Thomas Köner

“Motus (2lp)”

MP6DLP scanZoom inLabelMille Plateaux
Cat. No.MP6DLP
FormatEXCLS2LP
Orders fromFri, 28 Jan 2022
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Genre: Electronica, Ambient Tracklist DLP: A1: EXTENSION (Attack) - 3:17 A2: COGITATION (Decay) - 6:27 B1: POTENTIAL (Sustain) - 4:32 B2: EXPRESSION (Release) - 6:11 C1: SUBSTRATE (Binaural) - 7:02 C2: OSCILLATOR (Luminous) - 3:28 D1: SUBSTANCE (Suicide) - 4:29 D2: SYNTHESIS (Carnal) - 4:41 Info: Motus is more (to me) than just music made with analogue synthesizers, it is about attitude, a way of relating to sound and the affects. A lifestyle, where movement, being moved and moving become one. My practice is vibrational, about the skin, touch and surfaces and the gaseous medium in between. I dream of a dance floor where Motus would be enjoyed. What kind of world, or rather, what kind of society would allow that? And when? Is this futuristic? A situation-to-come, where the understanding of music expands greatly, when blissful moments are independent of simple melodies, where harmony appears beyond I-V-vi-IV chord progressions, when the techniques of social alienation, which determine the use of all the drugs that accompany recreational music, are reversed into creative tools of exploration. ‘Motus’ is part of this exploration: to find dance, free of clock, and groove, free of rhythm. There is pulsation, and the downbeat connects to the downward beings as in stones and minerals, the upbeat connects to the upward beings as in grasses, flowers, trees and stars. Binding both together, connecting sky and earth, is the dancer. The moves / the movement is pure. It is the kiss of spirit and matter.(Thomas Köner)

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