Sub Rosa

Records (and DVDs) by legendary avant-garde, experimental and electronic music label Sub Rosa
 
Brussels
 
167 titles
 
Kaoru Tashiro - Cloud Atlas / Vertical Study (CD)
2019
Cloud Atlas is a collection of 10 short pieces composed by Toshi Ichiyanaghi between 1985 to 1999. Vertical Study gathers rare pieces composed by Claude Ledoux. Both are performed by Japanese pianist Kaoru Tashiro.
 Institute of Sonology - Early Electronic Music - 1959-1969 (2 vinyl LP)
2019
Early electronic music from 1959 to 1969 produced by the Institute of Sonology, in Utrecht, Holland. Their pioneering research work helped define brand-new forms during the crucial 1960s decade.
 Institute of Sonology - Early Electronic Music - 1959-1969 (CD)
2019
Early electronic music from 1959 to 1969 produced by the Institute of Sonology, in Utrecht, Holland. Their pioneering research work helped define brand-new forms during the crucial 1960s decade.
Milan Knížák - String Quartets (vinyl LP)
2019
A compilation of string compositions and collages by multimedia artist and composer Milan Knížák, performed by the fama Q string quartet.
 Maria Beltsikova & Tatiana Dordzhieva - Kalmykian Archaic and Soviet Folk (vinyl LP)
2019
Maria Beltsikova and Tatiana Dordzhieva are two Kalmyk folk musicians, named after the Mongolian descendants living in Russia. This compilation gathers traditional Kalmyks songs (about the deportation of the Kalmyks in 1943-1944) and Soviet folklore.
Christian Wolff - Preludes, Variations, Studies and Incidental Music (2 CD)
2019
These recordings performed by pianist Philip Thomas reveal Wolff as a composer fully exploring, in different ways, the continuum between music which is highly fragmented, embracing extended silences—composed or indeterminate—to that which is more progressive and seemingly driven, albeit taking in disarming and unconventional routes.
Spectra Ex Machina - A Sound Anthology Of Occult Phenomena – 1920-2017 – Vol. 1 (vinyl LP)
2019
currently out of stock
This anthology brings together rare documents pertaining to so-called occult phenomena, most of them taken from little-known archives. In the course of three volumes, this series traces an audio history of parapsychology. The first volume is an exploration of spiritualism and haunted houses. It features records of spiritual séances and medium trances, haunting spirits and haunted places, audios of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Harry Houdini...
 Bill Laswell - City of Light (vinyl LP)
2019
French edition
currently out of stock
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.
 Opening Performance Orchestra & Blixa Bargeld, Luciano Chessa, Fred Möpert - The Noise Of Art (2 vinyl LP)
2019
French edition
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.
 Opening Performance Orchestra & Blixa Bargeld, Luciano Chessa, Fred Möpert - The Noise Of Art (CD)
2019
French edition
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.
An Anthology Of Greek Experimental Electronic Music – 1966-2016 (2 CD)
2019
French edition
currently out of stock
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”.
An Anthology Of Greek Experimental Electronic Music – 1966-2016 (2 vinyl LP)
2019
French edition
currently out of stock
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”.
Pascal Dusapin - Inside (CD)
2019
French edition
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.
Gilles Gobert - Chamber Electronic Music (CD)
2019
French edition
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.
Maurice Louca - Elephantine (vinyl LP)
2019
French edition
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.
 Kosmose - First Time Out (2 CD)
2019
French edition
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.
 Kosmose - First Time Out (vinyl LP)
2019
French edition
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.
Sylvain Chauveau - Pianisme (vinyl LP)
2019
French edition
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.
Ami Shavit - Yom Kippur 1973 (vinyl LP)
2019
French edition
A previously unheard masterpiece of Israeli multimedia artist Ami Shavit, inspired by the Yom Kippur war, in Sub Rosa's Early Electronic Music series.
Jean-Luc Fafchamps - H1KhH2WM (Du seuil) - A Five-letter Sufi Word (CD)
2019
French edition
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.
Hariprasad Chaurasia - Ajanma (2 CD)
2018
French edition
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.
 Book of Air - Se (in) de bos (CD)
2018
French edition
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.