Tuesday, July 6, 2010

LUSTER - (2 tapes)

Quite an interesting project here called LUSTER. The mind behind it is C.REIDER who is also the head of VUZH Music; a label active since the early 90s. C. Reider has collaborated with many artists and different projects [De Fabriek, Tarkatak, ] and also played in the bands: Drone Forest and Grook`d Finger. C. Reider was active in the underground cassette tape labels network back in the 90s and he has also been involved in music journalism; writing mainly for the magazines: Autoreverse and Mouthy. Luster is his solo project. the 1st tape “not named” was released in 1991(diy pre-Vuhz music), the 2nd tape “ne quid nimis” was released on Audiofile tapes in 1996, and the third (and final) tape “Abandon” was eventually released on Vuhz Music in 1998, and then re-released on cd-r in 2002. You can find more info about this project and all the other bands by C.Reider on his webpage here. Also I scanned the cover sleeve of both tapes where you`ll find more info about the music and the people who collaborated with him at the time. ”Abandon” came out with a nice small booklet (included here)where you`ll find plenty of info about those songs. About the music: soundscapes of grey and gritty quietnoise???? A touch of organic dream ambient??? maybe… call it as you like; this is inspiring stuff from my collection.

LUSTER-Abandon(Vuzh Music-Usa-1998-C80)

Track listing:

a02-organic machinery(cycle one)
a03-the slow seed(part one)
a04-fire at ta,a`u nahqugoa
a05-haiku 2
a06-tapping the hole
a07-study 2
a08-rim of froth (part one)
b01-fastfertilizer(slowseed remix)
b02-rim of froth(part two0
b05-the statue
b06-organic machinery(cycle two)
b07-rim of froth(part three)

LUSTER-ne quid nimis(c60-Audiofile tapes-1996-Usa)

Track listing:

a01-breathes in mists
a02-the hypnogog
a03-the speaking holes
a05-the poisoned lambs
b03-the hypnopomp
b04-dying song(premix)
b05-(zerr)in red time


1 comment:

  1. Hi!
    This is C. Reider, it's cool that you have these old tapes up for download!

    I have remastered "Abandon" and done a remix & remaster of "ne quid nimis". I think they both sound much better. Both are now free downloads on my site (although I got rid of the "Luster" project name, they are now C. Reider releases), if you or any of your readers are interested please download them here: