Peter Van Hoesen - 98 Lines
About 98 Lines
There is something in the poem about the world ending that definitely triggered a vibe. The entire poem has something vaguely apocalyptic, this is what the track tries to evoke. Also a certain sadness about the entire business the author is referring to, which is reflecting in the melody. The sadness is present in the description of the characters of the poem, and even the title. Hollow men that is a rather sad concept isn’t it...
Peter Van Hoesen
Peter van Hoesen is a Belgian electronic music producer, composer, DJ, mixing engineer and live performer. Growing up around the time of EBM’s peak popularity in Belgium, it was this and New Beat that first excited him. A first club experience came during his teenage years and inspired him to get into techno and DJing.
Attending seminal clubs like Fuse in its early years, he grew bored of techno by the year 2000 and began researching other forms of music in earnest. At this time he was also developing the Foton collective, dived deep into experimental music and released a first album under his Object alias, 2001’s Release the Object.
Around 2004 Van Hoesen expanded his experimental interests and started exploring drum and bass and later on dubstep. He co-organised one of the first Belgian dubstep events with Mutant Hip Hop in 2005. In 2006 he returned to techno with the release of the Increments EP.
Throughout his career, Van Hoesen has launched labels like Foton, which ran from 1998 to 2006, Time To Express in 2008, and was co-founder of Archives Intérieures in 2013.
He also collaborates with Yves De Mey as Sendai, composing music which focusses on fragmented rhythms and abstract sound exploration. They have released albums such as Geotope in 2012, A Smaller Divide in 2014 and Ground and Figure on Editions Mego in 2016.
As such, he has produced various styles of music, but is best known for his bass-heavy, abstract take on techno with a psychedelic approach.
Van Hoesen is also a composer who has made music for Zoo/Thomas Hauert’s contemporary dance company in the form of Accords and You’ve Changed, which was composed in 7.1 Surround Sound. He has also composed for the 4D surround sound system and has curated and produced art installations and multi-disciplinary festivals with the Foton collective. In 2010 he moved from Brussels to Berlin. Since then he has expanded his activities into producing and mixing other artists.