Alva Noto/Ryuichi Sakamoto – Vrioon (CD)


Artist: Alva Noto, Ryuichi Sakamoto
Label: Raster-Noton
Format: CD

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2016 repress forthcoming, originally released in 2002. During his first live tour in Japan, Carsten Nicolai met Ryuichi Sakamoto in Tokyo. A year after that, he was asked to remix material from Sakamoto for the Japanese magazine Code Unfinished. “The material that was given to me was already layered with digital effects. From one little clean piano piece I made the first track. Those simple piano chords I combined with a clear rhythm constellation. Somehow Ryuichi was very surprised and really liked my work. Weeks later he sent me another specially for this project.” This was the beginning of an almost 2 year process of musical exchange and creation. Vrioon is very relaxing, it opens rooms and landscapes blur before listener’s eyes. Static rhythmic pieces circle round and vary one and the same theme that, with its impressionistic sphere, reminds of soundtracks and ambient compositions. In this cooperation, two different generations meet and share the idea of electronic music as an inspiration source for new musical structures.


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