Mute are delighted to announce a special collaboration with Raster-Noton: the release of Diamond Version’sTechnology At The Speed Of Life/ Empowering Change on 23 July, the first of a sequence of five 12″ EPs throughout 2012, culminating in an album in 2013.
Diamond Version is a collaborative project between two of the most groundbreaking, experimental and forward thinking creators in modern music, Byetone and Alva Noto.
As joint heads of the German-based label Raster-Noton, and with solo projects Alva Noto (Carsten Nicolai) and Byetone (Olaf Bender), they have been releasing work that spectacularly blurs the lines between the visceral and the conceptual, bridging the gap between gallery and dancefloor.
The release will be supported by audio-visual live performances with featured special guests and the premiere of Diamond Version TV, at Sónar 2012 on Saturday 16 June will feature Atsuhiro Ito.
EP & Download Tracklisting – 12DVMUTE1 / iDVMUTE1
Side 1: Technology at the Speed of Life
Side 2: Empowering Change / Empowering Change (Version)
The forthcoming Modeselektor compilation, Modeselektion Vol.2 out on Monkeytown Records will feature Diamond Versions track, Mode Operator (Beispiel A).
Raster-Noton and Mute have collaborated previously in the past with the Short Circuit Festival at the Roundhouse London in 2011 and the Raster-Noton 15th Anniversary event at Berghain, Berlin.
Diamond Version – Mission Statement