henri Pousseur was 25 when he composed his first piece of electronic music in 1954, in the Cologne radio studios where Karlheinz Stockhausen (with whom Pousseur had a close relationship) had created most of his famous pieces. Early Experimental Electronic Music 1954-61, the seventh and penultimate installment in Sub Rosas Early Electronic Series, features Pousseurs earliest works -- his first steps. Pousseur studied at the Academies of Music in Liège, Belgium, and in Brussels, from 1947 to 1953. He was closely associated with Pierre Froidebise and André Souris. He encountered Pierre Boulez, Stockhausen, and Luciano Berio and thereafter devoted himself to avant-garde research. Pousseur taught in Cologne, Germany, and Basel, Switzerland, and the United States at SUNY Buffalo, as well as in his native Belgium. From 1970 until his retirement in 1988 he taught at the University and Conservatory of Liège, where he also founded the Centre de recherches et de formation musicales de Wallonie. Sub Rosa has released Pousseurs work before, but it has never released any of the pieces included here. CD in six-panel digipak with 12-page booklet; includes CD-only track "Séismogrammes II" (1958).” - Sub Rosa.

Artist: POUSSEUR, HENRI
Title: Early Experimental Electronic Music 1954-72
Format: Double LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $25.00
"Double LP version in gatefold sleeve. Includes 20-minute vinyl-only track "Ex Dei In Machinam Memoria" (1972). Henri Pousseur was 25 when he composed his first piece of electronic music in 1954, in the Cologne radio studios where Karlheinz Stockhausen (with whom Pousseur had a close relationship) had created most of his famous pieces.Early Experimental Electronic Music 1954-72, the seventh and penultimate installment in Sub RosasEarly Electronic Series, features Pousseurs earliest works -- his first steps. Pousseur studied at the Academies of Music in Liège, Belgium, and in Brussels, from 1947 to 1953. He was closely associated with Pierre Froidebise and André Souris. He encountered Pierre Boulez, Stockhausen, and Luciano Berio and thereafter devoted himself to avant-garde research. Pousseur taught in Cologne, Germany, and Basel, Switzerland, and the United States at SUNY Buffalo, as well as in his native Belgium. From 1970 until his retirement in 1988 he taught at the University and Conservatory of Liège, where he also founded the Centre de recherches et de formation musicales de Wallonie. Sub Rosa has released Pousseurs work before, but it has never released any of the pieces included here." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: POUSSEUR, HENRI
Title: Musique Mixte 1966-1970
Format: CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $13.50
"This is the fourth Henri Pousseur CD in Sub Rosas Early Electronics series, exploring the work of this Belgian theoretician and experimental/avant garde composer. Along with previous releases in this series, Musique Mixte will cover all his electronic music and his most radical works between 1953 and 1988 -- 35 years of research and experiments. These recordings are a continuation of Sub Rosas earlier releases, namely: Liège à Paris (a piece composed thanks to Luciano Berio and premiered at the grand opening of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, in 1977), the 8 ÿtudes Paraboliques box set (over 220 minutes of music realised in Cologne, 1972, at the WDRs studios -- the last étude featuring Stockhausens participation) and 4 Parabolic Mixes, (four takes on the work by Henri Pousseur himself, Robert Hampson, Philip Jeck and Markus Popp). The two pieces featured on Musique Mixte (voice, pianos, various electroacoustic devices) are magnum opuses in Pousseurs body of work, though they are seldom heard -- "Jeu de Miroirs de Votre Faust" has been unavailable for a long time, while "Crosses of Crossed Colors" is released here for the first time ever. "Already for Couleurs croisées, my initial idea was to add an amplified voice to the orchestra, a voice that could stand up to it and would clarify and explain the meaning of the piece, in the form of a black Baptist minister-style preach. So, besides the voice (black, if possible), we have: five pianos, whose assembled parts re-use almost all the harmonic-rhythmic contents of the orchestral piece." - Henri Pousseur.

Artist: PRESTON, DON
Title: Filters, Oscillators & Envelopes 1967-75
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Previously-unreleased electronic music from original The Mothers Of Invention keyboardist, Don Preston. "Were coming to the beginning of a new era wherein the development of the inner-self is the most important thing. We have to train ourselves so that we can improvise on anything: a bird, a sock, a fuming beaker. This, too, can be music. Anything can be music." -Don Preston, extracts from Uncle Meat, 1969, The Mothers Of Invention. "
One could hardly not see in Don Preston a key musician within Frank Zappas oeuvre. He is not only that, but his presence has marked The Mothers major records from 1966 to 1974. His touch was already there before the arrival of Ian Underwood, and it continued after Ian left. You all remember "King Kong" (its magnificence as interpreted by Dom DeWild) from the second Uncle Meat suite. A certain form of jubilation emanates from this track, thanks to Prestons fluid style and lightly astringent tone on the Moog synthesizer -- that instrument never sounded quite like that before or after. This might have to do with his double training, his twin interests, since he had been simultaneously working with Gil Evans and listening intensely to Luciano Berio, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Tod Dockstader. Immersed in jazz music, he was imagining secret ties with the nascent electronic music. In the mid-60s, Preston started developing an electronic instrument, using a home-made synthesizer and a series of oscillators and filters. Out of this instrument came "Electronic Music" (1967), his first piece. Two years later, he became a close friend of Robert Moog, and their discussions gave birth to a number of applications in relation with the flexibility of the instrument. Nowadays, you cant mention the Mini-Moog without thinking of Preston. Bob Moog himself said about his solo in "Waka/Jawaka": "Thats impossible. You cant do that on a Moog." Filters, Oscillators & Envelopes features the other side, the hidden side of Don Preston: the composer of purely electronic music." -Sub Rosa.
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Artist: PSEUDOCODE
Title: Europa
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Reissue of Pseudocodes mythic 1982 album, Europa, only available as an LP. Pseudocode: Belgian improvised electronic band, active from 1980 to 1982, featuring Xavier Ess (Thrills), Guy-Marc Hinant, and Alain Neffe (Insane Music, Bene Geserit). "In that time, the onset of the 80s, we had the opportunity to create from sound itself instead of notes, from noise, screams, any chord, relevant or irrelevant. Xavier (with Stéphane Barbery, Digital Dance), had been in one of Brussels first punk bands, Thrills. Alain had over 10 years of music experience and was influenced by kosmische musik and all kinds of weird, experimental music; he had put together several improvisation ensembles in the area, including the noisy Kosmose, which I joined as a teenager. Now that I had digested punk, I was into Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire, The Pop Group, Red Crayola, This Heat, and all these influences show up upon listening." -Guy-Marc Hinant.

