Various artists - Archiv 1.1
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Originally assembled for subscribers of the December 2003 edition of The Wire, Archiv 1.1 is the first domestically-released compilation of Germany's celebrated Raster-Noton label. Featuring new and unreleased tracks not available on the original anthology, Archiv 1.1 is a retrospective introduction to one of Europe's most influential contemporary experimental and minimalist electronic imprints.
Founded in 1999 as Raster-Noton Archiv Fur Ton und Nichtonn ('the Raster Noton Archive for Sound and Non-Sound') by East German artists Carsten Nicolai (alva.noto), Frank Bretschneider (Bytone), and Olaf Bender (Komet), Raster has released numerous recordings over the years by likeminded musicians including Thomas Brinkmann, Coil alter ego ElPH, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Pan Sonic's Ilpo Vaisainen (AKA Liima), along with many others.
Archiv 1.1 appropriately begins with the brooding minimalism of Raster's in-house group Signal. Seamlessly moving through representative catalogue works including Cyclo (Nicolai's collaboration with Ryoji Ikeda) and Hervé Boghossian's DSP guitar piece, "Mémoire Cyclique," Archiv 1.1 concludes with "RiverII" by American drone artist William Basinski.
Catalog Number: ASP 2025
Release Date: September 1, 2004
- Signal : Waves (0:39)
- Ø : Mikro Makro (3:41)
- Senking : Stand (4:01)
- Byetone : Oacis (3:22)
- Komet : Weiss (4:13)
- Hervé Boghossian : Mémoire cyclique (4:06)
- Modul : Shift II (9:37)
- Lima : Version (5:18)
- Signal : Lines (0:51)
- Cyclo : C7 (5:18)
- Mitchell Akiyama : Arteial (4:31)
- Signal : Spiral Two (5:51)
- Pixel : Auslaufrille II (10:06)
- Noto : MM (4:58)
- William Basinski : River II (7:01)