Porter Ricks, a prodigious techno duo also known as Thomas Köner and Andy Millwig, recently re-released their groundbreaking album Biokinetics. Originally from the 90s, Biokinetics was the first album released on Berlin’s famous label Chain Reaction.
In his recent interview with Time Out New York, Köner talked about names, the industry, the restart of Porter Ricks, and more.
On how they got their name:
When we were discovering the idea of heroism—in everyday life, but especially in the studio—we thought of this character of Porter Ricks, who somehow would always come in at the last minute and rescue everything.
Porter Ricks, for those not familiar, is a character in a sort of aquatic “Lassie,” called “Flipper,” in which Porter Ricks is a park warden and his Lassie is a bottlenose dolphin, Flipper. Porter Ricks (the duo) feels particularly inspired by the liquid quality of music, making Porter Ricks (the hero) a great namesake.
On new projects:
We’re working on this software that will enable us to generate, mix and master all the music on the spot. This is not really finished yet, so I can’t predict how it’s going to be. We’ll see what we can do with it.
Sounds pretty awesome, right? Porter Ricks is not an act to miss and they’re coming to Boston:
And final words of wisdom from Köner:
You don’t want things to be predictable; that’s just too boring and too sad. Both Andy and I enjoy the danger and the risk involved with the improvisatory approach. Porter Ricks himself was fearless, you know.