Alva Noto / Signal / Byetone / Komet ‎– Mort Aux Vaches

Mort Aux Vaches ‎– none
2 × CD, Limited Edition


1-01 Alva Noto Prototypes 38:11
1-02 Signal Tgl 10-5 5:33
1-03 Signal Light Pipe 10:01
1-04 Signal Index Area 15:40
2-01 Byetone 21:34 8:19
2-02 Byetone 2:3 3:00
2-03 Byetone 3:5 5:58
2-04 Byetone 1:2 7:00
2-05 Byetone 1:² 2 9:38
2-06 Komet Glas 6:50
2-07 Komet Würm 2:54
2-08 Komet Mond 6:09
2-09 Komet Cob 3:28
2-10 Komet Center 6:00
2-11 Komet Square 7:40

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Alva Noto recorded live at Buro 30: Electroaccident. Experimental express 2000. Tokyo
Signal and Byetone recorded live at VPRO studio, October 31st 1999. Broacasted on VPRO radio 5 "De Avonden".
Komet recorded live at Reset! during the Atlantico Festival, Lisboa. October 1999.

Limited edition of 1000 copies.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (CD #1): Sony DADC A0100400813-0101 11 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD #2): IFPI L551
  • Mastering SID Code (CD #1): IFPI 94V3
  • Mastering SID Code (CD #2): Sony DADC A0100405551-0101 15 A1
  • Mould SID Code (CD #1): IFPI L555
  • Mould SID Code (CD #2): IFPI 94K3



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May 2, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

"Staalplaat is pleased to announce the first Mort Aux Vaches double CD, which features 4 projects from the Raster-Noton label. These four bands might be considered the core of that label, and maybe more so, the most influential electronic music around. Since 1996 they are exploring music that has been called 'clicks & cuts' or 'microwave'. Featured are Alva Noto, Byetone, Komet and Signal. Each of these projects has it's distinct sound that differs from the others. Alva Noto sounds very clean with his high pitched rhythms, Komet and Byetone are both more techno influenced and Signal (normally a collaboration between Komet, Alva Noto and Byetone) is the most experimental one, with it's droning soundscapes. Signal and Byetone were recorded at the VPRO in 1999. Alva Noto also recorded a set there, the first live presentation of 'Prototypes', but it's replaced here by a different recording. Komet was not present during the recordings but in order to be complete, he submitted a live recording from around the same date. Cover by Alorenz. This is a limited edition of 1000 copies."