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Marc Leclair
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Akufen is a phonetic spelling of acouphène, the French word for tinnitus.
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Akufen Discography Tracks

Various Train To Barcelona Various - Elektronische Musik -Interkontinental (Comp) Traum Schallplatten, Traum Schallplatten Germany 2001 Sell This Version
MTK01 Various Denture Broth Various - Mutek 2001(CD) Mutek_Rec MTK01 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
none Various Architextures Various - Montrealmiami - Winter Music Conference 2001(CD, Comp, Promo, Car) Distr!ck, Haute Couture, Relentless none Canada 2001 Sell This Version
Various Oral 03 Various - Post Office (Comp) Telegraph, Telegraph, Logistic Records, Logistic Records France 2002 Sell This Version
Various Severed Finger Samba Various - Montreal Smoked Meat (Comp) Force Inc. Music Works Germany 2002 Sell This Version
Various Jeep Sex Various - Fashion Week - Issue#1 Fall / Winter 2002/03 (Comp) George V Records, Wagram Music France 2002 Sell This Version
Various Synthaxis 2 Various - opensource.code (Comp) Source Records (2) Germany 2002 Sell This Version
Various Deck The House (Herbert Stops Like This Mix) Various - Digital Disco (Comp) Force Tracks Germany 2002 Sell This Version
CD 581 362-2, none Various Skidoos Various - Technotuner V.0.2(CD, Comp) Omnisounds, EMI CD 581 362-2, none France 2002 Sell This Version
none Various Deck The House Various - Best Of 2002(CD, Comp) Muzik Magazine none UK 2002 Sell This Version
541416 500932 Various My Way Various - Switch 2(2xCD, Comp, Copy Prot.) 541 541416 500932 Belgium 2002 Sell This Version
TRAX052 Various My Way Various - Trax #52(CD, Comp, Enh, Smplr, Car) Trax Sampler TRAX052 France 2002 Sell This Version
EFA 60108-2 Various Deck The House Various - The State Of E:Motion Vol.10(3xCD, Comp) E:Motion EFA 60108-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
CD 020541, cd 020541 Various Synthaxis 2 Various - opensource.code(CD, Comp) Source Records (2), Source Records (2) CD 020541, cd 020541 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
none Various Skidoos Various - Kaktus Discos # 7(CD, Comp, Enh, Promo) kaktus (3) none Poland 2002 Sell This Version
3076282 Various Psychometry Vol.3.0 Various - Nova Tunes 06(CD, Comp) Nova Records 3076282 France 2002 Sell This Version
KEEPCD006 Various Deck The House (Herbert Stops Like This Mix) Various - The Magnificent Sounds Of Click(CD) Keep Diggin' Recordings KEEPCD006 UK 2002 Sell This Version
Various Skidoos Various - Sonar 2003 (Comp) Tanga Records Spain 2003 Sell This Version
Various Deck The House Various - The Music From The Fashion Week: New York London Milan Paris: Issue # 02 Spring / Summer 2003 (Comp) George V Records, Stefano Cecchi Records Europe 2003 Sell This Version
Various Red Skies Various - Futuristic Experiments #006 (Comp) Background Germany 2003 Sell This Version
Various Theo's Theory (To Theo Parrish) Various - Staedtizism 4 (Comp) ~scape Germany 2003 Sell This Version
DIAM 050, 3 700077610801, 3700077610801 Various Even White Horizons Various - Dirty Diamonds(CD, Comp) Diamond Traxx, Diamond Traxx, Diamond Traxx DIAM 050, 3 700077610801, 3700077610801 France 2003 Sell This Version
cdstumm218 Various New Process Various - Rough Trade Shops - Counter Culture (2002)(2xCD, Comp) Mute cdstumm218 UK 2003 Sell This Version
none Various Deck The House Various - Québec Émergent 2003(2xCD, Comp + CD, Enh) Sopref none Canada 2003 Sell This Version
541416 501034 Various Installation Various - Your Lounge Your Music 5(2xCD, Comp) 541 541416 501034 Belgium 2003 Sell This Version

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Vinyl_world

Vinyl_world

February 9, 2016
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 ...
continuous.process

continuous.process

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!)
mikeholiday

mikeholiday

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.
cinquante_neuf

cinquante_neuf

April 12, 2006
edited over 11 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.
sgt

sgt

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.
technobug00

technobug00

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.
sNoBster

sNoBster

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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