Interview with German improviser Peter Brötzmann. Shot before a gig at Kongsberg Jazz Festival.
Album of the week
We are glad to say that we finally got the first of the new Clean Feed published this week, and more are on the way! We hope to have a steady supply of new releases from Portugal during the summer months.
And finally the first curator for new series of playlists is confirmed. We are thrilled to announce that Swedish improvisor and guitar ace David Stackenäs will be the first one to give you his recommendations:
"My playlist was chosen both out of old favourite albums that I’ve heard many times (Nude on Sands, Booklet, Great Waitress, S. Lacy), out of... read more
Due to travels with bad internet connections and illness, Aprils label of the month is long overdue, we apologize for the inconvenience!
Established in 2000 and based in Oslo, Sofa is one of Norway’s longest running and most credible labels for improvised and experimental music. With a long rooster including several of the most known names on the international improvisation circuit SOFA is still one of the most important outlets for improvised and experimental music in Europe. SOFA is currently run by musicians Martin Taxt, Kim Myhr and Ingar Zach. We had a little chat with Kim... read more
Finally after a long time of going back and forth we are ready to start presenting more music from the vast Clean Feed catalogue. With almost 500 published albums they are one of the most productive outlets of high quality creative creative music in Europe. So we are thrilled that its finally happening!
We are also starting with a new series of curated playlists where we invite different profiles from the improvised music scene to present ten of their favourite tracks as s one month free streaming playlist. The curators will be announced shortly, and will include... read more
The Subradar staff would just like to thank all followers, music lovers and connoisseurs for their interest and support in 2016. We are looking forward to 2017 with plenty of enthusiasm and we hope to spread the word about improvised and experimental music even further. For those of you seeking the christmas spirit, please refer to our Subradar Superdeal campaign when shopping, and we will charge you an additional 20%:) (the staff needs their christmas dinner) Finally we would like to wish everyone a merry christmas!
The Necks 4-disc live box set "Athenaeum, Homebush", will soon be available. As the only digital outlet for their music, subradar is very happy to present this.
Also Norwegian Label Nakama Records’ are publishing their fifth release. Featuring the violin duo Jinchūriki consisting of young Norwegian wonder boys Håkon Aase and Adrian Løseth Waade is set for release August 29th.
The vast FMR catalogue is now almost complete, but there are still a number of new arrivals still to come, keep an eye out for new albums!
The latest addition to the subradar label rooster is... read more
It might not be a well known fact, but there is a substantial amount of contemporary composed music at subradar. This weekend we try and put the spotlight on some of the labels and composers of the genre. We are especially happy to be working with the Austrian Kairos label, and great Norwegian labels Simax, Aurora and +3b to name a few.
“How can we know the dancer from the dance?” asked Irish poet W.B. Yeats. It’s a resonant line that raises more than one question. Can a dance be separated from the dancer’s embodiment of it? What can we grasp of a dancer’s identity from the experience of watching the dance? Those questions might easily be applied to issues raised by improvised music. Take the case of guitarist Ivar Grydeland.
In March 2000, Grydeland played at Konigsberg Jazzfestival, in a trio with bassist Tonny Kluften and drummer Tony Oxley. A 15-minute excerpt from that performance became the opening track on... read more
Just a brief hello from us at subradar before the christmas season and the new year. We just want to thank all our old and costumers for support and enthusiasm over the last year. We will have even more great new releases lined up for 2016 so please stay tunes.
For those seeking the christmas spirit we can warmly recommend this brand new album by Sheriffs of Nothingness:
Silent night at the crooked forest
As a part of two annivsreiary box sets for Stichting WIG recordings. The albums "Gawky Stride" with the Ab Baars trio and "Galina U" with the Queen Mab Trio are now available outside their boxes on for the first time. Take the opportunity to listen and get a copy of these two great recordings as a first outside the box set in digital form. Enjoy!!