Oneirogen is Mario Diaz de Leon, a composer and multi-instrumentalist residing in NYC.
“Hypnotic walls of shimmering sound” perhaps describe his aesthetic most broadly, whether his medium is electric guitar, electronics, or acoustic instruments.
His influences include modern composition, underground metal, and noise electronics.
Oneirogen | Savior
His first release on Denovali, “Hypnos”, finds Diaz de Leon focused on his style of hallucinatory music. Far from being a follow up to 2009′s “Enter Houses Of” (a genre defying album of new classical works), “Hypnos” is a new direction, merging ethereal synths, brutal distortion, noise, and dark ambient.
The album takes its title from the Greek god of sleep (also closely associated with night, death, and dreams), and the music itself is an eerie descent into the otherwordly, recasting familiar elements in a revelatory new light.
Oneirogen | Faithless
While maintaining a strong electronic (and unclassifiable) sound, the new album “Kiasma” offers an intensification of the metal elements present on the debut.
Thoughout the album’s walls of drumless distortion, melody is a prominent feature, with tracks such as “Numina”, “Mutilation”, “Pathogen”, and “Mortisomnia” exploring revelatory intersections of heavy synths and guitars.
This event is highly recommended by Digital in Berlin! We are giving away 2 x 2 tickets. Just send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Oneirogen” as the subject.
Thursday, 21 March 2013 | 21:00 CET
West Germany | Skalitzer Str. 133 | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg