Tim Koch

Tim Koch

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Tim Koch lives in Adelaide, Australia, combining a distinct, digital aesthetic, a fascination with 8-bit machines and the reminiscent textures and melodies of pioneering UK labels like Warp and Rephlex, Tim Koch confirms the growing number of homegrown artists successfully bringing their electronic experiments to the world's ears.

He studied for four years at the University of Adelaide's EMU music technology unit, and has since composed music for theatre, film, television ads, and computer games. A multi instrumentalist, he started his music career playing saxophone and is a dab hand on the drums and bass guitar and has on various occasions provided rhythm back up for Australian band Brunatex.

Over the space of five full-length albums, Tim Koch has covered a lot of ground sonically, choosing to experiment with mood and texture, but perhaps never committing wholly to one focused style. Initially coming to the attention of the electronic scene under the moniker Thug, utilising detroit styled percussion immersed within a mesh of rich synth pads, he reverted back to his birth name for his subsequent output, toying with more playful sounds, and eventually settling into more contemplative and considered sounds with the Islandtones release on Belgium's U-Cover imprint.

His latest album "Faena" distils and refines the elements that have featured in all of his previous releases, drawing on a broader range of sounds including acoustic guitars, female vocal elements, and raw found-sounds. The bulk of the album was written whilst on tour in Europe, with a cramped Antwerp loft acting as a makeshift studio.
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Tim Koch Discography

Albums

AI002CD Tim Koch Please Don't Tell Me That's Your Volvo(CD, Album) Aural Industries AI002CD Australia 2000 Sell This Version
Tim Koch Shorts In Alaska (Album) deFocus UK 2001 Sell This Version
AI006CD Tim Koch Please Don't Tell Me That's Your Remix(CD) Aural Industries AI006CD Australia 2002 Sell This Version
Tim Koch Islandtones (Album) U-Cover, U-Cover, U-Cover Belgium 2003 Sell This Version
U-COVER 20, U-COVER 020 Ontayso / Sense / Tim Koch Ontayso / Sense / Tim Koch - Where Have You Been? What Have You Done? And Why?(CD) U-Cover, U-Cover U-COVER 20, U-COVER 020 Belgium 2004 Sell This Version
MERCK 040 Tim Koch Faena(CD, Album, Ltd) Merck MERCK 040 US 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

foc362 Tim Koch Volume EP(12", EP) deFocus foc362 UK 2001 Sell This Version
mtk.mp3.166 Tim Koch Elk Meadow EP(3xFile, MP3, 192 + 2xFile, MP3, 128 + EP) Monotonik mtk.mp3.166 US 2006 Sell This Version

Compilations

MD 107 Tim Koch Mine Is Yours(MD, Ltd) n5MD MD 107 US 2002 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

#050 Tim Koch Switch Invert (Remix)(File, ogg) Kahvi Collective #050 UK 2002
MRDB Tim Koch, Shintaro Aoki Tim Koch, Shintaro Aoki - Daybreak(File) Mizukage Records MRDB Japan 2014