Tim Koch – Elk Meadow EP {mtk166}

Artist: Tim Koch
Title:
Elk Meadow EP
Label:
Monotonik
Catalog #:
mtk166
Release Date:
2006/06/05


Having been associated with Australian electronica chap Tim Koch since all the way back in 1998, when he released .MOD tracks as Serkul (and later as Thug!) on the pre-MP3 version of Monotonik, we’re delighted that he’s returned, just as he releases the ‘Faena’ CD on M3rck Records (North America) and his own-affiliated Surgery Records (Australia), with ‘Elk Meadow EP’, a collection of miscellaneous unreleased smartness from the past few years.

Koch’s other output has included albums and EPs on Aural Industries, U-Cover and N5MD, and this release starts with the wondrous music box of ‘(B) Ramon’, before moving on to the looped vocal weirdness, almost Massive Attack deep, or ‘Lighter Tonight (Remix)’.

Other highlights include the sliding gait of ‘Zephyr On Toast’ and the ending skank of ‘Bullfrog’ – the thing we like about Tim’s music is that it’s generally unclassifiable, and often unexpected, but always refreshing – go check out the M3rck album if you dig any of this release? [Cover art by Joe Scerri.]


Credits:
cover by joe scerri


Tracklist:
01 – (B) Ramon
02 – Lighter Tonight (Remix)
03 – Zephyr On Toast
04 – Smollen Taut
05 – Bullfrog

Artwork:
Front Cover


License:
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5)


Tim Koch – Thug:Remixed Sampler {mtk080}

Artist: Tim Koch
Title:
Thug:Remixed Sampler
Label:
Monotonik
Catalog #:
mtk080
Release Date:
2002/05/17


To coincide with the release of the long-awaited Aural Industries CD, “Thug:Remixed” (go to their page for info on how to order!), us here @ Monotonik are proud to release a 3-track sampler with a taste of the re-interpretations of Tim Koch/ Thug [Defocus, AI, Surgery] available on the disc itself.

Although the CD contains remixes by a whole bunch of other supercool idm types (Pimmon, Aspen, Superscience, Octopus Inc, Sense, and more!), we picked three of the most intriguing to put out there.

First up, Swedish duo Boulderdash, best known for their landmark 2000 release on RUC, “We Never Went to Koxut Island”, re-interpret Thug’s “123Heart” in heartbreaking style, all irregular drum gorgeousness and soulfelt layered shuffle.

Secondly, we find Sydney, Australia-based Quark Kent re-editing Tim’s “Let Us Chip” into an almost dub-sharp drum idm pot-pourri, with Orb-ish Pepperpot weird-ass vocal samples sneaked into the mix too. Eerie.

Finally, Finland’s Lackluster, not a stranger to Monotonik release-lists himself, contributes a typically pure-of-heart remix of “Quasipede”, starting out all coy and shy, before slipping in a marvellous sine-bass and allowing it to skip all around our head for the final part of the song. All in all, a satisfying conclusion.


Credits:
cover by thug/friends


Tracklist:
01 – 123Heart (Boulderdash Remix)
02 – Let Us Chip (Quark Kent Remix)
03 – Quasipede (Lackluster Remix)

Artwork:
Front Cover


License:
Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial 1.0 Generic (CC BY-ND-NC 1.0)