Real Name:
Marc Leclair
Akufen is a phonetic spelling of acouphène, the French word for tinnitus.
Marc Leclair (born 13 August 1966 in Montréal, Québec) is a Canadian electronic musician.


FIM-1-060 Akufen - My Way album art Akufen My Way (Album) Force Inc. Music Works FIM-1-060 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
FLAT06 Akufen - Blu TribunL album art Akufen / Freeform / The Rip Off Artist* Akufen / Freeform / The Rip Off Artist* - Blu TribunL(CD, Album) Inflatabl Labl FLAT06 US 2004 Sell This Version
RA.EX038 Akufen - RA.EX038 Akufen album art Akufen RA.EX038 Akufen(File, MP3, 320) Resident Advisor RA.EX038 UK 2011

Singles & EPs

EP01 Akufen - 01-02 album art Akufen 01-02 Oral EP01 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
REV 0004 Akufen - Mary Jane Kelley album art Akufen Mary Jane Kelley (EP) Revolver Recordings REV 0004 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
03, TEK-V-109 Akufen - Architextures 1 -2 -3 album art Akufen Architextures 1 -2 -3 (EP) Hautec, Hautec 03, TEK-V-109 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
ORAL EP # 2 Akufen - 03 album art Akufen 03 (EP) Oral ORAL EP # 2 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
PERL 24 Akufen - Quebec Nightclub album art Akufen Quebec Nightclub Perlon PERL 24 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
trapez 03 Akufen - Psychometry Vol. 1 album art Akufen Psychometry Vol. 1 Trapez trapez 03 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
BG017 Akufen - Adad album art Nefuka* Adad (EP) Background BG017 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
trapez 07 Akufen - Psychometry Vol. 2 album art Akufen Psychometry Vol. 2(12") Trapez trapez 07 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
FIM 223 Akufen - Deck The House album art Akufen Deck The House Force Inc. Music Works FIM 223 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
trapez 14 Akufen - Psychometry (Remixes) album art Akufen Psychometry (Remixes) Trapez trapez 14 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
trapez 015 Akufen - Psychometry 1.1-3.2 Remixes By Thomas Brinkmann & Process album art Akufen Psychometry 1.1-3.2 Remixes By Thomas Brinkmann & Process Trapez trapez 015 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
Trapez 013 Akufen - Psychometry Vol. 3 album art Akufen Psychometry Vol. 3 Trapez Trapez 013 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
trapez 030 Akufen - Psychometry III (Remixes) album art Akufen Psychometry III (Remixes) Trapez trapez 030 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
RISQUE 001 Akufen - Hawaiian Wodka Party album art Akufen Hawaiian Wodka Party Musique Risquée RISQUE 001 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
FIM 236 Akufen - My Way (The Remixes) album art Akufen My Way (The Remixes) Force Inc. Music Works FIM 236 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
RISQUEE025 Akufen - Battlestar Galacticlown album art Akufen Battlestar Galacticlown (EP) Musique Risquée RISQUEE025 2012 Sell This Version
10 Akufen - Dollhouse album art Akufen Dollhouse(3xFile, MP3, Maxi, 320) Zupton Son 10 Canada 2012
karat 57 Akufen - Akufen album art Akufen Akufen (EP) Karat Records karat 57 France 2017 Sell This Version
TTX003 Akufen - Music 2 Wiggle 2 EP album art Akufen Music 2 Wiggle 2 EP(12", EP) Telharmonic Texture TTX003 Italy 2018 Sell This Version
QSB04 Akufen - My Blue House album art Akufen My Blue House(12") Quartet Series QSB04 Germany 2019 Sell This Version
ONYSIA003 Akufen - We Shall Not Surrender album art Akufen We Shall Not Surrender(12", EP) Onysia ONYSIA003 Netherlands 2021 Sell This Version
RWAY001 Akufen - Preamble EP album art Akufen Preamble EP(12", EP) Ourway RWAY001 Canada 2021 Sell This Version

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February 9, 2016
edited over 3 years ago
I guess he has been influenced by Todd Edwards, same use of cut up samples, same house rythmes, etc, etc
But hey, he took it just a bit farther ...


February 8, 2015
Quebec Nightclub... pas la première de Marc Leclair... je sors pas, mais je suis apprenti depuis des années, encore j'ai eu par meilleure chance... de découvrir ce talent débile... je trouve ca, meme ça fait des annés, pi je ris encore.

J'ai de la misère a croire le talent ridicule icitte... surement après il a continué de m'épatter.

De mnml horreur, contrastant sans degradation du minimalisme délibrement euphorique avec "Anna Kaufen" et juste qu'à "femmes enceintes" et plus... C'est toujours une promesse d'enrichissement cérébrale.

(Mods: QC wants to use discogs too. This one is for you. If you can manage the variety in an organized fashion, I'm seeing gold in the recent engineering posts. Edit with tact ;) Thank you!)


September 3, 2014
Everything I've heard from Marc Leclair has invoked feelings of epiphany. I'm not sure what else I could say about his art.


April 12, 2006
edited over 16 years ago
Akufen, also known as Marc Leclair, produces an interesting mix of minimal house and experimental techno with underlying influences from Stockhausen, Steve Reich, Kraftwerk, and Throbbing Gristle.

At the basis of his 2002 first full-length album My Way (Force Inc.), Marc collected hours of audio material from AM/FM and shortwave programs that he fragmented into minute voices, blips, and other unrecognizable bits that were then applied to catchy, dance floor friendly house tracks.

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.

Throughout the years, Marc has also released numerous tracks for labels like Force Inc., Background, Traum, Oral, Trapez, and Perlon under the Akufen, Anna Kaufun, and Nekufa monikers.


February 4, 2003
Akufen is the most unique producer i have ever heard. Sounds like a radio posessed by demons. I personally like the track "In Dog We Trust". It has to take this guy forever to make a track. As a producer myself i can only imagine how long and hard it must be to create something like Akufen creates. I don't spin micro house stuff but i defintely recommend checking this guy out.


August 8, 2002
The montrealer Akufen brings a new type of elektro music. His unique style is simply amazing and create such an ambience that it is essential. All the works of Akufen that were released before My Way are relatively shit because of their repetitive content, but buying the My Way CD is one of the best things you can do. Trust me, you've never heard something like that. Ever.


June 7, 2002
Downbeat? E-Beat? Jazzy lines? All together? O.k. It ever depends how close to the ground level you are. But for me "AKUFEN" seems a little >Bit< to be from another planet. Like "HERBERT" a great artist with a wide spectrum to discover over a long time sonic & musician details. Funny! And a high pleasure to listen such a good sound. I think you not very often find such a project like "My Way". Listen!!!! :-)

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