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ALVA NOTO

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ALVA NOTO

haloid xerrox copy 11.

Re-contextualising 'glitches and bass' into organic, almost orchestral work.

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ALVA NOTO

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ALVA NOTO

u_08

Crushed basstones battling it out with white noise edits - pure next level rhythmic functions.

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Opto

02.12 p.m.

Opto

02.12 p.m.

Carsten Nicolai and Thomas Knack weaving pristine sound formulas in and out of melodic templates.

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Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto

Broken Line 2

Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto

Broken Line 2

Perhaps the most high-profile of all of Nicolai's collaborations with this heart-stopping arrangement.

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ALVA NOTO

alva noto.z1: for john cage.

ALVA NOTO

alva noto.z1: for john cage.

Returning to the deep bass and cut piano sounds that are now so synonymous with the Alva Noto name.

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SIGNAL

Wismut (Version)

SIGNAL

Wismut (Version)

Cyclical percussive strokes and squashed effects from this Raster supergroup featuring Nicolai.

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ALVA NOTO

module 4

ALVA NOTO

module 4

From the seminal Mille Plateaux album 'Transform', originally released in 2001.

Alvanoto
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ALVA NOTO

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ALVA NOTO

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Widescreen, washed-out digital ambiences on an ambitiously symphonic scale.

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Aleph-1

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Aleph-1

1 C A f 0.2n 1

Pure, almost Gamelan-style note shifts from the Aleph-1 project.

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ALVA NOTO

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ALVA NOTO

u_05

Insanely propulsive glitch session, like some next-level bass music variation.

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VARIOUS / SUB ROSA

Carsten Nicolai, Alva Noto - Time...Dot

VARIOUS / SUB ROSA

Carsten Nicolai, Alva Noto - Time...Dot

Lifted off Sub Rosa's excellent third anthology of Electronic Music.

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ALVA NOTO

transit: for suchan kinoshita

ALVA NOTO

transit: for suchan kinoshita

Angular tone reduction with sharp, speherical sound design and signature attention to detail.

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Byetone

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Byetone

plastic star alva noto rmx

Purist shuffling dancefloor destroyer from Alva Noto, remixing Byetone.

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ALVA NOTO

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ALVA NOTO

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Intense and extended washed-out orchestral bliss.

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This time on 14tracks:

“14 tracks visualising sound: Alva Noto”

Lynchpin and co-founder of the Raster Noton label, renowned installation-artist, producer, conceptual sound sculptor and all-round audio-visual maverick, Carsten Nicolai has over the last decade amassed a sizeable following in both the art and music worlds and figures as one of the most influential characters in experimental new music. His productions revolve around rigid concepts but never at the expense of the aesthetic, combining a fascination with the sonic detritus of everyday life (from the hum of fax machines and photocopiers to electric currents and fragments of half remembered muzak) with an inherently complex and rugged love of funked up percussive structures and deadly bass tones, always sharpened and honed with a sonic purity unparalleled in modern music. This week's selection offers an overview of his works, ranging from the orchestral modifications of his collaborative constructs with Ryuichi Sakamoto, to his more rhythmic reductions as part of Raster supergroup Signal and onto his evocative Cymatic arrangements under his most utilised alter-ego, Alva Noto.

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On 11 Aug 21:52 bs said:

“Best one yet”

Best 14tracks yet, no one makes music as beautiful as Nicolai..

On 12 Aug 02:02 Frank Paul said:
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“Good Intro”

Good collection guys. Could've quibbled about whether there should've been a track representing the Vrioon collaboration with Ryuichi Sakamoto (utterly sublime), but that's probably neither here nor there. Suffice to say, in contemporary German music there are at least three 'big' names any informed music collector simply has GOT to know. One of them is Moritz Von Oswald. Another is Robert Henke. And the third (not in order) is Mr. Nicolai. (OK, OK maybe we need to include Namlook as well, but personally I find his stuff a little more hit and miss). (OK, OK we need to include Moufang and Jelinek too - OK, five big names in German music). Anyways, I heard someone refer to Carsten Nicolai once as the Debussy of the digital age, and I think that's a fair moniker. Cheers.

On 12 Aug 18:01 Helen Spire said:

“Cymatics”

Yes!!! good word, and totally the right word. This is just heavenly music. Im a painter and i can hear geometric patterns swirling through this music. It's so inspirational, thankyou, and again, thaknkyou. <3

On 12 Aug 20:51 Richard Bennett said:
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“Good Idea”

One of my suggestions was for a Raster Noton "sampler" so I'm definitely on board with this one.

On 14 Aug 15:59 jason anderson said:
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“5 ST*****RS”

Thanks Boomkat...for spreading the good art.