Porter Ricks

Biokinetics

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2LP edition (2nd edition, transparent blue vinyl) of this classic album from Porter Ricks, aka Thomas Köner and sound engineer Andy Mellwig. The 12”s that make up this album were originally released by Basic Channel offshoot label Chain Reaction in 1996. It's the first time this material has been available as a single vinyl package. Complete with new artwork.
Techno isn’t a genre that has birthed many classic albums, and the dub techno subgenre even less so, but one indisputable classic is Porter Ricks’ debut ‘Biokinetics’.
Originally issued on the legendary Basic Channel sub-label Chain Reaction in 1996 following a trio of 12”s, ‘Biokinetics’ was the first of the label’s album releases, and still stands as its crowning achievement. The duo was made up of dark ambient pioneer Thomas Koner and sound engineer Andy Mellwig, and between them they re-framed the techno sound, imbuing the spacious ambience pioneered by label bosses Mark Ernestus and Moritz Von Oswald with a frosty, isolated experimental bent, and combining it with the sort of haunted minimalism of early Plastikman.
What separated ‘Biokinetics’ from other albums at the time was its unwavering narrative – the exact sound has been interpreted countless times since, but the immersive qualities of this singular record have rarely been touched. Maybe it is down to the silvery underwater concept that ties each track together – the bubbling pads, sub-aquatic basses and muffled kick drums. But as with any great album, it’s hard to exactly put your finger on what makes it a classic.

Porter Ricks: Biokinetics

Port Gentil Porter Ricks 12'25''
Nautical Dub Porter Ricks 5'48''
Biokinetics 1 Porter Ricks 5'20''
Biokinetics 2 Porter Ricks 8'29''
Port of Call Porter Ricks 9'11''
Port of Nuba Porter Ricks 8'04''
Nautical Nuba Porter Ricks 8'56''
Nautical Zone Porter Ricks 12'06''
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