Artist: PSEUDOCODE
Title: Slaughter In a Tiny Place
Format: Double CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $19.00
"Pseudocode was a Belgian electronic improvised music band, active from 1980 to 1982, featuring Xavier S (Thrills), Guy-Marc Hinant (Sub Rosa co-founder) and Alain Neffe (Insane Music, Bene Geserit). While Xavier S contributed most of the lyrics and vocals, it was Guy-Marc Hinant who often played the core melody on his Pianet electric piano. Neffes contributions are particularly noteworthy throughout, as he weaves together the bulk of the sonic cloth through overdubbing and mixing. None of his parts are remotely virtuosic (hence his self-identification as a non-musician), but they are always unexpected and perfect in and of themselves, emotionally and sonically, and in that sense, they are deeply musical. "In that time, the onset of the 80s, we had the opportunity to create from sound itself instead of notes, from noise, screams, any chord, relevant or irrelevant. Xavier (with Stéphane Barbery, Digital Dance), had been in one of Brussels first punk bands, Thrills. Alain had over 10 years of music experience and was influenced by kosmische musik and all kinds of weird and experimental music; he had put together several improvisation ensembles in the area, including the noisy Kosmose, which I joined as a teenager. Now that I had digested punk, I was into Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire, The Pop Group, Red Crayola, This Heat and all these influences show up upon listen." -Guy-Marc Hinant.

Artist: PSEUDOCODE
Title: Slaughter In A Tiny Place
Format: Double LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $21.00
"Pseudocode was a Belgian electronic improvised music band, active from 1980 to 1982, featuring Xavier S (Thrills), Guy-Marc Hinant (Sub Rosa co-founder) and Alain Neffe (Insane Music, Bene Geserit). While Xavier S contributed most of the lyrics and vocals, it was Guy-Marc Hinant who often played the core melody on his Pianet electric piano. Neffes contributions are particularly noteworthy throughout, as he weaves together the bulk of the sonic cloth through overdubbing and mixing. None of his parts are remotely virtuosic (hence his self-identification as a non-musician), but they are always unexpected and perfect in and of themselves, emotionally and sonically, and in that sense, they are deeply musical. "In that time, the onset of the 80s, we had the opportunity to create from sound itself instead of notes, from noise, screams, any chord, relevant or irrelevant. Xavier (with St�phane Barbery, Digital Dance), had been in one of Brussels first punk bands, Thrills. Alain had over 10 years of music experience and was influenced by kosmische musik and all kinds of weird and experimental music; he had put together several improvisation ensembles in the area, including the noisy Kosmose, which I joined as a teenager. Now that I had digested punk, I was into Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire, The Pop Group, Red Crayola, This Heat and all these influences show up upon listen. This double vinyl was made with the urgency of these times in mind. All tracks are unpublished and in this sub-collection, we intend to release a series of LPs as they would have been released at that time." --Guy-Marc Hinant. Presented in a deluxe gatefold sleeve." -Sub Rosa

Artist: REDOLFI, MICHEL
Title: Desert Tracks
Format: CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
“Sub Rosa present Michel Redolfis Desert Tracks as part of their Early Electronic Series, originally released by INA-GRM in 1988 alongside "Pacific Tubular Waves". In 1987, Michel Redolfi hit the California desert road during the fall, to catch those hypothetical poly-sensorial desert tones. He visited the Mojave Desert, Death Valley, Palm Canyon and came back with an extraordinary album of early electronic music, sparse and bright to express the crude light and the divine silences. In 1969, Michel Redolfi, with the co-foundation of the Groupe de Musique Expérimentale de Marseille, pursued his passion for electro-acoustic music at an early age. During the 80s and 90s he composed collaborative works with Luc Ferrari, Bernard Parmegiani, Pierre Henry and Jean-Claude Risset. As a resident of the United States from 1973 to 1984, he carried out his research with several new music centers, including the CME at the University of California in San Diego and the California Institute of the Arts. Also during this period he developed several collaborations with American composers. The natural elements highlighted by technology are a constant in Redolfis catalog: many of his electroacoustic pieces stylize and orchestrate sound matter, and are recorded in remote locations as on Pacific Tubular Waves, originally released with Immersion in 1980 (REGRM 014LP, 2015) and Jungles (1997). He currently heads a major studio in sound design, Audionaute, based in Nice, France. CD comes as a six-panel digipack with a 12-page book.” - Sub Rosa.

Artist: REDOLFI, MICHEL
Title: Desert Tracks
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
“Sub Rosa present Michel Redolfis Desert Tracks as part of their Early Electronic Series, originally released by INA-GRM in 1988 alongside "Pacific Tubular Waves". In 1987, Michel Redolfi hit the California desert road during the fall, to catch those hypothetical poly-sensorial desert tones. He visited the Mojave Desert, Death Valley, Palm Canyon and came back with an extraordinary album of early electronic music, sparse and bright to express the crude light and the divine silences. In 1969, Michel Redolfi, with the co-foundation of the Groupe de Musique Expérimentale de Marseille, pursued his passion for electro-acoustic music at an early age. During the 80s and 90s he composed collaborative works with Luc Ferrari, Bernard Parmegiani, Pierre Henry and Jean-Claude Risset. As a resident of the United States from 1973 to 1984, he carried out his research with several new music centers, including the CME at the University of California in San Diego and the California Institute of the Arts. Also during this period he developed several collaborations with American composers. The natural elements highlighted by technology are a constant in Redolfis catalog: many of his electroacoustic pieces stylize and orchestrate sound matter, and are recorded in remote locations as on Pacific Tubular Waves, originally released with Immersion in 1980 (REGRM 014LP, 2015) and Jungles (1997). He currently heads a major studio in sound design, Audionaute, based in Nice, France.” - Sub Rosa.

