Lightphaser project was initiated by Joseph Gogh around 1998. First music inspirations came from the EBM music scene and from video game soundtracks. At that time a personal computer was the only tool for composing. However, due to unavailable resources the project was put on hold for an indefinite time.
After some years of rest it was restarted in 2008 with a new single Falling Horizon. Soon a new album called Flashback was produced by the summer of 2009. The Flashback got self-released in January of 2010, that actually was the first official release. The sound got spiced up with chill-out elements, though the main emphasis is still on experiments of different sound schemes mixed with industrial elements.
Meanwhile, in summer of 2009 an earlier unreleased track called The Last Game got featured on Electro Arc label's compilation album "Net.Ware Twist of Fate" along with several other EBM/electro bands and later the "Out of Time" from Flashback appeared on the 5th album "Victory Monuments" from the Electro Arc's "Net.Ware" series.
Eternity was self-released in February of 2011, that is actually a remix EP including several reworked songs from Flashback. It is a limited edition of 111 pieces of hard copy CDs and at the same time it was published on the official site as a free downloadable MP3 package.
New Tone, a full length album containing 10 instrumental tracks was released in 2013 by Electro Arc as a digital download MP3 only. The sound got shifted towards lighter electronica dominated by atmospheric and futuristic melodies. The album is available for purchase at various portals worldwide.
The newest release is called Mysteries of Mind, an EP containing 5 songs featuring Timea Goghova on vocals. It's a digital-only self-release. Music video was produced for the Fly Further track. EP is available for purchase at various digital stores including Amazon, iTunes and Google Play.
"Der Ungar hat in seinem Repertoire eine große Auswahl an elektronischer Musik, die es in sich hat und nur schwer auf eine Richtung zu beschränken ist. So sind manche Tracks spacig und mit heiteren Melodien bestückt, die anderen Stücke aber auch schon mal mit der härte von EBM versehen."
"A csendesebb, nyugodtabb elektronikát kedvelőknek mindenképpen ajánlott! Ambient, chill out, IDM koktél."
"Overall, the material on offer in 'Eternity' is of excellent quality, displaying great talent from this independent Industrial artist, a fitting example which many in the field could aspire to."
"On a route to light to mid-weight rhythm electronica, Joseph Gogh proposes his own project Lightphaser with a quality sequence of tracks that showcase his penchant and talent for spacey atmospheres, upbeat rhythms, and a wink or two to quality EBM."
"In conclusion, this is a very cool release with a lot of sonic variety. ...
'Falling Horizon', 'Eternity' and 'Control' being particularly good tracks. Definitely worth checking out."