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New album in progress, working with a variety of artists.
The brand new album on CD.
The brand new album, personally hand signed by me. Only 200 available!
There will be one or two songs on the new album sung by myself.
Get a remix of one of your tracks.
Secret 30 minute live set from the bedroom studio here in Amsterdam! Date not set yet.
Artwork from the new cd or diverse pictures of previous live shows available.
A very special CD of a personal compilation of a collection of Clan of Xymox pre-4AD demos!
The last three solo albums:
Here is Why CD (2010)
Surround Us CD (2012)
Haven 2 x CD (2013)
In one bundle.
Spindle Magazine review of Haven:
The power of Nooten’s machine is not to be underestimated, and neither should his talent as a composer. As head honcho with 80s Dutch electronic pioneers Clan of Xymox he made some of the most successful music to come out of the burgeoning dark-wave scene, before discovering dance, ‘doing an Eno’ and embracing the ambient – he’s no mere bedroom knob-twiddler.
On Haven, Nooten’s aesthetic is rooted loosely in a minimalistic compositional technique, but the detailed production and unexpected musical depth envelope the melancholia in a comforting shroud. The opener Here Is Light I masks its electronic twinkle in lush chords, while Slowed I sets its repeated phrases against a slowly changing sonic backdrop, like Steve Reich in a bubble bath. Overflight builds into a gently euphoric coda of phased synth sounds.
Nooten’s computer evokes swathes of cello which when stretched out, form blankets over the compositions, and are laid down like strata with the synths, creating a unified but constantly shifting soundscape on which icy piano figures bubble up like springs. On the tripartite Paik Theme, an album highlight, Nooten employs a guitarist – the only non-Mac sound on the record. It says something about the quality of the Mac that the real instrument is a barely noticeable intrusion, merely adding further interest to the already intriguing quality of the musical landscape where nothing is overlooked or overused. One of the benefits of this way of recording is that the quality control is entirely down to the user, and when the user is an experienced perfectionist, we shouldn’t really be surprised that the quality is high.
Despite its creator’s professed predilection for antiquated musical forms, Haven is the kind of record that gives modern composition a good name. It will also give countless budding musicians the belief that they can create a valid piece of work with nothing but a laptop. This may not be a bad thing, but it will be a while before anything in the genre matches the maturity, warmth and technical ability displayed by Nooten..
A very special digital download of a personal compilation of a collection of Clan of Xymox pre-4AD demos!