Microon I3:00
Microon II2:38
Pionier IOO5:46
By This River4:08
Microon III3:00
By This River - Phantom8:30

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    Cover of Summvs, 2011-05-09, CDSummvs
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    • Hassebas's avatar
      the vinyl slipcase is available again on the noton website
      • ghoulishboy's avatar
        Another fantastic pressing of a fantastic album. Summvs is up there with Vrioon as one of my favorite Sakamoto albums, with Alva Noto's contributions bringing the entire thing together. Buy this as soon as you can.
        • Hassebas's avatar
          this final part of the v.i.r.u.s series is, again a well crafted masterpiece. 9 discs in total in the series are all dead silent, clean and flat as a pancake. I do suggest however that de paper inners be discarded right away and replaced with plastic sleeves.

          all and all a very well done beautiful reissue/remaster which should be bought from the NOTON website while still possible.
          • Headphone_Commute's avatar
            The only other greatest collaboration between Ryuichi Sakamoto and his contemporary electronic musicians besides Christian Fennesz (and as I have recently witnessed live, Taylor Deupree), is his ongoing critically acclaimed work with Alva Noto. The duo first got together in 2002 for their worldwide lauded Vrioon release. Three years later Insen fluttered the modern classical and minimal glitch scenes alike, only to be followed up with Ensemble Modern collaboration on _utp in 2008. This Virus series concludes with a final installment of Summvs, in which Noto and Sakamoto continue to explore the sparse electronic micro rhythms layered with abstract glitchy piano notes. I only say “final” because Raster-Noton published a collector’s boxset that features all of the above four full-lengths, plus a Revep EP! Besides Noto and Sakamoto’s work showcased at its best, there are a few more surprises on the album. The “microon” tracks contain recordings of a 16th tone interval tuning piano – “piano metamorfoseador en dieciseisavos de tono”. The album also features two covers of the track “By This River” originally composed by Brian Eno, Dieter Moebius, and Hans-Joachim Roedelius in 1977. “In their instrumental versions of the song Nicolai and Sakamoto create and investigate the song’s appeal in both normal speed and slow motion.” The title of the album derives from Latin “summa” (sum) and “versus” (towards) hinting at an overall wrap up of a collaborative project. And although I refuse to accept this release as their, I must admit that it is their very best!
            • Kristian.Maar's avatar
              I wish they would release it on vinyl too..!

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