Byetone (DE)

Byetone is the guise of Olaf Bender, founder of the original Rastermusic label of the mid-90’s Berlin proto-laptop avant-garde and co-owner of its evolution Raster-Noton

As Byetone, Bender explores the scarcity of microscopic tones and sub-tonal bass, manipulating these extreme highs and lows of sound to build a framework often recognizable from dub, techno, and or hip-hop. 

Not as prolific as his fellow label owners Carsten Nicolai and Frank Bretschneider, though no less talented, Bender has also released music under the Lumen alias, as well as a series of projects as Signal, the trio that consists of all three Raster-Noton owners. 

In 2008, he released Death of a Typographer, an album that pushed his interest in extreme highs and lows into a more industrial-rock mould, hinting that after more than a decade in music, Bender is increasingly attracted to pushing the barriers of his art form in new directions.

A/V+: Binary by Design

Society for Arts and Technology [SAT] 31/05/2009

Byetone is the guise of Olaf Bender, founder of the original Rastermusic label of the mid-90’s Berlin proto-laptop avant-garde and co-owner of its evolution Raster-Noton

As Byetone, Bender explores the scarcity of microscopic tones and sub-tonal bass, manipulating these extreme highs and lows of sound to build a framework often recognizable from dub, techno, and or hip-hop. 

Not as prolific as his fellow label owners Carsten Nicolai and Frank Bretschneider, though no less talented, Bender has also released music under the Lumen alias, as well as a series of projects as Signal, the trio that consists of all three Raster-Noton owners. 

In 2008, he released Death of a Typographer, an album that pushed his interest in extreme highs and lows into a more industrial-rock mould, hinting that after more than a decade in music, Bender is increasingly attracted to pushing the barriers of his art form in new directions.

NOCTURNE SAT 2

Society for Arts and Technology [SAT] 04/06/2004

Byetone is the artist alias of Olaf Bender, co-founder and principal administrator of Raster-Noton. Man of his time and autodidact, he has a fascination for minimalism and is interested in the impact of technology on creativity: 'Always technology influenced the development of aesthetics. So today the computer is our instrument and we try to create a computer-typical sound. As we are part of this development/movement, we hope to have had a certain impact on it.' Drawing from sources of all directions and disciplines, inspired by the smallest particles of existence and by the epic theories of mankind, Bender produces a type of music whose rhythms have met with the blade of a scalpel, an amalgamation of precision and grooves that characterize the Raster-Noton label.

RASTER-NOTON

Ex-Centris 09/06/2000

Byetone is the artist alias of Olaf Bender, co-founder and principal administrator of Raster-Noton. Man of his time and autodidact, he has a fascination for minimalism and is interested in the impact of technology on creativity: 'Always technology influenced the development of aesthetics. So today the computer is our instrument and we try to create a computer-typical sound. As we are part of this development/movement, we hope to have had a certain impact on it.' Drawing from sources of all directions and disciplines, inspired by the smallest particles of existence and by the epic theories of mankind, Bender produces a type of music whose rhythms have met with the blade of a scalpel, an amalgamation of precision and grooves that characterize the Raster-Noton label.

Discogs

  • Mort Aux Vaches
  • Feld
  • Death Of A Typographer
  • Plastic Star
  • 26/3/11
  • Symeta
  • Raster-Noton. [O]acis Box
  • Re'Post'Postfabricated
  • Happy Birthday! Remixed #2
  • Bleep Bloop Brrrrmmp EP
  • Next 2 Last
  • EP2 / Single Blip
  • Kerne
  • The Wire Tapper 04
  • EP2 / Single Blip
  • 20' To 2000
  • New Forms - Compilation
  • Raster-Noton. Oacis
  • Raster-Noton. [O]acis Box
  • A1. Raster-Noton. Archiv 1
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