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  • Summary: The reissue of the 1996 dance album from the duo of Thomas Koner and sound engineer Andy Mellwig.
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  1. May 10, 2012
    100
    Biokinetics has aged so well that it could easily pass for a new album. The production level is exceptional by today's standards, and it has more teeth than much of the music it inspired, especially contemporary dub techno, most of which sounds vanilla by comparison.
  2. May 10, 2012
    100
    Biokinetics is a stunning summation of the Basic Channel aesthetic.
  3. May 10, 2012
    90
    Biokinetics remains their unequivocal masterpiece.
  4. May 10, 2012
    90
    Combined with K├Âner's solo work, Biokinetics is a pivotal moment in electronic music and a decisive moment in one of the most important and brilliant oeuvres in contemporary music.
  5. May 10, 2012
    85
    Spontaneity is woven into the fiber of every track; it's easy to hear how some of them may have begun with the same sounds and patterns before the musicians' hands worked their magic on the filters, EQ, and delay, rendering each take unique and unrepeatable.
  6. May 10, 2012
    80
    If you like dub techno - and who among us with a taste for dissociated, repetitive, awesomely deep and gritty music wouldn't? - you're bound to like a lot of this stuff, and love some of it.
  7. May 10, 2012
    80
    Nearly every sound in these tracks has amorphous parameters: an indeterminate pitch, a gradual attack and decay, the sensation of being heard from a distance, or perhaps underwater.