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Insen

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Aurora
Artist: Alva Noto, Ryuichi Sakamoto
8:50
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Morning
Artist: Alva Noto, Ryuichi Sakamoto
5:26
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Logic Moon
Artist: Alva Noto, Ryuichi Sakamoto
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Moon
Artist: Alva Noto, Ryuichi Sakamoto
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Berlin
Artist: Alva Noto, Ryuichi Sakamoto
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Iano
Artist: Alva Noto, Ryuichi Sakamoto
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Avaol
Artist: Alva Noto, Ryuichi Sakamoto
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 7   Total Length: 43:01

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love this!

woodsport

glitch, piano. gorgeous.

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soundtrack for your fantasy whatever

DGLS2

In the middle of winter, with this record on in the headphones, I walked around my parents' banal 1970s suburban cul-de-sac development. The music transformed the walk into a slowly unfolding filmic adventure where even the blank grey sky took on poetic significance.

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Just wow

eJDL

I'm in awe of how Sakamoto moves so effortlessly between genres and makes each his own. IMHO, 'Insen' is worth the listen for the track 'Berlin' alone, but doubtless you'll find the whole recording more than worthwhile.

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Gorgeous music

poelugz

This is great, I can work to it, drive to it, read to it or just listen to it and do nothing but listen. It's gorgeou and beutiful music.

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Amazing!!

Jamadagni

This is something new and different. For anyone who likes meditation or thinks they might, this is a perfect album. I can't describe how beautiful an experience hearing this album can be. Its not something I can listen to every day but from time to time my mind just craves the experience. Alvo Noto is the Debussy of the 21st century.

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Its pops but it is definetly not rock!

Ejival

Far away from pop or rock, as eMusic catalogs it, Insen is a perfect collaboration between these masters; a beautiful meditation on tones, clusters, clicks and pops, acompanied by Sakamoto's beautiful piano chords. A perfect suite of colour, sound design and uncut clicks.

They Say All Music Guide

This second collaboration between microsound mastermind Carsten Nicolai (aka Alva Noto) and Ryuichi Sakamoto picks up where their first series of sessions left off. The instrumentation stays the same: Sakamoto on piano plucking dense, melancholy chords that attack and gradually fade among Nicolai’s digitally crisp and clean drum programming and sine waves. But this time around, Nicolai just doesn’t lay down a bed of rhythms and accentuation for Sakamoto’s playing — he tinkers with the sounds and manipulates them. The result is a more unified set of compositions that fold and weave into one another, which strips away the feeling of improvisation that glossed their first record. But the tradeoff results in a more cohesive record with a sharp, focused direction that is easily one of Nicolai’s finest releases and another gem in a musical crown full of them for Sakamoto. It’s one of 2005′s most daring experiments in electronic music, and essential listening for IDM fans who like their glitches with a little melancholy attached to them. – Rob Theakston

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