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Rene Hell

Rene Hell is the most recent moniker of US noisenik Jeff Witscher. Over the last handful of years Witscher has also recorded and performed as Impregnable, Secret Abuse, Marble Sky and as part of Roman Torment and Deep Jew among others, for labels like Not Not Fun, Type and Arbor.

The Rene Hell project has seen a series of releases, dealing in very contemporary reimaginings of classic synthesised musical explorations. His psychedelic synth trips on albums like The Terminal Symphony reach soaring heights. They plot coordinates between Laurie Spiegel, Cluster and Basic Channel, while also revealing a deep understanding of distinctly modernist practices like minimalism and musique concrete. Last year he put out collaborative releases with Pete Swanson and Oneohtrix Point Never.