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Texan Jeff McIlwain produces ambient/experimental techno that harks back to the era of classic early-'90s British techno (itself inspired by American sources in Detroit). Highly melodic though usually highly abrasive as well, his self-titled debut album was released in 1999 on the Isophlux label. He maintained a steady release schedule through 2003, with a full-length released each year -- in addition to an assortment of singles and EPs. Also performing under the name Lusine, in 2004 McIlwain signed to Ghostly for a series of releases including that year's Serial Hodgepodge, 2007's Podgelism, 2009's A Certain Distance, and 2013's Waiting Room.
Lusine (also L'usine and Lusine ICL) is Texan Jeff McIlwain, an ambient/IDM musician. Originally a Texas native, McIlwain now resides in Seattle. In 1998, he attended California Institute of the Arts to study 20th century electronic music and sound design for music and film. Soon after, he met Shad Scott and put out a self-titled release with Isophlux.
According to Andy Kellman of Allmusic,
"While there might be other producers who are more accomplished at making idyllic downtempo, or placid IDM, or abstract hip-hop, or haunting ambient techno, or blipping/skipping minimal house, few—if any—are capable of covering all of that ground with such sharp consistency."
Lusine is Armenian for moon. Lusine is also a common name in Armenia. L'usine is French for the factory.