Xerrox Vol.2

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Xerrox Vol.2
Alva Noto -- Xerrox Vol.2.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 2009
RecordedOtranto / Aca Florida, New Smyrna Beach / Berlin 2008, mixed in Berlin Lager Studio.
GenreElectronic
Length66:16
LabelRaster-Noton
Alva Noto chronology
Unitxt
(2008)
Xerrox Vol.2
(2009)
Univrs
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
PopMatters7/10[2]
Resident Advisor4/5 stars[3]
Sputnikmusic3.7/5[4]

Xerrox Vol. 2 is the sixth studio album by German electronic artist Alva Noto.[5][6] On this record, the author turns to a list of contemporary musicians, including Michael Nyman, Stephen O’Malley, and Ryuichi Sakamoto.[7] The record is the second part of his Xerrox quintet of albums.

Reception[edit]

Timothy Gabriele of Pop Matters wrote "If one could pinpoint the major fault with the latest collection by Carsten Nicolai, better known as Alva Noto to those with a good grasp of what constitutes provocative and exciting experimental music these days, it is that it lacks in surprises. For instance, while Xerrox Vol. 2 is more of a droning, monotonic affair than its predecessor (Xerrox Vol.1 ), with noisier tracks that bleed into one another rather than checker themselves like a decorated circuit breaker, the album’s invocation of stark, often gorgeous cinematic whole notes encompassed by neon spark-plug fuzz should not be the least bit shocking to anyone who owns the first (and slightly more essential) installation in this proposed series of 5 or for anyone who has had his or her ear to the powerlines since the days of Kid606’s P.S. I Love You".[2]

James Reeves of Residential Advisor stated "At the center of this white noise stands Carsten Nicolai, AKA Alva Noto, and co-founder of Raster-Noton. Thanks to the label's recent string of top-shelf releases, I'm back in their quiet corner. Xerrox Vol. 2 picks up where Vol. 1 left off, this time pushing samples from Michael Nyman, Stephen O'Malley and Ryuichi Sakamoto through Noto's Xerrox software... If you believe in this sound, Xerrox Vol. 2 is an essential release, and if you simply need a soundtrack for a dead February day or pacing the floors at three in the morning, you can't do much better".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Xerrox Phaser Acat 1" –12:11
  2. "Xerrox Rin" – 0:51
  3. "Xerrox Soma" – 7:11
  4. "Xerrox Meta Phaser" – 6:23
  5. "Xerrox Sora" – 6:54
  6. "Xerrox Monophaser 1" – 8:04
  7. "Xerrox Monophaser 2" – 5:31
  8. "Xerrox Teion" –2:03
  9. "Xerrox Teion Acat" – 5:26
  10. "Xerrox Tek Part 1" – 5:28
  11. "Xerrox Monophaser 3" – 6:14

Credits[edit]

  • Design – Raster-Noton
  • Sounds (all samples xerroxed by) – Carsten Nicolai

References[edit]

  1. ^ Couture, François. "Alva Noto: Xerrox, Vol. 2". Allmusic. allmusic.com. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b Gabriele, Timothy (27 July 2009). "Alva Noto: Xerrox Vol 2". Pop Matters. popmatters.com. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b Reeves, James (16 February 2009). "Alva Noto - Xerrox Vol. 2". Resident Advisor. residentadvisor.net. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  4. ^ W, Aaron. "Alva Noto: Xerrox Vol.2". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  5. ^ KNAPMAN, JAMES. "Alva Noto :: Xerrox Vol.2 (Raster-Noton)". Igloo Magazine. igloomag.com. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Alva Noto – Xerrox Vol.2". Discogs. discogs.com. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Alva Noto – Xerrox Vol.2 (Raster-Noton)". Headphone Commute. headphonecommute.com. Retrieved 2 February 2016.

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