Artist: RIMPOCHE, BOKAR
Title: Sacred Chants & Tibetan Rituals from the Monastery of Mirik
Format: CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $15.00
"Recorded in Mirik Monastery (located in the Himalayan Mountains in Northern India, between Bhutan and Nepal) with the total collaboration of meditation master, Bokar Rimpoche -- all pieces edited by the filmmaker Guy Maezelle. Bokar Rimpoche (1940-2004) is acknowledged as a Great Master of Tibetan Buddhism who devoted his whole life to meditation. Having fled Tibet in 1959, he lived in exile, isolated in a little monastery in the mountains. The spiritual son of Kalou Rimpoche, a close relation of the Dalai Lama and Meditation Master of the 17th Karmapa, Bokar Rimpoche was the heir and representative of an ancestral knowledge (of the Kagyü line) passed along from generation to generation and holding wisdom that still enlightens today. These recordings make up the soundtrack to Guy Maezelles film, Bokar Rimpoche: Maître de Méditation and feature sacred chants recorded by Bokar Rimpoche himself and ritual music from the Mirik Monastery. A message from Bokar Rimpoche: "We, practicing Buddhists, must understand that all that we accomplish in this life results originally from our mothers goodness. For it is first thanks to her that we are able to survive. It is her that fed us, clothed us, and who took care of our education. But in reality, our whole life depends on all the other beings and their activities. For example, meat, milk and butter are given to us by the animals. Our food, our clothes, our home depend on the work and effort of many other beings. In other words, on this earth, every day of our lives is lived depending on an infinite number of other beings for no one, since their birth, can survive alone. They would have no food and no clothes. So we must be aware that our life depends on the contribution of many other beings who show goodness towards us. Therefore it is all beings, without exception, that we should hold dear! Even without referring to the word of Buddha, this interdependence between all beings is easy to understand." - Sub Rosa

Artist: STORDEUR, ANDRÉ
Title: Analog and Digital Electronic Music 1978-80
Format: Double LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $25.00
"Another installment in Sub Rosas Early Electronicseries: selected works, including previously unreleased material, recorded between 1978 and 1980 by a key composer of Belgian electronic music.André Stordeur was born 1941. His musical career started in 1973 with a tape composition for the soundtrack to Gordon Matta-Clarks film Office Baroque. Later in the 1970s, he participated in avant-garde music ensemble Studio voor Experimentele Muziek, founded in Antwerp, Flanders, by Joris de Laet. Since 1980, Stordeur has composed exclusively on Serge synthesizers -- either a Serge series 79 or a Serge prototype 1980, which Serge Tcherepnin built for Stordeur. In 1981, Stordeur composed the soundtrack to Belgian director Christian Mesnils documentary Du Zaïre au Congo. He studied at IRCAM in 1981 with David Wessel and then flew to the US to study with Morton Subotnick. Stordeur became an influential sound synthesis teacher and, in 1997, completed his Art of Analog Modular Synthesis by Voltage Control, a guide to everything modular.Analog and Digital Electronic Music 1978-2000includes Stordeurs only album, 18 Days, originally released in 1979 by Igloo, and the 1980 composition "Oh Well." Housed in a gatefold sleeve." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: STORDEUR, ANDRE
Title: Analog and Digital Electronic Music #2 1980-2000
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
“Selected unreleased works by André Stordeur, a key composer of Belgian electronic music, recorded from 1980 to 2000. Perfect complement to Analog and Digital Electronic Music 1978-80 (2015). Released as part of Sub Rosas Early Electronic series. Belgian electronic music composer André Stordeur, born in 1941, started his musical career started in 1973 with a tape composition for the soundtrack to a film on Gordon Matta-Clark titled Office Baroque (1977). Later in the 1970s, he participated in the avant-garde music ensemble Studio Voor Experimentele Muziek, founded in Antwerp, Flanders, by Joris De Laet. Since 1980, Stordeur has composed exclusively on a Serge synthesizer, either a Serge series 79 and a Serge prototype 1980, which was especially built for him by Serge Tcherepnin himself. In 1981, Stordeur composed the music of Belgian documentary Du Zaïre Au Congo (1981) by director Christian Mesnil. He studied at IRCAM in 1981 with David Wessel and then flew to the US to study with Morton Subotnick. Stordeur became an influential sound synthesis teacher and, in 1997, completed his Art of Analog Modular Synthesis by Voltage Control (2010), a guide to everything modular.” - Sub Rosa.

Artist: STORDEUR, ANDRE
Title: Complete Analog and Digital Electronic Music 1978-2000
Format: 3 CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $21.00
"Another installment in Sub Rosas Early Electronic series: the complete works, for the most part previously unreleased, by a key composer of Belgian electronic music. André Stordeur was born 1941. His musical career started in 1973 with a tape composition for the soundtrack to Gordon Matta-Clarks film Office Baroque. Later in the 1970s, he participated in avant-garde music ensemble Studio voor Experimentele Muziek, founded in Antwerp, Flanders, by Joris de Laet. Since 1980, Stordeur has composed exclusively on Serge synthesizers -- either a Serge series 79 or a Serge prototype 1980, which Serge Tcherepnin built for Stordeur. In 1981, Stordeur composed the soundtrack to Belgian director Christian Mesnils documentary Du Zaïre au Congo. He studied at IRCAM in 1981 with David Wessel and then flew to the US to study with Morton Subotnick. Stordeur became an influential sound synthesis teacher and, in 1997, completed his Art of Analog Modular Synthesis by Voltage Control, a guide to everything modular. Complete Analog and Digital Electronic Music 1978-2000 includes Stordeurs only album, 18 Days, originally released in 1979 by Igloo, and two discs of previously unreleased material: Analog and Digital Works 1980-2000 and 6 Synthesis Studies Circa 2000." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: THIELEMANS, ERIC
Title: EARR Plays A Snare Is A Bell
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00

Artist: THIELEMANS, ERIC
Title: EARR plays a Snare is a Bell
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"EARR plays a Snare is a Bell, is a revisitation of the roll and its overtones by an ensemble of musicians with very different musical backgrounds. The choice of musicians is above all a heart thing. I love hearing and seeing what they play. I like their recipes and the special cookies they bake. And I like sitting down and watching the stars with them.
"So It started again with my snare drum and voice in a room, and we all listened and added voices and sounds to what we were hearing. As if we were all fishes in a stream. Sometimes just swimming, sometimes wanting to show ourselves, wanting to be heard, making sounds and noises, adding to that stream, sometimes just floating, breathing, hanging in there. And sometimes we heard not only single sounds but many sounds together and sometimes we heard a song. And we started to think about where all these sounds, songs and noises were coming from. And where they were going to. And we thought of all those recipes in all our grandmas and grandpas cookbooks, and all their grandmas and grandpas, and we started to feel simple and happy.
Happy fishes in a big stream, watching the stars." -Sub Rosa.

