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r-n061 | alva noto. transrapid | compact disc, ep (21 min)

this release is the first part of the transall cycle. transall approaches with the problematics of speed, the vision of utopia and the dissolution of our ideas into fragments.

alva noto a.k.a. carsten nicolai states:

... speed of data-flow is equivalent to the speed of our time. in an era when virtual products of our ideas are expanding, we are simultaneously positioning a calm point in which to settle ourselves.

text, image, vector graphic - storage files, were translated into raw audio data as the source material from which constellations of diffused sound start to form. special emphasis is put on the rhythmic aspect of the digitalised and rasterised data. the tools of their transformation reveal themselves by the structure of the recordings.

by the restricting itself to simple and transparent mechanisms, this process becomes independent from existing standards and gains autonomy. ...

ulf poschardt (d) was approached to accompany the cd with a sleeve note, in regard to the content of the release. the text hopefully allows the audience a wider insight into the themes behind the recordings.

translations: shizu yuasa, david d'heilly, tetsu kondo and ken nibori

release date: 2005-12-01

media: compact disc, ep (21 min)

label: raster-noton

label: transall

image 1: alva noto | r-n061 | transrapid | compact disc, ep (21 min)image 2: alva noto | r-n061 | transrapid | compact disc, ep (21 min)image 3: alva noto | r-n061 | transrapid | compact disc, ep (21 min)

tracks

funkbugfx | 08:29
pulse (xs version) | 02:32
future | 07:15
highmatrix | 02:21

vyr051 | alva noto. transrapid | 12" clear vinyl

Raster Noton records always tend to be something other than standard vinyl releases; more like designs for spaces , or interior places. Once again, this is particularly true for the new Alva Noto EP.

TRANSRAPID acts as a sort of test, something that may be witnessed, passing between loudspeakers. Within this space, sparks fly through chrome funk, while references come in waves and audibility progresses towards the tangible. However, this record cannot just be registered within set parameters and thus classed as abstract music.. like breath across the ear, there is a source, it has a location.

The four pieces of music here fit perfectly to the TRANSFORM Cd. With intense detailing, crackle and finely-tuned digital offcuts, the record comes together in an aesthetically developed and personalized piece of independent work. This is a new form of pop music, while at the same time conscious of how Kraftwerk should really be sounding right now.

DE:BUG 67 - 01.2003.

release date: 2003-01-01

media: 12" clear vinyl

label: raster-noton

label: clear series

image 1: alva noto | vyr051 | transrapid | 12image 2: alva noto | vyr051 | transrapid | 12

tracks

funkbugfx | 08:29
pulse (xs version) | 02:32
future | 07:15
highmatrix | 02:21
track 01 | 00:00