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 Dewa Alit & Gamelan Salukat - Chasing the Phantom (vinyl LP)
2022
Black Truffle
forthcoming
Dewa Alit, Bali's master of contemporary Gamelan composition, returns to Black Truffle with Chasing the Phantom, presenting two recent works played by the composer's Gamelan Salukat, a large ensemble that performs on instruments specially built to his designs, using a unique tuning system that combines notes from two traditional Balinese Gamelan scales.
Amelia Cuni - Mumbai 04.02.1996 (2 vinyl LP)
2022
Black Truffle
forthcoming
Following on from the stunning recording of her 1992 performance at the Berlin Parampara Festival, Black Truffle continues its documentation of the work of Berlin-based Italian singer Amelia Cuni, one of the great contemporary exponents of dhrupad, the oldest surviving style of North Indian classical vocal music.
Exploring Gong Culture of Southeast Asia - Massif and Archipelago (vinyl LP)
2022
Sub Rosa
A field recording project initiated by Japanese sound artist Yasuhiro Morinaga, documenting traditional gong music by different Southeast Asian ethnic groups.
Exploring Gong Culture of Southeast Asia - Massif and Archipelago (2 CD + booklet)
2022
Sub Rosa
A field recording project initiated by Japanese sound artist Yasuhiro Morinaga, documenting traditional gong music by different Southeast Asian ethnic groups (2 CDs with a 52 page booklet).
Sound American - The Mapping Issue
2022
English edition
Sound American
Sound American
Guest-curated by Found Sound Nation's Kyla-Rose Smith, this special issue is dedicated to the unique perspectives of musical voices outside the USA, giving unique insight into the wider world of artistic practice and allowing us all to question how we create.
Nahma - A Gulf Polyphony (2 vinyl LP + book)
2021
bilingual edition (English / Arabic)
Flee
56.00 51.00 €
FLEE's new project focuses on the music of the pearl fishermen of the Persian Gulf and aims to honor the memory of the divers, their culture and their music, through a 2XLP compilation and a 240 pages long book in Arabic and English.
Nahma - A Gulf Polyphony (book)
2021
bilingual edition (English / Arabic)
Flee
FLEE's new project focuses on the music of the pearl fishermen of the Persian Gulf and aims to honor the memory of the divers, their culture and their music.
Nahma - A Gulf Polyphony (2 vinyl LP)
2021
Flee
FLEE's new project focuses on the music of the pearl fishermen of the Persian Gulf and aims to honor the memory of the divers, their culture and their music.
Sound American - The Life Issue
2021
English edition
Sound American
Sound American
Sound American Publications' 27th issue, The Life Issue, proposes a reflection upon the smallness—and largeness—of living amidst a tumultuous, globally-shared moment (featuring Claire Rousay, Susan Alcorn, Jack Langdon, Lea Bertucci & Audrey Chen, Katie Porter, Ahmed Abdul-Malik, Henri Pousseur, Chris Pitsiokos, Catalytic Sound collective, Ka Baird, Mazen Kerbaj...).
Catherine Christer Hennix - Blues Alif Lam Mim - Live in New York (2 vinyl LP)
2021
Blank Forms - Records
The first-time vinyl edition of CC Hennix's 2014 piece "Blues Alif Lam Mim in the Mode of Rag Infinity/Rag Cosmosis," intended to reveal the blues' origins in the eastern musical traditions of raga and makam.
 Sote - Majestic Noise Made in Beautiful Rotten Iran (CD)
2021
Sub Rosa
The latest album by Iranian-American electronic music producer Sote is an all electronic affair, harmonically maximalist, predominantly symphonic-synthetic, requiring active listening.
Mirjam Wirz - Sobre El Río (Passage)
2021
bilingual edition (English / Spanish)
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
This publication tells of the journey of a photographic research of the origins of cumbia music along the lower Magdalena river in Colombia.
