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KK. Null _ Chris Watson _ Z'EV - Number One Mp3

  • Performer: KK. Null _ Chris Watson _ Z'EV
  • Album: Number One
  • Label: Touch
  • Catalog #: Tone 24
  • MP3: 1539 mb | FLAC: 2317 mb
  • Released: Nov 2005
  • Country: UK
  • Style: Abstract, Noise, Field Recording, Experimental
  • Rating: 4.0/5
  • Votes: 842
  • Category: Electronic
KK. Null _ Chris Watson _ Z'EV - Number One Mp3


1Conclusion - Demon, (The Super-Natural) Mercury Hearing Water North Winter Twilight8:28
2Introduction - Man, (The Warrior) Mars Speech Fire South Summer Morning9:44
3Development - Woman, (The Balance) Saturn Taste Earth Center Late Summer Noon12:03
4Climax - Madness, (The Trickster / Fool) Venus Smell Metal Autumn Dusk / Sunset9:40
5Invocation - Kami, (The Celestial) Jupiter Sight Wood East Spring Dawn8:20


  • Edited By, Mixed By, ProducerZ'EV
  • Electronics, Percussion [Electro-percussion]Kazuyuki Kishino
  • Photography ByJon Wozencroft
  • Sounds [Binary Acoustic Files]Z'EV
  • Sounds [Location Sounds], Liner NotesChris Watson


Traditional Noh correspondences for their 5 part cycle of plays.

Kazuyuki Kishino: electronics & electro-percussion produced January 2004.
Chris Watson: location sounds recorded in East Africa.
Z'ev: 25 binary-acoustic files produced January 2004.
Edits, assembling and mixes produced 20-24 March 2004.

Chris Watson sources:
1: dawn in acacia woodland. Rapid light and temperature changes.
2: vultures down on an animal carcass in the short grass plains. The intense activity of a feeding battle resolving into the song of a single sooty chat - the fire of midday.
3: elephant herd led by a powerful matriarch, grazing on the edge of a marsh… Gazelles and zebra swish through the long grass… Contact rumbles from the herd females.
4: the on-coming storm; wind rush and the deep smell of change. Low infrasonic thrum. Disorientation and confusion.
5: the amphibian chorus, enveloping yet impossible to locate. Rhythmic dusk and rapid darkness.

Digipak packaging.

℗ & © 2005 Touch.
Made in England.


  • Barcode (Text): 5 027803 902428
  • Barcode (String): 5027803902428
  • Rights Society: MCPS
  • Label Code: LC 13014
  • Matrix / Runout: deluxe TONE24 01
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L136
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0453


  • Manufactured By – Deluxe
  • Published By – Touch Music
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Touch
  • Copyright (c) – Touch


This is an incredible album. It successfully melds together electronic and natural sounds, analogue and digital. Elements of traditional composition are approached and understood. The sound dynamics and production are impeccable, and a studied attention is given to the REAL, natural sounds recorded, whilst weaving throughout those recordings thick layers of electronic sound and often thrillingly abrasive noise.

My only problem with this record is that—from what I can tell—a portion of Watson's contribution is taken directly from his record "Weather Report". Thus if you are familiar with that record, you might not be as taken by "Number One". It is worth it, however, to purchase this record for z'ev and Null's contributions (and Watson's). One can only hope that field recordings are again married so successfully with contemporary and avant-garde sound and noise artists. (ie, "Number Two" ?)
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