Artist: TOOP, DAVID
Title: Life on the Inside
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Limited edition of 300. David Toops environmental beauty Life on the Inside is the audio companion (created and recorded in 2015) to French sculptorPierre Bessons 2014 exhibition Dobjets noires et de Choses carrées (Black Objects and Square Things). This 34-minute ambient track was diffused inside of the sculpture and has never been published before. An excellent addition to the David Toop discography and a must for any wide-ranging ambient fan." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: TOOP, DAVID
Title: Lost Shadows: In Defence of the Soul - Yanomami Shamanism, Songs, Ritual, 1978
Format: Double CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Beligum
Price: $19.00
"Recordings from 1978 by David Toop of Yanomami ritual songs, shamanistic ceremonies, and rainforest sounds. The voices of spirits and animal familiars, ventriloquial illusions of sound in dark spaces, secret spirit languages, the clap of thunder that links shamanic trance with the sleep language of Finnegans Wake... Out of these passages of the everyday, intensity flares like flames caught by a gust of wind. Skin burns or oozes blood, the wind blows up havoc as the spirits move about. Both double CD and LP include 40-page booklet with text and pictures telling the full story of Toops fascinating journey in 1978 through the Amazon jungle to meet and record the last Yanomami shamans. CD presented in six-page digipak." - Sub Rosa.
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Artist: TOOP, DAVID
Title: Lost Shadows: In Defence of the Soul - Yanomami Shamanism, Songs, Ritual, 1978
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
“Mixed by Lawrence English. Recordings from 1978 byDavid Toop of Yanomami ritual songs, shamanistic ceremonies, and rainforest sounds. The voices of spirits and animal familiars, ventriloquial illusions of sound in dark spaces, secret spirit languages, the clap of thunder that links shamanic trance with the sleep language of Finnegans Wake... Out of these passages of the everyday, intensity flares like flames caught by a gust of wind. Skin burns or oozes blood, the wind blows up havoc as the spirits move about. Includes 40-page booklet with text and pictures telling the full story of Toops fascinating journey in 1978 through the Amazon jungle to meet and record the last Yanomami shamans.” - Sub Rosa.

Artist: UNEVEN ELEVEN
Title: Live at Cafe OTO
Format: Double CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $19.00
"Supergroup power trio featuring drummer Charles Hayward (This Heat), guitarist Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple), and bassist Guy Segers (Univers Zero) caught in wild act at Cafe OTO, London, on May 24, 2013." - Sub Rosa

Artist: UNEVEN ELEVEN
Title: Live at Cafe OTO
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
LP version, featuring 4 tracks from the 10-track CD. "Supergroup power trio featuring drummer Charles Hayward (This Heat), guitarist Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple), and bassist Guy Segers (Univers Zero) caught in wild act at Cafe OTO, London, on May 24, 2013." - Sub Rosa

Artist: UNIVERS ZERO
Title: Relaps/Archives 1984-1986
Format: Double LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $25.00
"Gatefold sleeve. Founding members of the original "Rock In Opposition" (R.I.O.) movement and the inventors of "chamber rock," mythic Belgian band Univers Zero have continued to change and grow and develop over their entire career, while still keeping an ensemble sound and spirit that is easily recognizable. These recordings were previously unavailable in an LP format. Longstanding dark-hued Belgian chamber rockers and avant-prog pioneers led by drummer/composer Daniel Denis, Univers Zero was formed in 1974 with co-composer and guitarist Roger Trigaux (who left the band in 1980). This 2LP documents the final 1980s line-ups before the bands long sabbatical from recording and touring. Despite many line-up changes over the years, their overall sound remained fairly consistent." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: UNIVERS ZERO
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $25.00
“Univers Zeros 1977 debut album, reissued as a double LP with a bonus track "La Faulx" spread over sides C and D. Long-running Belgian chamber rockers and avant-garde pioneers led by drummer and composer Daniel Denis, Univers Zero formed in 1974 with co-composer and guitarist Roger Trigaux(who left the band in 1980). This is their first album, recorded between August 2 and 5, 1977.” - Sub Rosa. "The rhythmic energy and dissonant riffs, the distinctive sound of the bassoon and strings, and the tricky, fragmented time signatures make for a challenging and highly distinctive listening experience." --AllMusic.

Artist: V/A
Title: An Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music Volume 1
Format: Triple LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $39.00
"Subtitled: First A-Chronology 1921-2001. At last, the Sub Rosa label issues the highly-acclaimed Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music collection on vinyl -- 3LPs housed in a luxurious triple gatefold sleeve. Containing early and contemporary classics as well as pieces that had never been heard before. Volume 1 begins in the 1920s with the Russolo brothers, and examines each decade in turn -- Varèse, Cage, Schaeffer, Xenakis, the great pioneers crafting the first traces of a music that was markedly revolutionary: electronic music, created from nothing and an artifice without boundary that was to be entirely invented. Whereas composers such as Stockhausen, Berio and Pousseur had come from Serialism and began making electronic music as a continuation of their work with traditional instruments, others such as Boehmer and Oliveros immediately began composing using electronic bases. There were those who invented new methods, like Schaeffer and musique concrète, others were outsiders, revolutionaries and visionaries like Xenakis and Cage, and still others who derived their sound from Dadaism, the complex forms of free-jazz, John Coltrane, the acoustic and electronic improvisation scene, alternative rock, psychedelic and industrial music, the German Krautrock wave of the 1970s, and so on. The contemporary generation of electronic musicians on volume 1 are DJs, reinventors of drones, painters and sculptors using sound as a process, and maverick software creators. An absolute must for anyone interested in the roots and history of electronic music, now in a beautiful deluxe triple vinyl package including liner notes. Other artists include: Walter Ruttmann, Gordon Mumma, Angus Maclise, Tony Conrad, Philip Jeck, Otomo Yoshihide and Martin Tétreault, Survival Research Laboratories, Einstürzende Neubauten, Nam June Paik, Sonic Youth, DJ Spooky, and Ryoji Ikeda." -Sub Rosa

Artist: V/A
Title: An Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music Volume 1
Format: Double CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $19.00
"In a rare moment of synchronicity, all 6 volumes of this series have been repressed and are in stock all at once... "Sub Rosa presents part 1 of a vast anthology of noise and electronic music to be released during the next years in seven volumes. An Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music Vol. 1 begins in the 1920s, with the Russolo Brothers, and looks at each decade in turn -- Varése, Cage, Schaeffer, Xenakis, the great pioneers -- and shows the first traces of a music that was necessarily revolutionary: electronic music, created from nothing (and hence to be entirely invented). Some pieces on these CDs are certainly classics, but there are others, which, though old, were distributed informally or never even released. The more contemporary pieces are, wherever possible, previously unreleased. In fact, more than the half of what we listen here is unreleased and unpublished. This 2xCD comes as a Digipak with 24 page booklet." Artists include: Luigi & Antonio Russolo, Walter Ruttman, Pierre Schaeffer, Henri Pousseur, Gordon Mumma, Angus Maclise, Tony Conrad & John Cale, Philip Jeck, Otomo Yoshihide & Martin Tétreault, Survival Research Laboratories, Einsturzende Neubauten, Konrad Boehmer, Nam June Paik, John Cage, Sonic Youth, Edgard Varése, Iannis Xenakis, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, Pauline Oliveros, Ryoji Ikeda." -Sub Rosa

