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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

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TEK-114 Les Jardiniers Poupée Folle (8 Bit Mix) Les Jardiniers - Poupée Folle / Deluxe(12", EP) Haute Couture TEK-114 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
TEK-V-105 Les Jardiniers Everybody's Got It (Rene Disco AKA Akufen Mix) Les Jardiniers - Deluxe(12") Haute Couture TEK-V-105 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
REV 0005 Algorithm Delgado (Akufen Remix) Algorithm - Delgado(12") Revolver Recordings REV 0005 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
FIM 220 Auch Tomorrow Goodbye (Akufen Mix) Auch - Remix Tomorrow Goodbye(12") Force Inc. Music Works FIM 220 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
Sieg Über Die Sonne I'm Not A Sound (Akufen Remix) Sieg Über Die Sonne - I'm Not A Sound (New Mixes) (Maxi, Single) Multicolor Recordings Germany 2002 Sell This Version
Thomas Dolby with Salz One Of Our Submarines (Akufen Remix) Thomas Dolby with Salz - One Of Our Submarines (Maxi) Salz Germany 2002 Sell This Version
Cabaret Voltaire Nag Nag Nag (Akufen's Karaoke Slam Mix) Cabaret Voltaire - Untitled (Single) NovaMute US 2002 Sell This Version
International Pony Leaving Home (Akufen Mix) International Pony - Leaving Home (Single, Maxi) Columbia Germany 2002 Sell This Version
Cosmo Vitelli Party Day (Akufen Honey Moon Remix) Cosmo Vitelli - Party Day (Maxi, Single) Disques Solid, Labels, Virgin France S.A. France 2002 Sell This Version
Craig David What's Your Flava? (Akufen's Dub Mix) and 1 more… Craig David - What's Your Flava? Atlantic US 2002 Sell This Version
TRAUM CD9 Process Pelican Remix Process - Re'Processed - Interkontinentale Remixe(2xCD, Album) Traum Schallplatten TRAUM CD9 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
CD LI 02 57 Various Party Day (Akufen Honey Moon Remix) Various - Une Rentrée 2002 - Electro(CD, Comp, Car) Les Inrockuptibles CD LI 02 57 France 2002 Sell This Version
POUC0103 Various What's Your Flava? (Akufen Dub Mix) Various - Promo Only Underground Club: January 2003(2xCD, Comp, Promo) Promo Only POUC0103 US 2002 Sell This Version
none Various Party Day EP (Akufen Remix) Various - Ideal Convention Sampler 2002(CDr, Smplr, Promo) Virgin none Denmark 2002 Sell This Version
REV 0006 J. Hunsberger* Kneecapped J. Hunsberger* - Kneecap(12") Revolver Recordings REV 0006 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
Yello Planet Dada (Akufen's Delta Panda Mix) Yello - Planet Dada (Maxi) Motor, Universal, Universal Music Europe 2003 Sell This Version
Yello Planet Dada (Flamboyant) Yello - The Eye (Album) Motor Ukraine 2003 Sell This Version
Various Nag Nag Nag (Akufen's Karaoke Slam Mix) Various - 2 CDs & MP3s (Comp) NovaMute UK 2003 Sell This Version
[re:jazz] Mental Strength [re:jazz] - (re:mix) (Album) INFRACom! Japan 2003 Sell This Version
Luomo Tessio (Akufen Remix) Luomo - Tessio (Maxi) Force Tracks Germany 2003 Sell This Version
VJCP-12170 Massive Attack Special Cases (Akufen Remix) Massive Attack - Butterfly Caught(CD, EP, Copy Prot.) Virgin VJCP-12170 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
Ark E-Cône (Akufen Remix) Ark - Alleluyark Vol_1 (EP) Circus Company France 2003 Sell This Version
International Pony Leaving Home (Akufen Mix Missing Home) International Pony - Bass Is Boss - The First Remix & Video Collection Columbia Germany 2003 Sell This Version
Massive Attack Special Cases (Akufen Remix) Massive Attack - Special Cases (Single) Virgin, Virgin US 2003 Sell This Version
cdstumm218 Various Nag Nag Nag (Akufen's Karaoke Slam Mix) Various - Rough Trade Shops - Counter Culture (2002)(2xCD, Comp) Mute cdstumm218 UK 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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