Alva Noto: Unieqav (2LP, Noton, March 2018)

Ah, lovely Alva Noto. This record is a follow-up to 2008’s Unitxt and 2011’s Univrs and very much a continuation of those works, although with elements of the Xerrox sequence in there too — it’s considerably less surprising than Glass, his latest collaboration with Ryuichi Sakamoto. There are those skittering glitchy clicky beats that I just love, there are those warm humming sounds (more so than on the previous Uni- material, hence the Xerrox reference), there’s the occasional buzzing melody (Uni Blue), there’s Anne-James Chaton reading out DNA sequences in his best sexy-French-robot voice (Uni Dna). And it’s it’s just crammed full of tiny moments of genius. You probably know already whether you like this type of thing or not, but if you do, this is a master at the peak of his powers.

I bought this from Boomkat. They call it Electronic.

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