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Luis Fernando

Brasília, Brazil

L_ is the moniker of the Brazilian producer and sound artist Luis Fernando. Having released his debut album "Love Is Hell" in 2014 through the Berlin-based Antime imprint, he Also received attention with a slew of remixes and contributed to Several compilations, most notably "Hy Brazil Vol. 7" Which was hand-selected by Chico Dub, one of the most important figures in the Brazilian electronic music scene. In 2015 L_ embarked on a successful, two-week long tour Germany with his label mate Antime AAAA and released the dancefloor-orientated more EP 'The Outsider', through Antime Also, in early 2016. Apart from his work as a producer, Fernando regularly hosts workshops on sound design with a focus on film and radio works. Fernando started making music as a young teenager, citing bands like My Bloody Valentine or Nine Inch Nails the inspiration for his first Shoegaze-leaning excursions in the music world. The older he grew, his taste and his own varied output Became Increasingly eclectic. Nowadays, L_ works mostly digital and oscillates between film score-inspired sounds, acidic Techno, Noise and abstract electronic music.

However heterogeneous L_'s music might be in terms of stylistics, Fernando cunningly Manages to weave together all elements into integrally closed narratives full of unforeseeable twists Which follow a well thought October logic. The prolific Brasilia-based producer Furthermore Creates continuity through his unmatched sensitivity When it comes to sampling. Fernando, who has researched and taught about the art of sampling, has built up an impressive archive and regularly immerses himself in his surroundings for field recordings. The result of his relentless pursuit is inscribed deeply into his music, Which always unmistakably sound like L_, Whether it is a hard-hitting 130 bpm Techno belter or the richly textured IDM track with Jazz and Noise elements thrown in for good measure.

Thus, his music, apart from psychological and literary topics, Often critically explores religious and philosophical themes. Although instrumental predominantly, the music he makes under the moniker L_ Relies heavily on Fernando's sampling techniques Which - apart from Resulting in his distinctive sound signature - allow him to incorporate external references in his work. L_'s music is hence Substantially informed by literature, film and philosophy, Which is Also reflected in the tracks' titles. Fernando Thereby Provides a complex paratext to his sound art Which thusly can be approached from various different perspectives. Not only does L_ transcend musical boundaries, his work can not simply be reduced Also to sound alone.