Mark Van Hoen

Mark Van Hoen

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Mark Van Hoen
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Mark Van Hoen occupies the shadier, more melancholic side of electronic music, assembling records of unmistakable beauty out of shards of dark, somewhat foreboding textures and arrangements. A London native working in TV and radio before concentrating full-time on recording for release, Van Hoen produced a string of highly thought-of releases for the R&S subsidiary Apollo, and experimental label Touch in a relatively short period of time. He’s quoted Steve Reich, David Sylvian, Kraftwerk, and Brian Eno as early influences, but more recently has been attempting to pursue paths of creative conception opened up by John Coltrane and Karlheinz Stockhausen. Although earlier releases focused on sprawling, mostly beatless experimental soundscapes, his mid- 90’s work has incorporated elements of breakbeat styles such as trip-hop and jungle — mostly in terms of production techniques, as opposed to aesthetic qualities, and with decidedly Locust flair. Truth Is Born of Arguments was the first release of this sort, and included heavy, distorted percussion and complex, looping polyrhythms similar to (although much more sluggish than) those found in drum’n’bass.
Not always the ambient misanthrope, Van Hoen splits his creative activity between Locust and a number of ongoing collaborative ventures, among them Autocreation (techno) and Involution (post-techno experimental electronic), the latter with Seefeel member Daren Seymour.
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Mark Van Hoen Discography

Albums

Daren Seymour & Mark Van Hoen Daren Seymour & Mark Van Hoen - Aurobindo: Involution (Album) Ash International UK 1995 Sell This Version
Mark Van Hoen The Last Flowers From The Darkness (Album) Touch UK 1997 Sell This Version
Mark Van Hoen Playing With Time (Album) Apollo Japan 1998 Sell This Version
VF010CD Mark Van Hoen The Warmth Inside You(CD, Album) Very Friendly VF010CD UK 2004 Sell This Version
Mark Van Hoen Where Is The Truth (Album) City Centre Offices Germany 2010 Sell This Version
Mark Van Hoen The Revenant Diary (Album) Editions Mego Austria 2012 Sell This Version
Mark Van Hoen Nightvision (Album) Saint Marie Records US 2015 Sell This Version
TTW#80 Mark Van Hoen The Worcester Tapes, 1983-1987(Cass, Ltd) The Tapeworm TTW#80 UK 2015 Sell This Version
none Mark Van Hoen Artifacts 1992(4xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Not On Label (Mark Van Hoen Self-Released) none USA, Canada & Europe 2016
none Mark Van Hoen Artifacts 1994(7xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Not On Label (Mark Van Hoen Self-Released) none USA, Canada & Europe 2016
none Mark Van Hoen The Visitor(9xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Not On Label (Mark Van Hoen Self-Released) none US 2016
none Mark Van Hoen Artifacts 1993(5xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Not On Label (Mark Van Hoen Self-Released) none USA, Canada & Europe 2016
none Mark Van Hoen Ephemera(11xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Not On Label (Mark Van Hoen Self-Released) none UK, Europe & US 2017

Compilations

none Mark Van Hoen Electronic Music 1982​-​1987(20xFile, MP3, Album, Comp, 320) Not On Label (Mark Van Hoen Self-Released) none UK, Europe & US 2017

DJ Mixes

Pontone 87 Mark Van Hoen Special Guest Mixtape(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Pontone Pontone 87 Poland 2012

Miscellaneous

TOUCHLINE4 Mark Van Hoen Artefacts l(File, MPEG-4 Video) Touch TOUCHLINE4 UK 2015
Mark Van Hoen It's Not Me (Sketch For Winter V) (Album) Geographic North US 2016 Sell This Version