Alva Noto ‎– Xerrox Vol.1

Raster-Noton ‎– R-N 78
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Description: 14 tracks sample manipulation xerrox, mastering: Calyx/Berlin.
Total play time: 1 hour 1 min 57 sec.

All samples xerroxed by Carsten Nicolai, recorded in Oct 2005 - Oct 2006.

Thanks for the samples: Narita airport, in-flight program Air France, telephone wait-loop Lufthansa, hotel Apollo Paris, Suizanso Hotel Yamaguchi, Seven-Eleven Tokyo, Forma London, Reaktor,, Xerrox Sample Transformer was built by Christoph Brünggel.

CD manufactured in EU
Cover dimensions: 180 mm × 125 mm × 4 mm, Weight: 53,4 g
Material: 380 g/qm chromosulfat-cardboard matt laminated, black ink, CD
Typeface: Notbitmap thanks to Lineto/Stephan Mueller, Xerrox Headline.

© 2007 Raster-Noton. Archiv Für Ton Und Nichtton.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 260115 990788
  • Label Code: LC 01293
  • Matrix / Runout: CA RN078 @
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L839
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1208

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RN78 Alva Noto Xerrox Vol. 1(14xFile, WAV, Album) Raster-Noton RN78 Germany 2007
R-N 78-2 Alva Noto Xerrox Vol.1(2xLP, Album) Raster-Noton R-N 78-2 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
R-N 78 Alva Noto Xerrox Vol. 1(M/Stick, Album, SD-) Raster-Noton R-N 78 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
RN78 Alva Noto Xerrox Vol. 1(14xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Raster-Noton RN78 Germany 2007


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September 4, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

For a compelling first listening experience, my suggestion is to skip the Astoria tracks; they provide little insight and instead detract from the flow of this otherwise perfect album. Dive right into the sizzling, fuzzy, ultra-world of Alva Noto's Haliod Xerrox Copy in this recommended order: Copy 1 > 6 > 2 > 4 > 9 > 3 > 11 > 111 (i.e. tracks 10, 7, 6, 2, 14, 4, 9 and 12). All of the "copies" are amazing gems of mathematically-precise High Art. Listen as warm buzzes of white noise embalm moody strings, as metallic bells resonate their death-knells through a desert of static electricity, as synth-strings heave a meditative mantra by employing hypnotic compositional techniques. Close your eyes as whirrs of static transmission communicate hidden feelings and thoughts through white-washed synapses, and as dark (yet melancholy) orchestration plays foreboding basslines behind semi-diaphanous veils of agitated atoms. Let sprays of fuzz - so real you feel it on your face - crescendo into urgent climaxes and then settle into a dead calm, like the soothing tides of a distant rain. It's going to be difficult to top the consuming genius of this excellent experimental album.