Koenig, John - John Koenig

SKU Stilll ORT 2010
This is packaged in a very simple cardboard sleeve, as if it were an EP, but this is a full length album by an electronic music composer whose works veer somewhere between television soundtracks, space music and techno. This is championed by, and released under the auspices of, Pierre Verloesem, of Flat Earth Society/X-Legged Sally.

"John Koening (born April 13, 1950 in Budapest,Hungary), is a composer and conductor from a family of musicians. His father, Teodor Koening, is a pianist and conductor, his mother is a writer-composer. After having been awarded first prizes for violin and composition at the National Conservatory of Budapest, he arrived in Brussels in 1969 and continued his studies at the Conservatoire de Bruxelles. From 1974 he made a number of international tours as a concert violinist and began to devote himself more to composing. In 1978, he received his first commission to write film music for Julien Landeau « Voyage sidéral ». John Koening has since composed more than one hundred scores for feature films and TV series, most of them never ever showed as they were all unsuccessful or directly became cult movies. As he signed a contract with a Hungarian label which made bankrupt in the mid-90s, most of his music is now impossible to find. Since the mid 70s, Pierre Vervloesem became a huge fan of John Koening’s work. He succeeded in February 2010 to find a copy of one of his most famous score that was composed in 1999. It was commissioned by NASA for a feature documentary, but like most of his other scores, was then replaced by the music of another composer. It’s a privilege for the label to finally give the place that John Koening deserves and to give people from the world the chance to discover his fantastic music"
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Interesting electronica, grafting a Peter Frohmader-style sound palette onto a funky rhythm section that could have hip-hopped out of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. And most importantly, it works!
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