Visionist is the London-based experimental composer and producer Louis Carnell. With his first official releases in 2011 via labels 92 Points and Left Blank, he would go on to make appearances on compilations such as Big Dada’s “Grime 2.0” and Keysound Recording’s “Allstars” series. 2013 saw a trio of releases - “Snakes” on Leisure System, "M / Secrets" for Ramp Recordings - and breakthrough EP - “I'm Fine” for Lit City Trax, which began to define and inform the sound of Visionist releases to follow.
Picking up where "I’m Fine” left off, in 2015 he released his debut album “Safe” via PAN records - described as “a personal portrait of anxiety” it dealt head on with issues of mental health - at a time when the music industry was only just beginning to open up to the discussion - and was described by Pitchfork as "a statement that feels not just a flexing of experimental techniques, but something rich and human, too”. Further critical praise for Visionist has come from the likes of Resident Advisor, Crack, SPIN, The Guardian, and Rolling Stone, who cited him as an 'artist to watch’ in 2016.
His label Lost Codes, which was founded in 2012, is responsible for releasing some of the first music from artists such has SD Laika and Dark0. He Later went on to form the label Codes with PAN, releasing new music from Sky H1, Kamixlo, Ling and Acre / Filter Dread.
In 2017 Visionist returns with new album “Value”, released via Big Dada on 20th October, it explores complex interweaving ideas of artistic value and self-worth, while building on the distinct sound of previous releases. The project also features creative collaborations with influential Belgian artist Peter De Potter - on the album artwork and zine - Daniel Sannwald on the artist shots, and Frederik Heyman and Teri Varhol directing forthcoming visuals.