Motion is an alias for Kingston-based Chris Coode. Having been picked up from a demo sent in over a year ago, the FatCat split 12” released in September 1999 marked the producer’s first ever release.
Motion’s working method is one where everything gets sampled, processed, re-sampled, and re-conditioned, utilising modified broken home-made instruments and toys, hi-fi, and found sounds. Working around interference error dysfunction, Motion’s music is created by programming random factors into sequences - allowing the machines some autonomy to make decisions about the nature of sounds and sequences. The architecture remains soft open; nothing is fixed absolutely, and the mix-down is always live.
Following the split 12”, Motion released a CD, ‘Pictures’ on his own label in 2001, and then two further albums, ‘Dust’ (2002) and ‘Every Action’ (2004) both on the 12K label. In 2004 he also released ‘White Label’ on HighPoint LowLife under the name Re:con.