eff McIlwain has been producing his visceral, melodic strain of abstract electronic music as Lusine for over 10 years now. Originally a Texas native, McIlwain met Shad Scott while living in LA and put out his self titled debut on Scott’s imprint, Isophlux. He relocated to Seattle in late 2002 and began steadily releasing his music on Ghostly International. McIlwain has also contributed tracks to various compilations and remix releases on Mute, !K7, Kompakt, Asthmatic Kitty, and Shitkatapult. His last, critically acclaimed album, A Certain Distance, was released in 2009, and a follow-up compilation of 12” tracks and

remixes, Lucky Numbers, was released soon after in 2010.

McIlwain has performed throughout the US and abroad, including a set at London’s esteemed Fabric nightclub, Tokyo’s Unit, Berlin’s Watergate nightclub, and most recently at Melbourne’s Electric Owl. He has been involved in the scoring of various film projects, including David Gordon Greens Snow Angels (with Kate Beckinsale and Sam Rockwell, 2007), The Sitter (Jonah Hill, 2011), and Green’s newest film, Joe (Nicholas Cage, Tye Sheridan, 2013), with music writing partner David Wingo. His newest album The Waiting Room is out now and he expects to hit the road throughout 2013.


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