Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto ‎– Vrioon

Raster-Noton ‎– r-n 50
CD, Album


1 Uoon I 13:51
2 Uoon II 9:40
3 Duoon 5:47
4 Noon 10:13
5 Trioon I 5:09
6 Trioon II 9:57

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alva noto + ryuichi sakamoto. vrioon 2001-2002
© 2002 raster-noton

Made in EU

Issued in a 6-panel Digipak.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: LC 01293
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, 3, 4): CDR 050 @@@ 02
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): CDR 050 @@@ 01
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): [MPO logo] CDR050 @@@ 02
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1, 2, 3, 4, 5): IFPI L033
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1, 4, 5): IFPI 1202
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 121D
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 1205
  • Other (Variant 2, 3, 4): 20021105 0581 @@@ 4
  • Other (Variant 5): 20021105 0501 @@@ 4

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
N-020 Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto Vrioon(6xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320) Noton N-020 Unknown
R-N 50 Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto Vrioon(CD, Album, RP) Raster-Noton R-N 50 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
vyr050 Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto Vrioon(LP, Album) Raster-Noton vyr050 Germany 2002 Sell This Version


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June 16, 2020
This album is a must for enthusiasts of glitch and minimal music. Need to be repressed on vinyl. With hope we live!


May 17, 2013
this album is one that stands like a rock,ambient with a touch that you move to a other state of mind !great minimal from the best artists ever.


March 11, 2010
These words will have difficulty describing the exquisite detail and nuance crafted by Alva Noto and Sakamoto. This is a beautiful union of piano and electronics, and likely the only of its kind.

Vrioon is a more organic and meditative work than their later collaboration on Insen. True appreciation of such intricate and sympathetic sonic delicacies calls for a learned ear, but hearing and recognizing the curious interplay in this sparse acoustic-electronic dialog is joyfully easy.

Lovers of ambient, experimental and glitch styles will adore this. It is lovely, thought-provoking music.


September 2, 2008

I absolutely love this album. There's something about it I can't put my finger upon. Carsten's pure tones, bleeps, and buzzes are so contrasted to the minimal, nearly ethereal piano of Sakamoto, especially as the piano is heavily treated with sustain whilst the glitchy soundscapes tend to be composed of shorter or at least more terse "syllables." On one side, organic; on the other, mechanical and cold. Truly an ambient album (there is a distinct environment one steps into), it's a vision of what's to come that embraces the past, a "Music For Airports" remade for Futurist flights in Art Nouveau vessels.


December 1, 2004
edited over 16 years ago

If you like this try "Three White Roses and a Budd" a collaboration between Fila Brazillia and classical Pianist Harold Budd. Or Harold Budd's collaboration with Brian Eno "The Pearl". They both feature classical piano, just like Sakamoto on this release, mixed with the type electronic music the collaborators are famous for.


October 29, 2003

The feeling of immense sadness overwhelms me when listening to the beautiful music by Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto. The web of music is so thin, so fragile as if it might break any second and yet it brings a feeling of true perspicacity, is really touching and soothing.


August 16, 2003
Melancholic Piano combined with noto's sine waves and clicks. I play it at the office and drive everyone crazy cause they don't think the sine waves, etc are part of the CD. Very subtle.