Real Name:
Richard Gallon
Funkturm began recording in 1996, and is processed, programmed and produced by Richard Gallon. Gallon's previous projects have included ambient experimental percussion duo Chemical Plant, Headbutt, and live sample improvisors Fork.

Funkturm transmuted from Operation Mind Control, who released one album - Funkturm - on D.O.R. in 1994, as well as three cassette-only releases on the cult Chainsaw label from 1990 to 1993.

The debut Funkturm album, Urban Mantras, is 9 tracks of minimalist breakbeats and hypnotic soundscapes. Funkturm takes its name from Berlin's radio tower. The name was chosen because of a fascination with the sounds and textures of international short-wave radio broadcasts. Radio sounds have been used throughout previous releases.
A new album - provisionally titled Bon Tempi - is currently in progress, to be released later in 2001. The album is likely to feature more organic textures and instrumentation, heralding a return to the more improvisational nature of previous projects, melded with the hypnotic electronic rhythms and structures of Funkturm / Operation Mind Control work to date. The new material will be previewed on this site throughout the duration of recording. Stay tuned.


ADOR 409 Funkturm - Urban Mantras album art Funkturm Urban Mantras(CD, Album) D.O.R. ADOR 409 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ADOR 419 Funkturm - Strata album art Funkturm Strata(CD) D.O.R. ADOR 419 UK 2002 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ADOR 1409 Funkturm - Subtitles album art Funkturm Subtitles(12") D.O.R. ADOR 1409 UK 1999 Sell This Version


PST003/1 Funkturm - Funkturm + Friends Vol. 1 album art Funkturm, Timothy Evans, Switch, Operation Mind Control, Herdsman, Freeform, Fork Funkturm, Timothy Evans, Switch, Operation Mind Control, Herdsman, Freeform, Fork - Funkturm + Friends Vol. 1(Cass, Comp, Mixtape, Num, Edi) Personal Soundtracks PST003/1 UK & Ireland Unknown Sell This Version


PST001 Funkturm - Alta Punt Abrir album art Funkturm, Martin Picton Funkturm, Martin Picton - Alta Punt Abrir(DVD-V, Album, Ltd, Num) Personal Soundtracks, D.O.R. (Infinity) PST001 UK & Ireland 2010 Sell This Version