genre: abstract, electonic
Ikeda's music is like computers having sex orgy over the internet. This is Raster-Noton style of pure electronic impulzes, but however extreme and unbelievable this might sound, Ikeda manages to sound unbelievably funky. U know, computer CAN BE FUNKY too. Just listen to Kraftwerk or Prince's 1999. Ikeda's music (your hippie brother would argue this is not music, screw you, monkey ass) is like the future of music, but you can listen to it now. Dataplex is the best Ikeda's album, together with his +/- (1996).
Other recommended albums from Raster Noton:
Cyclo (ryoji ikeda + noto) - Cyclo, 2001
Mitchell Akiyama - Temporary Music
alva noto + ryuichi sakamoto - vrioon, 2002
)dl( get it while it's hot, I delete the files after 3 days