Noton – Founded by Carsten Nicolai as a small imprint in 1994 – began its activities in 1996 with the release of Noto’s spin.
A collaboration with RasterMusic began the same year, and by 1999 the two labels had merged into Raster-Noton.
In 2017, Noton started working independently again by releasing Alva Noto’s entire back catalogue, and the label is currently planning releases for the future too. Ongoing projects and collaborations include: Noto, Alva Noto, Opto (Thomas Knak + Alva Noto), cyclo. (Ryoji Ikeda + Alva Noto), ANBB: Alva Noto + Blixa Bargeld, Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto, Anne-James Chaton + Alva Noto + Andy Moore, ø + Noto.