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Aleph-1 is a project by Carsten Nicolai aka Alva Noto. Aside from his sound works under those pseudonyms, Aleph-1 is electronic music with an acoustic sound aesthetics that was especially developed for the IDEAL Recordings label. The concept of Aleph-1 derives from the theories of the mathematician Georg Cantor, who was teaching in Halle, Germany, a city, to which Nicolai is deeply connected with through his family.

The sound pieces of Aleph-1 deal with the idea of infinity in terms of structure and length. Without actual beginning or end, they fade in and out. The pieces have a very logically constructed nature of overlapping tracks, which seem to be never the same thus could be extended into infinity. The album consists of eight rhythmic circles, based upon acoustic material, at first sight very minimal but always carrying pulse and melody.

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  • umurgdk

    fantastic!!!

    29 Jan 11:58pm Reply
  • Ezkarpy

    such a pretty album!

    8 Apr 2013 Reply
  • RichLow

    Both Aleph-1s are great.

    14 Oct 2011 Reply
  • hunkydoris

    infinitely beautiful. Carsten Nicolai does it again :>

    4 Oct 2010 Reply
  • twoism2

    Wonder if the Aleph 1 moniker has any relation to Photek - Modus Operandi track. Either way wonderful stuff.

    23 Jun 2010 Reply
  • needmymusictoda

    Awesome!

    22 May 2010 Reply
  • DoglessEndeavor

    I love Alva Noto, and I'm just a beginner. I discovered him a few months ago and it's a constant process of discovering hidden stuff. And it's all exceptional. I think this is my favourite one.

    11 May 2010 Reply
  • CindyP680

    Interesting. Some of these songs aren't even his. DB, Everything Xmas, Goodcop, Chess Not Checkers, Casa Camuzzi, Cashbox, and Judo are all songs that are produced by a band from Ann Arbor, MI; Aleph-1. www.myspace.com/aleph1band

    23 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Om_ega

    ._.

    2 Dec 2009 Reply
  • MinduLT

    +

    8 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Willzeyt

    I've been listening to aleph-1 for a while, specially to study. It works.

    24 Sep 2009 Reply
  • DominoDub

    last.fm radio is playing someone else under the name "Aleph-1 " ...sounds a bit like the band pendulum

    31 Jul 2009 Reply
  • raum

    Ich bin ja schlecht. Erst jetzt gemerkt, daß Noto dahintersteckt... Das klingt ja auch so völlig anders!

    21 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Telix

    I can't believe how fantastic this stuff is for being so minimal...

    5 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Grindfucked

    this stuff's amazing.

    12 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Amnesius

    Let it be know that some of these tracks are from a different Aleph-1.

    25 Nov 2008 Reply
  • giovedi

    I' ve been listening to this so often..nice

    5 Aug 2008 Reply
  • nomoremilk

    I recently bought the album Aleph-1 and it's simply amazing.

    15 Jun 2008 Reply
  • Bepus

    i can dance like this all day long

    11 Jun 2008 Reply
  • TinyTwin

    Really warm and nice sound. Carsten Nikolai can never fail.

    21 May 2008 Reply
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