PublishedSun, Mar 7, 2021, 12:23
- The legendary dub techno album, originally released on Chain Reaction in 1996, is out on double vinyl in June.
A 25th anniversary edition of Porter Ricks' 1996 debut album Biokinetics will be released on Mille Plateaux on June 21st.
The German duo comprising sound engineer Andy Mellwig and mastering engineer Thomas Köner first released music as Porter Ricks in '96 over three 12-inches on Chain Reaction, a sub-label of Moritz von Oswald and Mark Ernestus's Basic Channel imprint. The tracks from those three releases, along with two new cuts, were compiled to form Biokinetics, the first full-length to appear on Chain Reaction and one that's still considered one of dub techno's finest LPs.
When it was released in 1996, Biokinetics was only issued in full on CD, and it wasn't until 2012, when Type Records reissued the album via a run of 700 vinyl copies, that it became available on wax. Mille Plateaux's anniversary edition comes as a double-vinyl set and features newly-designed cover art.
Read Will Lynch's review of Biokinetics and check out our label of the month feature on Basic Channel.
Listen to "Port Gentil."
A1 Port Gentil
A2 Nautical Dub
B1 Biokinetics 1
B2 Biokinetics 2
C1 Port Of Call
C2 Port Of Nuba
D1 Nautical Nuba
D2 Nautical Zone
Mille Plateaux will release the 25th anniversary edition of Biokinetics on June 21st, 2021.