LONG PLAYER OF THE DAY: Mark Van Hoen, ‘The Revenant Diary’

The Artist/Album: Mark Van Hoen, The Revenant Diary (Editions Mego, 2011)

A Short Review: It figures that Mark Van Hoen was signed to R&S Records seven years before such new-school nostalgia miners as James Blake and Pariah. Now relocated to Peter Rehberg’s Editions Mego imprint, the Seefeel co-founder is still caught in a web of his own clouded memories. At times, the experience can be literal, like when a lost soul wanders through empty, sample-lined streets, repeatedly saying “Where were you?” Most of this record is much more abstract, however, whether that amounts to trails of pure ectoplasm (the exorcism that is “37/3d”) or a nine-minute snapshot of a robot sputtering its last oil-slicked breaths (“Holy Me”).

Profoundly creepy no matter how you slice it.

Available At: Amazon · Editions Mego ·  Insound · iTunes · Spotify

  • coolcarcasting

    not a follower of fashion but a fashioner of followings both past and present as our mentor Van Hoen colloids with his past as present as electronic creep show gone sonic viral. you have too appreciate the ingenuity of tangibles. he is mixmaster king as this is more sound based nuance
    nestled to draw you in and sever all blood flow to the extremities as you bleed out in sublime exotic. van hoen claims no ground except to pass from high to low and document the passage with musical rendering. enjoy you weirdos because I just came from where you are headed and lived to enjoy, plus recommend first hand involvement.

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