Thomas Köner ‎– Zyklop

Mille Plateaux ‎– MP 118
2 × CD, Album

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First disc taken from a Radio France performance in 2002, second disc compiled from a series of live performances recorded in Centre G. Pompidou Paris, Walker Art Center Minneapolis, La Criée CAC Rennes, and the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt between 1998 and 2002.

(C) 2003 Mille Plateux
(P) 2003 Freibank

Made in France

Track 1-1 Production: Radio France 2002.
Track 2-1 Production: Centre G. Pompidou, Paris 1998.
Track 2-2 Recorded live at the Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis 27.2.2002.
Track 2-3 Production: La Criée, CAC Rennes 2001.
Track 2-4 Recorded live at the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt 16.2.2002.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 18752 31182 3
  • Barcode (Reader): 718752311823
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI L032
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI L033
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 121F
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 121F
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): [MPO logo] MP118CD1 @@ 01 20021210 1333 @@ 4
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2): [MPO logo] MP118CD2 @@@ 01 20021210 1056 @@@ 4
  • Rights Society: Gema
  • Label Code: LC 10521
  • Other (Catalog number CD1): MP 118 CD 1
  • Other (Catalog number CD2): MP 118 CD 2


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November 23, 2016
edited over 2 years ago

This is not an easy record to appreciate. These sonic landscapes are too strange to be easily accessible. Yet, with repeated listenings, the intricacy of this music becomes apparent. Freed from any form, it just is itself. Vocal and environmental samples adorn the deep drones that are Köners's landmark. Where "Daikan" is glacially deep, "Zyklop" is an urban experience, lonely streets at night in winter, remote from cozy christmas. Somehow this is warmer and less bleak, but as lonely as the other Köner releases, but as complex and confusing as a megacity. Rewarding.


December 1, 2003

<B>Zyklop </B> consists of two albums: the first being an &quot;topographie sonore&quot; - say an environmental ambient soundscape- and the second disc a collection of four earlier unreleased performances. Especially this second disc is stunning and is in the tradition of Charles Uzzell Edwards environmental ambient that manages to capture things like a city in an ambient piece.<BR>
It is clear that the lay-out of the album refers to early Fax label albums and it certainly could as well be released there.<BR>