Carsten Nicolai sticks out among the countless innovative German experimental techno producers by making visual art aswell as music. Actually, his visible art, which runs from conceptual artwork to web site design, may be even more notable, though much less well-known, than his musical result. In 1999, his Noton camp became a member of causes with Frank Bretschneider’s Raster label, leading to Raster-Noton, a collective concentrated as much on music as visible artwork. Between 1999 and 2000, Nicolai conceived the 20′ to 2000 group of conceptual Compact disc magazines; the idea involved this artist creating a 20-minute piece in commemoration from the century’s end. In 1999 he released Polyfoto, a publication showcasing a assortment of his visible function that also was included with a Compact disc of music documented beneath the moniker Noto. A yr later on, he released Prototypes on Mille Plateaux as Alva Noto.