Thursday, June 3, 2010

Archival Thursdays: Akufen - My Way (2002)

Montreal Canada's Marc Leclair aka Akufen has only been producing techno just over 10 years, but listening to his music would make you think otherwise. His productions are precise, clean and sharp as a razor, enough to keep up with techno veterans Juan Atkins or Richie Hawtin. He is known for his chopped-up minimal techno sound, which is the reason I love this particular album.

Released on the great Force Inc label, '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 off FM radio broadcasts as a key musical element. Supposedly the album contains over 2,000 samples of radio feed in it. Genius!

This copy I ordered from Forced Exposure when it was released back in 2002 and they completely sold out in a week. It's definitely one of my top 5 favorite techno albums of all time. Oh yea, be sure to check out tracks "Skidoos" and "Wet Floors"'ll be blown away.