Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto ‎– Vrioon

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Tracklist

1 Uoon I 13:51
2 Uoon II 9:40
3 Duoon 5:47
4 Noon 10:13
5 Trioon I 5:09
6 Trioon II 9:57

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Made in EU

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  • Label Code: LC 01293
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 1202
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1, 2, 3): IFPI L033
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, 3): CDR 050 @@@ 02
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 121D
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): CDR 050 @@@ 01
  • Other (Variant 2, 3): 20021105 0581 @@@ 4
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 1205

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

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kruisspin

kruisspin

May 17, 2013
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
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

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

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

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
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.