Posts Tagged ‘lackluster’

Lackluster is organizing a shocking Indiegogo Campaign to reclaim CDs from being binned

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

We here at TPOLM have shocking news. Lackluster’s CDs are about to be thrown in the garbage dump / landfill / bin!

That’s right, these poor poor CDs might end up in a Belgian dump, unless if we get this indiegogo project funded. Sadface. Still 35 days left to go, to save these poor poor poor poor poor..

You can get perks like the MerckRU (R U OHO?), MerckSC (Showcase Sampler) 12″s, or autographed Slice & Spaces CDs or just a regular Slice CD, or even a gigantic Merck/Etc bundle with 6 CDs, etc.

Or strange number perks like $3/$33/$333

Or Bandcamp download codes.

Please chip in, if you can.

Welcome back to TPOLM 7015

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015


1- KANEEL (Bandcamp)
2- LUMEET (Bandcamp)
3- LACKLUSTER (Bandcamp)

Lackluster: Lexicon of Goods (2014)

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

1. Basketface 05:23
2. Beep Terrace 02:50
3. Calming Presence 09:57
4. CombiA13 07:11
5. Ender 2 02:00
6. Falling All Over the Place 06:04
7. Flaccidity 04:26
8. Fraasit 08:47
9. Purple Rooms 05:38
10. So There Spherical 04:08
11. Urban Sprawls 05:19
12. Windup 04:23

Lackluster – Moments (2014)

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

“Moody blue and dreamy ambient IDM return from Finland’s Lackluster”  -Boomkat

“You can define this EP as the soundtrack to a funeral, in a world where death does not have to be something sad.”
“Se puede definir este EP como la banda sonora de un funeral, en un mundo donde la muerte no tiene por que ser algo triste.” -Buenos Aliens

Brothomstates, Blamstrain, Sense, Ilkae and Lackluster appear on V/A: Touched

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Brothomstates, Blamstrain, Sense, Ilkae, Plaid, Plone, Arovane, Future Sound of London, 808State, Lackluster and many others (123 in total) appeared on this Macmillan Cancer Support compilation.

All proceeds donated to Macmillan Cancer Support –
Some of the planet’s greatest Electronic, Ambient & Modern Classical musicians come together for this amazing cause.
You can pay an amount of your choice here (£6 or over), and we will donate (and claim gift aid) on your behalf, or, you can go to and donate directly (and leave a message if you wish).

The artists have contributed their music for free.

Thanks for the support!
released 19 December 2013
Curated by Martin Boulton
Artwork by Ade Hodges
Mastered by Tom Roberts

Lackluster – The Invisible Spanish Inquisition

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

New album from Lackluster! For sale exclusively on beatport for the next 4 weeks:
Screw dat! Just grab it from Bandcamp!

Lackluster: The Invisible Spanish Inquisition
Igloo Records [Igloo-Pop07]
01. Introduction to Lackluster
02. Module for you
03. Flagging
04. Wait For It
05. Endless
06. Jack of No Trades
07. Guitares
08. Watching the Dawning of the Free Energy Century
09. Linger
10. Beechmount

Lackluster featured on Tesla 155 years birthday compilation

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Lackluster – 588,177 Apparatus for Producing Ozone – a new track on this compilation celebrating Nikola Tesla’s 155 year birthday.

Download and listen – Various Artists – Tesla 155
The patent application of Tesla’s for the Apparatus for Producing Ozone

Little video of Lackluster Live @ Gimulnautin 35v forestparty

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Just a little clip but sounds dope as hell 🙂 If anyone managed to bootleg more material of the gigs at this party, please let us know!

V/A – Mindfield (Psychonavigation Records)

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Let’s play find the featured TPOLM’er!

“This new 15 track compilation (11 unreleased) is selected by Psychonavigation boss Keith Downey and features the finest Ambient/Electronica/Techno sounds from across the globe. The CD begins with an interlude from musician Buckminster Fuzeboard, giving us a taster of his new material. This is followed swiftly by a brand new track from San Francisco’s Jonah Sharp aka Spacetime Continuum with his spaced out Slo-House groove ‘Beryllium Sphere’ (Live Mix). Over the next six tracks the listener is brought on an audio journey of up-tempo tracks. Beginning with David Morley’s beautiful Biosphere-esque track Equator. Norken aka Lee Norris drops a glitch-house number which is then followed by a hero of the 90’s Ambient/Techno scene Robert Leiner, Leiner demonstrates his own unique take on Ambient/Techno and sounding very reminiscent of fellow Mindfield contributors, The Black Dog. Psychonavigation are honoured to include this seminal bands re-working of anodyne ‘Corrosion’. A 9 minute epic journey that takes the listener on a glorious Techno jaunt finishing up with blissed out Ambient strings.
Rising Irish artist Toby Kaar puts his own stamp on the already distinctive sound of Cork’s Zombie Computer. Kaar offers an incredible remix all dubbed out ala The Orb with a bass that’s guaranteed to shake your bassbins. Man of the moment Boxcutter, brings the diverse collection of tracks on Mindfield to it’s crescendo on Diagonal Reader VIP, which is a world away from his usual Dubstep tendancies and displays a more Aphex style bleepy workout to devastating effect.

