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ARTIST
TITLE
Transform
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
R-N 079CD R-N 079CD
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RELEASE DATE
8/5/2008

Transform by Alva Noto (Carsten Nicolai), originally released on Mille Plateaux in 2001, is now being re-released on Raster-Noton. The album, released as a CD, comes with a new cover and is digitally remastered. On Transform, Alva Noto meant to reduce the aesthetic of pop to the bone. Rather than in pop music, where the basic focus lies on harmonic and melodic forms, on Transform, they give way to pure rhythm structures derived from only sine tones and white noise, which nevertheless communicate on an emotional level. Transform is the first part of Alva Noto's Transall series (along with the EPs Transrapid, Transspray, Transvision: 2001-2005), and after his first release on Mille Plateaux, Prototypes (2000), marked his next step into a more rhythmically-oriented phase of his work.