Sub Rosa Releases

From the Sub Rosa label:


42 vexations (1893) – ERIK SATIE

extended loudspeakers – PIERRE BERTHET

soni sclavus – ISRAEL QUELLET

soliloques – GABRIEL SEVERIN

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The Squid’s Ear Reviews

From the Squid’s Ear:

Tim Olive:
The Specialist
(EM Records)

Bevan / Corsano / Lash:
Monster Club

Andrea Parkins:
Faulty (Broken Orbit)
(Important Records)

Various Artists:
Institute of Sonology 1959-1969
(Sub Rosa)

Daniel Meyer Gronvold / Havard Volden:

(Creative Sources)

John Butcher Group:
(Weight of Wax)

Jason Kahn:
Vanishing Point

Soft Machine:
(Moonjune Records)

Gato Barbieri:
In Search Of The Mystery

Wrekmeister Harmonies (J. R. Robinson):
Recordings Made In Public Spaces Volume One CD/DVD

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All About Jazz Reviews

From All About Jazz:

28-Jul-09 Stade
Freewheel (Sub Rosa)
Reviewed by Mark F. Turner

28-Jul-09 Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
Infernal Machines (New Amsterdam Records)
Reviewed by David Rickert

28-Jul-09 Mark O’Leary / Matthew Shipp
Labyrinth (FMR Records)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

25-Jul-09 National Health
Of Queues And Cures (Esoteric Recordings)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

24-Jul-09 Trio 3 Geri Allen
At This Time (Intakt Records)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

24-Jul-09 Willie Oteri / Dave Laczko
WD-41 (Independent)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

23-Jul-09 The New Black
The White Album (Rastascan Records)
Reviewed by Clifford Allen

23-Jul-09 Tom Abbs and Frequency Response
Lost Found (Engine Studios)
Reviewed by Lyn Horton

22-Jul-09 John Zorn
O’o (Tzadik)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

22-Jul-09 Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Strings
Renegades (Delmark Records)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

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Pousseur on film

From Classical-Drone, a review of a new Henri Pousseur DVD.

A few years ago, Belgian composer Henri Pousseur donated all of his papers to the Paul Sacher Foundation in Switzerland. For his fourth trip to deliver his archives, he was accompanied by filmmakers Guy-Marc Hinant and Dominique Lohlé. The resulting documentary, Hommage au Sauvage, was released on DVD by Sub Rosa‘s video branch, OME. Most of the film is Pousseur seated in the back seat with the camera fixed in the same position, talking about various topics from the history and theory of the avant-garde to his views on aesthetics and the open work. Most of the chat relates to his music, although he also recounts a few personal moments of special significance. There are some sequences filmed at the Sacher Foundation, going over some of his papers with the archivists. What comes across most vividly in this 52-minute film is Pousseur’s engaging personality and his incisive attitude.

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Releases Reviews

DMG Newsletter February 13th, 2009

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From DMG:

Ken Vandermark Duets! Paal Nilssen-Love Duos: Peter Brotzmann & Joe McPhee! The Flow Trio (Belogenis/Morris/Downs)! Don Cherry Montmartre Live V3! Matt Lavelle!

Daniel Kelly! Alan Wilkinson/John Edwards/Steve Noble! Source Records Box Set! Boghossian/Tilbury/Wastell! John Cage! Peter Ablinger! Merzbow!

Sub Rosa DVD’s from David Toop and Henri Pousseur! 2 More from Toshi Ichiyanagi! More Secret Museum of Mankind Series! Rare Enja label Last Copies!

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Dusted Reviews

From Dusted:

Artist: Pauline Oliveros
Album: Four Electronic Pieces 1959-1966
Label: Sub Rosa
Review date: Feb. 10, 2009

Artist: David S. Ware
Album: Shakti
Label: AUM Fidelity
Review date: Feb. 9, 2009

Artist: Henri Pousseur
Album: Electronic Experimental and Microtonal 1953-1999
Label: Sub Rosa
Review date: Feb. 9, 2009

Artist: Giuseppe Ielasi
Album: Aix
Label: 12k
Review date: Feb. 6, 2009

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Performances Reviews

Review of Sub Rosa Label Performances

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Since opening last year King’s Place concert hall has provided London concert goers with an impressive array of interesting musical performances and events. The This is Tuesday series of concerts that focuses on an admirably wide range of new music across the spectrum, from the contemporary classical performances of the Elision Ensemble and the events organised by the Society for the Protection of New Music to the improvisation of Leon Michener, has proved a fantastic addition to the city’s cultural life.

Last night a typically versatile evening of music was offered under the banner of this series. Curated by Mikhail Karikis, the experimental vocal artist from Greece, the concert included artists for whom the voice, above all else, is the medium of expression, and experiment. It also focused on artists and archives of the Sub Rosa record label, a Belgian imprint that specialises in experimental composition and experimental artists, sound art, and also holds a store of older material related to early twentieth century modernists and Dadaists such as Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, and Marcel Duchamp.

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The Squid’s Ear Reviews

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From The Squid:

Morton Feldman – Turfan Fragments
(Dog w/a Bone)
– Brian Olewnick

Henri Pousseur – Electronic Experimental and Microtonal 1953-1999
(Sub Rosa)
– Brian Olewnick

Christian Wolff – Early Piano Pieces
– Brian Olewnick

Robert Haigh – Written On Water
– Darren Bergstein

Jacob Wick / Andrew Greenwald – 37:55
(Creative Sources)
– Jeph Jerman

FAB Trio – A Night In Paris
– Jeph Jerman

Memorize The Sky – In Former Times
(Clean Feed)
– Jeph Jerman

Boxhead Ensemble – Dutch Harbor
– Max Schafer

Christina Carter – Original Darkness
– Max Schaefer

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