substantia 2

Various

SR180
CD jewel case
LP

The three Underwood compilations (1996-1998) and two Substantia compilations (1999-2000) were the best open windows on Sub Rosa's intense level of activity during that 5-year span. They gathered released, upcoming, and otherwise unavailable tracks.

Substantia 2 - the last one - was published in 2000.

Both Underwood and Substantia were attempts at touching the substance of our productions. Tracks were selected to develop a specific tracklist operating akin to a film in terms of dynamic structure, with an occasional trace of melancholia. The flowers came from a semi-environmental film we were showing at concerts. In the background is the sub rosa mobile we used in our frequent travels, an old Volkswagen about to fall apart. For me, these productions remain artworks in and of themselves, made from the production work we were doing at the time. The two Substantia albums (especially the first one) showed that same ambition. Then came the 2000s and we altered our course, exhausted and unaware of what would happen.

FEATURES

TAL
BISK
TONE REC / TO ROCOCO ROT
BUMP & GRIND
BENGE
RIP-OFF ARTIST
MULTIPHONIC ENSEMBLE
RICHARD THOMAS
ATOM
SCANNER
FREEFORM
ENSEMBLE
CALLA
BRET EASTON ELLIS

TRACK LISTING CD / VINYL - 14 TRACKS

01 Tal - Snappy Stuff 3:18
02 Benge - Dream Of Dreamy 5:16
03 Rip-Off Artist - Real Scary Story 6:01
04 Multiphonic Ensemble - A Tasty Choregrapher 5:23
05 Bisk - Walk Along The Road Avoiding The Puddles 5:48
06 Ensemble - Untitled 2 4:38
07 Richard Thomas - Asa Nisi Masa 2 3:43
08 Tone Rec / To Rococo Rot - Coucy Pack Démoli 5:08
09 Atom™ - Sort Of Rhytmical 3:48
10 Scanner - Autopilota: Close Landing 5:36
11 Bump & Grind - Ring Modulation 4:09
12 Freeform - Lego Bine 4:01
13 Calla - Traffic 3:04
14 Bret Easton Ellis - Neutral Tone 0:34