recordings
archive
photo: courtesy of Raster-Noton
date | place
NOV, 2013 Raster-Noton | R-N150
spec
supercodex(2013)
01supercodex 011:49
02supercodex 022:39
03supercodex 031:53
04supercodex 043:21
05supercodex 054:24
06supercodex 061:38
07supercodex 071:45
08supercodex 085:49
09supercodex 095:15
10supercodex 106:11
11supercodex 111:55
12supercodex 122:50
13supercodex 133:07
14supercodex 141:23
15supercodex 151:46
16supercodex 161:49
17supercodex 174:33
18supercodex 181:49
19supercodex 195:57
20supercodex 205:26
Total65:19
credits

composed and produced by Ryoji Ikeda

photo: courtesy of Raster-Noton
date | place
MAR, 2011 Raster-Noton | R-N127
spec
id(2011)
01id#006:56
02id#014:09
03id#022:05
04id#032:44
05id#044:23
06id#052:03
07id#064:51
08id#073:52
09id#085:36
10id#094:09
11id#103:31
Total44:19
credits

produced by Carsten Nicolai, Ryoji Ikeda

photo: courtesy of Raster-Noton
date | place
FEB 1, 2008 Raster-Noton | R-N093
spec
test pattern(2006-07)

01test pattern#0001
02test pattern#0010
03test pattern#0011
04test pattern#0100
05test pattern#0101
06test pattern#0110
07test pattern#0111
08test pattern#1000
09test pattern#1001
10test pattern#1010
11test pattern#1011
12test pattern#1100
13test pattern#1101
14test pattern#1110
15test pattern#1111
16test pattern#0000

Total58:21
credits

produced by Ryoji Ikeda
© 2007 Ryoji Ikeda (JASRAC)

photo: courtesy of Raster-Noton
photo: courtesy of Raster-Noton

dataplex is the much-anticipated new release from leading Japanese electronic composer Ryoji Ikeda. Since the mid 1990s, Ikeda has pioneered a radical and highly influential minimalist approach in the worlds of electronic and contemporary music. His seventh solo album and the first musical composition in the datamatics series - a new body of work across various media that uses data as both its material and its theme - dataplex presents a significant and stunning progression in Ikeda's career.

Aside from demonstrating Ikeda's unrivalled standards of technical precision, minute sound construction and engineering, the album also introduces an extraordinary and fascinating overall structure.

The first eight tracks of dataplex consist mostly of high-frequency raw data. Their structures are located clearly outside the cosmos of music. Instead, these linear tracks seem to be source code transformed into an audible medium; a constant stream of data, they represent the basic material of the album.

The following pieces become longer, increasingly complex and distinctly inter-related, before the rhythmic structure itself metamorphoses. Rhythms and tones are refracted progressively, until, with track 18, data.vortex, Ikeda opens up an apparently infinite acoustic space with an expansive piece that contrasts dramatically with all that precedes it.

And following this caesura the album almost ends in the way it started , sinking back into the data flow.

Through meticulous attention to detail and the most minimal of gestures, Ikeda succeeds in expanding and enhancing his sound design to reveal a new universe to the listener. dataplex opens up avenues of pure musical abstraction whilst simultaneously embracing complex, unique and elegant individual composition.

In its entirety, dataplex remains inscrutable; a mystery whose secrets require individual investigation and discovery. Its defiance of appropriate definition, description or comparison, ultimately underpins the pioneering nature of this long-awaited release.

date | place
DEC, 2005 Raster-Noton | R-N068
spec
dataplex(2001-05)
01data.index1:39
02data.simplex1:02
03data.duplex0:53
04data.triplex1:45
05data.multiplex1:50
06data.complex0:49
07data.hypercomplex1:20
08data.googolplex0:51
09data.microhelix3:13
10data.superhelix2:28
11data.minimax3:09
12data.syntax4:17
13data.telex1:06
14data.flex2:28
15data.reflex4:16
16data.convex1:29
17data.vertex2:06
18data.vortex5:49
19data.matrix10:01
20data.adaplex5:00
Total55:34
credits

produced by Ryoji Ikeda
© 2005 Ryoji Ikeda (JASRAC)

© Ryoji Ikeda
date | place
DEC, 2002 Touch | TO:60
spec
op.1 [for 9 strings](2000-01)
 
01I2:20
02II4:34
03III4:46
04IV3:22
 
Musique Nouvelles Ensemble:
violins: Wibert Aerts, Red Gjecit, Veronique Lierneux, Eric Sluys
violas: Dominica Eyckmans, Manuela Bucher
cellos: Sigrid Vandenbogaerde, Frederic Detroch
double bass: Pascal Smets
conductor: Jean-Paul Dessy
 
recorded by Philippe Colpin at RTB Belgium Radio and TV studio, Mons, December 13, 2001
mixed at Art Zoyd studio, Maubeuge and cci studio, Tokyo, January-February, 2002
assistance for score: Jerome Combier
 