Artist: V/A
Title: An Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music Volume 1
Format: Double CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $19.00
"Sub Rosa presents part 1 of a vast anthology of noise and electronic music to be released during the next years in seven volumes. An Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music Vol. 1 begins in the 1920s, with the Russolo Brothers, and looks at each decade in turn -- Varése, Cage, Schaeffer, Xenakis, the great pioneers -- and shows the first traces of a music that was necessarily revolutionary: electronic music, created from nothing (and hence to be entirely invented). Some pieces on these CDs are certainly classics, but there are others, which, though old, were distributed informally or never even released. The more contemporary pieces are, wherever possible, previously unreleased. In fact, more than the half of what we listen here is unreleased and unpublished. This 2xCD comes as a Digipak with 24 page booklet." Artists include: Luigi & Antonio Russolo, Walter Ruttman, Pierre Schaeffer, Henri Pousseur, Gordon Mumma, Angus Maclise, Tony Conrad & John Cale, Philip Jeck, Otomo Yoshihide & Martin Tétreault, Survival Research Laboratories, Einsturzende Neubauten, Konrad Boehmer, Nam June Paik, John Cage, Sonic Youth, Edgard Varése, Iannis Xenakis, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, Pauline Oliveros, Ryoji Ikeda." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: V/A
Title: An Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music Volume 2
Format: Triple LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $35.00
"Sub Rosa issues the highly-acclaimed Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music collection on vinyl, containing all of the music on the 2CD version -- 3LPs housed in a luxurious triple gatefold sleeve. The story continues with volume 2, featuring slow explorations of the past and the present. Given the present system of production, there are reasons, some of them identifiable, why only a few names emerge in each period. There may also be a preference for concentrating information rather than letting it pile up in disordered fashion. Over the past 40 years, the same ten electronic music composers get mentioned again and again (including in music dictionaries and histories). Yet behind them are many other names. Who are they? Second-raters? Not necessarily. For we then need to define the concept of top-rate (rated by who, and on what criteria?) and second-rate or minor artist. Great pleasure can be derived from the works of minor artists. The case of Tod Dockstader is instructive: when "for lack of academic qualifications" he was denied access to the electronic music facilities he needed, was there not great beauty in the pieces he nevertheless created and in his determination to make music without those facilities? His name was never seen on the labels of top record companies. But he influenced quite a few people -- Richard James quoted him, and others then referred to his work. Some of his records were reissued, and what one could call the rehabilitation process continues. The same applies to many other composers. All such stories spell a passion for music, and weave myth. At the turn of the century, there were efforts to find new sources of sound -- a number of machines were exhibited, including Thaddeus Cahiels Telharmonium in 1887 and the Dynamophone presented to the New York public in 1906; they generally played well-known romantic or post-romantic pieces. After a few flamboyant skirmishes described in the previous volume, the postwar period saw the arrival in 1951, of Wladimir Ussachevsky and Otto Luening in New Yorks Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center. When audiences of the 50s and 60s first heard Varèse, Pousseur, Stockhausen, Berio, Ussachevsky, Yuasa, Dockstader and Mumma, what did they feel? Perhaps a sort of break -- an epistemological break, like it must have been for the first audience of Monteverdis Orfeo. They left the auditorium completely stunned, because they had never heard anything like it. Artists on volume 2 include: Wladimir Ussachevsky + Otto Luening, Autechre, Luc Ferrari, Laibach, Alan R. Splet, SPK, Tod Dockstader, Johanna M. Beyer, Morton Subotnick, Captain Beefheart, Robin Rimbaud/Scanner, Hugh Davies, Daphne Oram, Sun Ra, Kim Cascone, Yoshihiro Hanno, Meira Asher, Woody McBride, Lasse Steen/Choose, Arcane Devices, and Percy Grainger." -Sub Rosa

Artist: V/A
Title: An Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music Volume 2
Format: Double CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $19.00
"2010 repress, originally released 2003. Sub Rosa presents the second part of the highly acclaimed and successful series Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music. This 2nd volume explores the early days of pre-electronic music (Percy Grainger, Johanna M. Beyer) and features some rare or unpublished pieces by main composers of electronic music (Vladimir Ussachevsky, Otto Luening, Tod Dockstader, Morton Subotnick, Hugh Davies, Luc Ferrari) as well as unreleased tracks by musicians who are cornerstones of the 90s electronic scene: (Autechre, Aphex Twin, Scanner, Kim Cascone, Yoshihiro Hanno), as well as tracks from the acid movement (Woody Mcbride, Choose) and the industrial scene (Laibach, Spk). Without forgetting some free-jazz (Sun Ra) or rare stuff from Captain Beefheart, Daphne Oram, Alan R. Splet (David Lynchs sound designer on Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and Dune). Like Volume 1, this second part is an absolute must for anyone interested in the roots and history of electronic music. The 2xCD comes in a deluxe digipak with a 24 paged informative booklet." -Sub Rosa

Artist: V/A
Title: An Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music Volume 4
Format: Double CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $19.00
"2010 repress, originally released 2006. Sub Rosa presents the fourth volume of the highly-acclaimed and successful Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music series. This installment promises to be the pivoting axis in the seven volume set, with 75% rare tracks and music never before heard. In the previous three anthologies, Sub Rosa outlined the historical sites at the advent of concrete and electronic music: Pierre Schaeffers workshop studio (Vol. 1), the Princeton Electronic Music Center in Columbia, New York (Vol. 2), and the WDR Studio in Cologne (Vol. 3). After the pioneering work of these formative studios, their was a quick worldwide development of similar-intent facilities, popping up throughout Europe and America, but also in Brazil, Mexico and Japan -- countries where there was a will to create music that was radically new. This compilation features a classic cadre of artists from all over the globe, who are true cultural instigators in the field of electronic sound experimentation. Including new creations from China, Brazil, Norway and Hungary, as well as some classic and unpublished material from legendary composers such as Ligeti and Lucier and very rare documents from Robert Wyatt and François Bayle. Like the previous three volumes, this fourth installment is an absolute must for anyone interested in the roots and history of electronic music. The 2CD comes in a deluxe digipack with an informative 40-page booklet. Featuring: Steve Reich, Gyorgy Ligeti, William Burroughs, Alvin Lucier, Olivier Messiaen, Vibracathedral Orchestra, François Bayle, Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers, James Whitehead, Loop Orchestra, Halim el-Balh, Jean-Claude Risset, Beatriz Ferreyra, Maja Ratkje, Laurie Spiegel 6, Stephen Vitiello, Erik M, Wang Changcun, Chlorgeschlecht, Gottfried Michael Koenig, Milan Knizak, Rallizes Denudes, Andy Hawkins, John Watermann and Jean-Marc Vivenza." -Sub Rosa

