Lackthrow - Release 2xCDR
Power Electronics, Noise Lackthrow is your typical Power Electronics artist from Pennsylvania, United States. As you'd imagine from a lesser known PE artist, he goes by a variety of aliases, including his real name, Andrew Powell, as well as Cadence, Internal Empty, Teleflood Project and Twit/ch (and variations thereof). I've never heard any of these other projects, but it doesn't give me much confidence that Lackthrow would be anything other than mediocre Power Electronics. Not sure why you'd have to go by so many names. Pick a genre or two and stick to it, get good at it, then branch out (in my opinion).

'Release' is a 2-disc collection of Lackthrow's work beginning from 1997 up to 2009. Each disc is unnecessarily filled with entirely too many tracks. The first album holds 32 tracks and the second album holds 22 tracks. The only saving grace is that this limited edition release (only 50 copies) comes in a sheet of tar-infused copper. You get two CDRs with artwork on the CD and 2 double sided 11 x 17" fold out posters, along with the lyrics and entire track listing. It's all in full color and professionally printed. I just wish the music was as professional as the presentation.

Lackthrow brings absolutely nothing new to the table. Nothing about this release stands out from any other lower quality Power Electronics artist I've ever heard of before. In fact, I found this difficult to listen to. After about 10 tracks, I was losing interest in continuing the rest of the album. To be honest, I don't even know why this album needed to released in the first place.

I was hoping, since the music on this release spans over 12 years, and from someone who apparently started making music over 20 years ago, that I would see an artist evolving into something great and cohesive. Something that would define him in the PE genre. However, I was disappointed to hear that not much changed, and even after 23 years of making PE, this artist STILL hasn't made it into any real spotlight. For me, it just seems like someone dicking around with synth programs for 20 years.

Now I understand that PE is not for everyone and that there are people out there that really enjoy it. I really enjoy PE even though it makes my brain hurt after a while. But this release is boring, uninteresting, lackluster. etc. It sounds like something someone made in their basement and unfortunately I can't really recommend this to anybody.
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Lackthrow - Release 2xCDR

Lackthrow is your typical Power Electronics artist from Pennsylvania, United States. As you'd imagine from a lesser known PE artist, he goes by a variety of aliases, including his real name, Andrew Powell, as well as Cadence, Internal Empty, Teleflood Project and Twit/ch (and variations thereof). I've never heard any of these other projects, but it doesn't give me much confidence that Lackthrow would be anything other than mediocre Power Electronics. Not sure why you'd have to go by so many names. Pick a genre or two and stick to it, get good at it, then branch out (in my opinion).

'Release' is a 2-disc collection of Lackthrow's work beginning from 1997 up to 2009. Each disc is unnecessarily filled with entirely too many tracks. The first album holds 32 tracks and the second album holds 22 tracks. The only saving grace is that this limited edition release (only 50 copies) comes in a sheet of tar-infused copper. You get two CDRs with artwork on the CD and 2 double sided 11 x 17" fold out posters, along with the lyrics and entire track listing. It's all in full color and professionally printed. I just wish the music was as professional as the presentation.

Lackthrow brings absolutely nothing new to the table. Nothing about this release stands out from any other lower quality Power Electronics artist I've ever heard of before. In fact, I found this difficult to listen to. After about 10 tracks, I was losing interest in continuing the rest of the album. To be honest, I don't even know why this album needed to released in the first place.

I was hoping, since the music on this release spans over 12 years, and from someone who apparently started making music over 20 years ago, that I would see an artist evolving into something great and cohesive. Something that would define him in the PE genre. However, I was disappointed to hear that not much changed, and even after 23 years of making PE, this artist STILL hasn't made it into any real spotlight. For me, it just seems like someone dicking around with synth programs for 20 years.

Now I understand that PE is not for everyone and that there are people out there that really enjoy it. I really enjoy PE even though it makes my brain hurt after a while. But this release is boring, uninteresting, lackluster. etc. It sounds like something someone made in their basement and unfortunately I can't really recommend this to anybody. Jan 03 2013

Amy OConnor

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