Artist
Label
Alva Noto
Unieqav
Noton
/
2018
2LP
27.29
N-045LP
Gatefold sleeve
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Tracklist
1Uni Sub
2Uni Mia
3Uni Version
4Uni Clip
5Uni Normal
6Uni Mic A
7Uni Blue
8Uni Mic B
9Uni Dna (feat Anne-James Chaton)
10Uni Edit
11Uni Tra
12Uni Chord

UNIEQAV is the new album by Alva Noto and latest edition in the Uni series - an outlet for his more rhythmic and dancefloor-oriented work. The Uni series began when Alva Noto was booked to play live at the club UNIT in Tokyo, and had to adapt his sound accordingly for that environment.

UNIEQAV is a continuation and development of the concept of Alva Noto's 'Unitxt' and 'Univrs' albums, and completes the third part in the trilogy, whereby each record is both unique and part of the bigger picture. This is also mirrored in the artwork for each, which when combined form a triptych spelling 'Uni'.

Described by Carsten as "sonically representing an underwater dive", the gleaming 'UNIEQAV' brings as usual an inherent artistic, conceptual and scientific depth. Mathematics, data, unit systems, grids, rhythms, codes, text, language, spoken word, DNA, science technology and nature are all utilised, for both inspiration and execution.

As with the last two Uni releases, the French sound poet Anne-James Chaton collaborates here, on 'Uni Dna'. Where on previous records Chaton first provided a vocal track to which Nicolai composed, this time the duo flipped it; the poet wrote for an existing track, adding his unique vocal approach to recite amino acids that constitute the DNA molecule.