Alive in Dark Rooms CD


Four live improvisations from 2017 and 2018. Pro-duplicated CD in jewel case. Edition of 20.


New Album & Limited Edition Cassette

I’ve recorded and will release a new digital album and limited edition cassette on 2/6/18. It’s titled It Takes Strength To Be Gentle And Kind and I’m pretty happy about it.

I recorded most of the music during the last two weeks and I tried to challenge myself a bit by using other instruments other than the guitar. Some tracks do include guitar but I also used a kalimba, voice, a tar drum (contact mic’ed), electric toothbrush, a korg minilogue, bowed slide guitar, recordings of me tapping on my desk, etc.

Also, my first performance of 2018 will take place at Trans-Pecos (Ridgewood, Queens) on February 25, 2018 opening for Drekka, Ariadne and Mark Trecka of Pillars and Tongues.  No other plans for 2018 so far.

If you are in the NYC area please come out for the show. Facebook event here, tickets can be bought here.

Thank you for your time and support.


J. Da Silva/Luciernaga

“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.