2006/05/05

Alva Noto & Opiate - Opto Files [NEW LINK]

part of the Rastor Noton "Static" series, which includes 4 installments and all packaged in the kind of electro-static bags used for computer components, this is some of the best digital dub / clicks n' cuts / post ambient / insert buzz-word here, there is.

I guess this music belongs in the loose genre of New Digital Minimalism, but doesn't fit well because it is actually not very minimal at all: full of fascinating microscopic detail as well as sweeping, oceanic tone waves and gorgeous, ghostly melody that threaten to swallow the listener alive. the lines between academic and "street" electronic music have been blurring for sometime, and this here is proof that contemporary computer music can be not only interesting or touching, but reach a level of timeless grace which rivals the best in the classical canon.

but don't just take MY word for it.

3 comments:

m_napper said...

Crazy Heiney mentioned your blog.....very nice, beautiful variety you have got going here. Alva Noto's work is as you say, very sublime....
The kind of sound that gets into your spine. Keep up the good postings.

Rod... said...

Great stuff - thanks...

strangefruit said...

I have come late to the music blog scene, and would have liked to hear this one. Any chance you might repost? I have been enjoying several other recordings and like your taste in music.