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Luciftias is an ambient/drone project from northwestern Pennsylvania.

Taking inspiration from the sonic artistry of Boyd Rice/NON and various sound related concepts presented in select writings by the late Anton Szandor LaVey, Luciftias launched with the release of Suspension of Disbelief.

This early period (2000-2006) demonstrated experimental noise/ambient tendencies while elements of drone doom and industrial crept into middle period releases (2006-2008). From 2008-2014, material focused almost exclusively on drone/deep ambient, often with heavy usage of brainwave entrainment/synchronization.

In February 2014, I received an offer to perform at a New York City art exhibit. My usual modus operandi for creating music with Luciftias involved an extensive amount of post-production. Unfortunately, this meant that replicating those textures in a live setting would have been difficult at best. In the past, I had recorded tracks using an eBow, guitar and effects setup but always incorporated many overdubs in the final version. However, by mixing this method with Frippertronics-style delay effects, I found that I was able to build layer upon layer to approximate a similar sound. It is this approach that I continued to use since preparing what became the 2014 album “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy“.

Luciftias has been compared favorably to Oophoi among others.

All contact should be directed to: luciftias9@netscape.net

Follow Luciftias on: Twitter | Diaspora
Audio available from: Archive.org | Bandcamp | Soundcloud

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