Jasen Loveland, known for his experimental and innovative explorations of ambient and acid techno, has passed away.
News of his passing was confirmed by close friends on social media this past Monday - the cause of death has not been announced.
Loveland, born Andrew Smith, became renowned for his expansive performances, exploring acid, ambient and psychedelic techno. The producer recorded under a number of different monikers, such as Loveland & Friends, Chip Curtis and The Lone Flanger.
Smith was also closely associated with The Bunker New York - and had released a number of 12” records with Interdimensional Transmissions and Acid Camp. He also collaborated with Patrick Russell and LW Productions to form Pervocet.
Smith had been running Infinite Refractions - his own label and collective from Berlin. Last month he released a 32 minute recording titled ‘When She Microdoses Part II' through the label and worked on a virtual workshop for Currents FM exploring acid techno. He had also tweeted in October that he had written 700 tracks.
The Bunker confirmed that Smith had a debut project with them in the works before his passing.