Hans Edler (born in Björkhagen, Stockholm, Sweden on March 23, 1945) is a Swedish pop musician, record company manager and concert promoter.

Hans Edler came from a musical family. His mother was a music teacher and his grandfather was a folk musician from Jämtland. In the 1960s, he became a teen idol, when he played in the two bands Ghostriders, a pop band influenced by The Shadows and We 4.

In 1969 he signed for a three year project Elektroakustisk Musik i Sverige (EMS) in Stockholm led by Knut Wiggen and Gunnel Lundholm. At the same time, he studied mathematics and become a music studio assistant, giving him many opportunities for experimenting with various technologies available.

His initial studio work appeared in his 1971 album Elektron Kukéso which he released on his own record label Marilla. The music was completely created with computers and other electronic equipment at EMS as a mixture of pop, psychedelics and electro-acoustic experiments. On top, Edler added his dark, often mournful songs. But finding critical acclaim and longevity, it has achieved cult status with fans. He has continued his musical career ever since, also managing other artists through his studio. 2004 he released also Elektron Kukéso on the record label Boy Wonder Records. In the 1980s he had also released a series of disco hit covers entitled Jukebox Graffiti. In 2009, he reelased Remember the Sixtiescarving out a niche as a revivalist from the 1960s.

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