The album then becomes an entirely more chilled affair starting off with the genius that is The Future Sound Of London. The legendary composers effortlessly blend harpsichord with gentle rolling beats. Next up Enrico Coniglio collobarates with Arve Henriksen whose stunning trumpet treatment is a chill-out classic in the making. Cuttooth then adds a spoken word introlude from his forthcoming debut album Elements which is swiftly followed by a new piece from Scanner aka Robin Rimbaud, delivering a cinematic masterpiece that is crying out to be used on a movie soundtrack. Australian artist Sense make a welcome return to showcase new material from his forthcoming long player on Psychonavigation Records. Another Psychonavigation new recruit Karol Gwóźdź debuts a stunning piano piece that Eno would fight to call his own..The compilation ends on a high with From The Room In the Tower – a wonderful bleepy synth affair from the godfather of Irish Electronica
Roger Doyle.”

Listen and pre-order here

Kaneel & Lackluster – Split 3 inch CD release

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Lackluster & Kaneel, Kaneel & Lackluster, match made in heaven? This split release has 2 tracks from Lackluster, and 2 from Kaneel. It is a 3″ CD .. Only 300 copies made. Quite an item for collectors! Prices on discogs will most likely go through the roof in about 10 years … You can also get only the MP3’s from bandcamp. Nice stuff… Next time I’m hoping they might also do some collaborative tracks together, I think their styles could work quite well together.

Buy the CD from awkward silence recordings here
Buy just the MP3’s here

Satori & Lackluster: Koiban

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Final version of the Assembly 2010 demo by Satori & Lackluster is out. The demo speaks for itself, and the track on this one is truly amazing. It’s the Anodyne: 707 (Lackluster foiled_again Remix) from the Anodyne remix ep out on Psychonavigation Records, with remixes from Autechre & The Black Dog, among others… but Esa pwnd that record.

Satori & Lackluster: Koiban at
Buy Anodyne – Remix EP from Bleep
Download highest quality video of the demo (768mb .mp4 video file)

Lackluster – Detro EP

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

lackluster detro ep

Lackluster is a native of Finland; however, his association with Ireland is strong. In the 2000s Esa Ruoho aka Lackluster lived in Ireland where he released music for mightly labels like Merck and deFocus. His live sets in the Irish techno scene brought him both attention and acclaim and he hooked up with Dublin ambient label Psychonavigation. It was his remix of Sitting Pretty for Manta that inspired Desy Balmer to sign Lackluster up to Nice & Nasty.

The Detro EP is a collection of Four uncompromising trax that fuse anti-rhythm, detuned melody, abstract beats and deep nasty funk. Lackluster displays elements of Minimal techno, dubstep and Detroit techno but in fairness Lackluster and his music is unique and more at home with the Sheffield bleep scene of the early 1990s without losing its place in modern music. As you can tell from the waffle here it is difficult to pigeonhole Lackluster and describe his music using standard vocabulary and grammar as the only way to describe it would be to recreate language for that specific purpose.

Lackluster has two rare gem remixes of the debut hit from Nice & Nasty, Bolivian Angel by Ubiquity which is only available on a limited promo CD; however, subsequent remixes for Heretics of Disko, Spearchukka, Tomi Chair and Mick Chillage paved the way for his debut release on Nice & Nasty, Detro.

Bizarre as it seems, Detro EP that features 4 original pieces of electronica is released after the remix EP of the eponymous track by Birdcage, Numerical and Nachklangmusik & remlaB.

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Lackluster Questions & Answers and 3 new tracks

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Some years ago there used to be a wonderful section on Lackluster’s webpage where Esa would answer anybodys questions about anything. Then, the section was gone with website updates. And now it’s back! Go ahead, ask something ..

Lackluster Q&A.

There’s also 3 new songs online:


This song is made to support the Dynaspheres project, a cooperative project to have one or more Dynaspheres made for and located in Europe for the greater European community. For more info check out their webpage.


This one supports the restauration efforts of R. Buckminster Fuller’s original home. More info can be found at the Fuller Dome Home.


And finally Van Flander Waterfall, which refers to documentaries about vacuum energy – Energy From the Vacuum

Complete list of demos with music by Distance/TPOLM

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

This list contains many classics and some rarities like this bC! demo with an awesome acid tune from 1999 :

Here is the list –

The Module Hunter interviews Lackluster

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Read the interview here

Icecream interlude by Calodox & TPOLM

Thursday, January 27th, 2000

And now for some cooking. Unreleased song/loop by esa ruoho.. visuals by Calodox, photography by Esa Ruoho, fonts by Fthr – demo by Dake,Fred,Leto (Calodox)

Icecream interlude by Calodox & TPOLM at