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Akufen in 2004
Akufen in 2004
Background information
Birth nameMarc Leclair
Also known asNefuka, Anna Kaufen, Horror Inc.
OriginMontreal, Quebec, Canada
GenresElectronic music
Years active1996–present
LabelsForce Inc.

Marc Leclair, better known by his stage name Akufen, is a Canadian electronic musician. His music is electronic music that is often described as minimal house, minimal techno, glitch, or microhouse.

His 2002 release titled My Way introduced his concept of "microsampling", which was essentially a way of using extremely small and short clips of samples he had randomly recorded from FM radio broadcasts as a key musical element.[1][2]

Leclair's pseudonym comes from the French word for tinnitus (ringing of the ears), acouphène, and he has also gone under the pseudonyms Horror Inc., David Scott, Nefuka, and Anna Kaufen.[3]


As Akufen[edit]

As Marc Leclair[edit]

As Horror Inc.[edit]

  • Briefly Eternal (2013)


  1. ^ Sarah Liss (May 28, 2009). "Tech savvy". CBC News. Retrieved 2009-01-22.
  2. ^ Ewald Christians (August 28, 2002). "Music preview: Akufen". Salon.com. Archived from the original on June 13, 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-22.
  3. ^ "Akufen". The Wire, 2004

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