Alva Noto feat. Martin L. Gore & Willian Basinski
16th December 2022
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NOTON is pleased to announce the release of Subterraneans, a collaborative EP featuring Alva Noto, Depeche Mode’s Martin L. Gore and Willian Basinski’s cover of David Bowie’s homonymous song.
Recorded in 1975, Subterraneans is the closing song of David Bowie’s 1977 album Low. The composition was initially intended for the soundtrack to the 1976 science fiction drama film The Man Who Fell to Earth.
This song has a personal meaning to me. It was partly recorded in West Berlin at the Hansa Studio. According to Bowie, “Subterraneans” refers to the people who remained in East Berlin and lived in East Germany after the wall was built. In 1977 I was twelve years old and among the “Subterraneans” the song evoked. It still resonates within me, forty-five years after its original release.” – Carsten Nicolai
A tribute of the three artists to Bowie’s work, the EP features an instrumental version and an edit by Alva Noto on electronics with Depeche Mode’s Martin L. Gore on the vocal and William Basinski on the saxophone.
Alva Noto – “Fact Mix 641”
Alva Noto’s “Xerrox Vol. 3” on Raster-Noton
“EP1-5” by Diamond Version (Byetone & Alva Noto) incl. Gore remix on Mute
“The Third Chimpanzee EP” by Martin Gore aka MG on Mute
“SSSS” by VCMG aka Vince Clarke & Martin Gore on Mute
“MG” by Martin Gore aka MG on Mute
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