Mark Van Hoen

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Mark Van Hoen
Mark Van Hoen 2013.jpg
Background information
Born September 1966
Croydon, London, England
Genres Electronic music, drone Music, ambient music
Years active 1982–present
Labels Editions Mego, Apollo Records, Touch Music, City centre offices
Associated acts Locust, Scala, Seefeel, Autocreation, Black Hearted Brother

Mark Van Hoen (born September 1966, Croydon, London, England) is an English electronic music artist. He has created music under his own name as well as Locust, and Autocreation. The BBC said, "in a brief listen one can hear the influence on Boards of Canada's damaged melodies and dense claustrophobia, more so even than usual suspects like the Aphex Twin."[1] Pitchfork said, "Musically, Van Hoen belongs to a distinguished family tree. Originally influenced by the likes of Brian Eno and Tangerine Dream, and later presaging both Autechre's glitch and Boards of Canada's pastoral IDM, with his latest album Van Hoen would fit in just as well alongside White Rainbow or Atlas Sound on a current label like Kranky: He combines oceanic drone with pop lyricism, using technology as a catalyst."[2]

In 1993, Van Hoen signed with the Belgian based record label, R&S. The initial releases were as Locust and used vintage analogue synthesizers and tape recorders. As the Locust sound moved towards an increasingly more vocal oriented approach in the late 1990s, Van Hoen also began to release music under his own name.

In October 2013, Black Hearted Brother, Van Hoen's collaboration with Neil Halstead, released their debut album, Stars Are Our Home.[3]

Discography as Locust[edit]

  • 1993: Skysplit[4] – R&S Records[5]
  • 1994: In Remembrance of Times Past[6] – Apollo Records[7]
  • 1994: Natural Composite[8] – Apollo Records
  • 1994: Needle[9] 12" – Apollo Records
  • 1994: Weathered Well[10] – Apollo Records
  • 1995: Truth Is Born of Arguments[11] – Apollo Records
  • 1997: Morning Light[12] – Apollo Records
  • 2001: Wrong[13]Touch[14]
  • 2013: You'll Be Safe Forever[15]Editions Mego[16]
  • 2014 : After The Rain

Discography as Mark Van Hoen[edit]

  • 1997: The Last Flowers From The Darkness[17]Touch
  • 1998: Playing With Time[18] – Apollo Records
  • 2004: The Warmth Inside You[19]
  • 2010: Where Is The Truth[20] – City Centre Offices
  • 2012: The Revenant Diary – Editions Mego

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Music – Review of Mark Van Hoen – The Warmth Inside You". BBC. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Mark Van Hoen: Where Is The Truth | Album reviews". Pitchfork. 20 April 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "The AllMusic Blog | Features, Lists, Stream & Download, Promotions". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Locust – Skysplit (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "R&S Records ◊ In Order To Dance". Rsrecords.com. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Locust in Remembrance of Times Past". Mark Van Hoen. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Apollo Records Discography". Music.hyperreal.org. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Locust Natural Composite". Mark Van Hoen. 17 June 1994. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Locust – Needle (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "Locust Weathered Well". Mark Van Hoen. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "Locust Truth Is Born of Arguments". Mark Van Hoen. 26 November 1994. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "Locust Morning Light". Markvanhoen.com. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  13. ^ "Locust Wrong". Markvanhoen.com. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  14. ^ "touch33.net | Touch". touch33.net. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  15. ^ "Locust – You'll Be Safe Forever". Markvanhoen.com. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  16. ^ "Editions Mego". Editions Mego. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  17. ^ "Mark Van Hoen Last Flowers From The Darkness". Markvanhoen.com. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  18. ^ "Mark Van Hoen Playing With Time". Markvanhoen.com. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  19. ^ "Mark Van Hoen The Warmth Inside You". Markvanhoen.com. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  20. ^ "Mark Van Hoen Where Is The Truth". Markvanhoen.com. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 

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