Post Tagged with: "Lackluster"

V/A :: CL-X: Crazy 10 Years A/V Compilation (Crazy Language)

Focused on a varietal mix from just about every exp-electronic sub-genre, CL-X: Crazy 10 Years is certainly a welcomed closure to the year, bringing much needed horsepower to propel us into 2017. Here’s another one before we close the books on 2016. Music certainly is a crazy language, and the Berlin-based netlabel celebrates its 10th […]

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Touched 3 :: Macmillan Cancer Benefit Compilation (Touched Music)

Planet Earth’s largest electronic music benefit compilation Touched 3 featuring 4 17 songs and over five gigabytes is available now! Touched 3 Touched 3 is the last compilation out by Touched Music benefiting Macmillan Cancer Support. At 417 songs, over five gigabytes and a mere £15 there’s something for every lover of electronic music on this comp. […]

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Lackluster :: Lexicon of Goods (JellyFish Frequency)

Lexicon of Goods palpably sits atop nearly two decades of production experience and demonstrates the intricacies of his much refined work philosophy. When you’ve been putting out music as long as Lackluster (Esa Ruoho) has, it must be difficult to mentally locate your current project in the vast expanse of your previous material. Indubitably, his […]

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V/A :: Touched (Macmillan Cancer Support)

Curator Martin Boulton was apparently inundated with tracks when word got around about this release—a compilation in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support (an organization which improves the lives of those affected by cancer). An immense hard drive busting compilation featuring a mind boggling array of musical talent from across the globe. Curator Martin Boulton was apparently inundated […]

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The Ebertbrothers :: Engine Eyes EP (Mindwaves Music)

The Ebertbrothers contain a flare of times gone by, however, they add a new slant to their craft of darkened electronics, bubbling melodies and full-throttle rhythms that it’s hard not to feel the nostalgia thanks to Mindwaves Music. Sometimes you just have to take a step back and reminisce about the early 00s where electronic”a” really […]

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Esa Ruoho :: Riversmouth (Attenuation Circuit)

The river’s mouth is where the waterborne silt settles in the delta, a boundary zone between narrow and endless. Before debouching there, Ruoho follows the cloudy drift downstream to the sea, capturing every ripple and current with minimalist symphonic elegance. Although he’s been pursuing a prolific and critically-successful career making techno music as Lackluster, every […]

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Five questions for Kahvi Collective

“Kahvi specializes in a certain niche target, the IDM/ambient kind of area, so there never will be millions of listeners, but I think that the size of the audience is growing all the time and continuously I get good feedback on the label and music. The label stands apart from the quality of the releases […]

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Xurba :: Xurbatronics System 3: Remixes (Electric Studios)

Subtle melodies crash against waves of up-front emotional tear jerkers; one might even recall to mind Toytronic heavyweights including Gimmik and Abfahrt Hinwil as the selected remixes are filled with pristine electrical flutter and produced with high levels of accuracy. [Purchase at Xurba shop] WIll Brazier’s third outing in the Xurbatronics System series, this time […]

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Lackluster :: Slice (U-Cover, CD)

(12.22.05) U-Cover have really been cutting the mustard with many of their recent releases: albums from Sense, Multiplex, Kettel and Quench among them. One of two Lackuster albums to be released in the latter half of 2005 (the other being the collection of archive material released on the Newspeak label) Slice happily joins their number […]

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Lackluster :: R U Oho? (Merck, 12")

Be it because of distribution problems, lack of publicity or even poor mastering, this collection of remixes of Lackluster tracks passed right under the radar on its initial release. This is a shame because there really is no reason for this 12″ not to be considered a classic. Clearly there are people out there who […]

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Lackluster :: Remixselection_one (Psychonavigation)

It’s almost inevitable by now that most people who have scratched the surface of electronica and IDM will have come across at least one reference to or example of the work of the prolific Lackluster and a summary of his discography of released works to date would take too long to adequately flesh out here. […]

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V/A :: Intelligent Toys (Sutemos, MP3)

Intelligent Toys was released on February 29th, a rare day which Sutemos gleefully  claimed as an appropriately special day for their first compilation — the  culmination of a long year’s work to bring their vision to fruition. In addition to snaring a number of unreleased tracks for this release, the fine folks at Sutemos commissioned […]

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Lackluster :: Wrapping (DeFocus)

Wrapping is Lackluster’s follow up album to Container on DeFocus. The question is.. where has this been for the last two years? Almost drifting into the world of legend it began to look as though this album would never be released, much to the annoyance of many – not least Esa Ruoho himself. The answer […]

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Aurora :: Compilation (Merck Records)

The Aurora compilation is a departure from the Merck releases thus far. It is a compilation composed of ambient tracks created by released and unreleased producers alike. Most of whom are primarily known for their IDM output. The music has a lot of warmth to it and a very high melody/noise ratio (as you would […]

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