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Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto - Insen
Its hard to deny the brilliance of this album. Its simplistic yet complex in its approach, taking the soft understated piano compositions of Ryuichi Sakamoto and combining them with the minimal clicks and edits of Alva Noto, a master of the clicks and cuts style minimal ambient arena. The result is one of my very favorite albums to put on when I need some peace within my mind. The way these compositions evolve is so completely unique. At times the piano is left to lead the way through the composition while the minimal ambient edits layer a tempo along its side and other times the edits make themselves the center of attention and take the piano notes for a ride. There has been a few albums in this series with them but this stands out in my mind as my favorite and it simply cannot be missed by anyone as addicted to the minimal side of music as I am. Do yourself a favor and at least listen to the song Logic Moon all the way through. You wont regret it.
iTunes Link • Raster Noton (label page) • Alva Noto • Ryuichi Sakamoto