Drawing on a number of influences in ambient, dub techno, and electroacoustic music, Montreal-based artist Devon Hansen has produced and performed under various styles and pseudonyms over the years, from spacious textural techno as Persuasion (and with softcoresoft as Demora), to experimental freeform work as D.Hansen (and as part of the improvisation trio Fousek/Hansen/Tellier-Craig). Hansen has released material with an international slew of labels, including Where to Now?, Black Opal, Phinery, and flau. Having performed at the 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019 editions of MUTEK, Hansen is now focused on self-releasing through the Bandcamp-based label Idioms. Its first release, Winter Studies, is a distinctively dreamy collaboration between Hansen and Polish producer Fischerle.
Enveloping drum programming and shimmering filmic sound palettes; atmospheric, minimal, dub-leaning techno with trancelike momentum
Idioms, Where To Now?, Opal Tapes, Black Opal, flau
Winter Studies (2019), Quatermass (2018)
Hansen's first foray into production began by googling "how to make your own techno" at 11 years old