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New artist and forthcoming release on Alva Noto's label next year, single released today.
Quite stripped down and minimal, brings to mind Ø and Raime a little bit. "I like it. It's got that it's-a-cruel-world-let's-throw-ourselves-in-the-abyss type ambience."
01. UNI SUB - https://youtu.be/dktnqmvNYbc 02. UNI MIA - https://youtu.be/--mL1-6wxBQ 03. UNI VERSION - https://youtu.be/kghIf1jr8Kw 04. UNI CLIP - https://youtu.be/9KWQfNatt30 05. UNI NORMAL - https://youtu.be/vr0eGbSp79U 06. UNI MIC A - https://youtu.be/UIoTP2xlL_c 07. UNI BLUE - https://youtu.be/WhaQJ3Gj5W4 08. UNI MIC B - https://youtu.be/MnGVLnScoFo 09. UNI DNA - https://youtu.be/bHh2Mo_jIBU 10. UNI EDIT - https://youtu.be/27hiBK_c3Oc 11. UNI TRA - https://youtu.be/mg3z3sekw0c 12. UNI CHORD - https://youtu.be/shMIwTdqvvE
In other news, more Alva Noto.
Tracklist, info (including 3 live tour dates), and a single can be found at this friendly RA link: https://www.residentadvisor.net/news/44625
On mobile, too lazy to copypaste it all out. Whatever. Cool!
Also this is coming out on the same day as the other recently announced Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto album. Damn.
Sorry for the long title :^)
Released on NOTON.
CD/LP can be purchased at https://noton.greedbag.com/buy/two-120/
On 15th November Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto present ‘TWO’, which captures the esteemed duo’s 2018 performance at Sydney Opera House. The concert saw the pair performing new improvised work and key collaborative compositions from their joint catalogue, which has now reached five albums, one major film score and an EP.
Last year the duo undertook a series of live events entitled ‘TWO’ at Berlin’s Funkhaus, Barcelona’s Theatre Grec (closing Sonar Festival’s 25th Anniversary), London’s Barbican Centre and Melbourne’s Hammer Hall, before culminating at Sydney Opera House, where their two hour set was recorded and edited down, forming this album.
“’TWO’’s pulsing, immersive live performance melded electronic and analogue instrumentation with striking visuals to create one of the most precise, beautiful and challengingly magnetic pieces we have ever had the privilege of staging. That Sakamoto and Noto are pleased enough with the recorded result to share its continuously unfolding, sinuous, questioning music with others is as singular an honour as it was for Sydney Opera House to host them." Ben Marshall - Head of Contemporary Music, Sydney Opera House.
Sharing a deep simpatico synergy, Alva Noto’s abstract electronic formalism contrasts and compliments Sakamoto’s exquisitely elegant piano finesse, which incorporates an individualistic take on classical, contemporary, minimalism and even a touch of jazz.
At points melodic, atmospheric, gently rhythmic, textural and spatial, audio headspaces range from intimate and serene womb-like flotation, infinite fathoms of dark metaphysical expanse and moments of devastatingly poignant beauty.
The sparing, subtle use of parts populating the mix belies a deceptively effective whole, which indicates two masters’ skill and confidence in being able to say something profound with an intentionally restricted sonic vocabulary.
At all times the album maintains a calm poise, and despite its improvised nature withholds an innate harmony and graceful order. Like two aural architects free-drawing, this is sound design for better living.
Inosc Propho Trioon II (Live) Scape I Berlin (Live) Scape II Morning (Live) Iano (Live) Emspac Kizuna (Live) Gitrac Monomom Panois Naono (Live) The Revenant Theme (Live) So yeah.