A Box of Toys

A Box of Toys #57 Sub Rosa Records

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This week we continue our deep dive into the back catalog of Sub Rosa Records out of Belgium- covering the period from 2000 to 2008; groundbreaking recordings of spoken word, historical gems and field recordings. We hear from Merce Cunningham, Aphex Twin and many others on the subject of the artist and the audience, along with the usual audities you have come to love and expect.

A Box of Toys is a radio program dedicated to the mystery of obscure music. The sheer volume of new and original artists is utterly overwhelming and A Box of Toys endeavors to pluck these voices out of their dusty basements and onto the airwaves for your listening pleasure. It is the culmination of a quarter-century curation effort that brings attention to lost, forgotten, eclectic and unknown music the world needs to hear. Come dig around and revel in what we’ve found.


Artist Song Album Label
L-R, RadiomentaleI Could Never Make That Music AgainI Could Never Make That Music Again
Tom DisseveltGold and LeadFantasy In Orbit. Round the world with electronic music by Tom Dissevelt
Liam GillickSarah / Los Angeles SoundtrackSound unbound : excerpts and allegories from the Sub Rosa audio archivesBELIEVE - Sub rosa
TzotzilesTraditional feast day music (part two)Psalms,stories and musicSub rosa
Lou BarlowSkippingSubsonic 6Sub rosa
PhonºnoirThe objects don't need usThe objects don't need usSub rosa
Alireza MashayekhiDevelopment 2, Op.24Persian Electronic Music Yesterday And Today1966-2006Sub rosa
Steve KasperRooted (TRVE Dub)Drift EPUncanny Valley
Lee TranTrái Tim Em CÅ©ng Biết Ä�auKeep Walking MenHorus Music Distribution
Grant GreenDown Here On The Ground (Live) (2002 Digital Remaster)Alive!Blue Note Records
ICEHOUSEThe Great Southern MixThe Extended Mixes Vol. 2UMG - Diva
DJ Spooky,Brion Gysin,Tibetan Evening Music,Jon HasselOne Night the 1001 / Map of DuskRhythm ScienceBELIEVE - Subrosa
Mitchell AkiyamaIl N'y A Pas De SilenceIf Night Is A Weed And Day Grows LessSub rosa
MerzbowBlowbackRondo/7 Phases/BlowbackEspace
ShukarNa da raBear tamers musicSub rosa
Tod DockstaderOm  Aerial 1Sub rosa
Eyeless In GazaJohn of PatmosOriginal Albums BoxsetCherry Red Records
Winter FamilyWinter FamilyWinter FamilySub rosa
Fanfare SavaleSarba LutractorSpeed brass of the gypsiesSub rosa
Israel QuelletInstr. N°l  InstrumentalSub rosa
Ben BaruchOifn pripetshikThe Complete Recordings of Ben BaruchSub rosa
Marcel DuchampThe Creative ActThe Creative ActSub rosa
OnraArts & PolicyTributeBo Bun Records
SaultOver7Forever Living Originals