Konk Pack

Profile:
KONK PACK is a hardcore trio made up of world class improvisers Tim Hodgkinson, Thomas Lehn and Roger Turner. All three members of Konk Pack have been improvising for decades with musicians like Lol Coxhill, Cecil Taylor, Tom Cora, Alan Silva, Evan Parker, Marcus Schmickler, Fred Frith, Charles Gayle.... the way that they improvise together is like a swarm of bees or a school of fish (sometimes piranhas). This is not intellectual music.

The sensitivity of British Improvised Music, represented via the crackling and snapping of the electronics (Lehn), the howling and roaring of reed and a table top guitar (Hodgkinson) and the rattling and rustling of the percussion (Turner) are melded with a trashy, overloaded attitude. A heavy rocking swing echoes out of loose noise conglomerations. Their music is an exercise in extreme dynamics that range from spacious and semi-silent tonal streaks to full out onslaughts that open doors to vast tidal waves of static, set to crash straight into the audience.
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Albums

GROB 102 Konk Pack - Big Deep album art Konk Pack Big Deep(CD, Album) GROB GROB 102 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
GROB.323 Konk Pack - Warp Out album art Konk Pack Warp Out(CD, Album) GROB GROB.323 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
GROB 654 Konk Pack - Off Leash album art Konk Pack Off Leash(CD, Album) GROB GROB 654 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
GROB 962 Konk Pack - The Black Hills album art Konk Pack The Black Hills(CD, Album) GROB GROB 962 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
Megaphone 026, Knock'em Dead 003 Konk Pack - Doing The Splash album art Konk Pack Doing The Splash(CD, Album) Megaphone Records (3), Knock'em Dead Records Megaphone 026, Knock'em Dead 003 US 2013 Sell This Version