Boris Bunnik, aka Conforce, hailed from Terschelling, a northern island of the Netherlands. Like the output from a number of his fellow Dutch techno artists, his productions seemed to result from a deep study of early Chicago house (Larry Heard in particular), '90s Detroit and U.K.

techno (from labels like Planet E, Warp, B12, and Applied Rhythmic Technology), and Berlin dub (the Basic Channel/Chain Reaction axis) -- warm, melodic, moody. Bunnik was one of his country's more cunning synthesists, evident from his earliest 12" releases on Rush Hour across 2007 and 2008. Following his third and fourth singles, released in 2009 on Modelisme and Curle, his fifth 12" and first album -- titled Machine Conspiracy -- were both issued in early 2010 on Meanwhile. By the end of the year, Bunnik signed to long-running Dutch label Delsin, who released his Grace EP in 2010, followed by the Dystopian Elements EP and full-length Escapism in 2011. Clone released the State of Mind EP in 2011 and 24 EP in 2012. Conforce returned to Delsin in 2013 for the Time Dilation EP and more ambient, experimental Kinetic Image full-length, followed by the Depth Over Distance EP in 2014. The Travelogue EP appeared on Transcendent in early 2015, and Conforce's fourth full-length, Presentism, arrived on Delsin later that year. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi