Thomas Melchior, Live at 5 Jahre Klick Klack Klub, Köln 14-01-2011

Born in Germany but raised in Texas, Spain and England, Melchior started making his name around the dawn of the ’90s, when some of his soulful early work as Ohm caught on and helped seed the ground for trip-hop. After that came work under the names Vulva and Yoni for Aphex Twin‘s Rephlex label (among others) and eventually a collaborative streak with Baby Ford that would directly inform the kind of flecked but forceful minimal grooves that Melchior favors now.

Devotion to ideas of the sort certainly plays into the mysticism apparent in Melchior’s work, but talking about it all, he’s just as quick to revert to a liking for the down and dirty.

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