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K​ö​hn 1

by Köhn

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    First time vinyl release of this Belgian electronic cult classic, originally recorded in 1998 on minidisc.

    Remastered by Gert Van Hoof & Elvin Van Zeebroeck at Cochlea Mastering.
    Cut by Dubplates and Mastering Berlin.

    Edition of 300 copies with the original artwork and new liner notes by Brecht Ameel (Razen) and Jürgen De Blonde.

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Karohte 02:51
Köhnepijp 05:49
Köhtels 03:29
Wortel 05:23
Nöhk 04:21
Köhnepoht 04:21
Clover 04:17
Kodde 03:41
Zoef 07:03
Köhnetand 08:37


There is an off-hand, almost unfinished quality to the record that fascinates me every time I press play: someone seems to have arranged a chemistry set with some very personal vials, tubes and ingredients, only to wander away and let it run its course.
This person who is ‘Köhn’ seems to have no interest in seeing the tiny blizzards and blue-phosphorescent stars that pop out of his own chemicals. The whole thing is for us to dissect and admire, I feel certain that Köhn is already onto something new.

Probably something so much further out it only exists in the ether.

(Excerpt of the included liner notes by Brecht ‘Razen’ Ameel)

The goal was to make music that was rhythmic but without obvious percussion and drum sounds, to sample anything and hear what was possible or how it would inspire me. No effects, I didn’t want to use any effects like reverb or delay, except as part of the sound. I wanted the sound to be dry and direct. No washes of reverb or sounds
drowning in echo. This was not supposed to be an ambient record. Only the last two tracks were allowed an exception to this. Sounds belong to the room they’re played in. I didn’t want them to be in a space before leaving the speakers. Electronic sounds have no original acoustic space nor are they enhanced by a resonant body before they enter the air through a loudspeaker. I wanted the electronic sounds to be raw in that aspect, no polish or fake space. This, the sound of bedroom production.

(Excerpt of the included liner notes by Jürgen De Blonde)

21 years on this debut is remastered and released for the first time on vinyl.


released September 13, 2019

All tracks composed, arranged and performed by Jürgen De Blonde
Remastered by Gert Van Hoof & Elvin Vanzeebroeck
Executive production by Philippe Cortens
Original artwork by Jan Verstaen
Lay out by Jef Cuypers


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Köhn Gent, Belgium

Köhn has been active since 1997. Köhn is Jürgen De Blonde. Köhn is West Flemish dialect for 'rabbit' but it's spelled out in German. Köhn makes headspace for spaceheads.

Köhn has put out releases on KRAAK, Western Vinyl, Deep Distance, Sloow Tapes, SicSic, Sonic Meditations, Almost Helloween Time, KERM, Kirigirisu...

Köhn resides in Gent, Belgium.
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