Tile I

by Luciernaga

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  • Limited Edition Cassette
    Cassette + Digital Album

    Limited edition of 20 home-dubbed casettes packaged in printed brad-pack (see: Stumptown Printers). First release on Fabrica Records partner label called Idle Chatter.

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Recorded 2014, at the Fabrica HQ. Instruments used include cello bow, mbira, tibetan prayer bowl, guitars, shruti box, loops.

"Tile, an extremely limited cassette that is also available digitally, is surprisingly well documented given its ambiguous nature, with instrumentation spelled out explicitly in the packaging. Rapidly recorded and produced, the result has far more depth than its intentionally unedited and impulsive creation would lead me to believe. The first side of the tape is the more complex one. Built from variously configured guitars, bowed metal, and a Tibetan prayer bowl, Da Silva opens the piece blending deep swells of blackened dungeon noise with pristine silence. Focusing more on the higher frequencies, the metal scrapes are appropriately creepy and ghostly. He then introduces in the guitar, a blurry haze of notes that do not hide the instrumentation. He slowly fills the mix in more from here, first with a noisier passage of guitar that adds in a perfect amount of crunch and distortion. Eventually the guitar is replaced with the feedback like tones of the prayer bowl and mournful guitar noise. The other half of Tile is a bit less accessible, consisting of a single second and a half loop of shruti box repeated for over 22 minutes, recorded with the stated purpose of aiding in meditation. It has a flowing, sad melodic flow to sound that helps make its repetitive nature feel more varied than it is." - Brainwashed.com


released August 14, 2014

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Luciernaga Brooklyn, New York

Luciernaga is the solo recording project of Joao M. Da Silva, owner of Fabrica Records. Luciernaga uses field recordings, guitar, shruti box, buddha machine, mbira, and cassettes to create textures.

Booking/Releases: luciernagany(at)gmail(dot)com
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