CARSTEN NICOLAI / NOTO
* A collection of random grooves by Carsten Nicolai
* Lacquers created by Lupo/Calyx Mastering
* Pressed on 180-gram fluoro pink vinyl
* Bespoke screen printed PVC sleeve
* Limited edition of 500 copies worldwide
Carsten Nicolai’s practice investigates the boundaries between visual and audio art forms within an integrated artistic approach. Influenced by scientific reference systems, Nicolai often engages mathematical patterns such as grids and codes, as well as error, randomisation and self-organising structures.
Under the pseudonym noto, Nicolai experiments with sound to create his own semiotic language, and acoustic and visual symbols. Random Groove is a new interactive and physical experiment that contains no music but rather a succession of grooves, several of which cross into one another, thereby creating a variety of pathways for the needle to follow when playing, making for a personal, tactile experience.
This edition has been created in celebration of the European premiere of unicolor, a new work by Carsten Nicolai, presented by The Vinyl Factory and taking place at Brewer Street Car Park from 24 June to 2 August 2015.
unicolor examines the psychology of colour perception. Submerged in panoramic wavelengths of blue, red, green and grey that grow, evaporate and meld into one another, the viewer is confronted with an infinite, visceral expanse of colour and sound.