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AkufenCA/QC
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AkufenCA/QC
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AkufenCA/QC
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Hyper-detailed microhouse pioneer Marc Leclair’s meticulous sampling sensibilities aren’t strictly the domain of the chin-strokingly serious. His flamboyant four-on-the-floor glitch funk has been delighting both highbrowed audiophiles and those who instinctively understand groove-ology. Inspired by the Surrealists, automatic writing and a legacy of pre-tech grooves, his exquisite corpse of cut-ups triggers pleasurable buzzing and swooshing in the ears—hence the name Akufen, a play on the French word for tinnitus.

どの人

Montréal-based electronic musician, producer and DJ Marc Leclair, who also operates under aliases Horror Inc. and The Stowaway

スタイル

An exquisite corpse of fidgety microsamples; abstracted four-on-the-floor glitch funk; tightly wound minimal house syncopations

レーベル

Perlon, Musique Risquée, Quartet Series, Telharmonic Texture, Karat Records, Compost Records

最新の

Akufen: My Blue House (2019), Music 2 Wiggle 2 (2018); The Stowaway: Future Sounds of Jazz 14 (2018)

より多くの

Visual artists have hugely impacted Leclair’s craft, particularly surrealists such as Marcel Duchamp and his ready-mades to Jean-Paul Riopelle and Quebec’s Automatists. In a 2002 interview with Exclaim, Leclair chose Riopelle as his ideal dinner guest, adding that he would “order pizza and beer”

MUTEKs

Montréal: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2019

Barcelona: 2010

Buenos Aires: 2018

Mexico: 2003, 2009