Tracklist

Uoon I 13:51
Uoon II 9:40
Duoon 5:47
Noon 10:13
Trioon I 5:09
Trioon II 9:57

Versions (3)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
r-n 50 Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto Vrioon(CD, Album, Dig) Raster-Noton r-n 50 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
vyr050 Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto Vrioon(LP, Album) Raster-Noton vyr050 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
R-N 50 Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto Vrioon(CD, Album, RP, Dig) Raster-Noton R-N 50 Germany 2010 Sell This Version

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maigonomaiko

maigonomaiko

August 18, 2018
referencing Vrioon, LP, Album, vyr050
I´ve been dying to get my hands on these masterpieces of the two for ages! Please please please repress!!!
deeper909

deeper909

July 15, 2018
referencing Vrioon, LP, Album, vyr050
Well, we definitely need a repress on this one. Please!
Ghostware

Ghostware

August 8, 2017
referencing Vrioon, LP, Album, vyr050
Repress of this with the proper albumcover would be awesome.
LOOKINEMYESTOKOOL

LOOKINEMYESTOKOOL

December 8, 2016
referencing Vrioon, LP, Album, vyr050
Be warned. It seems all vinyl copies of this have terrible surface noise. So loud sometimes you can hardly hear the music (which is quiet ambient). I bought one "mint" copy - it was unlistenable. Sent it back. Wrote to other sellers and all agreed their copies had annoying surface noise.
kruisspin

kruisspin

May 17, 2013
referencing Vrioon, CD, Album, Dig, r-n 50
this album is one that stands like a rock,ambient with a touch that you move to a other state of mind !great minimal from the best artists ever.
maedecedeam

maedecedeam

March 11, 2010
referencing Vrioon, CD, Album, Dig, r-n 50
These words will have difficulty describing the exquisite detail and nuance crafted by Alva Noto and Sakamoto. This is a beautiful union of piano and electronics, and likely the only of its kind.

Vrioon is a more organic and meditative work than their later collaboration on Insen. True appreciation of such intricate and sympathetic sonic delicacies calls for a learned ear, but hearing and recognizing the curious interplay in this sparse acoustic-electronic dialog is joyfully easy.

Lovers of ambient, experimental and glitch styles will adore this. It is lovely, thought-provoking music.
bikefridaywalter

bikefridaywalter

September 2, 2008
referencing Vrioon, CD, Album, Dig, r-n 50

I absolutely love this album. There's something about it I can't put my finger upon. Carsten's pure tones, bleeps, and buzzes are so contrasted to the minimal, nearly ethereal piano of Sakamoto, especially as the piano is heavily treated with sustain whilst the glitchy soundscapes tend to be composed of shorter or at least more terse "syllables." On one side, organic; on the other, mechanical and cold. Truly an ambient album (there is a distinct environment one steps into), it's a vision of what's to come that embraces the past, a "Music For Airports" remade for Futurist flights in Art Nouveau vessels.
msephton

msephton

December 1, 2004
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Vrioon, CD, Album, Dig, r-n 50

If you like this try "Three White Roses and a Budd" a collaboration between Fila Brazillia and classical Pianist Harold Budd. Or Harold Budd's collaboration with Brian Eno "The Pearl". They both feature classical piano, just like Sakamoto on this release, mixed with the type electronic music the collaborators are famous for.
aion

aion

October 29, 2003
referencing Vrioon, CD, Album, Dig, r-n 50

The feeling of immense sadness overwhelms me when listening to the beautiful music by Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto. The web of music is so thin, so fragile as if it might break any second and yet it brings a feeling of true perspicacity, is really touching and soothing.
rachelohm

rachelohm

August 16, 2003
referencing Vrioon, CD, Album, Dig, r-n 50
Melancholic Piano combined with noto's sine waves and clicks. I play it at the office and drive everyone crazy cause they don't think the sine waves, etc are part of the CD. Very subtle.