Artist: V/A
Title: An Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music Volume 5
Format: Double CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $19.00
"2010 repress, originally released 2008. Sub Rosa presents the fifth volume of the highly-acclaimed and successful Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music series. This installment highlights pieces illustrating a technique (Claude Ballifs "Points, Mouvements"), a country ("Shur, Op. 15" by Alireza Mashayekhi), a studio (Helmut Lachenmann at the IPEM), and historic (François Bernard Mâches "Prélude"), and radical ("Spectrum Ripper" by Masonna/Yamazaki "Maso" Takushi) works that have ripped apart ancient definitions. All this organized with internationalism in mind and, for once, a focus on the voice -- not as sung words, their traditional facet in music (from pop songs to lieder and operas), but as the word itself, recited, distorted, rendered abstract or disaggregated and screamed (the incantation so often a part of rock and noise music). Like the previous four volumes, this fifth installment is an absolute must for anyone interested in the roots and history of electronic music, with many previously unpublished, rare tracks comprising more than 2 ½ hours of music. The 2CD comes in a deluxe digipack sleeve with an extensive 54-page booklet. Other artists include: Charlemagne Palestine, Pere Ubu, Sutcliffe Jügend, Li Chin Sung aka Dickson Dee, Rogelio Sosa, Christian Galaretta, Richard Maxfield, Wolf Vostell, André Boucourechliev, Mauricio Kagel, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Raoul Hausmann, Gil Joseph Wolman, Leo Kupper, Josef Anton Riedl, Sten Hanson + Henri Chopin, Dajuin Yao, Ground Zero, Club Moral and Dub Taylor." -Sub Rosa

Artist: V/A
Title: An Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music Volume 6
Format: Double CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $19.00
"Sub Rosa presents the sixth volume and penultimate installment of the highly-acclaimed and successful Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music series. As usual, it culls old historical pieces, little-known gems, and even a few previously-unreleased tracks from the greatest Japanoise bands, a few representatives of the younger generations (from all around the world), and some rare tracks from the 80s, and it all ends with a lull that lets transpire what may be felt as a kind of indefinable mystery. The avant-garde ushered in the possibility of a new music, then it scattered into small communities whose best-known protagonists are totally unknown to people outside that particular circle. We are facing this fragmentation, and one form of avant-garde ends up scattered into several (not exclusively musical) forms. It is not in avant-gardes nature to create one elementary form for each individual. Other phrases used include "forays," "breakthroughs," "pushing the envelope," and then, of course, "going too far." Tracks on this sixth volume comprise more than 2 1/2 hours of music, with many rare and unpublished tracks. Housed in a 2CD digipack sleeve, including a 52-page booklet full of notes and biographical info. Artists include: Tetsuo Furudate, Stephen O Malley (Sunn O)))), Pain Jerk, Zev, Hijokaidan, John Duncan, Manuel Rocha Iturbide, Robert Piotrowicz, Incapacitants, Sachiko M, Torturing Nurse, Israël Martinez, Ata Ebtekar/Sote, Daniel Menche, John Wiese, Joseph Nechvatal, Henry Cowell, Pain Barrier, Julie Rousse, Dick Raaymakers, Ultraphonist, Tzvi Avni, Else Marie Pade, ILIOS, Bird Palace/Cristian Vogel + Pablo Palacio, and Stummer + Liesl Ujvary.s" -Sub Rosa

Artist: V/A
Title: An Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music Volume 6
Format: Double CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $19.00
"Sub Rosa presents the sixth volume and penultimate installment of the highly-acclaimed and successful Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music series. As usual, it culls old historical pieces, little-known gems, and even a few previously-unreleased tracks from the greatest Japanoise bands, a few representatives of the younger generations (from all around the world), and some rare tracks from the 80s, and it all ends with a lull that lets transpire what may be felt as a kind of indefinable mystery. The avant-garde ushered in the possibility of a new music, then it scattered into small communities whose best-known protagonists are totally unknown to people outside that particular circle. We are facing this fragmentation, and one form of avant-garde ends up scattered into several (not exclusively musical) forms. It is not in avant-gardes nature to create one elementary form for each individual. Other phrases used include "forays," "breakthroughs," "pushing the envelope," and then, of course, "going too far." Tracks on this sixth volume comprise more than 2 1/2 hours of music, with many rare and unpublished tracks. Housed in a 2CD digipack sleeve, including a 52-page booklet full of notes and biographical info. Artists include: Tetsuo Furudate, Stephen O Malley (Sunn O)))), Pain Jerk, Zev, Hijokaidan, John Duncan, Manuel Rocha Iturbide, Robert Piotrowicz, Incapacitants, Sachiko M, Torturing Nurse, Israël Martinez, Ata Ebtekar/Sote, Daniel Menche, John Wiese, Joseph Nechvatal, Henry Cowell, Pain Barrier, Julie Rousse, Dick Raaymakers, Ultraphonist, Tzvi Avni, Else Marie Pade, ILIOS, Bird Palace/Cristian Vogel + Pablo Palacio, and Stummer + Liesl Ujvary." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: V/A
Title: An Anthology of Turkish Experimental Music 1961-2014
Format: Double LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $25.00
“This anthology features works by Turkish artists ranging from the electronic music of the 1960s to all forms of experimental music of the 2010s. This is Sub Rosas second release exploring experimental music by zone or sphere of influence. The constellation built between 2000 and 2012 with Sub Rosas seven-part Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music continues to expand through the Early Electronic collection (consisting mostly of tracks composed between the 50s and the 80s) and these "area anthologies," this one released following An Anthology of Chinese Experimental Music 1992-2008 (SR 265CD). This collection covers a much wider time-frame than its predecessor; this is because, in Turkey, two exceptional composers emerged very early on to show the way to future generations that then followed in a piecemeal fashion. Indeed, Bülent Arel and İlhan Mimaroğlu did not have immediate followers. The explosion happened later, through the "serious music" of conservatories and universities (Cenk Ergün, Koray Tahiroğlu, Mehmet Can Özer) and the electronic/noise music avant-garde (Nilüfer Ormanlı, Utku Tavil) -- the great wave of the 2000s and 2010s. The beauty of this collection lies in its multifaceted nature; it features purely formal music, hijacked electronica, remnants of Turkish harmonies, and pieces that are more conceptual or even political (vaguely or strongly) in design. Batur Sönmez and Erdem Helvacıoğlu have managed to capture this diversity and energy. And it so happens that this profusion of music, related to an urgency to live and think freely, is blooming within an increasingly stifling space. Call it the spectacular beauty of an explosion. Most of the material included here has not been released before. Includes works by Bülent Arel, İlhan Mimaroğlu, Erdem Helvacıoğlu, Batuhan Bozkurt, Alper Maral, Batur Sönmez, Cenk Ergün, Korhan Erel, Sair Sinan Kestelli, Koray Tahiroğlu, Mehmet Can Özer, Nilüfer Ormanlı, Utku Tavil, Asaf Zeki Yüksel, SIFIR (Zafer Aracagök), Cem Güney, Tuna Pase, 2/5BZ, Cevdet Erek, Reverie Falls On All, and Burçin Elmas.” - Sub Rosa.

