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Raster-noton.archiv für ton und nichtton (usually known as Raster-Noton) is an electronic music label based in Germany. It resulted from the fusion of two previous labels (Rastermusic and noton.archiv für ton und nichtton) in the last months of 1999. At the time of their merging, the two labels had been collaborating on releases since 1996.
Rastermusic was founded by Olaf Bender and Frank Bretschneider in 1996. Their priority was to publish a series with a specific philosophy of music and sound composition: in particular, repetitive or minimal music with pop leanings.
Noton.archiv für ton und nichtton was founded by Carsten Nicolai in 1996 as a platform for conceptual and experimental projects in music, art, and science. It began publishing the (still ongoing) clear series, and later developed the idea for a conceptual CD magazine. This became the 20′ To 2000 series released in 1999 and 2000.
Raster-Noton has a sublabel named Kangaroo, which is reserved for releases by Ilpo Väisänen (of Pan Sonic fame).