Luciernaga is the solo recording project of Joao M. Da Silva, 1/2 owner of Fabrica Records.
Luciernaga began in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY and in close proximity to the (now a Superfund site) Gowanus Canal.
Instruments/equipment used include: voice; electric and acoustic guitar; Buddha machine 1,2,and 3; micromoog; shruti box; tibetan singing bowl; kalimba; tibetan bells; cassettes; and more.
Joao, born in Uppsala, Sweden and raised in Recife, Brazil/Santiago, Chile/ Waimea, HI has been involved with underground music and culture since age 15. He was a part of Santiago, Chile’s then relatively new hardcore punk scene through participation in bands (Octopus/SND/Redecion 9-11), zines (Nuevo Extremo/El Ruido y La Rabia) and as a part of the anarchopunk record label and collective Masapunk. In 2004 he moved back to the U.S. where he was a part of DC hardcore band Birds & Wires and the Amor y Lucha record label. He began making solo treated guitar recordings in 2007.
Luciernaga is in favor of multiculturalism, feminism, an equitable distribution of wealth, worker-ownership, collectivization, LGBTQ rights, reproductive rights, civil rights, human rights, and government transparency. Luciernaga actively opposes and challenges racism, fascism, nationalism, sexism, homophobia, ageism, government secrecy, and authoritarianism.