Buckle up, electronic music fine lovers! The scene’s best-kept secret has just been unleashed from Montreal’s underground. Horror Inc., the enigmatic alter ego of the legendary Marc Leclair — also known as Akufen — is back.
And oh, how the tables have turned with his latest vinyl masterpiece, “A Soundtrack for Strange Times”. Released on Anoma, the brainchild of sonic sorcerer Ohm Hourani, this four-record box set isn’t just dropping beats; it’s dropping jaws.
Imagine diving headfirst into a movie where every scene is stitched together by pulsating rhythms, moody basslines, and ethereal melodies. Each track off the 4×12″ slabs is a twist in a tale that doesn’t need words to whisper its dark, introspective secrets. “A Soundtrack for Strange Times” isn’t just playing in the background — it’s the lead character, the plot twist, the climax, and the cliffhanger all at once.
This album pulsates with the lifeblood of Montreal, a city synonymous with a cultural mosaic that can turn the monochrome of life into kaleidoscopic highs. Every beat is a reflection of its vibrant, eclectic soul, crafted so meticulously it’s like Horror Inc. distilled the city’s essence and pressed it into vinyl. It’s not just a sound; it’s the heartbeat of an enigma.
Let’s talk narrative. Forget what you know about tracklists; this one reads like the chapters of a novel you can’t put down. From the haunting prologue “An Unusual Encounter (Intro)” to the eerie resolution “There Is Only One Way To Find Out”, Horror Inc. compels you to listen, not just hear. It’s a rollercoaster with no seat belts, a soundscape that dances on the edge of experimental and plunges into the abyss of the extraordinary.
It’s not for the faint-hearted, it’s for the seekers, the dreamers, and the night-crawlers who find beauty in the shadows and poetry in the desolate.
Wrapped in an enigma, housed in an artwork that’s as hauntingly beautiful as the compositions it encases, designed by the masterminds at Atelier14, this box set belongs in the annals of art and sound.
Secure your passage to this journey through the pre-order link — a portal to the other side where the strange times roll.
The maestro invites you: Shed the ordinary, embrace the oddities, and let this soundtrack be the maestro of your strange, beautiful times.