Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Release: 29 September 2017

Performed by TAK ENSEMBLE
Laura Cocks (flute), Liam Kinson (clarinet, bass clarinet), Charlotte Mundy (voice)
Marina Kifferstein (violin), Ellery Trafford (percussion), with Mario Diaz de Leon (synthesizer)

1. Blades of Light 7:30
2. Balance 6:18 
3. Heart Cave 6:19
4. Seraph Synapse 5:02
5. Sanctuary 3:39
6. Tongues of Fire 11:22

"Mr. Diaz de Leon sells his vision with aplomb on a new album performed by the TAK Ensemble and the composer himself (on synthesizer, naturally). The edgy electronic timbres can serve a range of compositional functions: contrasting dramatically with the purity of a soprano’s sound, in one moment, before finding, in the bass clarinet, a partner in grain." 
- Seth Colter Walls, The New York Times

Friday, June 9, 2017



Zev Deans / Panorama Programming directed this Alien inspired short film, BIOTIC.
Executive produced by Fox as part of the official Alien: Covenant campaign.
Music by Mario Diaz de Leon.

Thursday, December 15, 2016


NYC-based industrial black metal entity LUMINOUS VAULT have announced the release of “Charismata”, due in early March 2017 on limited edition vinyl and digital via Profound Lore Records. The duo’s second EP, it follows “Communion” which was released in 2015 on limited edition cassette by Graceless Recordings.

Formed in 2014 by acclaimed NYC musician MDdL (aka ONEIROGEN), the band evolved into a duo with SS (of ARTIFICIAL BRAIN) on bass, combining militaristic death/black metal with colossal drum machine beats and ethereal synth passages.  With their Profound Lore debut, LUMINOUS VAULT has crafted a primal, hypnotic, and hallucinatory set of four songs, conjuring mythological experiences of death, rebirth, and battles of the inner self.

Track listing for “Charismata”

1. Birthblood
2. Kyrios
3. Charismata

Sunday, April 24, 2016


Format: CD | LP | DIGITAL
Release: 3 June 2016


1. Siege 2:39

2. Sacrum 9:03

3. Rupture 6:56

4. Convivium 4:12
5. Engulfment 3:43
6. Cordium 7:17
7. Held 4:59

Saturday, April 2, 2016

MAY 2016

May brings three big events!

May 1st - ONEIROGEN @ Donaufestival (Austria)

May 8th - Nate Young (Wolf Eyes) + Mario Diaz de Leon 
+ BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (Ilan Volkov, cond.)
World Premiere of "Standard Deviance One" (Glasgow 2016 version)

May 25th - TAK Ensemble plays World Premiere of "O Ignis Spiritus"
An expansive new work by Mario Diaz de Leon
for soprano voice, flute, clarinet, violin, percussion, and live electronics
commissioned by Chamber Music America
Roulette (Brooklyn)