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Lofiles is a music and mp3 blog contains a collection of songs I love. MP3s are for sampling purposes only. If you like the music as much as I do, please go out and buy the records! .If you have a complaint about the ownership of a track, please contact me directly and I will be happy to take it down ASAP.
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Infinite

December 22nd, 2008

Usually I prefer the minimal maybe because it is hard for me to complete a song and leave it bare, keep it simple. I tend to hide behind many tracks, parts and sounds. I tend to over do and I envy the confident ones. But I like James Blackshaw`s music skill and style allthough it says on his myspace page -…”many notes”… ( influenced by the guitarists of the 60`s Takoma label ) and I am sure you`ll enjoy this piece as well ..

 

Infinite circle


French heaven

December 22nd, 2008

 

It is the perfect piece for a grey winter day like this one, it is just a shame I don’t listen to it while sitting at a French Bistro chewing on a croque madame .After you have heard “Heaven” of the album “Cheval Oblique” by multi instrumentalist / Percussion man Thomas Belhom, it is unnecessary to mention his long and impressive resume. I`ll just say that after moving from France to Tuscon Arizona, he had formed a duo with Amor Naim, and joined forces with Calexico guys Joey Burns and Convertino.

Heaven


The will to death

December 17th, 2008

  For all I know “The will to death” was recorded in couple of days in John`s home studio to capture real spontaneous and raw feel while Frusciante playing most parts. This song, like many others show his unique downplay style, simple clean guitar rolls and lines.                                                     

  The will to death


Me and my Torrini

December 17th, 2008

  

  ….”When things go wrong
You`ll find you are a bleeder
…when things go wrong
You`ll find you are a believer”…
Bleeder by Emiliana Torrini (“Me and my Armini”)

 


Something to believe

December 17th, 2008

 

It’s late at night after a long day of doing the house chores which is exclusively my job here , allthough I live with 3 relatively grown women. So I did some  paperwork, laundry, helped out my wife`s sister with her computer, cleaned up, you know, fun stuff. Then I have tried to write ab illustrated card for my daughter`s 12th birthday and it came out looking s……. and that`s after long hours of labor. And when I thought there is no hope for me today this song started…. Isobell Campbell and Mark Lanegan

 

Something to believe


Out of Sight

December 14th, 2008

 David Holmes is hot right now. He`s got new rockin album out, that is doing quite well as I heard. Besides being a non musician musician, a DJ, A remixer, a soundtrack guy -did the soundtrack for Soderbergh`s Ocean 11, 12 & 13 to name a few. I have always liked the tension and edge in his music. One of my favorite musical adventures of his, is the soundtrack of “Out of sight”, another Sodenbergh movie I don’t really care about starring George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez. The original Holmes pieces are real minimal, with nice sparse Fender Rhodes doing most of the job.

 

No more time outs


Oh Juana

December 14th, 2008

This is the sound and the song that fits my mood right now. Neat use of loops and delays, vocal line repeating in loops creating fascinating rhythms and nice wood percussives all creating ambient deamy feel. This is what`s written on her Domino records artist page and I agree to every word.
…”It makes perfect sense, for example, that Molina is currently on tour with Feist, one of a growing wave of artists whose music is recorded in ‘unconventional’ ways, who take maverick liberties with the received wisdoms of song writing and song structure, and yet still compose music that is compelling, accessible, addictive and irresistibly, strangely ‘pop’.
Un Día is a hypnotic record, restless, alive with melodies that surface imperceptibly before burrowing into your brain, never to leave. It’s a record informed by an ever shifting and polymorphous sense of groove, rhythms writhing over and inside each other, played out on wood and cymbal and bombo legüero, and woven from electronic glitches. “I noticed rhythm on my previous records was tacit, there but concealed,” explains Molina. “For this record, I aimed to make what was obvious to me obvious to others, to bring it to the front, like a hidden layer in Photoshop.”

 


Sao Paulo`s Os Mutantes

December 13th, 2008

Still trying to work on my water color techniques. Today I am trying to imitate Hundertwasser – the famous Austrian painter. I am saying famous but I had heard about him for the first time only yesterday. So I am trying to paint an abstract figure using tons of colors and trying to be precise in the process. It is real tedious. So I play this song over and over and it`s making me float somewhere. This song by Os Mutantes is so dreamy, psychedelic, intriguing, perfect for the mood I need to be in. Os Mutantes for those of you who never heard of them is an influential Psychedelic rock Brazilian group consists of 2 brothers and a vocalist. Signed to David Byrne’s label Luaka Bop. They were considered a major influence in Europe and in the States and Kurt Cobain publicly begged them to do a reunion tour in the early 90`s.

 

everything is possible


Re Soled

December 13th, 2008

 

“Shoes is one of the top re-edits series around. Shoes attacks classics and diggers’ favorites with the DJ in mind. Checkout the wicked beats re-edit of “After Laughter Comes Tears” by Wendy Rene, a song crucial to the early Wu Tang/RZA sound. I’ll take that over a Harvey edit anyday. Bill Withers material is beggin’ for re-edit action. The drums are already there, it just takes a couple production hours to get to sound this good. Check out the edit of “Grandma’s Hands.” Those two would make a damn fine 12″, but they’ve gone ahead and added a cool dub beats track and a re-edit of “Nautilus.” Recommended.” -Turntablelab.com
My favorite is “simply good to you” – of the Re- Soled vol. 1

 

Simply good to you


Sahara sounds

December 12th, 2008

 

After his father had been killed in 1964 by the Malian army, Ibrahim fled to Algeria and started playing music to pass the time till he could seek revenge. He was playing a guitar made of sticks and oil cans. 10 years later Ibrahim got his first acoustic guitar and soon after he had formed Tinariwen. Ibrahim is saying he is influenced by Arabic music, Rabah Driassa and Led Zeppelin. To me it sounds like what David Byrne and Brian Eno Would have done if they came from those parts of northern Africa, or a middle eastern Talking heads record. Incredible electric guitar riffs, singing and chanting about peace and prosperity. Very unusual and extremely funky. Percussion, repetitive fender sounding guitar riffs, chanting in the Sahara desert. A must

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