Lusine and ambient noise


We had Max Cooper’s Inhuman One EP yesterday and I was really taken with Lusine’s remix of Woven Ancestry. I thought you might like some of Lusine’s original work. This is complex, cinematic ambient.

Lusine (l’usine) might mean factory or factory plant in French but turns out Jeff MCilwain is from the USA. Originally from Texas, he’s now in LA. Looking at his biog, he does cinema work and that cinematic expansiveness is certainly reflected in his work.

Two tracks for you. On The Line throbs with intent, some fragments of telephone conversation, clicking and soft piano. This is accompaniment to a mental journey to wherever it takes you. Jetstream is more abstract with vocals used as harmonic drones.

And here’s a live set for free download. This is more bleepy than the two tracks above.

Biog: Jeff McIlwain has been producing his visceral, melodic strain of abstract electronic music as Lusine for over 10 years now. Originally a Texas native, McIlwain met Shad Scott while living in LA and put out his self titled debut on Scott’s imprint, Isophlux. He relocated to Seattle in late 2002 and began steadily releasing his music on Ghostly International. McIlwain has also contributed tracks to various compilations and remix releases on Mute, !K7, Kompakt, Asthmatic Kitty, and Shitkatapult. In 2009, he released the album, “A Certain Distance”, which featured the single, “Two Dots.” His newest, critically acclaimed album, “The Waiting Room”, was just recently released in 2013.
McIlwain has performed throughout the US and abroad, including the SXSW, Mutek, DEMF, and Sonar festivals, and sets at London’s esteemed Fabric nightclub, Tokyo’s Unit, and Berlin’s Berghain and Watergate nightclubs. He has been involved in the scoring of various film and commercial projects: co-scoring (with David Wingo) the 2008 film “Snow Angels” (with Kate Beckinsale and Sam Rockwell), and “The Sitter” (Jonah Hill) and scoring the 2009 film “Linewatch” (with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Omari Hardwick). McIlwain teamed up with David Wingo again this year to score the film “Joe” (Nicolas Cage) . He just recently wrapped up tours in Europe and Japan in 2013, and is prepping a new EP to be released sometime in 2014.

~ by acidted on May 4, 2014.

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