Pop music, Musical Artist
Who is Hans Edler?
Hans Edler came from a musical family. His mother was a music teacher and his grandfather was a folk musician from Jämtland. In the 1960s, he became a teen idol, when he played in the two bands Ghostriders, a pop band influenced by The Shadows and We 4.
In 1969 he signed for a three-year project Elektroakustisk Musik i Sverige in Stockholm led by Knut Wiggen and Gunnel Lundholm. At the same time, he studied mathematics and become a music studio assistant, giving him many opportunities for experimenting with various technologies available.
His initial studio work appeared in his 1971 album Elektron Kukéso which he released on his own record label Marilla. The music was completely created with computers and other electronic equipment at EMS as a mixture of pop, psychedelics and electro-acoustic experiments. On top, Edler added his dark, often mournful songs. But finding critical acclaim and longevity, it has achieved cult status with fans.