2013-01-09 Welcome to 2013!
V/A: Circuits Imprimés Vol. 3
18. Joseph Auer: Harajuku (Lackluster Pitchmix)
V/A: Music for Elevators Vol.4 (MHRK091)
02. Lackluster: Dynaspheres
Free D/L at http://mahorka.org/release/091 -- Released on 20th December 2012
V/A: Tiny Robots
27. Lackluster: Attack Mukadubtesti Flatbits
Sundial Aeon: Wolfsberg -- ImpactCD02
06. Wolfsberg (Lackluster Bodily Rigidity Remix)
2012-07-11 Esa Ruoho: On the Hangar of Spaceship Earth released on Mahorka Net-label on the 10th of July 2012, Nikola Tesla's birthday
Mahorka's release page for On the Hangar of Spaceship Earth
Teaser Trailer Video:
"On The Hangar of Spaceship Earth" is the 3rd full-length album by Esa Ruoho, an ambient-drone artist hailing from Kontula, Eastern-Helsinki, Finland. While Esa might be more known via his other moniker, Lackluster, we're sure you agree that this is a different take, a departure from the more melodic material released as Lackluster.
What is a Spaceship Earth? R. Buckminster Fuller wrote and published a book called "Operation Manual for Spaceship Earth" back in 1968. Bucky would also go on to provide us with a simple ultimatum:
"We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody."
What is the tower? Nikola Tesla's Wardenclyffe Tesla Wireless World System tower, envisioned at the end of the 1800s, providing wireless electricity and information transfer throughout the planet, without any delay or latency. Ideal for musicians and for everyone on this planet.
Our hand-held devices will eventually charge and communicate through these types of towers based on Tesla's discoveries - the time is coming, move over Wi-Fi, Li-Fi, 3G, LTE, Bluetooth.. Happy birthday, Nikola Tesla.
What is the brain? Is it just a stock-photo off the web? Nope, it is real. Stay tuned.
2012-03-13 New Lackluster blend on The Egg Box 001
RelevantBCN / The Egg Box 001 features a short mix and some Q&A action
01. LFO: Kombat Drinking (1996)
02. Lackluster: Clarity (2005)
03. Preston: Time (2007)
04. Lackluster: Untitled (2009)
05. Lackluster: Labyrinth (2008)
06. Lackluster: Footsteps (2010)
07. Lackluster: Eons (2004)
08. Lackluster: Oldsamples (2005)
09. Savath & Savalas: Yesterday's Throwaway and Reprise (2001)
10. Plug: Dark Matter (1996)
2011-12-05 Attenuation Circuit (GER) release Esa Ruoho: Riversmouth (3" minicd-r in mini-dvd-case)
Finnish musician Esa Ruoho has been releasing experimental techno for about a decade, mainly under the name Lackluster. His real name is reserved for the more abstract, less rhythmical side of his work in electronic music. "Riversmouth", his first release on Attenuation Circuit, is a perfect example of this. There are no beats, but lots of things happening in terms of shifting shapes of granular textures, high-frequency oscillations working against seismic trembles in the lower bass regions, and then the occasional hauntological voice-like overtone structures. Full of harmonic tension, but never noisy, this release might appeal to fans of Asmus Tietchens, Alva Noto and other Mille Plateaux acts, or even Phill Niblock. Within the Attenuation Circuit catalogue, Esa Ruoho's release provides an exciting new take on the drone/ambient borderland also inhabited by EMERGE, B*tong, Sghor, Mystified, and Sustained Development.