The seventh release on Raster-Noton’s nine-part Unun series arrives today in the form of Vortices, a four-track EP by Japanese sound artist Ueno Masaaki. Each track weaves a captivating web of complex rhythms from shards of white noise that oscillate between brittle and clear stabs to gritty blurs of audio. To celebrate the release of Masaaki’s record, the seminal German electronics outpost invited us to debut the tracks, and since we pretty much stumbled over one another to order the thing, we were keen to accept the offer. Enjoy a full stream of the tracks here, and head over here if you want to buy the 12″—but you’ll have to act quickly if you want to grab a copy before the Electronic Beats staff members snatch them all up.
Published September 22, 2014. Words by Elissa Stolman.