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Mark Van Hoen

Born 26 September 1966.

Biography

Mark Van Hoen (born September 1966, Croydon, London, England) is an English electronic music artist. He has created music under his own name as well as Locust, and Autocreation. The BBC said, "in a brief listen one can hear the influence on Boards of Canada's damaged melodies and dense claustrophobia, more so even than usual suspects like the Aphex Twin." Pitchfork said, "Musically, Van Hoen belongs to a distinguished family tree. Originally influenced by the likes of Brian Eno and Tangerine Dream, and later presaging both Autechre's glitch and Boards of Canada's pastoral IDM, with his latest album Van Hoen would fit in just as well alongside White Rainbow or Atlas Sound on a current label like Kranky: He combines oceanic drone with pop lyricism, using technology as a catalyst."

In 1993, Van Hoen signed with the Belgian based record label, R&S. The initial releases were as Locust and used vintage analogue synthesizers and tape recorders. As the Locust sound moved towards an increasingly more vocal oriented approach in the late 1990s, Van Hoen also began to release music under his own name.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of The Revenant Diary

    The Revenant Diary 2012

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    A sweet fifth solo set on which the Seefeel founder’s past collides with his present.
  2. Review of The Warmth Inside You

    The Warmth Inside You 2004

    Reviewed by Marcus Scott
    Complicated, unstable pieces that sound like music on the brink between sleeping and...
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