Scordatura

by Tim Koch

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s.loya As a longtime fan of Tim’s music, it’s good to see him back at it again. Discovered this one late in 2020 and would easily rank it up there with my favorites of the year. It’s a lot to digest without being exhausting, well worth taking some time out to listen to the whole way through. A very rich and inspired body of work, here! Favorite track: Reef Cycle.
Super Super Sounds
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Super Super Sounds 103 minutes(!) of digital, granular soundscapes, slow, evocative and moving, both bold and intimate all at the same time. Set aside some time and dig deep, this a super rewarding listen. Favorite track: Huntsman.
Brian Boyce
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Brian Boyce This is Tim’s best album to date. Pure listening pleasure and a great cortical workout.
Seuck
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Seuck Loved the rich, nostalgic, still atemporal atmosphere created with multiple layers of what seems to be field recordings, toys, acoustics and electronics. Second work I bought from Tim. Love. Favorite track: Some Sane Device.
Adrien Capozzi
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Adrien Capozzi Props to those like Tim who use music as a journey of discovery. Who ask: how many portals to new dimensions can I open up? Favorite track: Leaving Michester.
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1.
Shudder ROM 12:24
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Huntsman 11:36
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Teriyaki 07:02
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Spacewidth 09:19
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Reef Cycle 12:35
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Vegats Grain 06:52
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Tusk 10:40
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about

Having begun my musical experiments with a stark array of old instruments and a borrowed TEAC reel-to-reel four-track in the early 1990s, I thought it appropriate to abandon DAW-based composition and sequencing that I have used for nigh on two decades and return to a more organic process once again.

Gathering open-ended passes of myself playing drums, Rhodes piano and acoustic / electric guitar I attempted to construct a sense of cohesion and flow with some very disparate source elements. Woven into the mixes are numerous recordings made whilst travelling through the West coast of America in mid 2019.

The majority of the takes on this album are live performances of manipulated acoustic guitar affected by granular synthesis, with the onus being on free-form flow and progression to capture unintended occurrences and pleasant mistakes.

'Scordatura' is a tuning of a stringed instrument to effect a very different sound output than that which was intended for the instrument.

credits

released June 17, 2020

All instruments and processing by Tim Koch.

"Some Sane Device" features a vocal from Ian Masters. sites.google.com/view/institute-of-spoons/home

"Leaving Michester" and "Tusk" feature guitar textures from Adrien Capozzi.
adrien75.bandcamp.com

All guitars played made by Sam Koch.

Artwork and design by Joe Scerri - www.joescerridesign.com

Many thanks to Mark Matt - www.deltavaudio.com

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Tim Koch Adelaide, Australia

Over the space of five full-length albums, Tim Koch has covered a lot of ground sonically, choosing to toy with mood and texture, but never committing wholly to one style. Initially coming to the attention of the electronic scene under the moniker Thug, utilising detroit styled percussion immersed within a mesh of synth pads, he reverted back to his birth name for his subsequent output. ... more

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