Sound American - The Folk Issue
2020
English edition
Sound American
Sound American
Sound American's 25th issue celebrates explores the intersections of folk and experimental music practices (edited by Sarah Hennies and Anna Roberts-Gevalt, featuring Throbbing Gristle, Henry Flynt, Suzanne Kite and Scott Benesiinaabandan, John McCowen, Meredith Monk and Peggy Seeger...).
Tarantismo - Odyssey of an Italian ritual (2 vinyl LP)
2019
Flee
This double LP forms a tribute to Pizzica, an antique music from Southern Italy, used to heal people suffering from tarantism, a mysterious disease caused by a spider. It includes field recordings of musicians-exorcists in the 1950's in Puglia, and six reworks by contemporary electronic musicians.
Hariprasad Chaurasia - Ajanma (2 CD)
2018
Sub Rosa
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.
Music from Yemen Arabia - Sanaani, Laheji, Adeni and Samar (2 CD)
2018
Sub Rosa
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.
David Toop - Suttle Sculpture (vinyl LP)
2018
Sub Rosa
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.
Benga - A Signature Genre from Kenya (vinyl LP + magazine)
2017
texts in English and French
Flee
A vibrant tribute to Kenya's musical signature genre Benga.
 The Yanomami - Ancient Lights And The Black Core (vinyl LP)
2017
Sub Rosa
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.
Werner Durand - Diasporagas - Ancient Trends and New Traditions in Indo-European Music (vinyl LP)
2016
Edition Telemark
An overview of the fruitful long-standing collaboration between Amelia Cuni, specialist of Indian dhrupad singing, and minimalist experimental musician Werner Durand.
Volume! - Peut-on parler de musique noire ?
2011
texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Mélanie Seteun - Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
What is it we call “Black” music? A selection of texts from the April 2010 conference in Bordeaux based on a critical discussion of Philipp Tagg's open letter about “Black music,” “Afro-American Music” and “European Music.”
Kparr Dirè - Balafon Music from Lobi Country (vinyl LP + DVD)
2020
Edition Telemark
currently out of stock
LP plus DVD with full-length movie (125 minutes) of Balafon music of the Lobi people, recorded in and around Gaoua, Burkina Faso, on a two-week journey in June 2014, by Dirk Dresselhaus (alias Schneider TM), Julian Kamphausen and Arved Schultze. Packaged in a full-colour gatefold sleeve with DVD tray, with numerous photos and an extensive interview with Dresselhaus.
Tarantismo - Odyssey of an Italian ritual
2019
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Flee
currently out of stock
Publication documenting a centuries-old choreo-musical ritual from Southern Italy, used to exorcise women of a mysterious evil caused by the bite of a spider. It gathers contributions by artists, sociologists, anthropologists, scientists, and priests, and features a large ensemble of photographs.
Tarantismo - Odyssey of an Italian ritual – Limited Edition (book + 2 vinyl LP)
2019
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Flee
currently out of stock
Limited edition including a double LP compilation and a 168-page publication gathering a complete documentation on Tarantismo, a project dedicated to a centuries-old choreo-musical ritual from Southern Italy, to exorcise women of a mysterious evil caused by the bite of a spider.
 Maria Beltsikova & Tatiana Dordzhieva - Kalmykian Archaic and Soviet Folk (vinyl LP)
2019
Sub Rosa
currently out of stock
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.
Amelia Cuni - Parampara Festival 13.3.1992 (vinyl LP)
2021
Black Truffle
sold out
Mesmerising 1992 performance from the Dhrupad master vocalist Amelia Cuni, accompagnied by renowded vina player Gianni Ricchizzi and Helmut Waibl on pakhawaj.
Michael Snow - The Last LP (vinyl LP)
2019
Song Cycle Records
sold out
Michael Snow's The Last LP is an extraordinary collection of tracks “of rare music derived from threatened, obsolete, or now-extinct cultures from around the world” that although the claiming of being field recordings of ancient musical experiences, are in fact pieces played, conceived and recorded by the artist himself.
Music from Yemen Arabia - Sanaani, Laheji, Adeni and Samar (2 vinyl LP)
2018
Sub Rosa
sold out
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.
