Ryoji Ikeda ‎– dataplex

Raster-Noton ‎– R-N 068, CCI Recordings ‎– R-N 068
CD, Album, Partially Mixed


dataplex [2001-05]
1 data.index 1:39
2 data.simplex 1:02
3 data.duplex 0:53
4 data.triplex 1:45
5 data.multiplex 1:50
6 data.complex 0:49
7 data.hypercomplex 1:20
8 data.googolplex 0:51
9 data.microhelix 3:13
10 data.superhelix 2:28
11 data.minimax 3:09
12 data.syntax 4:17
13 data.telex 1:06
14 data.flex 2:28
15 data.reflex 4:16
16 data.convex 1:29
17 data.vertex 2:06
18 data.vortex 5:49
19 data.matrix 10:01
20 data.adaplex 5:00

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This release contains specific waveform data that performs a data-read test for optical drives. The last track will cause some CD-players to experience playback errors, with no damage to equipment.

"Dataplex" is part of the "Datamatics" project.

Released in Digipak.

© 2005 Ryoji Ikeda
℗ Raster-Noton

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: CA RN068 @ 11/29/05 06:30:40 PM
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L039
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 1262
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 1202
  • Rights Society: JASRAC

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
r-n068 Ryoji Ikeda Dataplex(20xFile, WAV, Album, 16-) Raster-Noton r-n068 Germany 2006
dd-009 Ryoji Ikeda Dataplex(20xFile, AIFF, Album, 16-) Codex Edition dd-009 Japan 2018


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November 27, 2019

Quede alucinado la primera vez que escuche este álbum. Tomar todos los sonidos de ruido de error en las computadoras o de la tecnología y convertir en una especie de base rítmica o microritmos, pseudomelodias o armonías con esos sonidos de error y experimentando con las distintas frecuencias, hacen que su trabajo sea innovador, increíble y complejo, no es fácil hacer este tipo de cosas y como tampoco no es fácil de escuchar. Recomendable a todos los que buscan sonidos nuevos y fuera de lo común.


May 25, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
Really great album. If you are fortunate enough to have a decent sound system your speakers will not get damaged. The soundstage presented on this album is really good. If you like low clean bass lines. White noise and high frequencies bleeps and such - you’ll dig this album. It plays quite well from start to finish. It’s all subjective I guess. Though if you play anything at top volume there is a good possibility your system will get damaged. Sorry about your cars system. That’s weird because factory installed systems are class d amps. They can handle large volume without distortion nor permanently destroying the speakers.

Overall I prefer 1000 fragments. It’s a bit more melodic. Though to own both and listen back to back - well thats my preference.


January 22, 2010
Nothing special, really, maybe only "data.matrix" is interesting.


July 12, 2006
edited over 15 years ago
I don't recommend playing this on average quality Hifi or audio equipment. Whilst the production can be revealed on a good system to include a massive acoustic range the same CD completely screwed the speakers on my car's speakers ~ especially its tweeters. Fortunately i still have the warranty and VW have today replaced the whole lot for free. I will not play this again on the road whic is a great pity because I'd love to drive around my home town and cause some mischief amongst the canine community.


March 30, 2006
edited over 15 years ago

The texture can be pretty neat at times, but for the most part this album is lacking in excitement and it gets old fast.