Funkturm

Funkturm

Real Name:
Richard Gallon
Profile:
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.
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Funkturm Discography

Albums

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

Singles & EPs

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