Its time for the first release of 2009 - after the superb Solar Fields ep, we've got a Kahvi regular. Lackluster is a familiar name to many Kahvi followers, and after the success of his live set at the Netaudio Festival London 2008 (a Lackluster set is something to experience live) I asked Esa if he could supply a recording of one of his sets, and here it is.
Live at Oblivion (Helsinki) - 14-11-08 is a prime example of what makes Lackluster great in the live gig circuit. Continuously evolving beats and grooves, all created in real time by splicing, shifting, pounding, and manipulating previous tracks, new material and 'created live' sounds. This set is 80 minutes of Lackluster at his best.
Esa is always available for live sets and has now set up an eventful page where fans can vote to have their favorite artists appearing at a gig near them. Head over and vote for your city.
At the same time, two of Esa's latest releases, compcomp and remixcomp have been put out on equaldreams. Both releases show Esa back on top form so what are you waiting for, head over and purchase yourself a copy.
Finally a new interview with Esa has been featured over at Patecreme.com. Frank, informative and a quick insight into the mind of a legend.
great! His music is always good energetic downtempo
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brioskj wrote on 27/01/09, 10:34 am
I agree with all the reviewers here.
This set is awesome, It sounds great indeed.
'Ambientish' moments alternate with 'beats' moments, full of particular percussions...that's the power of this live set.
Piece of skill indeed, big thumbs up.
Alessandro Pintus wrote on 24/01/09, 10:32 pm
abyssal plains wrote on 23/01/09, 5:22 pm
Unfortunately I couldn't stay for Esa's full set at netaudio due to having to catch the last train. I really enjoyed what I did get to hear. Having been able to digest his live work further with this release, it's even more impressive. Top work and a great way for kahvi to start 2009!
Curious Inversions wrote on 23/01/09, 3:16 pm
Lackluster certainly has a way with the clicky beats. Nice set, lots of skill here.