Container

by Lackluster

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    FOC350LP - the vinyl that started it all with deFocus. This contains the tracks Grind, Catch 22, Me Me Me Me Me Me, Trullcakes, Thor's Magic Bathtub, Bothersome (Mother Mix), The Weakend State, Clinique and 20333. The Digital version contains the rest. Things are as they should be.

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"Esa Ruoho began releasing records out of his Helsinki home studio in 1995. It was a pivotal time for undergound electronic music generally and one where the power base was noticably moving away from the centre towards ever more remote corners of the globe.
Back then, the tectonic plates were shifting in dramatic fashion. A new order was on the rise with self-sufficient producers beginning to reap the rewards of the DIY boom.
There was a flurry of activity undergrond and an explosion of new stars above it. Lights were going on all over the place. The bedroom soldiers were finally bringing the heat in earnest, using new fangled software to bypass the studio system entirely. The power was shifting back to the individual and a quiet revolution was brewing. The possibilities seemed endless.
Suddenly, up pops Finland on the dial and out pours the mesmerising sound of Lackluster and the album Container. What a beautiful noise to behold. It resonated with a gentle softness pre- viously unheard. Here was an example of how the understated could be reconfigured to pack quite a punch.
Ruoho crafted something fresh and original from generic music-production home-computer software. Despite appearances, this wasn’t easy. The easier it is to make noise, the harder it get’s to come up with a truly original sound, but Ruoho managed with aplomb. The source of Container was no surprise. There was a huge spike in the volume of electronic music coming from the colder corners of the Scandanavian north at that particular point. By the time Container was released at the turn of the millenium the Northern Lights were outshining almost everyone. Lackluster’s music stood out so effervescently you could nearly say it glowed. It’s a message worth getting."
-Donal Dineen, Irish Times "Awesome music you may have missed. This week, Esa Ruoho".
www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/awesome-music-you-may-have-missed-this-week-esa-ruoho-1.1966186

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released April 24, 2000

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Lackluster Etelä-Suomi, Finland

Instrumental Electronic Music from the suburbs of Eastern Helsinki.

Alternately simplistic, melancholic, ambient / beatless to melodic and slightly less chilled.

Used to release on Merck Records and deFocus, now mostly unsigned - you're looking at my label right here on this page.

Notorious bridge-burner and procrastinator. Free Energy / Off-the-grid enthusiast. Interested in Pure Data.
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