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Lackluster, Aeration EP [TwoCircles Records – [ [2circlesNet002], 2009]

December 23rd, 2010 Comments off

Lackluster, what can one say? This entity (human) embodies the very essence of what contemporary electronic music is all about. This human has been producing music of the highest quality imaginable for a decade (that’s more than 10 years mind you) and possibly even longer, it is impressing to say the least and even more important it is reassuring.

In the ‘Aeration EP’ a two-track release on Two Circles you get more than merely two tracks of expertly composed contemporary pieces of electronic music, supposedly free of charge, then again the question immediately rises, why would the supposedly best be free of charge? And the answer it is not free of charge of course, because time is always time and as any sane person would know, time is anything but free…). That aside, if you like two tracks of expertly put together contemporary and nice electronic sounds and beats then investigate otherwise the strong suggestion is to move away quietly.

And finally in the dying end of 2010, please answer me this simply question: why is the best offerings supposed to be for free? You can download the Lackluster Aeration EP here.

Lackluster, What You Want Isn’t What You Need [New Speak – NSPK008, 2005]

February 25th, 2006 Comments off

nspk08_lackluster_what_you_“What You Want Isn’t What You Need” is the title of Lackluster’s full-length release on New Speak and by the looks of it is also possibly the last New Speak release ever! On the album Lackluster has searched his extensive archives and comes up with 10 tracks produced during the years 1996 – 2006. His +3 hour live extravaganza at New Speak for Beginners 3 the 29th October 2005 demonstrated just how extensive this archive is with the outmost clarity. And as you would expect from Lackluster and New Speak it’s a collection of high-quality electronic music that is contained on the album. Ranging from down tempo to up-tempo, with house-influences and without, all in all generally beautiful and well-produced electronic music. Actually the first New Speak release Ola Bergman’s “The Great Family Hotel” coincided with the first ever ED-event and if this really is the eight and last New Speak release, they’re already sorely missed!

Lackluster, Showcase [Merck – MERCK015, 2003]

July 8th, 2003 Comments off

merck015_lackluster_showcasA more than aptly named album by the Lackluster and don’t get it wrong this is a share show of force. There’re 19 tracks ranging from world class electronica, to old-school sounding electronics and beyond. In the warm melodic vein of things the number two “LL7 01/10/00”, number fifteen “mes 19/10/99” and number sixteen “11/11/99” are all exceptional tracks. An interesting take on electro with a fairly harsh edge is number five “24/04/00” or why not number fourteen “buzz”. With 19 tracks to choose from it just goes on and on and actually there’s something for everyone on the album. Produced by Lackluster between 1999-2001, compiled and released by those nice people at Merck.

Lackluster, Wrapping [Defocus – FOC369, 2002]

March 14th, 2003 Comments off

lackluster_wrappingSome beautiful pieces of music that the accomplished Lackluster has put together on “Wrapping” the latest full-length delivered by him. One of the last releases if not the very last release on the reportedly terminated defocus label, who brought us among other things last year’s brilliant “Enveloped” album by Esem, the awesome “Ikae” 12-inch by the same artist and last but not least numerous Lackluster releases. Lackluster displays a wide range of his production skills on this 14-track album, all, which are very warm, atmospheric and beautiful. At times some influences are more noticeable than others, the starting track “In Passing” is leaning strongly towards the special brand of Lackluster house-rewiring that is a integral part of his sonic signature. “Gid” starts off with nice echoed and slightly retro melody for intro and continues building up towards steady beats. “Close Enough” has a soothing melody and plenty of warmth a down-tempo piece. “Too Loose” is an extraordinary beautiful track, powered by simplicity and melancholy. “Flitter” is a beatless floating and atmospheric track and it is followed by “St-00” with more up-tempo beats and fantastic melodic elements and bassline and the intro! The list of good tracks just goes on and on and to say that this album is well balanced would be an understatement. Great gentle and warm stuff delivered by Lackluster!