Another new Köner release showed up as quietly as is the music itself, a faint undertone to an unsettling year. Motus incorporates more of an undercurrent pulse, never quite veering even into the underwater techno of The Sight Below, but the faintest of rhythms. It’s stark and desolate, not surprising from the person behind 1993’s ice cold Permafrost. But Motus seems to deepen and enrich his arrangements just enough to inch them closer to the post-techno atmospheres of other Mille Plateaux legacy artists such as Gas. Highly recommended.
Listen/purchase: Motus by Thomas Köner