Artist: V/A
Title: An Anthology of Turkish Experimental Music 1961-2014
Format: Double CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $19.00
"This anthology features works by Turkish artists ranging from the electronic music of the 1960s to all forms of experimental music of the 2010s. This is Sub Rosas second release exploring experimental music by zone or sphere of influence. The constellation built between 2000 and 2012 with Sub Rosas seven-part Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music continues to expand through the Early Electronic collection (consisting mostly of tracks composed between the 50s and the 80s) and these "area anthologies," this one released following An Anthology of Chinese Experimental Music 1992-2008 (SR 265CD). This collection covers a much wider time-frame than its predecessor; this is because, in Turkey, two exceptional composers emerged very early on to show the way to future generations that then followed in a piecemeal fashion. Indeed, Bülent Arel and İlhan Mimaroğlu did not have immediate followers. The explosion happened later, through the "serious music" of conservatories and universities (Cenk Ergün, Koray Tahiroğlu, Mehmet Can Özer) and the electronic/noise music avant-garde (Nilüfer Ormanlı, Utku Tavil) -- the great wave of the 2000s and 2010s. The beauty of this collection lies in its multifaceted nature; it features purely formal music, hijacked electronica, remnants of Turkish harmonies, and pieces that are more conceptual or even political (vaguely or strongly) in design. Batur Sönmez and Erdem Helvacıoğlu have managed to capture this diversity and energy. And it so happens that this profusion of music, related to an urgency to live and think freely, is blooming within an increasingly stifling space. Call it the spectacular beauty of an explosion. Most of the material included here has not been released before. Includes works by Bülent Arel, İlhan Mimaroğlu, Erdem Helvacıoğlu, Batuhan Bozkurt, Alper Maral, Batur Sönmez, Cenk Ergün, Korhan Erel, Sair Sinan Kestelli, Koray Tahiroğlu, Mehmet Can Özer, Nilüfer Ormanlı, Utku Tavil, Asaf Zeki Yüksel, SIFIR (Zafer Aracagök), Cem Güney, Tuna Pase, 2/5BZ, Cevdet Erek, Reverie Falls On All, and Burçin Elmas, as well as CD-only works by Tolga Tüzün, Başar Ünder, Osman Kaytazoglu, Volkan Ergen, Mete Sezgin, Mors, D2GG, and Meczup." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: V/A
Title: Everything Is Shit: Punk in Brussels 1977-79
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"An incredible energy took over Brussels at the onset of the 80s. It is a strange and rare feeling when you tell yourself that something is happening. And it always happens through an accumulation of very small facts. Then, suddenly, it is there. This collection basically attempts to capture this emerging will. But before that, there was punk rock. In Brussels, it started with a handful of venues, improvised concerts, a few dozens of people recognizing each other, and a festival that gathered everyone together: the first Belgian Punk Contest, at the Vieux Saint-Job, on March 18, 1978. Although the influences came from up north -- The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Buzzcocks, Crass, essentially -- there were also ties and influences from Paris (Asphalt Jungle, Métal Urbain), and Phallus Band, Streets, and H2SO4, who were all also singing in French. The adventure began in the winter of 1976, and the following two years would yield most of the material. Since these bands had very short life-spans, there were a lot of interactions (Chainsaw, X-Pulsion, Streets), while other configurations gave birth to key bands of the next decade: Digital Dance (out of X-Pulsion and Thrills), Snowy Red (from Chainsaw), The Names (The Passengers), and Pseudocode (from Thrills). Other artists in this collection include: Mad Virgins, Terminal Stupid, Isabelle et les Nics-Nacs, The Actors, and Raxola. Features 18 tracks (from the 32-track CD)." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: V/A
Title: Oh, Run Into Me, But Dont Hurt Me!
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $15.00
"...Female Blues Singers - Rarities 1923-1930. The Sub Rosa label presents a collection of works from obscure and forgotten female blues singers. These voices have survived, through hardship and death, through the dark years of The Great Depression, when profoundly sincere and ferociously ironic blues were at their peak. However, this selection does not constitute a theme-based anthology: it is simply a few little-known female blues singers whose ambiguous leanings, double-entendres, and uncompromising crudeness had been censored by the propriety of their times ruled by sanctimonious prudishness and despicable segregation. These women were expressing a radically new form, or perhaps an ancient, primitive one that plumbs the depths of a universal heartache. Featuring Lucille Bogan, Virginia Liston, Lil Johnson, Margaret Johnson, Monette Moore, Margaret Carter, Jenny Pope, Lena Henry, Anna Jones, Rosa Henderson, Coletha Simpson, Martha Copeland, Ivy Smith and Memphis Minnie." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: WISHART, TREVOR
Title: Red Bird: A Political Prisoners Dream
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Sub Rosa presents another installment in its Early Electronic series, a silver vinyl reissue of Trevor Wisharts Red Bird: A Political Prisoners Dream, composed between 1973 and 1977 using the studio of the University of York, and originally released in 1978 by York Electronic Studios. Wisharts compositional interests deal mainly with the interpolation by technological means between the human voice and natural sounds. He has been very active since the early 1970s in the area of electro-acoustic music (first with tape manipulation, later with computer pieces) and music theater pieces. He pays special attention to musical education, collaborative performance projects, and solo practice using original vocal techniques. In 1973 he did his doctoral dissertation at the University of York in musical composition. Since the mid 70s he has been doing systematic research into vocal sounds and speech articulation and the possibilities for their notation and musical organization, giving special emphasis to computer technologies. He is the author of a number of theoretical books on musical composition, philosophy, and sociology and has contributed to the design and implementation of software tools used in the creation of digital music." - Sub Rosa.
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Artist: WOLFF, CHRISTIAN
Title: Pianist: Pieces
Format: Triple CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $20.00
