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Noto, Alva / Transform
Album:Transform Collection:General
Artist:Noto, Alva Added:11/2001
Label:Mille Plateaux 

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Module 7
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Module 7
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Module 4
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Module 4, Module 1
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Album Review
nari
Reviewed 2001-11-05 
Alva Noto “Transform” [label: mille plateaux]

Abstract, minimal electronica. Precise “sine wave scratching” and blow-the-woofer bass. Scratchy, chirpy, and held together by regular beats. –nari

1. stripped down Squarepusher; turn the bass up
2. constant, vibrating tone adorned by cricket song – no rhythm
3. mellow, rounded singing tones with jerky, skippy beats that become more elaborate; on the long side (10:00)
4. hum of dying fluorescent lights; beats come in at 2:00; dentist's breakdance
5. uses volume as a parameter of rhythm; sea sick
6. low ominous pulse and perky speaker pops
7. darker, back alley sound; changing beat patterns
8. slower and thinner
9. low frequency rumble, then layers on complicated patterns of high frequencies; continues into ->
10. midrange tremolo rises slowly and falls again

Track Listing
1.Module 1 6.Module 6
2.Module 2 7.Module 7
3.Module 3 8.Module 8
4.Module 4 9.Module 9
5.Module 5 10.Module 10