Real Name:
Marc Leclair
Akufen is a phonetic spelling of acouphène, the French word for tinnitus.

Akufen Discography Tracks

CH - 029 CD, CH 029 Akufen - Cologne Summer album art Dominic Chevalier Psychometry 1.0 Dominic Chevalier - Cologne Summer(CD, Comp, Mixed) Choice Productions, Choice Productions CH - 029 CD, CH 029 UK 2001 Sell This Version
TEK-CD-116 Akufen - Confidence album art Mightykat Architextures (3) and 1 more… Mightykat - Confidence(CD, Mixed) Hautec TEK-CD-116 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
Akufen - RDB01 album art Rob Da Bank Skidoos Rob Da Bank - RDB01 (Comp) Trust The DJ UK 2002 Sell This Version
Akufen - DJ Mix 1/2 [Mix.Sound.Space] album art Fumiya Tanaka Severed Finger Samba and 1 more… Fumiya Tanaka - DJ Mix 1/2 [Mix.Sound.Space] (Comp) Dream Machine, Torema Records Japan 2002 Sell This Version
Akufen - Science Fiction Jazz Volume Seven album art Minus 8 Even White Horizons Minus 8 - Science Fiction Jazz Volume Seven (Comp) Mole Listening Pearls Germany 2002 Sell This Version
KOMPAKT CD 15 Akufen - Immer album art Michael Mayer 3.0 Michael Mayer - Immer(CD, Mixed) Kompakt KOMPAKT CD 15 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
XMAG 54 Akufen - Orion Hall Ultimate Techno Compilation album art DJ Kaisersoze Mary Jane Kelley DJ Kaisersoze - Orion Hall Ultimate Techno Compilation(CD, Comp, Enh, Mixed) XMAG XMAG 54 Czech Republic 2002 Sell This Version
878374-2 Akufen - Partysan Mx Series # 02 album art Various Psychometry Vol. 3 Various - Partysan Mx Series # 02(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Clubstar 878374-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
CAR 1007-2 Akufen - Lounge Electrique 4 (The ProVinyl Magic Session) album art Dusan Heric Deck The House Dusan Heric - Lounge Electrique 4 (The ProVinyl Magic Session)(CD, Comp, Mixed) Caramelle Recordings, ZYX Music CAR 1007-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
RTD 314.5002.2 Akufen - Love Family Trax album art Ricardo Villalobos The Unexpected Guest Ricardo Villalobos - Love Family Trax(CD, Mixed) Goodlife Records RTD 314.5002.2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
038 299-2 Akufen - All Night Long album art René S* Skidoos René S* - All Night Long(CD, Comp, Mixed) Universal 038 299-2 Switzerland 2003 Sell This Version
ramx001 Akufen - Red01 album art Digitalis (3) My Way Digitalis (3) - Red01(File, MP3, Mixed, 192) Realaudio ramx001 Switzerland 2003
VIR 5841292 Akufen - D'StoreMix : To album art Various Skidoos Various - D'StoreMix : To(2xCD, Copy Prot., Mixed) Virgin Music, DR VIR 5841292 Denmark 2003 Sell This Version
Log 028CD, log28CD Akufen - The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back! album art Daniel Bell Whore House Daniel Bell - The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back!(CD, Mixed) Logistic Records, Logistic Records Log 028CD, log28CD France 2003 Sell This Version
SPDE01 Akufen - S.Pellegrino - The Dining Experience album art Various Little Hop Of Horror Various - S.Pellegrino - The Dining Experience(CD, Comp, Mixed) Angle Records, Archivi Guiducci SPDE01 Italy 2003 Sell This Version
TSR 001-2 Akufen - Oslo Sessions album art Djacob* + Johannes Smith Skidoos Djacob* + Johannes Smith - Oslo Sessions(CD, Comp, Mixed) Taster's Choice Recordings TSR 001-2 Norway 2003 Sell This Version
TRAPEZ CD2 Akufen - Selection 2 album art Triple R Psychometry 2.1 Triple R - Selection 2(CD, Comp, Mixed) Trapez TRAPEZ CD2 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
MetDISCO2 Akufen - The Marcia Blaine School For Girls - School Disco Volume 2 album art Various Skidoos Various - The Marcia Blaine School For Girls - School Disco Volume 2(CDr, Mixed) Metal-On-Metal MetDISCO2 UK 2004 Sell This Version
CTCR-14293 Akufen - Sound Concierge #402 Four Kicks Adventure album art Fantastic Plastic Machine Deck The House (Akufen Mix) Fantastic Plastic Machine - Sound Concierge #402 Four Kicks Adventure(CD, Mixed) Cutting Edge CTCR-14293 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
none Akufen - 1936 - 2003 Rewind Your Mind album art DJ Oof Deck The House DJ Oof - 1936 - 2003 Rewind Your Mind(CD, Mixed, Unofficial) Not On Label (DJ Oof Self-released) none France 2004 Sell This Version
none Akufen - Warp Mart Mix 001 album art Various Premiere Tournee Various - Warp Mart Mix 001(CDr, Comp, Mixed) Warp Records none UK 2004 Sell This Version
W 23381 Akufen - Terryble Planet album art Various Jeep Sex Various - Terryble Planet(CD, Comp, Mixed) Warm W 23381 France 2004 Sell This Version
TCRBOX001 Akufen - Oslo Sessions Collection: Triple album art Various Skidoos Various - Oslo Sessions Collection: Triple(3xCD, Comp, Mixed + Box) Taster's Choice Recordings TCRBOX001 Norway 2005 Sell This Version
Akufen - The End Of Sleep album art Jxnblk My Way (Cabanne Remix) Jxnblk - The End Of Sleep Grafq Records US 2006
micromix-v76 Akufen - Micromix V76 album art Ferik 1.1 Ferik - Micromix V76(File, MP3, Comp, Mixed, 160) Micromix micromix-v76 Italy 2006

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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 ...


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 12 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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