Mark Van Hoen at Big Takeover

This London-based ambient electronica artist, AKA Locust, has covered a lot of stylistic ground in his career. This time he’s made a synth-heavy valentine to the spacier side of Krautrock (explicitly on “Froese Requiem I &II,” for Tangerine Dream mastermind Edgar Froese, who died earlier this year). Slowly swooshing melodies intertwine with percolating patterns, occasional drum-machine beats, and a few cosmic spoken bits. It’s not so much a throwback as a gentle modernization of a much-loved style by including little bits of IDM.

[From the print issue]