Hippos In Tanks co-founder Barron Machat, RIP
Barron Machat, co-founder and CEO of experimental music label Hippos In Tanks, has sadly passed away. He was 27.
Tri Angle Records broke the news this morning on Twitter, writing “I hate twitter RIPs in general, but Barron Machat’s passing has really upset me beyond words. We came up together.” Several artists with releases on Hippos In Tanks, including Arca, Laurel Halo and Autre Ne Veut have tweeted about him too:
head hung low, just found out……… Barron Machat RIP; one of the gentlest souls I'd ever met. can't believe this.
— Arca (@arca1000000) April 9, 2015
Woke up by a phone call from a friend about the news of Barron's passing. He was a passionate and kind person. In shock, too young to go.
— LAUREL HALO (@LaurelHalo) April 9, 2015
Been in shock since I woke up about this. You with the insatiable heart, B.
— Autre Ne Veut (@AutreNV) April 9, 2015
Rest in peace, Barron.