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FounderOlaf Bender, Carsten Nicolai and Frank Bretschneider
Country of originGermany
Official websiteraster-media.net
Carsten Nicolai as Noto, playing live at MUTEK 2004
Olaf Bender as Byetone, playing live at MUTEK 2004

Raster-Noton was a German electronic music record label. It was established in 1999 in Chemnitz, Germany. It emerged from the fusion of Rastermusik, founded by Olaf Bender and Frank Bretschneider in 1996, and Noton (Archiv für Ton und Nichtton), a sub label that was run by Carsten Nicolai. In 2017, the label split into two entities: Raster, to be run by Bender, and Noton, focusing on Nicolai's output.

"raster-noton. archiv für ton und nichtton" is meant to be a platform — a network covering the overlapping border areas of pop, art, and science. It realizes music projects, publications, and installation works. A common idea behind all releases is an experimental approach — an amalgamation of sound, art, and design, which is apparent in the music and visible from the artwork and cover design.[1]

The collective label's aesthetic focuses on rhythmic, minimal electronic music alternating between playful pop and introspection.



Title Artist Cat No Year
mikro makro φ + noto r-n 006 1997
stud stim goem r-n 007 1997
infinity noto r-n 008 1997
shortwavemusic w.basinski vyr 012 1998
final ballet m.behrens r-n 013 1998
blue cube kim cascone r-n 014 1998
empty garden noto ltd 009 1999
telefunken noto r-n 032 2000
open close open robert lippok r-n 037 2001
strom carl michael von hausswolff r-n 038 2001
wohltemperiert φ + noto r-n 039 2001
cyclo ryoji ikeda + noto vyr 041 2001
(o)acis various artists r-n 042 2001
endless loop (e, f, g, h) noto vyr 045 2002
the river w.basinski r-n 048 2002
con.duct. spc.trm nibo r-n 049 2002
Vrioon alva noto + ryuichi sakamoto r-n 050 2002
frequencies (Hz) various artists ltd 008 2003
transrapid alva noto vyr 051 2003
weltecho (box) carsten nicolai r-n 052 2003
sonar endless loop edition III alva noto vyr 055 2003
archiv.1 various artists r-n 056 2004
transall: transrapid alva noto r-n 061 2004
transall: transvision alva noto r-n 062 2005
transall: transspray alva noto r-n 063 2005
Insen alva noto + ryuichi sakamoto r-n 065 2005
transall collector's box alva noto r-n 066 2005
leech carl michael von hausswolff r-n 067 2006
Dataplex Ryoji Ikeda r-n 068 2005
notations archiv 1 various artists r-n 070 2006
Revep alva noto + ryuichi sakamoto r-n 072 2006
stabil kangding ray r-n 073 2006
set your center between your parts in order to pixel r-n 074 2006
incidence richard chartier r-n 075 2006
insen live alva noto + ryuichi sakamoto r-n 076 2006
list Senking r-n 077 2007
Xerrox Vol.1 alva noto r-n 078 2007
Transform alva noto r-n 079 2008
archiv.2 various artists r-n 080 2007
Plastic Star Byetone r-n 081 2008
Rhythm Frank Bretschneider r-n 082 2007
Aiff-tiff various artists r-n 083 2008
Fades Carsten Nicolai r-n 084 2007
Strings CoH r-n 085 2007
Aleph-1 Aleph-1 r-n 087 2007
Spare Parts Pomassl r-n 088 2007
1000 Fragments Ryoji Ikeda r-n 089 2008
CoH plays Cosey CoH + Cosey Fanni Tutti r-n 091 2008

20' to 2000[edit]


20' to 2000 is a monthly series of twelve CDs released over the course of 1999, with each month's artist contributing a 20-minute project expressing "possibly a manifest of the millennium". [1] Each disc was packaged in a thin plastic slipcase with a hollow core. A separate kit containing twelve magnets fit into the core and allowed the individual discs to be joined into one set (pictured). This series received the "Golden Nica" award from Ars Electronica in 2000.

month artist
January Komet
February Ilpo Väisänen
March Ryoji Ikeda
April CoH
May Olaf Bender, Byetone
June Jens Massel, Senking
July Thomas Brinkmann
August Robin Rimbaud, Robin Rimbaud (Scanner)
September Alva Noto, Noto
October Pansonic,Mika Vainio
November Wolfgang Voigt
December ELpH: elph.zwölf


  1. ^ "raster-media". raster-media.net. Retrieved 2021-08-19.
  2. ^ raster. "raster-media". www.raster-noton.net.

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