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Chaining Thomas Köner's abstract ambience to grubby, cavernous beats, this collection (including several early singles) could be the best release in the entire Basic Channel canon. What begins on "Port Gentil" as a rough train-track rhythm rumbles to a stop on "Biokinetics 2" as dub-delay effects creep in and out of the mix. Though the metal-box packaging can be frustrating (and dangerous to the health of the CD inside), Biokinetics is a stunning summation of the Basic Channel aesthetic. [The Type label's 2012 reissue features new artwork with harmless packaging.]

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