Thomas Koner Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Returning after a whopping 17 year hiatus, Porter Ricks are back. The duo return with Shadow Boat EP, a deeply nuanced comeback that explores unfathomable ambience. Glitchy and gurgling synths ebb away across the 3-track offering, which concludes at the pulsating, dancefloor-ready Harbour Chart.
Thomas Koner & Jana Winderen
Live recording of Thomas Köner and Jana Winderen’s performance at Evreux Cathedral, Normandy in 2014. Made available on CD for the first time by Touch. Tracking strongly down Köner’s sound colour path of non-rhythmic non-melodic sound art, painting audible scenes and locations with field recordings and ominous soundscapes. Not really ambient, more ambiance. Remastered by Thomas Köner.
The completely singular drone and ambient pioneer Thomas Köner is back on Denovali. Köner’s Tiento de la Luz is a unique release for the artist as it subtly blends classical instrumentation and live electronics in homage to a 15th century musical form. This deep and graceful drone album comes on heavyweight vinyl in a variety of colours and includes a download code and extra thick sleeve.
Thomas Köner has boldly taken on the task of adapting / interpreting F.T. Marinetti’s famous Futurist Manifesto, as an audio-visual piece. As you’d expect from Köner, the feel is considerably slower than anything conjured in the Manifesto, which makes an intriguing conceptual statement given the differences between now and 1908. DVD on Von Archives.
Once one half of one of Berlin's most forward thinking dub techno acts, Porter Ricks, Thomas Koner continues his ongoing obsession with the frozen wastelands of the North with this LP. Inspired in equal measure by the pioneering spirit of Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen and Tiento, a traditional form of keyboard music from Spain, this new composition blends majestically spare piano with the dense drifts of drones and tones for which Koner has become legendary.
Thomas Koner / Asmus Tietchens / Ditterich Von Euler-Donnersperg