Kasten Searles, Arson Bright, Anthony Francis Paluso
Profile of the performer Lacunae:
Kasten Searles - vocals, tape recorders, digital audio recorders, toy synthesizers, ukulele, ambient noise
Arson Bright - analog-modeling synthesizers, samplers, sequencers, field recordings
A. Paluso - samplers, digital synthesizers, samplers/triggers, sequencers
In 1995, Arson found Kasten's postal address on her strange and short lived cable access program. The two have exchanged piles of art and strangeness through the mail ever since. Though at times Kasten and Arson have been close enough to leave notes or throw sacks of journals at each other, they have only communicated via art and text. This relationship eventually grew to include audio. The three named their group "Lacunae" as a tribute to the distance between them, and decided to never meet in person.
Lacunae's music falls somewhere between industrial and ambient with a strong nod toward trip hop. Dark sliding synth melodies with noise-laden low-fi groove beats and beautifully spoken female vocals. Broken love songs for broken robots.
Kasten is currently located in Philadelphia, PA, Arson in Concord, NH, and A. Peluso in Columbus, OH.