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Various Artists / Archiv 1.1
Album:Archiv 1.1 Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:08/2004
Label:Asphodel 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-09-27 Pull Date:2004-11-29 Charts:RPM/Electronica, Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:21 Nov7 Nov24 Oct17 Oct10 Oct3 Oct
Airplays:211141

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 10, 2006:al-Eranmu'kamel (drum and falsetto)
River Ii
4.Nov 04, 2004:Umami Jazz Program
C7
2.Nov 16, 2004:At The Cafe Civil
Mm
5.Oct 21, 2004:The Digital/Analog War
C7
3.Nov 16, 2004:Eclectica
Weiss
6.Oct 12, 2004:All This - But No Mor - But No Les
Memorie Cyclique

Album Review
Gabe
Reviewed 2004-09-01 
You need first to know that “ton” is “sound” in German so “noton” is sort of a Deutschlish word for “no sound”. So then, raster-noton is a label that specializes in what is elsewhere referred to as “microscopic sound” for its small impression on your eardrums – high pitched, often sparse, rarely melodic, and yet elsewhere as “glitch”, whereby already minimal beats (not to say anything of a chord anywhere in earshot) are rejiggered via software. The result is often a sort of ambient dub that wants nothing to do with the world and would prefer to be just left alone, thank you very much. This coyness or surliness makes it all the more attractive – you want to get inside its shell and see if there’s something inside. But if you’ll just enjoy that cold, sterile shell, you’ll soon turn into an antisocial nerd, er, lover of small music. I am! Nice tunes here, some of them reminiscent of dub minus the stringed instruments and the live drums. Fans of Panasonic (the band, not the brand), the German and Austrian glitch purveyors, and Ryoji Ikeda need to check this out. All tracks recommended.

1. Short track of rude noises
2. Ambient metallic drone
3. Slow, low digital dub with blippy effects
4. Simple, deep 1-2 beat with polite bursts of static
5. Simple melody with snippets of female vocals
6. Digital orchestra tuning up – several lines overlapping and intersecting
7. Pretty, tweaked short melodic bits played over a constant electronic thump-thump
8. Lumbering funk backbeat with Doppler effects
9. Gentle bass throb
10. The best track – multiple frequencies of humming from pod bay doors, tape drives on Univacs, sonar bleeps
11. Digital glitch dub with a bass-ic foundation and just a smidgen of paper crumpling
12. Funky bassline with synthesizer buzz
13. Some development, almost as if it were a song
14. Electronic lullaby
15. Dark alley soundtrack

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.SignalWaves
2.ThetaMikro Makro
3.SenkingStand
4.ByetoneOacis
5.KometWeiss
6.BohossianMemorie Cyclique
7.ModulShift Ii
8.LiimaVersion
9.SignalLines
10.CycloC7
11.Akiyama, M.Arteial
12.SignalSpiral Two
13.PixelAuslaufrille Ii
14.NotoMm
15.Basinski, W.River Ii