Porter Ricks will release their first new material for 17 years this November.

The German duo of sound artist Thomas Köner and music producer Andy Mellwig last new release came back in 1999, the Symbiotic LP on Mille Plateaux (though their Biokinetics LP was since reissued in 2012). News has just broken that they are to return with new material before the end of the year, via Tresor.

First up is three-track EP Shadow Boat. More focussed on rhythm and melody than their previous experimental outings, it is described by the label as “deeply nuanced in its perception of space, using complex layers to add depth, detail, and density to non-formulaic techno compositions: buoyant dub, hazy ambience, and colorful sound design.”

The EP will also be followed by a full-length album release. More information to follow.

Shadow Boat will be available to purchase from November 4. Stream snippets below.


A1. Shadow Boat
B1. Bay Rouge
B2. Harbor Chart