Realignment is an hour long trip to subconscious paths that HLER travels on by improvising and reacting, navigating by intuition. Erratic, electric, slightly noisy, but occasionally dissolving the desolate industrial landscape to reveal beautiful harmonics, like plants slowly taking over an abandoned man-made environment.
HLER is the project of two veteran electronic musicians, Heikki Lindgren and Esa Ruoho (Lackluster), making expeditions into electronic soundscapes. The sounds are sourced from a Mochika XL synthesizer, operated by Lindgren, fed through various effects and eventually into Ruoho's laptop. Ruoho then samples and loops the sounds using various software, to which Lindgren reacts with new sounds. By exploring the methods of improvisation and interaction, HLER is engaging in an unforeseeable electronic dialogue: no two performances are the same and they can not be recreated.