Opto (2) ‎– 2nd

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Hobby Industries ‎– HI016
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CD, Album
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Tracklist

1 04.34 a.m. 4:26
2 10.45 a.m. 5:33
3 02.12 p.m. 3:53
4 06.18 p.m. 2:54
5 10.11 p.m. 5:16
6 05.10 a.m. 5:37
7 11.33 a.m. 4:20
8 04.24 p.m. 3:01
9 08.07 p.m. 3:49
10 11.45 p.m. 13:04

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Credits

Notes

Track 10 ends at 5:05, and a hidden track begins at 11:59

Produced in Berlin and Copenhagen 2003
©+℗ Carsten Nicolai and Thomas Knak.
Thanks to Andrew Cannon and Kai Von Rabenau for restoring the recordings of the found magnetic audiotape.

Released as Digipak.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: www.handlewithcare.de HI016CD A401845-01
  • Mastering SID Code: ifpi L573
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 9704

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HI016 Opto (2) 2nd(10xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Hobby Industries HI016 Denmark 2008
HI016 Opto (2) 2nd(CD, Album, Promo) Hobby Industries HI016 Denmark 2004 Sell This Version
HI 016 Opto (2) 2nd(LP) Hobby Industries HI 016 Denmark 2004 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

scoundrel

November 5, 2013

Opto, the collaboration between Thomas Knak (Opiate) and Carsten Nicolai (Alva Noto), only produced one album, 2ND, but its simplicity and beauty should last regardless. The quiet delicacy of "4.34 a.m." segues into the sparse and spacious "10.45 a.m." which bubbles like a lazy percolator. Electric crickets, on the other hand, populate "2.12 p.m." while "10.11 p.m." wanders down a darker path. "5.10 a.m." drifts through refracted and cut-up tones like a glitchy phantom, but "11.33 a.m." brings the mood back up. "11.45 p.m." ends the album on pure ambiance and field recordings. Let's hope for more from these two soon.