On The Hangar of Spaceship Earth
- Esa Ruoho: Preparazione
- Esa Ruoho: Twist n Spill
- Esa Ruoho: Laboratory
- Esa Ruoho: Looming
- Esa Ruoho: Brood Chaff
- Esa Ruoho: Discussion
- Esa Ruoho: Glasnevin
- Esa Ruoho: Hangar
- Esa Ruoho: Terra
"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.
Esa Ruoho: On the Hangar of Spaceship Earth: Recent Music Heroes Review
/Noise, Psycho-acoustic, Abstract, Soundscapes, Acousmatics, Avant-garde, Experimentalism, Ambient drone, Microtonal, Dystopbient, Illbient/
Comment: Finnish musician Esa Ruoho is known as Lackluster in the first place. However, this time he has replaced flourishing IDM-esque propulsions mostly with pessimistic, white and grey coloured industrial soundscapes which in turn are composed of corroded and steel-coated particles. At times it sounds like a tribute to Luigi Russolo (whose rigid music already depicted possible shortages and deficits approximately 100 years ago) due to its incisive noise walls and reverberations. Indeed, these 9 long-running compositions used to slightly throb and change their pitch and shape therefore resulting in an alienated moloch and sinister signs reserved for all of us. More profoundly, by its hints and allusions toward the appearances of industrialization it chimes like a gigantic machine initiated by the human being built to maximize the pleasure of the human kind but unfortunately having no breaks to stop at a time and stay under our control. There is no hope and future. Only the last track Terra drones in a more poppy, psychedelic way like an abstract variant of Spacemen 3/Sonic Boom/Spiritualized. In a nutshell, let`s exploit our free will in relation with a particular moral coercion to change this miserable situation and madness.