Aleph-1 - Aleph-1

Aleph-1

Aleph-1

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
Download Album (mp3) 8 tracks 5.99
Download Album (flac) 8 tracks 6.99
Download Album (wav) 8 tracks 6.00
Download individual tracks   From £0.75

Description

Aleph-1 - Aleph-1

Aleph-1 is a project by carsten nicolai aka alva noto / noto. aside from his sound works under those pseudonyms, aleph-1 is electronic music with an acoustic sound aesthetics that was especially developped for the IDEAL Recordings label. The concept of aleph-1 derives from the theories of the mathemtician 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. Music you can loose yourself in.

For a deeper knowledge of the term aleph-1, here’s a short definition: 1884 the term alpeh-1 was introduced by Georg Cantor into the mathematical world. Since then the first letter of the hebrew alphabet, combined with a number has been used to represent the cardinality (or size) of infinite sets. the aleph numbers differ from infinity (∞) commonly found in algebra and calculus. Alephs measure the sizes of sets; infinity on the other hand, is commonly defined as an extreme limit of the real number line, or an extremal point of the extended real number line. While some alephs are larger than others, ∞ is just ∞.

Tracklisting

Download Album (IDEAL-048DD)
  1. Aleph-1 - 1 C A a 01x
  2. Aleph-1 - 2 C A b 05
  3. Aleph-1 - 3 C A c 08.2.2
  4. Aleph-1 - 1 C A d 04
  5. Aleph-1 - 1 C A e 02
  6. Aleph-1 - 1 C A f 0.2n 1
  7. Aleph-1 - 1 C A g 08.4s
  8. Aleph-1 - 1 C A h 09

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 1 C A a 01x 7m 47s £0.75
2 2 C A b 05 2m 23s £0.75
3 3 C A c 08.2.2 7m 56s £0.75
4 1 C A d 04 3m 36s £0.75
5 1 C A e 02 8m 50s £0.75
6 1 C A f 0.2n 1 5m 36s £0.75
7 1 C A g 08.4s 8m 55s £0.75
8 1 C A h 09 3m 43s £0.75
Entire MP3 Download Album (8 tracks) £5.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 1 C A a 01x 7m 47s £0.75
2 2 C A b 05 2m 23s £0.75
3 3 C A c 08.2.2 7m 56s £0.75
4 1 C A d 04 3m 36s £0.75
5 1 C A e 02 8m 50s £0.75
6 1 C A f 0.2n 1 5m 36s £0.75
7 1 C A g 08.4s 8m 55s £0.75
8 1 C A h 09 3m 43s £0.75
Entire FLAC Download Album (8 tracks) £6.99
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 1 C A a 01x 7m 47s £0.75
2 2 C A b 05 2m 23s £0.75
3 3 C A c 08.2.2 7m 56s £0.75
4 1 C A d 04 3m 36s £0.75
5 1 C A e 02 8m 50s £0.75
6 1 C A f 0.2n 1 5m 36s £0.75
7 1 C A g 08.4s 8m 55s £0.75
8 1 C A h 09 3m 43s £0.75
Entire WAV Download Album (8 tracks) £6.00