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 their 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.
With playful humour, Diamond Version explore Daily Short Message Information Culture (DSMC), their phrase to describe the relentless slogans we are bombarded with, rendered meaningless by their constant repetition. ‘We both are obsessed with company logos’ explain Diamond Version. ‘We collected these slogans and started reading them, without knowing the companies. In this amount and concentration they become absurd.’
A version of Shift The Future was transmitted at the No Nukes 2012 festival in Japan, organised by Ryuichi Sakamoto as a reaction to the reopening of the Oi nuclear power plant following 2011’s nuclear disaster, watch the video message here:
Diamond Version is a project born out of a live situation. These spontaneous and improvised tracks always had a kind of ‘special energy’ which we missed in our solo works. The debut of their audio-visual live performance, with special guest Atsuhiro Ito, was at Sonar 2012.
Video: Diamond Version – Science For A Better Life
More Videos here :
Technology At The Speed Of Life: http://youtu.be/BEFSM0_mbSg
Empowering Change: http://youtu.be/M5-E2-edvVw
Watch the trailer for Diamond Version’s debut EP: http://bit.ly/LMbh1u
Watch Diamond Version: Mission Statement – http://youtu.be/BqSLba9P-zw