Ben Lukas Boysen
Boysen learned classical guitar and piano as a child. He moved to Berlin in the early 2000s, setting up a studio called Hecq Audio, and composed electronic music under the alias Hecq 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.
In 2014, he was featured (under his given name) in the lead track of Jon Hopkins's LateNightTales release. 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.
- As Hecq
- 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
- 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
- Infinite Rounds (Grundruck, 2007)
- Gravity (Ad Noiseam, 2013)
- Spells (Erased Tapes, 2016)
- Everything (with Sebastian Plano, Erased Tapes, 2017)
- Restive (2012)
- Mother Nature (2013)
- Sleeper's Beat (2014)
- Sundays (2015)
- Review of Spells. Bandcamp, June 20, 2016.
- Spells album review. GigSoup, July 4, 2016.
- Ben Lukas Boysen, "Golden Times 1". Stereogum, April 6, 2016.
- Review of Steeltongued, Brainwashed.com, June 20, 2009.
- Ben Lukas Boysen, "Spells". Headphone Commute.
- Listen: New Ben Lukas Boysen. The Quietus, February 4, 2014.
- Soothe Your Mind With Berlin Composer Ben Lukas Boysen’s Spells LP. The Fader, June 9, 2016.
- Ben Lukas Boysen, Spells Review. MetroMag New Zealand, October 12, 2016.
- Spells Review. XLR8R, June 2016.