Lackluster – One-Offs EP {mtk055}

Artist: Lackluster
Title: One-Offs EP
Label: Monotonik
Catalog #: mtk055
Release Date: 2001/06/21

Monotonik is _very_ proud to present an exclusive 6-track EP from Finland’s Lackluster, aka Esa Ruoho, an artist we’ve been releasing (as Distance) since way back when we were putting out .MODs, and have seen go from the limited-edition “CDR#2″ on Monotonik (our only physical release ever) to critical acclaim through his 12” and album releases on the UK’s DeFocus Records, and more recent vinyl and CDs put out through Rikos, Merck, and U-Cover, to name but a few.

“One-Offs EP” is a collection of material from the last year or so which, quite simply, blows us away. From the starting bloopshuffle into expansive caverns of “Plip”, through the perverse percussives of “Shoo”, and into the suddenly retro, gorgeous simplicity of “21/01/01”, this suddenly feels eons past “Container”, even after its 5-star Muzik rating.

Pausing for the breathy interlude of “Sfacidx3mulch”, the EP forges on to the simply epic and extended multilayering of “Rumk8”, as formerly heard in the live@technature performance, and finally to the wonderful “Kcl2”, all echo-ing organ chords and zen-like calm. What a trip.

[Check out the special+exclusive Flash cover and download page from Tpolm’s super-talented Fthr here, thanks to Jaska for the great cover used above.. and see Lackluster’s own site at for lots more info on all his releases..]

cover by jaska

01 – Plip
02 – Shoo
03 – 21/01/01
04 – Sfacidx3mulch
05 – Rumk8
06 – Kcl2

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