alva noto / carsten nicolai : unitxt u_08-1

I have a mild obsession with Japanese vending machines. I also have a mild obsession with things that light up. Throw in some experimental French electro-ambient, and I’m sold. Easy as that.

This was shot in Tokyo; Japanese vids always looks so sharp. The quality of the light is so austere and tight, like the light can cut. Seriously, the Japanese are putting something in their lightbulbs: extra tungsten or awesomeness or something only they know about. Sound artist Carsten Nicolai directed this vid for Alva Noto‘s “UNITXT u_08-1”, featuring the voice of Anne-James Chaton.

Here’s the thing: Carsten and Alva are the same person. Carsten Nicolai is the man, Alva Noto is his musical persona. Thought they both have their own website. Gotta love Germans…




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