Reviews and Comments on "collapse":
"Their previous album was stunning and impressive. I was very much looking forward to their new album. And now it’s here. Collapse is the next step. And again, stunning and impressive. ... When listening to this album, it occurs to me that Lacunae could well be the next Massive Attack."
- Stefan Koopmanschap, Electronic Music World
"There's a lot of darkness in the record: twisted soundscapes, distant radio transmissions, lost highways. But it's the light, found in Kasten Searles' sweet vocals, that makes Collapse something special. Twisted, manipulation soundscapes that go for the head via the heart..."
- Anton S. Trees
The members of lacunae have never met.
lacunae's music has roots in the electronics of artists like Boards of Canada, Skinny Puppy, and Gary Numan; and in the dark, sexual undertones of Tricky and Portishead.
Kasten Searles: vocals, tape recorders, digital audio recorders, toy synthesizers, ukulele, ambient noise
Arson Bright: analog-modeling synthesizers, samplers, sequencers, field recordings
A. Peluso: samplers, digital synthesizers, samplers/triggers, sequencers
Kasten is currently located in Philadelphia, PA, Arson in Concord, NH, and A. Peluso in Columbus, OH.
Much of lacunae's sound can be attributed to their distinct songwriting process. The recordings grow from isolation. Kasten's voice travels to Arson. Arson's arrangements travel to A. A. recompiles the material for the listener.
Collapse is lacunae's second full-length work.
In 1995, Arson found Kasten's postal address on her strange and short lived cable access program. The two have exchanged piles of art and strangeness through the mail ever since.
Though at times Kasten and Arson have been close enough to leave notes or throw sacks of journals at each other, they have only communicated via art and text. This relationship eventually grew to include audio.
Six years later, A. was working with Arson on the now concluded Kopano Media Remix Project. Through Arson, he discovered Kasten's art on the web.
In 2002, Kasten sent some of her video work to A. On a whim she included some of her audio collaborations with Arson and a fateful appeal: "Remix us + we will be happy."
In a single 18 hour remixing session, lacunae's first work, the Making New Errors EP, was created.
The three named their group "lacunae" as a tribute to the distance between them, and decided to never meet in person.
*CDs come with free lacunae stickers*