Kontakt der Jünglinge is the collaboration between German sound artists Asmus Tietchens and Thomas Köner . It joins two generations of artists dedicated to uncompromisingly inventive electronic sound: Asmus Tietchens has been active since four decades, and his electroacoustic compositions have been awarded two times with the prestigious Karl-Sczuka-Preis in Donaueschingen. Kontakt der Jünglinge is named as a tribute to works by Karlheinz Stockhausen : Gesange der Jünglinge, as one of the touchstones in the history of electronic music and Kontakte, as… read more
At times there almost develops a sense of rhythm, admittedly loose and non-traditional, which harkens back to both artists’ earlier works. While it does not clearly resemble Tietchens’ early synth pop like instrumental miniatures or the deconstructed dance music of Köner’s other project Porter Ricks, shrill beeps and sub bass throbs do lock into a sort of rhythmic collage of complex noise and clinical tone. The same sub-aquatic low end processing of Porter Ricks also appears throughout, as does Tietchens’ love of intricate, almost tactile noise.