Symbiotics (album)

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Studio album by Porter Ricks  : Techno Animal
Released November 2, 1999
Genre Illbient
Label Force Inc. Music Works
Producer Justin Broadrick, Thomas Köner, Kevin Martin, Andy Mellwig
Techno Animal chronology
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The Brotherhood of the Bomb
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Symbiotics is a collaborative album by Porter Ricks and Techno Animal, released on November 2, 1999 through Force Inc. Music Works.

Thomas Köner German artist

Thomas Köner is a multimedia artist whose main interest lies in combining visual and auditory experiences. The BBC, in a review of Köner's work in 1997, calls him a "media artist," one who works between installation, sound art, ambient music and as one half of Porter Ricks dub techno. A noted characteristics of Köner's dark ambient style are low drones and static soundscapes evocative of desolate, Arctic places.

Techno Animal is an industrial hip hop duo formed in 1990 in London, England by British composers and musicians Justin Broadrick and Kevin Martin. The name addresses the concept of a technological animal and is not a direct reference to the techno genre.


Track listing

1."Polytoxic 1" Thomas Köner, Andy Mellwig4:49
2."Hydrozoid" Justin Broadrick, Kevin Martin 5:56
3."Polytoxic 2"Thomas Köner, Andy Mellwig6:18
4."Bio-Morphium"Justin Broadrick, Kevin Martin6:07
5."Phosphoric"Thomas Köner, Andy Mellwig8:53
6."Anthrazite"Justin Broadrick, Kevin Martin7:55
7."Ionic"Thomas Köner, Andy Mellwig12:56
8."Monosphate"Justin Broadrick, Kevin Martin5:45


Justin Broadrick Record producer, musician, singer

Justin Karl Michael Broadrick is a British singer, songwriter, guitarist and drummer. He is best known as a founding member of the band Godflesh, one of the first bands to combine elements of extreme metal and industrial music. He was briefly in the English grindcore band Napalm Death when he was a teenager in the mid-1980s, writing and recording guitar for Side One of Napalm Death's debut album, Scum. Broadrick has also maintained a parallel career as a producer, producing records and remixes for groups such as Pantera, Isis, Mogwai and Hydra Head labelmates Pelican. Since 2012, he has been releasing hard techno music under the solo moniker JK Flesh. Broadrick has set up record labels such as HeadDirt, Avalanche Recordings, Post Mortem Productions, Lo Fibre and Heartache.

Record producer individual who oversees and manages the recording of an artists music

A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album. A producer has many, varying roles during the recording process. They may gather musical ideas for the project, collaborate with the artists to select cover tunes or original songs by the artist/group, work with artists and help them to improve their songs, lyrics or arrangements.

Kevin Martin (British musician) English dubstep musician

Kevin Martin is a musician, record producer and journalist, often known under his recording alias The Bug from England, UK. Martin moved from Weymouth to London around 1990 and is now currently based in Berlin, Germany. He has been active for over two decades, in the genres of dub, jazzcore, industrial hip hop, dancehall, and dubstep.

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