“The SUb, an autonomous, non-profit club-project is based at the bottom of the ‘Schlossberg’ (Castle hill) in Graz. We see ourselves as a collective, which makes all of the decisions in consent at a weekly plenum. Every person in this collective only works unpaid labour. We do not receive any means of conveyance and finance the entire project exclusively from donations.
Our low-threshold and diverse events range from concerts and parties to book-presentations, workshops or discussions. In the nearly 2 decades of events in this location, around one thousand artists from around the world have played on the (non-existent) stage of Sub.
But as you have probably already noticed too, the building has become a little run down after nearly 17 years of being used as a non-profit club-house. In this time the official constraints have also become more restrictive and the controls through officials have increased. Now we have to renovate, to continue this project.
And for this we need your help!
We want Sub to be able to keep up the work of offering diverse artists from around the globe a special stage and enabling people to consume a low-threshold culture programme. Even more, SUb should continue to be an important place where we can hold against the ongoing increase of authoritarianism, short-sightedness and the loss of empathy in the current political climate in Austria. Let’s show together, that a solidarity society is possible!
Get active and save the nicest hut of Graz.”
“Spirare, latin root of the spanish words for breathe, exhale, inhale, sigh, perspire, expire, spirit.
We are all beings that breathe the same air, invisible and intangible, the breath is what keeps us alive at all times. Our moods varies like the wind, but all they are expressions of our inner self, the language of the air. Spirare is our special final compilation to celebrate the music, the meetings and the end of Breathe as netlabel.”
“The Lost Pieces in this collection were composed between 1988 and 1992. Some have appeared on limited edition multi-artist compilations. Others were not created for any particular recording project. Instead, they documented and somehow externalized moments of personal transition in ways that only music can do. Often I’d lose track of these pieces shortly after they were recorded. Then, months or even years later, I’d be sifting through boxes of tapes (many left unmarked, a bad habit that continues!) looking for something else and would be surprised to rediscover a piece I had composed in a moment of private inspiration. I would feel a strange sense of time shifting as the flood of emotions that originally infused the music would be unleashed once again. Now that these lost pieces have been found, for me they take on a new and interesting life together, one that was conceived unconsciously in separate yet interconnected stages over several years.” – Steve Roach, April 1993.
“A compilation to celebrate our 4 years of making music together. All the tracks included in this compilation were made in response to the Haiku challenge, an online contest in which artists are invited to use haiku poetry as creative prompt and translate a poem into sounds in just one week.”