Porter Ricks

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Named for a character on the '60s TV show Flipper, Porter Ricks specialize in subaquatic dub techno, providing the closest touchstone to the static hum and fuzzy beatwork of their quasi labelmates Basic Channel. A collaboration between ambient maestro Thomas Köner and beatmeister Andy Mellwig, the duo debuted with three 12" releases on the Basic Channel sublabel Chain Reaction during 1995-1996. Filtering out any of the harder effects from Detroit techno and Plastikman material with what sounded like an affinity for undersea sonar frequencies and wind-tunnel ambience, the singles became quite popular with the growing experimental techno scene of the mid-'90s (and even influenced Plastikman in return). By the time of the 1996 CD collection BioKinetics on Chain Reaction, Porter Ricks had moved on to Force Inc. with the double-pack Redundance EP, plus the singles "Spoil" and "Exposed." The duo also recorded a single for Barooni before collecting their Force Inc. material onto a self-titled 1997 CD. Two years later, the Techno Animal collaboration Symbiotics appeared. Following the album's release, Mellwig released a full-length as Continuous Mode, and Köner continued releasing innovative ambient recordings on labels like Mille Plateaux, Touch, and Die Stadt. In 2016, Porter Ricks reunited for a performance at the Berlin Atonal festival. This was followed by the release of the Shadow Boat EP (on Tresor), the duo's first material in 17 years. The full-length Anguilla Electrica arrived in 2017.
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CRD-01 Biokinetics — Porter Ricks Porter Ricks Biokinetics (Album) Chain Reaction CRD-01 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
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MP CD 42 Porter Ricks — Porter Ricks Porter Ricks Porter Ricks (Album) Mille Plateaux MP CD 42 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
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FIM-1-035, fim-1-035 Symbiotics — Porter Ricks Porter Ricks : Techno Animal Porter Ricks : Techno Animal - Symbiotics (Album) Force Inc. Music Works, Force Inc. Music Works FIM-1-035, fim-1-035 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
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TRESOR295 Anguilla Electrica — Porter Ricks Porter Ricks Anguilla Electrica (Album) Tresor TRESOR295 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

CR-14 Nautical Dub (Tidal Mix) / Port Gentil — Porter Ricks Porter Ricks Nautical Dub (Tidal Mix) / Port Gentil Chain Reaction CR-14 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
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CR-09 Port Of Nuba / Nautical Nuba — Porter Ricks Porter Ricks Port Of Nuba / Nautical Nuba Chain Reaction CR-09 US 1996 Sell This Version
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CR-03 Port Of Transition / Port Of Call — Porter Ricks Porter Ricks Port Of Transition / Port Of Call Chain Reaction CR-03 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
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BAR 015 Zebu — Porter Ricks Porter Ricks Zebu(10") Barooni BAR 015 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
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FIM 124 Spoil — Porter Ricks Porter Ricks Spoil Force Inc. Music Works FIM 124 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
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FIM 131 Explore — Porter Ricks Porter Ricks Explore Force Inc. Music Works FIM 131 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
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FIM 121 Vol 2 — Porter Ricks Porter Ricks Vol 2 Force Inc. Music Works FIM 121 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
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FIM 119 Vol 1 — Porter Ricks Porter Ricks Vol 1 Force Inc. Music Works FIM 119 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
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FIM 143 Trident E.P. — Porter Ricks Porter Ricks Trident E.P. (EP) Force Inc. Music Works FIM 143 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
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TRESOR288 Shadow Boat EP — Porter Ricks Porter Ricks Shadow Boat EP (EP) Tresor TRESOR288 Germany 2016 Sell This Version