Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto – TWO – NOTON

Escaping the structures of modern life these unfolding moments of blissful intensity serve more than one purpose. Musically they expand horizons seeking out new escapes, sonically the rich seam of drone infused pulses sound unlike everything you’re going to be hearing anywhere else. This album is the performance the esteemed artist/ musicians gave at the Sydney Opera House in 2018. The proactive, improvised nature of it all lends the music a guessing at what the next moment might produce, unveiling, surprising you in equal measure. It’s not all waves of motion though, try the sheer elegance generated by PROPHO and its fuzzy, synthesised envelopes of emotive sound for a brutal impact on the senses. Elsewhere the delicate piano of BERLIN seers haunting impressions on the mind, while the grainy ambience of THE REVENANT THEME (from Alejandro González Iñárritu’s hit film) completes this daring, fractious realisation that life and music also exists in a world outside of itself.

Release: November 15

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