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Old 01-31-2011, 09:49 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Alva Noto - Transform (2001) Discussion

We listened to this album last week, recommended by Janszoon for the Strategies Against Architecture - The Avant Garde/Experimental Album Club:
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Alva NotoŚTransform (2001)
Alva Noto is one of several stage names for German musician and visual artist Carsten Nicolai. Wikipedia actually has a pretty good description of his music, so I'll defer to that: Nicolai transforms sound by looping oscillators and tone generators. He does not use sequencers, but edits his work to give his compositions rhythmic structures. Clicks and glitches are not used as ornamental additions to the compositions but make up the essential rhythmic and harmonic elements of the work. He frequently samples electronic information transmission sounds such as fax tones, modem sounds and telephone pops and clicks are sampled and organised.
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