Tim Koch

Tim Koch

BandEDMAvant-garde

Tim has composed for theatre,film,and TV.Over five full electronic music albums,Tim has covered a lot of ground, choosing to experiment with mood and texture at will.His latest work refines his style,using a broader range of sounds including acoustic guitars,female vocal elements,and raw sounds.

Biography

Tim Koch lives in Adelaide, Australia. He studied for four years at the University of Adelaide’s EMU music technology unit, and has since composed music for theatre, film, television ads, and computer games. A multi instrumentalist, he started his musical career playing Saxaphone and is a dab hand on the drums and bass guitar and has on various occasions provided rhythm back up for Australian band Brunatex.

Over the aural space of five full-length albums, Tim Koch has covered a lot of ground sonically, choosing to experiment with mood and texture, but perhaps never committing wholly to one focused style. Initially coming to the attention of the electronic scene under the moniker Thug, utilising detroit styled percussion immersed within a mesh of rich synth pads, he reverted back to his birth name for his subsequent output, toying with more playful sounds, and eventually settling into more contemplative and considered sounds with the Islandtones release on Belgium’s U-Cover imprint.

His latest album "Faena" distils and refines the elements that have featured in all of his previous releases, drawing on a broader range of sounds including acoustic guitars, female vocal elements, and raw found-sounds. The bulk of the album was written whilst on tour in Europe in late 2004, with a cramped Antwerp loft acting as a makeshift studio.

Discography

Albums:
CD: Ultra Violent Worlds (Vorlon) - includes full PC computer game 1998
CD: Isolated Rhythm Chock (Aural Industries) AU, 1999
CD: Please Don't Tell Me That's Your Volvo (Aural Industries) AU, 2000
CD & vinyl: Shorts In Alaska (DeFocus) UK, 2002
CD: Thug:Remixed (Aural Indsutries) AU,2002
CD: Please Don't Tell Me That's Your Remix (Aural Industries) AU, 2002
CD: Islandtones (U-Cover) Belgium, 2003
CD: Where Have You Been, What Have You Done and Why? (U-Cover) Belgium 2004
Minidisc: Mine Is Yours (n5MD) USA 2004

EP:
Vinyl: Volume EP (DeFocus) UK, 2001
Vinyl: Two You See (DeFocus) UK, 2001

Compilation:
CD: Soundtracks To Imaginary Video Games Lucky Kitchen, USA
CD: Extracted Celluloid Illegal Art, USA
CD: Beat and Squelch 1 Dump Huck, AU
CD: Fluid Fusion Zygosin Productions, AU
CD: With Naive Assurance That Their Injuries Were Wrongs Inflicted Intr_Version, CANADA
CD: Contemporary Passive Trashcan Vol.1 Dead Culture, USA
CD: Sound Quality Vol1 - Approved for Export ABC Records, AU
CD: TRM Session One Global Recordings, AU
CD: Sound Options Systorm Technologies, USA
CD: Other Animals Couchblip, AU
CD: Perspective Fragments U-Cover, Belgium
CD: 2002AD compilation Surgery Records, AU
CD & Vinyl: SID Musique Erkrankung durch Musique, Germany
Vinyl: MD2 Merck Records, USA
Minidisc: MD2 n5MD Records, USA

Remixes:
CD: Fourplay Digital Manipulation Smart Pussy, AU
CD: Dial What Can You Offer Latent Entertainment, AU
CD: Codec Amalgamation Component, USA
Vinyl: Proem 2=1 Merck Records, USA
CD & Vinyl: MD Appelsap Merck Records, USA
CD & Vinyl: Marumari Remixes Car Park, USA
CD Machine Drum Half The Battle Merck, USA

Computer Games:
Ultra Violent Worlds (Vorlon Software) - Complete score for PC and Amiga game 1998
Nort - contributed in-game music for PC game written by James Reid 2001

Forthcoming Material:
Album on US based label Merck Records [ www.m3rck.net ]
Album on Australian label Surgery Records [ www.surgeryrecords.com.au ]

Set List

My sets are usually 45 to 50 minutes in length, and use my own visual material projected when possible. A sample set list is shown below:

Introduct
Distantamount
Slack Magic
Ik Zat Fout
x to m
Truth Sinks In
Attery Bop
Groove 90
Vakohai

With most songs being of around 5 minutes in length.
All songs are original compositions.