Building on the remix project of Null + Void’s ‘Where I Wait’, the third part of the project invites the one and only Alva Noto to provide his magic to Kurt Uenala’s standout track from last year’s album.
Carsten Nicolai needs little introduction, but it is fair to say that his Alva Noto project has collapsed the boundaries between techno, noise and soundtracks over his long and illustrious career.
Here he dives into ‘Where I Wait’ with precision tools, producing a thick, atmospheric electro rhythmic bed for Dave Gahan’s iconic vocals. The track finds a deep groove and sticks to it - the analog richness of the synth pulses a result of his unending quest for sonic brilliance.
The Alva Noto remodel dub strips away much of the vocals, but leaves fragments in place, dubbed out and sparse.
Also included on this release is the Aristókrasía Version in collaboration with Iceland’s Úlfur Eldjárn - previously surfaced towards the end of last year following the Cryosleep album, but here given a new lease of life in all its rich, neoclassical grandeur. Sweeping strings replace the electro pulses, and provide a totally new perspective on the track.