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  • Born: Cologne, Germany
  • Years Active: 1990s, 2000s


Biography All Music Guide

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Cologne native Jens Massel began to produce lean experimental techno in 1995. Within two years, he released his first 12”, an EP titled Senking, as Kandis. He continued to issue tracks under that name, and in 1998 he initiated Fumble and the more prolific Senking as alternate aliases. Each year from 1998 through 2003 featured at least one Senking disc. Karaoke Kalk issued the majority of them, including the albums Senking (1998), Ping Thaw (2001), and Silencer (also 2001), while Raster-Noton sought him for their 20’ to 2000 series (1999) and continued the alliance with Trial (2000), Forge (2002), and Tap (2003). For a few years, Massel left Senking dormant, but he occasionally revived the name for the sake of releasing List (Raster-Noton, 2007) and Pong (Raster-Noton, 2010), the latter inspired by the early-‘70s arcade game of the same name.