(2001-02)
05op.2 [for string quartet]15:22
 
(2002)
06op.3 [for string quartet]6:57
 
violins: Natsu Takehara, Yoko Kawakubo
viola: Rei Shimada
cello: Nagako Kato
 
recorded at New National Thatre Tokyo, May 14-17, 2002
mixed at cci studio Tokyo, May-August, 2002
 
op.1 [prototype](2000-01)
 
07I2:18
08II4:39
09III3:59
09IV3:30
 
violin: Wibert Aerts
viola: Dominica Eyckmans
cello: Jean-Paul Zanutel
 
recorded at Art Zoyd studio, Maubeuge, March 19-21, 2001
edited and mixed by Ryoji Ikeda at cci studio, Tokyo, March-September, 2001
 
Total51:47
credits

op.1 was originally commissioned by "experience de vol #3"
No electronic sounds used

composed and produced by Ryoji Ikeda
© 2002 Ryoji Ikeda (JASRAC)

photo: courtesy of Raster-Noton
date | place
APR, 2001 Raster-Noton | CDR 041
spec
.(2001)
01c01:25
02c15:26
03c25:26
04c31:09
05c45:44
06c52:25
07c63:38
08c75:18
09c87:42
10c93:35
Total36:30
credits

produced by Carsten Nicolai, Ryoji Ikeda

© Ryoji Ikeda
date | place
NOV, 2000 Touch | TO:44
spec
double CD

disc 1(TO:44.1)

matrix [for rooms](1999-2000)

01000000000112:00
0200000000105:30
0300000001004:30
0400000010005:30
0500000100004:30
0600001000005:30
0700010000004:30
0800100000005:30
0901000000004:30
1010000000007:57

Total59:57

disc 2(TO:44.2)

.matrix(1999-2000)

0111111111103:02
0211111111012:24
0311111110111:00
0411111101111:27
0511111011113:34
0611110111112:42
0711101111114:55
0811011111115:22
0910111111110:59
1001111111115:32

Total30:57
credits

produced by Ryoji Ikeda
@ cci studio tokyo + cci mobile system 1999-2000
© 2000 Ryoji Ikeda (JASRAC)

© Ryoji Ikeda
date | place
JUL, 1998 Touch | TO:38
spec
C (1997-98)

01C1:: check0:27
02C2:: cacoepy0:22
03C3:: circuit0:48
04C4:: contexture1:49
05C5:: cuts0:39
06C6:: counterpoint2:59
07C7:: continuum5:25
08C8:: can(n)on1:01
09C9:: cadenza1:22
10C0:: coda (for T.F.)7:19

0° (1998)

110°:: zero degrees [1]3:31
120°:: zero degrees [2]5:30
130°:: zero degrees [3]7:07

Total 38:1
credits

produced by Ryoji Ikeda
recorded and mixed at cci studio tokyo, 1997-98
© 1998 Ryoji Ikeda (JASRAC

© Ryoji Ikeda
date | place
OCT, 1998 Staalplaat | STmCD 009
spec
double mini CD

disc 1time(1996-98)

011'11 1:11
022'22 2:22
033'33 3:33
044'44 4:44
055'55 5:55

disc 2space(1997-98)

01space16:01

Total33:46
credits

produced by Ryoji Ikeda
recorded and mixed at cci studio tokyo, 1996-98
© 1998 Ryoji Ikeda (JASRAC)

© Ryoji Ikeda
date | place
OCT, 1996 Touch | TO:30
spec
headphonics(1995-96)

01headphonics 0/03:12
02headphonics 0/13:11
03headphonics 1/04:16

+/-(1996)

04+2:50
05+.5:07
06+..10:55
07-6:36
08-.11:51
09-..13:24
10+/-1:05

Total62:27
credits

produced by Ryoji Ikeda
recorded and mixed at cci studio tokyo, january-august 1996
© 1996 Ryoji Ikeda (JASRAC)

photo: courtesy of Raster-Noton (reissued edition)
date | place
FEB, 1995 cci recordings | CCD23001
FEB, 2008 Raster-Noton | R-N089
spec
Channel X(1985-1995)

01testone0:06
02trans-missions1:36
03this is a recording0:50
04radiorange0:28
05what's wrong?0:58
06holy wood0:35
07into the tranquility3:04
08all has been changed0:37
09abstructures2:54

5 zones(1994-95)

10zone 17:47
11zone 24:51
12zone 32:56
13zone 46:50
14zone 58:45

Luxus(1993)

15luxus 1-316:18

Total58:21
credits

produced by Ryoji Ikeda
recorded at cci studio, 1985-95
mixed and digital edited at cci studio, 1994-95
© 1995 Ryoji Ikeda (JASRAC)