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Records (and DVDs) by legendary avant-garde, experimental and electronic music label Sub Rosa
 
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Available for the first time ever on vinyl, one of Bill Laswell's masterpieces, the meditative ethno-ambient project inspired by the holy region of Banaras in India, in collaboration with Coil, Tetsu Inoue and Trilok Gurtu.

A dialogue of the drums.

This anthology aspires to map the heterogenous landscape of Greek Experimental Electronic Music in all its contextual, sociopolitical, geographical and aesthetic disparity. With a single exception, it zeroes in on post-80s music. It comprises works of very different kinds by composers of all sorts of backgrounds that, still, can be thought of, as both “Greeks” and “Experimentalists”.

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This anthology aspires to map the heterogenous landscape of Greek Experimental Electronic Music in all its contextual, sociopolitical, geographical and aesthetic disparity. With a single exception, it zeroes in on post-80s music. It comprises works of very different kinds by composers of all sorts of backgrounds that, still, can be thought of, as both “Greeks” and “Experimentalists”.

This album contains seven compositions, created by the Opening Performance Orchestra, Blixa Bargeld, Luciano Chessa and Fred Möpert. All the pieces relate to the theme of Futurism and employ intonarumori, instruments invented and used more than a century ago by the Italian Futurists in their noise compositions.

This album contains seven compositions, created by the Opening Performance Orchestra, Blixa Bargeld, Luciano Chessa and Fred Möpert. All the pieces relate to the theme of Futurism and employ intonarumori, instruments invented and used more than a century ago by the Italian Futurists in their noise compositions.

Pascal Dusapin's complete work for viola, performed by Vincent Royer (alto), and Brigitte Krömmelbein (violin). A unique artist, Pascal Dusapin continues his musical journey, formal and yet never dogmatic, offering his fiercely emotional music through a great range of diverse forms.

Piano always had a central role in the discography of French composer Sylvain Chauveau. This selection of unreleased and out-of-print short pieces—mostly soundtracks—showcases what might be Chauveau's musical signature: quietness, slow pace, long resonances, a close as possible to silence. Music to be played at night.

Third chapter in the Sufi Word's series by Belgian composer Jean-Luc Fafchamps, featuring Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles and Centre Henri Pousseur, conducted by Jean-Paul Dessy.

Belgian composer Gobert presents a chisselled and chaotic form of “Chamber Electronic Music”, for piano and laptop, in duos with pianist Nao Momitani and his [KNAPP] bandmate, Gilles Doneux, for Sub Rosa: a subtle mix of electronic composition and contemporary touches.

The first (and the last) concert of mythic Kosmiche Belgian band Kosmose (1973-78): unreleased songs recorded and mixed in March 1975, something undoubtedly cosmic but with a DIY, home-made edge, dirtier than clean, noisier than technology-based.

The first (and the last) concert of mythic Kosmiche Belgian band Kosmose (1973-78): unreleased songs recorded and mixed in March 1975, something undoubtedly cosmic but with a DIY, home-made edge, dirtier than clean, noisier than technology-based.

On Elephantine, his new Northern Spy/Sub Rosa album, Cairo-based Maurice Louca guides a 12-piece ensemble through a panoramic 38-minute odyssey, which he describes as his most ambitious project yet. Elements of free improvisation, Sun Ra's cosmic jazz, gorgeous Arabic melody, trancelike African and Yemeni music and minimalism meet in his wholly unique compositional vision. Louca also makes vital contributions on guitar and piano, and inspires stirring performances from a global lineup.

A previously unheard masterpiece of Israeli multimedia artist Ami Shavit, inspired by the Yom Kippur war, in Sub Rosa's Early Electronic Music series.

Initiated from the Book of Air project, Vvolk is one of the only acoustic ambient orchestras in the world.. Composed of 18 musicians led by brothers Stijn and Bert Cools, the orchestra is known for it's whole night laying down concert. This album, the third in the“Book of Air series”, is a slow paced 60 minute piece composed by Stijn Cools.

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Initiated from the Book of Air project, Vvolk is one of the only acoustic ambient orchestras in the world.. Composed of 18 musicians led by brothers Stijn and Bert Cools, the orchestra is known for it's whole night laying down concert. This album, the third in the“Book of Air series”, is a slow paced 60 minute piece composed by Stijn Cools.

Solo album of the world legend bansuri master from India. The acclaimed flautist recorded it in a 16th century Church in the Netherlands. The record gathers musical improvisations on bansuri with tanpura and flute as accompanying instruments. Ajanma takes the listener into an intimate and meditative communication with Chaurasia.

Avant-garde Croatian experimental '70s masterpiece, never reissued before.

New compositions for ancient Korean instrument: the Geomungo.

Limited edition of a recording confronting the virtuosity of two bassists: Bill Laswell's black trance track Bass Terror Tetragrammaton faces Nik Bullen's hypnotic composition Nocturnal Crawl. The two pieces answer each other strangely, like two sides of the same hidden anxiety.

Tarab is the result of live recordings captured during the group's 2017 Al-'An! Tour, which led them to Europe and Canada, and finally Beirut.

The third and final LP report of the Belgian electronic improvised music band from the eighties. Recorded and mixed between 1980 and 1981, Next One's Called… features unreleased songs only. It could be seen as the missing link between their two previous albums—Slaughter in Tiny Place and Europa (limited dark green vinyl LP edition).

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Beautifully produced LP of birdsongs from Venezuela, originally released in 1973 by the famous French ornithologist. Introduction by David Toop.

New edition of the Belgian band's third album from 1981: inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's universe, Ceux du Dehors is a key release for the band. It sometimes suggests a darker and more complex version of the motorik minimalism of classical music contemporaries Philip Glass and Steve Reich. Limited clear/red vinyl edition.

