Schmo

オーストラリア・パースを拠点に活動する作曲家ハリー・ホーネンによる新しいプロジェクト。Telefon Tel Avivらを輩出したシカゴの名レーベルHeftyからVictor Bermon名義で、ケルンの老舗テクノレーベルTraumからはFotel Folyamat名義でリリースした他、WARPからのリリースで知られるバンドPVT/PivotのDave MillerとのユニットMiller And Fiamでもリリースし、テクノ〜フォークトロニカを横断して活動した早熟の才人として知られる。

現在は医学生として勉学に励む傍ら、新しいプロジェクトSchmoをスタート。ジャズ、クラシック、電子音楽の融合に影響を受け、オーガニックに成長する音のコラージュを制作。過去の名義から一貫して記憶に残る有機的なサンプルを縫い合わせたサウンドを製作し続けている。今作がおよそ13年ぶりの音楽シーンへの復帰となる。

Much like his music, Perth, Australia-based composer Harry Hohnen is everchanging. Formerly known as Victor Bermon when he released music on Hefty Records, and called Fotel Folyamat for his Traum releases, also released as Miller & Fiam (with Dave Miller from PVT/Pivot) on Expanding Records and Background. Harry Hohnen reverts to a nickname given him by his father for his latest release on FLAU: Schmo.

Influenced by a blend of jazz, classical and electronic music, Hohnen creates collages of sound that grow organically. All the way from the crate-digging goodness of Hefty Records-era Arriving at Night (2007) to his latest, 2020 release on Flau, Spring Stories, Hohnen’s style may change — just like his music-making moniker does — but the spirit of his sound, that of memory-inducing organic samples stitched effortlessly together, remains the same.

Harry Hohnen took a long break from making music and is currently in his final year of a medical degree, thus explaining the break between his Victor Bermon and Schmo oeuvres. Academic studies aside, however, his music is as inspired and touching as it always has been.

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Schmo

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オーストラリア・パースを拠点に活動する作曲家ハリー・ホーネンによる新しいプロジェクト。Telefon Tel Avivらを輩出したシカゴの名レーベルHeftyからVictor Bermon名義で、ケルンの老舗テクノレーベルTraumからはFotel Folyamat名義でリリースした他、WARPからのリリースで知られるバンドPVT/PivotのDave MillerとのユニットMiller And Fiamでもリリースし、テクノ〜フォークトロニカを横断して活動した早熟の才人として知られる。

現在は医学生として勉学に励む傍ら、新しいプロジェクトSchmoをスタート。ジャズ、クラシック、電子音楽の融合に影響を受け、オーガニックに成長する音のコラージュを制作。過去の名義から一貫して記憶に残る有機的なサンプルを縫い合わせたサウンドを製作し続けている。今作がおよそ13年ぶりの音楽シーンへの復帰となる。

Much like his music, Perth, Australia-based composer Harry Hohnen is everchanging. Formerly known as Victor Bermon when he released music on Hefty Records, and called Fotel Folyamat for his Traum releases, also released as Miller & Fiam (with Dave Miller from PVT/Pivot) on Expanding Records and Background. Harry Hohnen reverts to a nickname given him by his father for his latest release on FLAU: Schmo.

Influenced by a blend of jazz, classical and electronic music, Hohnen creates collages of sound that grow organically. All the way from the crate-digging goodness of Hefty Records-era Arriving at Night (2007) to his latest, 2020 release on Flau, Spring Stories, Hohnen’s style may change — just like his music-making moniker does — but the spirit of his sound, that of memory-inducing organic samples stitched effortlessly together, remains the same.

Harry Hohnen took a long break from making music and is currently in his final year of a medical degree, thus explaining the break between his Victor Bermon and Schmo oeuvres. Academic studies aside, however, his music is as inspired and touching as it always has been.