 Sote - Sacred Horror In Design - Persian Electronic Music Vol. 2  (vinyl LP)
2018
Sub Rosa
sold out
Deriving from an eponymous audiovisual performance, this electroacoustic project by Sote (Ata Ebtekar) blends traditional music from Iran with hardcore electronics.
Darren Almond - All Things Pass & Timescape (book + vinyl LP)
2018
English edition
Shelter Press - Records
sold out
This catalogue is a visual journey through the artist's show at Mudam Luxembourg. It centers on Almond's series of cosmos-inspired abstract paintings Timescape. Produced in conjunction with the publication, the record All Things Pass highlights the musical dimension of the artist's eponymous video installation. The soundtrack embodies both the tradition of music in Northern India and an experimental approach, expressing links between cosmic and human existence.
Early Traditional Instruments In Asia (vinyl LP)
2017
varia
sold out
A musical anthology gathering a collection of recordings featuring traditional instruments from Asia and Oceania—from New Zealand to the Philippines, from India to Burma.
The Spirit Of Indonesia (vinyl LP + CD)
2017
varia
sold out
An anthology of original recordings from Java, Sumatra, and Bali: a collection of ecstatic and hypnotic sounds, featuring a large panel of musical influences and traditional instruments that represent Indonesia's large heritage of profound cultural differences.
Sounds from the Archipelago - An Introduction to the Lush Indonesian Music Tradition – Vol. 1 (vinyl LP)
2017
varia
sold out
This first volume gathers traditional music from different areas of the Indonesian archipelago, featuring music from Sulawesi, The Moluccas Islands (Spice Islands) and Central Java.
Sounds from the Archipelago - An Introduction to the Lush Indonesian Music Tradition – Vol. 2 (vinyl LP)
2017
varia
sold out
This second volume dedicated to traditional music from the Indonesian archipelago covers music from the vast island of Sumatra (West Indonesia), The Moluccas Islands and the island of Bali.
Ethiopian urban and tribal music - Mindanoo Mistiru / Gold from Wax (2 CD)
2017
Sub Rosa
sold out
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.
Ethiopian urban and tribal music - Mindanoo Mistiru / Gold from Wax (2 vinyl LP)
2017
Sub Rosa
sold out
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.
Inuit - 55 Historical Recordings Of Traditional Music From Greenland 1905-87 (2 vinyl LP)
2016
Sub Rosa
sold out
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.
Inuit - 55 Historical Recordings Of Traditional Music From Greenland 1905-87 (CD)
2016
Sub Rosa
sold out
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.
Hossein Malek - Santur - Occident / Orient (CD)
2016
Sub Rosa
sold out
Two different approaches—the Eastern and Western—to Persian instrument Santur, by musicians Hossein Malek and Leo Kupper.
David Toop - Lost Shadows – In Defence Of The Soul - Yanomami Shamanism, Songs, Ritual, 1978 (CD)
2015
Sub Rosa
sold out
The extraordinary recordings from 1978 by David Toop of Yanomami ritual songs, shamanistic ceremonies and rainforest sounds. The 40 pages booklet recounts the full story of his fascinating journey in 1978 through the Amazon jungle to meet and record the last Yanomami shamen.
David Toop - Lost Shadows – In Defence Of The Soul - Yanomami Shamanism, Songs, Ritual, 1978 (vinyl LP)
2015
Sub Rosa
sold out
The extraordinary recordings from 1978 by David Toop of Yanomami ritual songs, shamanistic ceremonies and rainforest sounds. The 40 pages booklet recounts the full story of his fascinating journey in 1978 through the Amazon jungle to meet and record the last Yanomami shamen (LP version mixed by Lawrence English).
David Toop - I Never Promised You A Rose Garden - A portrait of David Toop through his records collection (DVD)
2008
English edition (French subtitles)
Sub Rosa
sold out
A filmed portrait of David Toop through his records collection (from Pan Sonic to Australian frogs recordings), a conversation about hidden connections between different kinds of music, and about the fine line between music and non music.
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