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Founded in Chemnitz (earlier Karl-Marx-Stadt) in 1996, Raster-Noton became one of the most prominent labels for electronic music and soundart around. Run by Olaf Bender, Frank Bretschneider and Carsten Nicolai, the huge catalogue includes, next to their own recordings (also as Alva Noto, Komet or Byetone) releases by Vladislav Delay, Robert Lippok, Mark Fell, Senking, Ryoji Ikeda, AtomTM, Kangding Ray and more.

 

 
"dedicated to promote young and evolving artists and to present musical diamonds in the rough, raster-noton is curating the unun series, which name derives from the atomic numbers of the chemical elements 111-119. ťvorticesŤ is ueno masaaki's first release on ...
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R-N117 | RASTER-NOTON

"the significant novelty of kyoka's first full length album ťis (Is Superpowered)Ť is that she uses her own voice much more often than usual, in the form of short snippets as well as longer sung melodies. these elements are set and arranged as if they were an ...
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R-N153 | RASTER-NOTON

"a stone thrown, just to watch it fly. a projectile launched for the sole purpose of drawing a ballistic trajectory in the sky. the solens arc is what remains after the subtraction of the goal; a simple parabolic curve defined by gravity, impulse and starting angle. no ...
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R-N154-2 | RASTER-NOTON

"a stone thrown, just to watch it fly. a projectile launched for the sole purpose of drawing a ballistic trajectory in the sky. the solens arc is what remains after the subtraction of the goal; a simple parabolic curve defined by gravity, impulse and starting angle. no ...
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R-N154 | RASTER-NOTON

"ich bin meine maschine is a spiritual track ich bin meine maschine is a musical track ich bin meine maschine is a scientific track to underline this tryptic statement (and to demonstrate the diversity) of one of atom TM's compositions that appeared on his 2013 "D" ...
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R-N146 | RASTER-NOTON

"supercodex is the final album of the Ryoji Ikeda's trilogy on raster-noton since 2005 (1st: dataplex, 2nd: test pattern) that has been exploring the potentials between "data of sound" and "sound of data". Ikeda integrated, differentiated and re/de/meta-constructed the ...
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R-N150 | RASTER-NOTON

EMPTYSET - RECUR (CD)

"after successful ep collapsed (r-n116) the bristol based project strikes back with a full length album on raster-noton. once more james ginzburg & paul purgas challenge the perceptual boundaries between noise and music and the potential for both technology and ...
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R-N151 | RASTER-NOTON

"CAPSIZE RECOVERY takes the listener on a ride through a very dark universe of gloomy sounds and atmospheres. the eight rather longish tracks of the album are characterized by senking's epic signature sounds - creepy hovering bass lines, clean and slowed down drums, ...
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R-N152 | RASTER-NOTON

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VYR148 | RASTER-NOTON

"with RV8, the osaka-based producer and musician AOKI takamasa continues his long- term project that focuses on the modulation of rhythms and grooves. it began with his first ep 'rhythm variations' in 2009, released as part three of the unun-series. besides his ...
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R-N148 | RASTER-NOTON

"SUPER.TRIGGER is an absolute trove of percussive tensions and frequency driven finesse and deals mainly with the basic principles of any modern music: rhythm. frank bretschneider takes his, never simple, but all the more heartfelt relationship to rhythm and its ...
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R-N149 | RASTER-NOTON

ATOM TM - HD (CD)

""HD" can be described as AtomT's electronic quintessence: a blend of pop, electronic abstraction and powerful grooves - an invention AtomT stands for and which was popularized through previous releases." (label info)
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R-N147 | RASTER-NOTON

PIXEL - MANTLE (CD)

""mantle" is already pixel's forth release on raster-noton since his debut in 2003 and a further exploration of his approach to rhythm-driven, electronic music. the overall atmosphere which is produced by the fragile but nevertheless complex sounds is gloomy and quite ...
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R-N139 | RASTER-NOTON

"the tale of the mythic pentaki mountain has been engraved on a two-sided circular piece of wax. the north face of the peak is steep, abrasive, and has been the subject of many legends in the region. it is said that whoever would manage to climb it would find a plateau, ...
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R-N145 | RASTER-NOTON

"with kuopio, raster-noton releases the second full length album by vladislav delay aka sasu ripatti. the record features eight new songs which allow the listener to dive into delay's cosmos of deep and likewise organic sounds. subtle yet complex electronic ...
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R-N144 | RASTER-NOTON

"With ťand IV (inertia)Ť, Grischa Lichtenberger presents his first full length record on raster-noton. For his musical production, he uses field recordings of his environment which are manipulated and broken down to their bare nakedness until only fragments are left ...
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R-N143 | RASTER-NOTON

"ununhexium (r-n 116) is the sixth release of raster-noton unun series. emptyset is a bristol based project formed in 2005 by james ginzburg, di- rector of the multiverse studios and the curator and electronic artist paul pur- gas. the project explores the legacy of ...
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R-N116 | RASTER-NOTON

"The collaboration of the poet Anne-James Chaton, guitarist Andy Moor and musician Alva Noto is a dense and structured sound design, in which words, rhythms, and melodic loops inexorably blend. Anne-James Chaton reads almost a litany of portraits of people, built from ...
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R-N135 | RASTER-NOTON

"vladislav delay's EP "espoo" features two new conceptual, rhythm-intense tracks. whereas the groove of the opener "olari" derives from a sound loop which is manipulated by filters and echoes and finally brings forth the intensifying beat, the reverse is done with ...
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R-N141 | RASTER-NOTON

SENKING - DAZED (12")

"with "dazed", senking continues his exploration of the abysses of sound to create dark and gloomy atmospheres. the slow beats of the two tracks are accompanied by tender, harmonic melodies, but broken by nervous, unsteady tones which seem to be a warning against hidden ...
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R-N142 | RASTER-NOTON

"'winterreise' is the audio soundtrack to a series of photographies with the same name produced by atomtm. the series was exhibited during 2011 in tokyo and frankfurt (excerpts will be included in the packaging of the 'winterreise' cd edition). the 'winterreise' ...
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R-N140 | RASTER-NOTON

KYOKA - ISH (12")

"kyoka - first solo female on the raster-noton roster works as a musician/ composer in berlin and tokyo. she has been releasing music since 2008 and is known for her chaotic, direct approach and heavy-rough sound resulting in a broken pop-beat with experimental yet ...
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R-N115 | RASTER-NOTON

"With Vantaa, Raster-Noton releases for the first time an album by Vladislav Delay aka Sasu Ripatti. Ripatti, one of the pioneers of electronic music of the last decade(s), who is known for several projects, has attracted our attention and received our respect most ...
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R-N136 | RASTER-NOTON

"Simple sonic events are unfolding themselves and evoke the sound of an Orffean children ensemble. Pleasant and strange noises join a bass foundation that recreates the ground shaking subsonic waves of mid-nineties drum&bass. It's like a drum major meets a Tibetan monk. ...
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R-N134 | RASTER-NOTON

BYETONE - SYMETA (CD)

"byetone's new record "symeta" opens with a combined track - a transit - since "topas" and "telegramm" could be seen as one single piece. both tracks convey the atmosphere of a live session rather than the character of a studio production. the tracks are quite long and ...
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R-N130 | RASTER-NOTON