lacunae isolated

LACUNAE ISOLATED

There is no feedback up and down the chain during the creative process. We are alone and without supervision, and in that we are free.



 

The members of "lacunae" have never met. Kasten Searles, Arson Bright, and Anthony Peluso all live in different regions in the USA. Much of lacunae's sound can be attributed to their songwriting process. Recordings travel from one member to another, each of them work on the material in isolation. They decided to never meet in person and named their group "lacunae" as a tribute to the distance between them.

Your recordings grow from isolation! Searles records vocals over ukulele, toy synthesizers and ambient noise; and sends her discs to Bright, who arranges the tracks using sequencers, synthesizers and his field recordings. Bright then sends his work to you, and you "re-compile" the material in your computer. Does it mean each of you have total artistic freedom to do whatever feels right?

"I don't think of it as total artistic freedom. We do what we want, because there is no real feedback up and down the chain during the creative process. We are alone and without supervision, and in that we are free. But the process is also quite constraining - just as Arson is restricted by what Kasten gives him, I'm restricted by what Arson then gives to me. So it's not as close to total artistic freedom as it seems.
"What I choose to use and what Arson chooses to send aren't necessarily what any of us would have chosen alone. We sculpt each other's options, and by that we filter each other's expression of will. The final product transcends us as individuals - one might say the process creates a will of its own."

Since there's no live interaction in your recording process, it's easy to imagine one of you is not happy with the contribution of the other(s).

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