Xerrox Vol.2

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Xerrox Vol.2
Alva Noto -- Xerrox Vol.2.jpg
Studio album by Alva Noto
Released January 2009
Recorded Otranto / Aca Florida, New Smyrna Beach / Berlin 2008, mixed in Berlin Lager Studio.
Genre Electronic
Length 66:16
Label Raster-Noton
Alva Noto chronology
Unitxt
(2008)Unitxt2008
Xerrox Vol.2
(2009)
Univrs
(2011)Univrs2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Resident Advisor 4/5 stars[2]

Xerrox Vol. 2 is the sixth studio album by German electronic artist Alva Noto.[3][4] On this record, the author turns to a list of contemporary musicians, including Michael Nyman, Stephen O’Malley, and Ryuichi Sakamoto.[5]

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

Review[edit]

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.

—Timoty Gabriele, Pop Matters[6]

References[edit]

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

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