Styles: Ambient Techno, IDM
Although respected within the IDM community for his work, Beaumont Hannant remains the most criminally overlooked artist of the Artificial Intelligence era.
Boasting an ear for both lush ambient soundscapes, and abrasive audio shrapnel, he is perhaps the only producer from the nineties deserving of a comparison to Aphex Twin.
Most apparent on this, his first release, is the unique way in which Hannant structures his compositions.
While contemporaries such as Britains Mu-ziq mimicked the stylings of Richard D. James (almost to a science), Beaumont Hannant reached the same heights, while maintaining a sound unlike anyone else from the period.