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Records (and DVDs) by legendary avant-garde, experimental and electronic music label Sub Rosa
 
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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Two extra rare tracks by Coil, commissioned by Sub Rosa. Never released on vinyl before.

This 3CD set gathers the complete work by Luc Ferrari for films  from 1960 to 1984 including electronic pieces, concrete music made in GRM and some hybrid including traditional instruments. These rare and for the most part unpublished recordings comprise collaborations with Jean Cocteau and Jean Tinguely.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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In September 2015, Japanese legend Keiji Haino played with two of Belgium's most active and valued musicians: keyboardist Jozef Dumoulin and drummer Teun Verbruggen. The Miracles Of Only One Thing is a deep and intense testimony of this meeting.

In September 2015, Japanese legend Keiji Haino played with two of Belgium's most active and valued musicians: keyboardist Jozef Dumoulin and drummer Teun Verbruggen. The Miracles Of Only One Thing is a deep and intense testimony of this meeting.

Selected unreleased works from 1980 to 2000 by a key composer of Belgian electronic music.

First reissue of the 1981 album by the legendary Hastings of Malawi featuring a founding member of Nurse with Wound and Pat Simmons. Reissued on red vinyl, like the original pressing, this classic masterpiece sits on the end of a line from Dada through the Situationist International to punk rock.

The new organic soundtrack creation by Francisco López inspired by trance rituals.

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 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.

More than an hour of ultra-rare documents, recorded in several places in Greenland and Canada from 1905 to 1987: the testimony of a century of Inuits recordings.

Daniel Wilson's Radionics Radio project draws upon the fringe-science of “radionics”, with its invisible forces and psychic resonances, to spawn electroacoustic and electronic compositions employing very alternative tuning systems.

Second in the Book of Air series, this recording is performed by vvolk, a group of 18 improvisers who explore the relation between time and motion: How is the perception of sound influenced by time? How do we relate to time in music as improvising performing musicians?

Second in the Book of Air series, this recording is performed by vvolk, a group of 18 improvisers who explore the relation between time and motion: How is the perception of sound influenced by time? How do we relate to time in music as improvising performing musicians?

New CD edition of a classic from Sub Rosa's catalogue.

Pauline Oliveros surrounded by Belgian Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, performing 2 long pieces for orchestra.

Pauline Oliveros surrounded by Belgian Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, performing 2 long pieces for orchestra.

Inspired by The Residents, Marc Bolan, Mark Frechette & Zabriskie Point, Swans, Autechre, David Bowie, Eva Ionesco, and Polanski's movie The Tenant, Ultraphallus defines their sound with some accents from different styles including Western Music, Death metal, Doom-Rock, Avant-garde Psychedelia and Electronic Soundtracks, as a tribute to Rock Culture.

Cristian Vogel's best techno tracks from the '90s, entirely remastered and cut from original tapes in 2015.

Cristian Vogel's best techno tracks from the '90s, entirely remastered and cut from original tapes in 2015.

An overview of experimental and electronic music in Turkey featuring 29 Turkish artists—from the electronic music of the 1960s to all forms of experimental music of the 2010s.

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