Oct 25, 2008

Afterpost (02)

Hello, something to get you started this weekend . How many socalled micro samples can become more then the sum of it's parts... in fact, the result is rather asthonishing. French Canadian artist Akufen shows his way and his is a path well worth exploring....

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Akufen - My Way (02 ^ 467mb)

Akufen is the musical pseudonym of Montreal, Canada based artist, Marc Leclair. Leclair makes electronic music that is often described as minimal house, minimal techno, glitch, click hop, or microhouse. Leclair's pseudonym comes from the French word for tinnitus (ringing of the ears), acouphène.

Since 1999, Akufen has been amassing a thick stockpile of 12" releases for labels like Perlon, Background, Traum, Oral, Trapez, and Force Inc. With influences ranging from Bootsy to Mancini to Moroder to Reich, Leclair's productions veer from challenging experimental techno to pop-oriented micro-house. For most of the tracks on 2002's My Way, his first full-length album for Force Inc., Leclair employed a technique he referred to as "microsampling." Leclair would spend hours of each morning recording material from AM/FM dials and a shortwave, and he would then use those recordings as fodder for his productions, splicing seconds into minute fragments (consisting of voices, song snips, acoustic guitar flicks, and all sorts of unidentifiable moments) and applying them to danceable, hook-heavy house tracks.

In 2004 released Blu tribunL a glitch/minimal album together with Freeform and the Rip-Off Artist, each bringing in four tracks, later that year he delivered a well recieved mix album, Fabric 17. In 2005 Marc Leclair returns under its own name with the release of Musique pour 3 femmes enceintes (Mutek) and proves that he had more than one card up in his sleeve. With the skillful integration of instrumental tones and outer-space noises, he built extended and dreamlike pieces that defy time.
Akufen obviously has been on the road quite a lot djing and doing remixes which left working on the new album and developping his label, Musique Risquée (risky music), squeezed by his obligations as a familyman.

01 - Even White Horizons (5:28)
02 - Installation (8:04)
03 - Skidoos (8:58)
04 - Deck The House (6:05)
05 - Wet Floors (6:18)
06 - Heaven Can Wait (5:05)
07 - In Dog We Trust (7:37)
08 - Jeep Sex (6:06)
09 - My Way (6:29)
10 - Architxtures I (7:08)
11 - Whore House (6:52)
12 - Little Hop Of Horrors (5:35)

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The Gosub Routine said...

cheers Rho!

I've never tried this guy b4, but have heard of him...

Anonymous said...

Sorry if you get gone; thanks for all the beats and extremely thoughtful bios. I always learned something. (Even if I forgot it the next moment.)

generic viagra said...

Sounds great, I'm gonna listen to see how it goes, thanks for sharing the link and the little info.
Nice post.

Geoff said...

Hi do you have Akufen - My Way in flac and if so can you please re-up the link?

Geoff said...

Thank you kindly

Anonymous said...

Akufen reup would be a pleasure to see ;-) ... many thanx for your efforts!

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for the reup. I've not heard this and I look forward to listening.