There aren't many artists—though they do exist—who can cite heavy metal as their musical heritage, but in the case of 22-year-old producer L/O/O/N, aka Mikael Kanstad, it's given his music a unique, maximalist edge that few can boast. Much of that can be heard on his new nine-track self-titled album out on March 11 via Balsa Wood. On his latest effort "Heat", for example, Kanstad builds immense synth patterns that loom so large they sound like stars collapsing. The sheer scale of the tracks cannot be understated. It's not all grand atmospherics though; as soon as the drums erupt, the track is plunged into club territory with the kind of boom bap power that L/O/O/N is about to become famous for.