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Alva Noto – Xerrox, Vol. 2

Alva Noto – Xerrox, Vol. 2

11 songs, 1 hour 6 minutes long

Xerrox, Vol. 2 is an ambient masterpiece. One of my all-time favorite sleeping albums, Xerrox, Vol. 2 is ambient enough to sleep or work to, but also enjoyable to simply sit and listen to. There is never much rhythm or melody; Xerrox, Vol. 2 is probably closer to being interesting noise than it is truly music. That being said, Xerrox, Vol. 2 is beautiful and will have you questioning the definition of music itself, as the album is most certainly minimalist music. Full of buzzes, hums, and bleeps, Xerrox, Vol. 2 sounds like what I thought industrial would sound like when I first heard of it. It’s like listening to the thump-thump-thump of a dryer that is spinning off of its axis, and then a steam generator, and then a satellite. Xerrox, Vol. 2 has to be heard to be understood, and for any fans of ambient music, it’s high on my recommendation list.

Xerrox, Vol. 2 is available in vinyl on Amazon.

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