“Tile” T-Shirt

It’s been an unusually busy year for Luciernaga, from playing a show with two of my heroes, Rapoon (aka Robin Storey formerly of Zoviet France) and Loren Connors (on a bill with the amazing Sarah Davachi), to doing some short-term touring with my friends Mike Nigro, John Lindaman and Alan Courtis. I’ve also released some new music and have been offered to curate a monthly series at one of my favorite local music venues Trans-Pecos. More on that later…

I start my last semester of course work towards a graduate degree this week so I will be taking a break from making and performing music but I plan on recording during the Winter of 2017/2018. To that end, I will incur some expenses that as a full-time student are a bit above and beyond my budget. Instead of crowdfunding or downright begging for money I’ve decided to fundraise via offering a Luciernaga T-Shirt. I love band/artists T-shirts, especially one’s done by DIY artists. So, I decided to use the Custom Ink fundraising tool, designed a T-shirt using a photo I took of a tiled wall in Istanbul, Turkey, and now you can pre-order a T-shirt here. For my next full-length recording I’m hoping to incorporate different percussion instruments and invite local musicians to collaborate. This will be better than my usual lo-fi home-made recordings, yet retain the same DIY spirit, I hope.

Thank you for your time and support.

You can preview the design below:

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Tile III

tile III cassetteImprovised, recorded and mixed at home in Kensington, Brooklyn, NY. Minimal editing. Home-dubbed cassette edition of 25. Unlimited and “name your price” digital edition.

Music as meditation. Music as resistance. Music for the accumulation of righteous energy.

Listen, download or purchase here.

New Release: Sic Transit Gloria

LUC_comingsoonI have a new album out which is now available on bandcamp and will soon be available on audio cassette via Santiago, Chile-based cassette label Etcs Recs. The cassette edition will be limited to 50 copies and I’ve put my personal copies up for pre-order on my bandcamp as well. I expect to have them in 4-6 weeks. I’m very happy with how this one turned out. The sounds and song titles are references to my motherland: Chile, and its turbulent past. On these recordings I used guitar and autoharp. Thank you.

“Sic Transit Gloria” can be streamed, downloaded, bought and/or stolen here

Live #1 CD-R

cdrI’ve started making limited edition CD-Rs with hand-made packaging containing live recordings available at live performances for $3 each. The first one, in an ongoing series I’ll be doing for a while, was made available at my last show at Prospect Range in Brooklyn. Live #1 CD-R was a first edition of 10 and the copies leftover from the show were made available a day later on my Bandcamp page. Thankfully, there are more than 10 people who listen so the first edition sold out pretty quickly. I will be making another edition of the same CD-R available at my next two performances: here in Brooklyn on 11/21 and then for a 12/27 show in Oakland, CA (my first time performing on the West Coast).  As always, the music can be downloaded for free, or for “pay what you want”. The payments you make help me out a lot. They help me with materials and with being able to continue doing what I’m doing. Thank you.