Performed by Philip Thomas. "3CD set housed in a digipak. As a body of repertoire, these works are remarkable for their freshness of musical thought and energy (John Cage considered Wolff to be the most "musical" of the experimental composers). Wolff uniquely blends experimental concerns with classical tendencies. In these pieces not only are older composers referenced (Ives, Schumann) but Wolffs love of clarity of line and transparency of texture betrays an empathy with Webern, Haydn and Bach. This aesthetic is, however, combined with a tendency toward discontinuity and fragmentation, isolated sounds and silence, and, perhaps most significantly, indeterminacy of notation. Notational techniques which appear in some or all of the works featured here include: "tablature" notations which prescribe which fingers to play but not which notes; notes without specified duration; notes which may be played in any clef and octave; the omission of any indications as to tempo, dynamics and articulation; and Wolffs characteristic "wedge," which means a pause or breath of any length. Christian Wolff was born in Nice, France, to the German literary publishers Helen and Kurt Wolff, who had published works by Franz Kafka, Robert Musil, and Walter Benjamin. After relocating to the U.S. in 1941, they helped to found Pantheon Books with other European intellectuals who had fled Europe during the rise of fascism. The Wolffs published a series of notable English translations of European literature, mostly, as well as an edition of the I Ching that came to greatly impress John Cage after Wolff had given him a copy. Wolff became an American citizen in 1946. When he was 16, his piano teacher Grete Sultan sent him for lessons in composition to the new music composer John Cage. Wolff soon became a close associate of Cage and his artistic circle, which included the fellow composers Earle Brown and Morton Feldman, the pianist David Tudor, and the dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham. Cage relates several anecdotes about Wolff in his one-minute "Indeterminacy" pieces. Philip Thomas (b. 1972, North Devon) specializes in performing new and experimental music, including both notated and improvised music. He places much emphasis on each concert being a unique event, designing imaginative programs that provoke and suggest connections. He is particularly drawn to the experimental music of John Cage, Morton Feldman and Christian Wolff, and composers who broadly work within a post-Cageian aesthetic. In recent years he has been particularly associated with the music of Christian Wolff, giving the world premiere of his "Small Preludes" in 2009, the UK premiere of "Long Piano (Peace March 11)," having co-edited and contributed to the first major study of Wolffs music, Changing the System: The Music of Christian Wolff, published by Ashgate Publications in 2010." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: WOLFLI, ADOLF
Title: The Heavenly Ladder
Format: CD/Book
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $31.00
"Subtitled: Analysis Of The Musical Cryptograms. Belgian composer Baudouin de Jaer was completely moved by the artistic and human dimensions of the mystery surrounding the gigantic and universal body of work created by Adolf Wolfli within the Waldau hospital in the early 20th century. He managed what none other had accomplished before: to decode Woflis hermetic and emblematic scores. Adolf Wolfli (Bern, February 29, 1864 - Waldau, November 6, 1930) was a Swiss artist who was one of the first artists to be associated with the Art Brut or outsider art label. Wolfli was abused both physically and sexually as a child, and was orphaned at the age of 10. Institutionalized in 1895 at Waldau psychiatric asylum near Bern (Switzerland) where he spent the rest of his adult life, he suffered from psychosis, which led to intense hallucinations. Wolfli started drawing in 1899, but no work prior to 1904 has been preserved. In 1908, Wolfli started developing what would become a potentially endless narrative stretched across 25,000 pages interrupted only by Wolflis death in 1930. His images also incorporated an idiosyncratic musical notation. This notation seemed to start as a purely decorative affair but later developed into real composition which Wolfli would play on a paper trumpet. After his death, the Adolf Wofli Foundation was formed to preserve his art for future generations. Today its collection is on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Bern and can be seen in many museums in the world. Baudouin de Jaers approach gives a new dimension to this unique artist. Interpretation/composition from Wolflis works and violin: Baudouin de Jaer. Contains only previously-unreleased material. All tracks exclusively recorded for this project. Includes a full-color 52-page book in French and English. Book size: 136 x 187 x 10 mm (5.35 x 7.36 x 0.40 inches)." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: ZEV
Title: as/if/when
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Sub Rosa presents works by industrial music pioneer, ZEV. The physical vibrations of the objects in his works with both text and sound has been influenced by the Middle Eastern mystical system best known as Kabbalah, as well as -- but not limited to -- African, Afro-Caribbean and Indonesian rhythms, musics and cultures. He has studied Ewe music, Balinese gamelan, and Indian tala. From 1959-1965 he studied drumming with Arnie Frank, then Chuck Flores and then Art Anton at Drum City in Van Nuys, CA. In 1963, he abandoned Judaism and began his life-long relationship with World religions and esoteric systems. 1964 saw the beginning of his initial attempts at writing poetry and explorations of both two and three-dimensional artforms. After studying at CalArts from 1969-1970 with poets Emmett Williams and Michael S. Bell and writer/critic Sue-Ellen Case, he began producing works using the name S. Weisser, primarily concentrating on visual and sound poetries. In 1975, he was included in the "Second Generation" show at the Museum of Conceptual Art in San Francisco. In 1976 he moved from Los Angeles to the Bay Area, ending up with a storefront studio on MacArthur Boulevard in Oakland, pretty much midway between the headquarters of the Black Panther Party, (who dissolved that year), and the Hells Angels (still extant). A primary reason for this move was his association with the San Francisco Alternative exhibition space La Mamelle (run by Carl Loeffler and Nancy Evans). In 1977 he presented his first solo percussion performance under the project title "Sound of Wind and Limb." In 1978 he began developing an idiosyncratic performance technique utilizing self-developed instruments formed from industrial materials such as stainless steel, titanium, and PVC plastics. Critic John Buckley described his performances in this era: "the instruments are collections of objects ... strung together with ropes and swung at varying speeds and directions to produce a fairly astonishing range of pitches and timbres. And the moves the guy goes through to manipulate these instruments are, for grace and athleticism, strong stuff. ZEV is also interesting for the close correlation of visual and musical aspects, since the physical vibrations of the objects you see are the same as those picked up by the ears as sound. Also, since the rhythms of the work are dictated by the performers every and any movement, an inevitable integrity unifies the act." Here are two pieces from the artists early sound experiments: "As," recorded in 1978 at the KPFK radio station in Los Angeles, and "If," recorded at Savoy Tivoli in San Francisco. On clear vinyl." -Sub Rosa

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