The recently released #ambient #drone album “Field Trip to Neptune” appeared on the studio d’essai radio show https://studio-dessai.github.io/2016/03/24/sdelxiii/
I’m pleased to announce that “Field Trip to Neptune” is now available from Buddhist on Fire! This is the first longform ambient drone piece I’ve done in a couple years after having focused on shorter works for a period. It also marks a return to netlabel releases. What pleases me most, however, is that this is the first time I’ve used free libre opensource software at every stage, from start to finish. As such, I’m promoting this album on Diaspora and GNU social in addition to the usual social media outlets (i.e. Facebook, Twitter) Special thanks to Thomas Park of Mystified for use of his painting on the cover art.
Free download here — https://archive.org/details/bof078
I uploaded some additional past releases to Bandcamp last night. The Steve Reich-inspired longform piece, Chronic Pentatonic (2014, Eg0cide), has been added alongside the Luciftias half of the Lucekkt split (2009, Flugelrad) with Thee|22|SekkT. All three releases in the Dronosphere series can now be downloaded directly from Bandcamp instead of pointing to other sites. I will always support netlabels, but I also wanted to make it easier for listeners using the Bandcamp app to centralize their music collections if that is their preference. Check out Luciftias on Bandcamp for these and other ambient/drone releases.
Trying to become more mobile with my recording approach using a quick setup of Ardour, Manjaro Linux & an old Dell laptop. The result is a rough drone track I decided to call “Kilidronejaro”.
I recently did an interview with Robex Lundgren Musik blogg. Some of the usual history and inspiration stuff, but it’s likely things that you’re not familiar with since this is only the second interview I’ve done for Luciftias in 15 years!
I am in the midst of moving my old, hand-coded website from its home of 10+ years to this shiny new one here on WordPress.com. Please be aware that things are currently under heavy construction! My hope is to get away from the stagnant basic information and discography type setup I’ve had for years and add more dynamic content, such as videos, recording updates, and more. I will continue to utilize Facebook, Twitter, and Diaspora for interaction, but I want this site to become more of a hub for fans of Luciftias to get the info they need. Be sure to check back as new content will be added continuously!