THOMAS KONER: Nunatak/Teimo/Permafrost (Type Recordings)

themilkman on Aug 18th 2010 12:17 am

Thomas Köner: Nunatak/Teimo/Permafrost

Type Recordings 2010
25 Tracks. 125mins54secs

Amazon UK: CD US: CD Boomkat: CD | DLD
iTunes: Nunatak: DLD Teimo: DLD Permafrost: DLD

A few months ago, Type began releasing entirely remastered vinyl editions of Thomas Köner’s long unavailable seminal three first albums, Nunatak (1990), Teimo (1992) and Permafrost (1993), all originally published on the now defunct Dutch imprint Barooni. All three have now been collected on a rather sumptuous triple CD set. This faultless triptych firmly established German-born Köner as one of the masters of dark ambient. He went on to release a number of albums for Mille Plateaux, Die Stadt and more recently Fario, and has, over the years, been commissioned a number of installations in various venues around the world, each new project allowing to explore the vast scope of his chosen field.

The sonic world created by Köner is one of glacial beauty, where deep undercurrents almost imperceptibly erode the dense sound formations which form the core of these records, relentlessly grinding down every particle of sound and noise until only the bare minimal is left. Continue Reading »

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