Ben Lukas Boysen

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Ben Lukas Boysen, also known by his stage name Hecq, is an electronic music composer based in Berlin.[1]

Biography[edit]

Boysen learned classical guitar and piano as a child.[2] He moved to Berlin in the early 2000s, setting up a studio called Hecq Audio,[3] and composed electronic music under the alias Hecq[4] from 2003. As Hecq, he released music in a variety of electronic styles, including glitch, ambient, breakcore, abstract IDM, and dubstep, mostly on the label Hymen Records.[5]

In 2014, he was featured (under his given name) in the lead track of Jon Hopkins's LateNightTales release.[6] He signed with Erased Tapes and released two full-lengths to date as Ben Lukas Boysen. The first, Gravity, was originally issued in 2013, but was reissued by Erased Tapes in 2016; the second, Spells, appeared in 2016 as well.[7][8]

Boysen also does soundtrack work and has written pieces for entities such as Marvel and Amnesty International.[9]

Discography[edit]

As Hecq

Albums[edit]

  • A Dried Youth (Kaleidoskop, 2003)
  • Scatterheart (Hymen Records, 2004)
  • Bad Karma (Hymen Records, 2005)
  • 0000 (Hymen Records, 2007)
  • Night Falls (Hymen Records, 2008)
  • Steeltongued (Hymen Records, 2009)
  • Avenger (Hymen Records, 2011)
  • Horror Vacui (Hymen Records, 2013)
  • Conversions (Ad Noiseam, 2014)
  • Mare Nostrum (Hymen Records, 2015)
  • Chansons de Geste (Hymen Records, 2017)

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • Zetha (onpa))))), 2007)
  • Golden Pines (Binkcrsh, 2008)
  • Sura (Ad Noiseam, 2010)
  • Spheres of Fury (with Exillon, Contortion, 2011)
  • Enceladus (Ad Noiseam, 2012)
  • Pain Call (with Skyence, Edged Music, 2013)
As Ben Lukas Boysen
Soundtracks
  • Restive (2012)
  • Mother Nature (2013)
  • Sleeper's Beat (2014)
  • Sundays (2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Review of Spells. Bandcamp, June 20, 2016.
  2. ^ Spells album review. GigSoup, July 4, 2016.
  3. ^ Ben Lukas Boysen, "Golden Times 1". Stereogum, April 6, 2016.
  4. ^ Review of Steeltongued, Brainwashed.com, June 20, 2009.
  5. ^ Ben Lukas Boysen, "Spells". Headphone Commute.
  6. ^ Listen: New Ben Lukas Boysen. The Quietus, February 4, 2014.
  7. ^ Soothe Your Mind With Berlin Composer Ben Lukas Boysen’s Spells LP. The Fader, June 9, 2016.
  8. ^ Ben Lukas Boysen, Spells Review. MetroMag New Zealand, October 12, 2016.
  9. ^ Spells Review. XLR8R, June 2016.