. . . ...Sonmi451... . . .
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Bio from the Sonmi451 website:
Sonmi451 is Bernard Zwijzen, creating his own blend of minimal, soundscape-laden atmospheric electronics in the city of hasselt, belgium.
Sonmi451 is a character from David Mitchell's novel "Cloud Altas" who works as a slave-robot in an underground dinerplace, in a society called Nea So Copros in the distant future. It's quite a sympathetic humanoïd, who's aspiring efforts to become enlightened are brutally oppressed by a totalitarian, consumer-driven regime.
If you insist on labeling the music you might say it bears resemblance to the more atmospheric stuff that is released through labels like Mille Plateaux, Scape, Kompakt, etc... Artists I respect are a.o. Jan Jelinek, Biosphere, Shuttle 358, Thilman Ehrhorn, Twerk/Shawn Hatfield, Aeroc/Geoff White and Akufen/Marc Leclair...