Glitch Numbers (Mix)

A couple years ago my friend Justin (since1902) played a song from Ryoji Ikeda’s 2008 album Test Pattern, which he described as a palette-cleanser for the ears. And so began my fondness for glitch music, particularly after encountering the collaborations between Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto (starting with their debut collaborative album Vrioon), where static, beeps, and other simple electronic noises one might usually work to avoid provide a growingly-complex rhythmic accompaniment to minimalist piano. I sought to do something similar with a small assortment of music across a few genres.

Here’s the track list:

  • Numbers Stations by Gen Thalz
  • All Farewells Are Sudden by A Winged Victory for the Sullen
  • We Are All Made of Stars by Moby
  • Circus by Melanie Laurent
  • Test Pattern #1111 by Ryoji Ikeda
  • Fjögur píanó by Sigur Rós
  • U_07 by Alva Noto
  • Mur by Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Uno by Ludovico Einaudi
  • Essence by Gen Thalz
  • Clouds by Hiroshi Yoshimura
  • Part V (Electric Piano) by Nils Frahm

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