lacunae online press kit


Contact


lacunaemusic (at) gmail dot com
Mailing Address and phone number available on request.

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Bio

The members of lacunae have never met.

Their music has roots in the electronics of artists like Boards of Canada, Skinny Puppy, and Gary Numan; and in the dark, sexual undertones of Tricky and Portishead.

Kasten Searles: vocals, tape recorders, digital audio recorders, toy synthesizers, ukulele, ambient noise
Arson Bright: analog-modeling synthesizers, samplers, sequencers, field recordings
A. Peluso: samplers, digital synthesizers, samplers/triggers, sequencers

Kasten is currently located in Philadelphia, PA, Arson in Concord, NH, and A. Peluso in Columbus, OH.

Much of lacunae's sound can be attributed to their distinct songwriting process. The recordings grow from isolation. Kasten's voice travels to Arson. Arson's arrangements travel to A. A. recompiles the material for the listener.

History

In 1995, Arson found Kasten's postal address on her strange and short lived cable access program. The two have exchanged piles of art and strangeness through the mail ever since.

Though at times Kasten and Arson have been close enough to leave notes or throw sacks of journals at each other, they have only communicated via art and text. This relationship eventually grew to include audio.

Six years later, A. was working with Arson on the now concluded Kopano Media Remix Project. Through Arson, he discovered Kasten's art on the web.

In 2002, Kasten sent some of her video work to A. On a whim she included some of her audio collaborations with Arson and a fateful appeal: "Remix us + we will be happy."

In a single 18 hour remixing session, lacunae's first work, the Making New Errors EP, was created.

The three named their group "lacunae" as a tribute to the distance between them, and decided to never meet in person.

Now

Collapse is lacunae's second full-length work.

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Half-Page Information Sheet

lacunae one-page information sheet for "collapse".

half-sheet "collapse" half sheet

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Review Excerpts of lacunae's album "collapse"

"Their previous album was stunning and impressive. I was very much looking forward to their new album. And now it’s here. Collapse is the next step. And again, stunning and impressive. ... When listening to this album, it occurs to me that Lacunae could well be the next Massive Attack."

Stefan Koopmanschap,
Electronic Music World

"Their Collapse CD (current resident music crm003) is an atmospheric blend of glitchy electro and the breathy ethereal voice of Ms Searles. The beats are cold, cut short and tight with nods towards Matmos, Coil circa Loves Secret Domain, or even Kraftwerk at their most bleepy. There is something of Portishead's or Tricky's heady grooviness, but thankfully, less of the hashish. For example, it really sounds great in my car (where it has been looping for nigh on a month now)."

"...fantastically musical and damned catchy, I'm hooked!"

Mark Francombe
FurtherNoise

"There's a lot of darkness in the record: twisted soundscapes, distant radio transmissions, lost highways. But it's the light, found in Kasten Searles' sweet vocals, that makes Collapse something special. Twisted, manipulation soundscapes that go for the head via the heart..."
Anton S. Trees

"Collapse" is different. It has bite. It has clarity. It has that fullness that I also like in any production. "Collapse" is good for those looking for that great driving album. Something to reach for when you don't want dark, mid 1980's industrial OR the headspinningly neat numerous choices from the unfortunately named "IDM" category. I love Lacunae. I've never been so proud to know or listen to this group of talented upstarts. Listening to them now on Last.Fm, there's no stopping them now. I only wonder what would happen if they began work in person...

Kyle Weiss
Kyle Weiss
@Myspace


Review excerpts from lacunae's album "love me "

"I wouldn’t be writing this if I didn’t think that these guys were at least worth a little of your time. And believe you me, they’re worth more. Love Me gets more and more interesting the more I listen to it..."
Andrew Miller, Submission Magazine
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"I sense songs of broken heartedness and dark loneliness that we can all relate to at some time or another. The feeling of not wanting to continue but knowing you must. This inclination may come to mind when listening to the tales within but I do recommend you keep listening! You’ll be very happy you did as this work gets more enthralling and emotional with each track."
K.Cornelius, MODSQUARE
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"A solid album with spacey atmospheres which give themselves to a modulated reception of placid waves, a mark of rarefied contemporaneity."*
Aurelio Cianciotta, Neural
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"A beautiful, very solid album, that will appeal a lot of people who like downtempo melodic electronica."
Stefan Koopmanschap, Electronic Music World
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"This one is worth the inspection for anyone who has spent time in search of something that will give a crisp, cold chill to your mood and keep you in tune and moving with the world outside your window. "
Patrick Millard, Electric Brainwaves
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"Lacunae does not focus of VST plugin pyrotechnics or tweaked out skittery beat mayhem . Love Me's strength is in the layering of treated vocals counterpoint the ebb and flow of melancholic synth lines."
Derek Morton, Mikroknytes


Images / Logos

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Logo: The Modified Heart
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Logo: lacunae (text)
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Sound Samples

CDBaby

Album: collapse

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/lacunae2

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individual song samples are 2 minutes low quality mp3

1. your surface
2. lifetime
3. rebuild in black
4. follow me down
5. giving up
6. from dust
7. eight zero one
8. driver
9. stars burn out
10. rise
11. arms of an ideal
12. loneliness of lovers
13. an image of itself
14. our memory

Album: love me

http://www.cdbaby.com/lacunae/

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individual song samples are 2 minutes low quality mp3

01 : turn around
02 : love me
03 : switches off
04 : fingerprints
05 : rocking brush
06 : strange medicine
07 : for now
08 : love hides in familiar places
09 : get back to nowhere
10 : bring me back

MySpace

http://www.myspace.com/lacunae

To request more sound samples or a CD for a review, email anthony at venomkid@quietgmail.com (remove five letter volume descriptor). Please give your name, phone number, mailing address, and the name of your publication.

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