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This compilation features traditional songs that originate from the city of Sanaa, the sheikdom of Lahej, and the port of Aden. The term samar, which is the title of the compilation' second part, describes the delicious, luxury time when people gather for relaxation, refreshment and music. Music performed by the Kawkabani brothers and oudh player Hassan al Zabeede.

35 years after the release of their critically acclaimed albumVibrant Stapler Obscures Characteristic Growth the British dadaist group Hastings of Malawi have released a new album—an epic sound poem entitled Visceral Underskinnings. It is a 40 minute film without light that reflects on the human condition, on modern society, on the nature of telephony and electricity and an attempt to make sense of the world in which we live that provides no answers.

First-time release of the tapes that are said to have inspired Manuel Göttsching's classic, Inventions for Electric Guitar. Recorded between 1972 and 1976, these revolutionary tracks by M.A.L. aka Daniel Malempré were made using only an electric guitar Fender Stratocaster 1964, a Wah-Wah pedal, and a reel to reel recorder.

This album by Ultraphallus lead singer is a combination of his different forms of music, from ambient-drone, electro-acoustic, sampling and field recordings to free-jazz. Phil Maggi has invited a few generous collaborators (Oren Bloedow, Maja Jantar, Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, Tom Malmendier, Gabriel Séverin and Ludovic Medery) on these eight tracks inspired by Henry Corbin's writings, Nico, Scott Walker and traditional music.

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Deriving from an eponymous audiovisual performance, this electroacoustic project by Sote (Ata Ebtekar) blends traditional music from Iran with hardcore electronics.

Never released before recordings from Logos Foundation live sessions in Brussels, on May 7, 1977. Toop and Burwell's association, which ran during the seventies, was a good mixture of musical decomposition through free improvisation, bioacoustics, environmental sound, raw musics, anthropology, and esoterism.

This the very first LP of the new collection “Contra Naturam”, a collaboration between Brussels-based contemporary music ensemble Ictus Ensemble and music label Sub Rosa. This audio recording presents a percussion-based composition by Pierluigi Billone, performed by Tom De Cock. Booklet features an unpublished essay by Laurent Feneyrou (in English, Dutch, French).

Fascinating and unreleased before music by Otto Sidharta, pionneer of Indonesian electronic music. Electronic compositions from 1979 to 1984 that integrated natural sounds and urban sounds to this extent were extremely rare at the time, which gives them a unique form of intensity.

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Fascinating and unreleased before music by Otto Sidharta, pionneer of Indonesian electronic music. Electronic compositions from 1979 to 1992 that integrated natural sounds and urban sounds to this extent were extremely rare at the time, which gives them a unique form of intensity.

This new record is the re-release of the Belgian cult post-punk band's last cassette tape, reflecting a more raw and experimental side of their work and the beginnings of what was to come. Remastered in 2017.

Sylvain Chauveau plays reworkings of early music from the Spanish Renaissance Repertoire, with the Chant 1450 Renaissance Ensemble.

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Compilation album Metaphors contains 14 soundworks carefully selected from the Cinema of the Thai film director. Includes Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Syndromes and a Century, Fever Room and more.

Compilation album Metaphors contains 14 soundworks carefully selected from the Cinema of the Thai film director. Includes Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Syndromes and a Century, Fever Room and more.

2 CD set gathering instrumental pieces from this last five years. Christophe Guiraud uses old instruments such as the Hotteterre flute, the viola da gamba or the viola bass, combining them with electronics.

Ancient Light and the Blackcore was originally published in 1995 as part of Sub Rosa's “Utopian Diaries” series. It gathers 5 tracks of hallucinatory music and extraordinary recordings of shamanic ceremony from the Yanomami communauty. Includes the text Subworld by David Toop. First vinyl issue.

Univers Zéro's second album released in 1979. A classic of chamber rock music featuring heavy use of dissonance and dark, brooding and extremely complex melodies. 2010 remixed version. Limited gold/orange vinyl edition.

Anthology of urban and tribal music from the late Ethiopian Empire, first issued in 1971. Presented as two volumes—vol. 1, Mindanoo Mistiru (“What is the Unknown?”), and vol. 2, Gold from Wax (referring to the two layers of meaning in Amharic poetry)—these recordings covers over 70 languages and 200 dialects. Recorded by Ragnar Johnson and Ralph Harrisson.

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New “electro-contempo” collaboration, born out of the encounter between turntablist DJ Olive, musical director of Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles Jean-Paul Dessy, and violonist David Núñez. The second CD includes a live recorded at Les Transnumériques festival.

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Audio project based on field recordings which took place in various locations in New York, U.S.A, Gotland, Sweden, Rio De Janeiro, Brasil and the Greek countryside. Featuring soprano Irini Kyriakidou, this electronic immersive piece is fully part of Novi_sad's visual approach of sound.

A musical portrait of contemporary Beirut, as part of a trilogy dedicated to the Mediterranean Basin: a rich and complex work, intertwining acoustic elements with electronica, with the help of local musicians.

A musical portrait of contemporary Beirut, as part of a trilogy dedicated to the Mediterranean Basin: a rich and complex work, intertwining acoustic elements with electronica, with the help of local musicians.

Providing a selection of tracks produced during Arel's American years, this compilation puts to the fore a work which occupies a special place in the history of electronic music because of its groundbreaking role and everlasting freshness.

The 4th album of Babils—an atypical six members Brussels underground band, mixing rock, new wave, psyche, kraut, experimental and repetitive music. Ji Ameeto is the first recording without the late Michel Duyck.


Unreleased recordings composed for the cinema and the television.

Surrounded by European electronic music ensemble Quatuor Tana, 4 new pieces by the unpredictable Baudouin De Jaer, pushing further the boundaries of contemporary composition.

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